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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To 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. 16: Wanda Reed, Mika Scates Aug. 17:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Province (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Correction

In the Aug. 6 edition of The Freedom Call, some of the information in the article about the 2020 Old Cowhand Dixie Stansberry with the byline of Katie Strehl was actually taken from an article written for the Freedom Rodeo program by Brianna... Full story

 
 By Valerie Brown    Local    August 13, 2020

Letter from the Commander

The American Legion from the top to the grass roots level is dedicated to community and to nation. We are a non-partisan non-profit organization that serves no single individual but our entire community, supporting and maintaining growth and...

 

Stitt seeks another hearing in tribal gaming agreements case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is seeking another hearing before the state Supreme Court regarding its recent ruling on tribal gaming compacts that deemed the state's agreements with two Native American tribes invalid. The state's...

 

Stitt adds criminal justice question to November ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday added a state question on criminal justice to the Nov. 3 Election Day ballot. Stitt, a Republican, signed an executive proclamation setting the election date for State Question 805 which,...

 

Tulsa State Fair canceled for 2020 amid coronavirus concerns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa State Fair has been canceled this year amid concerns about the coronavirus, joining the previous cancellation of the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. The Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority voted 5-0 to...

 

Kansas prison locked down due to 2nd COVID-19 outbreak

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prison has been locked down due to a coronavirus outbreak affecting nearly 100 inmates and staff at the facility, the government announced Wednesday. Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda said none...

 

Kansas congressional candidate tests negative for COVID-19

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Amanda Adkins, the Republican candidate in Kansas 3rd Congressional District, has tested negative for COVID-19 but will remain in self-quarantine at home until early next week, her campaign announced Wednesday. Adkins,...

 

Arrest made in stray-bullet shooting death of Topeka woman

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police have made an arrested in the death of a Topeka woman who was killed by a stray bullet as she stood in her front yard. The shooting happened late the night of Aug. 5 as Jerrie Lyn Ross, 62, was in her yard. Tony Reece...

 

Picture perfect? Woman receives ID with photo of empty chair

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Driver's license photos aren't always the best, but when a Tennessee woman received her new ID the picture was perfect — for a furniture store. Jade Dodd renewed her license online and received it last week, but to her...

 

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts. The missing Japanese make up about half of...

 

Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats. President Donald Trump's...

 

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry Wednesday to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running...

 

QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism

ATLANTA (AP) — Political newcomer Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked as a supporter of QAnon conspiracies and denounced for videos deemed racist even by fellow Republicans who withdrew endorsements and declared her unfit for Congress. The...

 

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. Publicly talking about the need to keep his hair...

 

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall. Negotiations over a new virus relief package have all but ended, with the White House and congressional leaders far apart on the size,...

 

US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday. In the region west of the Euphrates...

 

Business lobby raises concerns over Trump payroll tax break

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's leading business group on Wednesday raised serious concerns about President Donald Trump's move to defer Social Security payroll taxes for American workers, warning that the plan for a shot of economic relief during...

 

How can Wall Street be so healthy when Main Street isn't?

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is not the economy. Rarely has that adage been as clear as it is now. An amazing, monthslong rally means the S&P 500 is roughly back to where it was before the coronavirus slammed the U.S, even though millions of...

 

Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. Southern Cal's famed white horse, Traveler, won't be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown. No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be...

 

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