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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Aug. 12: Kelly Burnham, Mary Walker Aug. 13: Donnie Elmore, Keith Gregory, Dillon Smith, Wanda Bishop Aug. 14: DeWayne Hodgson, Mike Daughhetee, DeLisa Wade, Taylor Devine, Kate Murray Aug. 15: Leslie Ledford, Nikki Woodson Aug....

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Aug. 12: Mr. & Mrs. Ray Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bowers Aug. 19: Mr. & Mrs. Leo Tolle Aug. 22: Mr. & Mrs. Randy Reed Aug. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Rader Aug. 24: Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Wagner, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Benn Aug. 26: Mr. & Mrs....

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Aug. 8, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Announcements: We are on Facebook, live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship – Psalm...

 

Freedom School Calendar

Monday, Aug. 16: Teacher In-Service Tuesday, Aug. 17: Teacher In-Service Tuesday, Aug. 17: Back to School/Open House Tuesday, Aug. 17: Physicals for sports, 5th-12th grades, 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 19-20: School offices closed Monday, Aug....

 

An Earnest old cowhand

On Saturday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., come out to the Cimarron Cowboy Monument in Freedom for the Old Cowhand's Reunion and Chuck Wagon Feed. A traditional part of the long-running Freedom Rodeo, the... Full story

 

New census data expected to reveal a more diverse America

Almost 120 years ago, African American domestic workers settled in the Como neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, where they held Fourth of July parades, patronized shops on Horne Street and lived for several generations in what seemed like a small...

 

Oklahoma City public charter school plans to defy mask ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The superintendent of a public charter school in Oklahoma City said Wednesday that students and staff must begin wearing masks indoors, defying a new state law that prohibits such a mandate. Superintendent Chris Brewster at San...

 

Siblings who survived Tulsa Race Massacre to visit Africa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two siblings who survived the Tulsa Race Massacre are going to visit Africa for the first time, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Viola Fletcher, 107, and her 100-year-old brother Hughes Van Ellis are scheduled to fly to Ghana on...

 

Topeka mayor to get pacemaker after COVID-19 damages heart

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla will have a pacemaker implanted on Monday because of damage to her heart from COVID-19, she said Wednesday. De La Isla was hospitalized for 12 days earlier this year because of COVID-19 health...

 

Sheriff's officials say Kansas toddler likely died from heat

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 2-year-old child died from suspected heat illness in southeastern Kansas, sheriff's officials there said. Cowley County deputies and medics were called just after 6 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the southern part of the...

 

Boston's famed Skinny House back on market, listed for $1.2M

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's famous Skinny House is on sale again for a whopping $1.2 million. The vertically rectangular-shaped house was listed on Monday, the first time it's been on the market since 2017. Four years ago, it was sold for $900,000, The...

 

Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban seized three more Afghan provincial capitals and a local army headquarters Wednesday, completing a blitz across the country's northeast and giving them control of two-thirds of the nation as the U.S. and NATO...

 

Schools fight back against GOP governors, defy bans on masks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the highly contagious delta variant fueling a surge in coronavirus cases just as students return to classrooms, major school districts in Arizona, Florida, Texas and beyond are increasingly defying Republican leaders who...

 

Top Dem sees tough pathway for $3.5T social, climate plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after clinching an initial budget victory, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer conceded Wednesday that Democrats face a tough pathway to delivering a package surging $3.5 trillion into family, health and environment...

 

CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant...

 

Huge California fire grows; Montana blaze threatens towns

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow Wednesday after destroying more than 1,000 buildings, nearly half of them homes, while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven...

 

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