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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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. Stuart Page Aug. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Province Aug. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Mitchell (Note:...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Aug. 15: Leslie Ledford, Nikki Woodson Aug. 16: Wanda Reed, Mike Scates Aug. 17: Mason Collins Aug. 18: Jane Adair, Miranda Hodgson, Cole Howland Aug. 19: Rod Bradt Aug. 20: Tabitha Bradt, Judy Devine, Adam Powers, Justice Bradt...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Aug. 11, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Freedom Rodeo is Aug. 15, 16 and 17 – Thursday, Friday and Saturday Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 117 led by...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in the Freedom School District who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Sept. 10 Special School Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board can accept...

 

Cowboy terms

BUCKAROO: Derived from the Spanish "vaquero." (In Spanish, the letters b and v are both pronounced "b.") A cowboy from the Great Basin country of northern Nevada, southern Idaho, northeast California and southeastern Oregon. Often wear flat hats,...

 

The great Will Rogers quotes

• Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. • Always drink upstream from the herd. • There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. • Never miss a good chance to shut up. • We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit...

 

History of the Freedom Old Cowhand Reunion

The following information is from The Freedom Call dated Aug. 17, 1978. In the summer of 1939, the Freedom Chamber decided to sponsor an Old Cowhand Reunion and Chuck Wagon Feed in honor of the... Full story

 

Cimarron Cowboy Memorial dedicated in 1950

The Cimarron Cowboy Memorial in Freedom was dedicated in April 1950. The murals engraved on the memorial represent the arrival of the vital droves of Texas longhorn cattle, the first sod house, and... Full story

 

Community members meet teachers at Freedom Schools open house

New Interim Superintendent Bryant Weber and Principal Michelle Shelite served hot dogs to the parents and children who streamed in to attend the school's open house. The open house gave everyone a... Full story

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 15, 2019

RC Brown named 82nd Honored Old Cowhand

RC Brown is Freedom's 82nd Honored Old Cowhand. "It is a great honor, and I'm in good company when I look at all the past Old Cowhands..." said Brown, "well, I've worked side-by-side with many of... Full story

 

Ex-Chief of Muscogee (Creek) Nation indicted for bribery

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The former principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has been indicted for bribery. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 69-year-old George Phillip Tiger of Bristow is accused of bribery while serving as an agent of...

 

Calif. gang member accused of shipping guns from Oklahoma

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Federal and local authorities say they've arrested a man in Oklahoma on suspicion of shipping firearms to his fellow gang members in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports Manuel "Flacco" Delatorre Jr....

 

Wife's body found after police kill estranged husband

A missing woman was found dead in Arkansas hours after police fatally shot her estranged, rifle-toting husband near a popular shopping area in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. The body of 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson was found...

 

Ruling holds US attorney's office in Kansas in contempt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Kansas, improperly listened to recorded communications between inmates and their defense attorneys and willfully violated court orders during an independent...

 

Sheriff suspected in felony case no longer in US

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas sheriff's deputy who is a suspect in a felony investigation is no longer in the U.S. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the department is no longer seeking the public's...

 

The Wichita Eagle announces digital-only Saturday edition

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Eagle says it's moving to a digital-only edition on Saturdays as more readers get their news online. The paper said Tuesday in a letter to readers that it will stop publishing a printed newspaper on Saturdays and...

 

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word 'The'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S....

 

Activists trying to reinstate Colorado city's fracking ban

DENVER (AP) — Environmental activists asked a Colorado court on Wednesday to reinstate the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing, arguing the ban is legal under a new state law giving local governments more authority over the oil and gas...

 

Quake damage estimate tops $5B at California Navy base

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquakes that struck California last month caused more than $5 billion in damage to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, a sprawling desert facility where some of the military's most advanced weapons are tested, according to...

 

Leaders say love will triumph over hate after El Paso attack

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Leaders from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border told thousands of people gathered in a baseball stadium in El Paso Wednesday that love will triumph over hatred in the wake of a mass shooting by a man who authorities believe...

 

AP source: John Hickenlooper to end 2020 bid on Thursday

DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him. The two-term former Colorado governor, who ran as a moderate warning of the perils of extreme partisanship,...

 

Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 others freed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, authorities said. Two other officers were...

 

Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court granted a stay of execution Wednesday to a Texas inmate just one day before he was scheduled to die for the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old woman during a carjacking in Houston. In an 18-page opinion filed...

 

Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from 'all places'

Long before a Trump administration official suggested the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcomed only people from Europe, the words captured America's promise to newcomers at a time when the nation was also seeking to exclude many...

 

Trump suggests trade deal can wait for Hong Kong resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: "Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!" Trump also...

 

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