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Freedom students play for Mooreland Bearcat football

The Bearcats' season will begin by traveling to Cordell this Friday night (Aug. 30). The first home game will be on Sept. 13 against Merritt, and it will be homecoming. Both games begin at 7 p.m. Freedom has two student athletes wearing Bearcat blue...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Aug. 29: Merle Wares Aug. 30: Shane Thompson Aug. 31: Kendra Dillman, Dorothy McGill, Jack Wilson Sept. 1: Steve Welty, Zachary Bradt Sept. 2: Adam Adair, Crystal Page Sept. 3: Boyd Hughes, Hal Ferguson, Jennifer Kay Sept. 4:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Aug. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Mitchell Sept. 1: Mr. & Mrs. Russ Stewart Sept. 3: Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Wares Sept. 4: Mr. & Mrs. Willie Williams Sept. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Wares Sept. 16: Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Koehn (Note: Send corrections,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Aug. 25, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Arly Eden Call to Worship: Psalm 121 led by Julie Russell Opening Hymn: “Spirit Song” led by Debra Brown Affirmation...

 

School vote: all the information you need

Voters in the Freedom School District will go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 10, for the Special School Elections, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Only registered voters in the school district boundaries of Freedom are...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Bank gives away rodeo tickets

The Bank of Freedom had a drawing for free rodeo tickets. These tickets were for the Freedom Rodeo that concluded Aug. 17, and the United Bull Riders Freedom Invitational and Concert Series that... Full story

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Small number run in 5K

Thunder, lightning and rain kept several runners in their PJs sipping coffee, but not everyone. Around 20 folks showed up to run the Red Bluff Classic 5K/Fun Run Saturday morning, Aug. 17. The Red... Full story

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Gaskill named Freedom Rodeo Queen

Kaylen Gaskill was crowned the 2019 Freedom Rodeo Queen on Aug. 15 at the first night of the 82nd Freedom Rodeo. Sadie Crusinbery was runner-up and Shay Wilson was crowned the Freedom Rodeo Princess.... Full story

 
 By Ken Ritter    Regional    August 29, 2019

Lawyer in Nevada opioids suits sees boost from Oklahoma case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer heading Nevada's largest lawsuits against drug manufacturers accused of fueling the nation's opioid addiction crisis predicted Wednesday that companies could be on the hook for judgments in the billions of dollars if cas...

 

SC Johnson critical of Oklahoma AG over tagline reference

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of SC Johnson, the company that makes household products like Windex and Drano, is threatening to sue Oklahoma's attorney general for using its "family company" tagline when referring to the similarly named company...

 

1 of 2 sunken barges removed from Arkansas River in Oklahoma

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) — One of two runaway barges that crashed into a dam and sank on top of the other in the Arkansas River in Oklahoma has been removed from the dam. The barges carrying a total of about 3,800 pounds (1,700 kilograms) of...

 
 By TERRY TANG    Regional    August 29, 2019

After daring escape, suspects in slaying may be in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities searched for clues Wednesday on how an Arizona couple suspected of murder were able to overpower guards, escape a transport vehicle bringing them across the country and evade a two-day manhunt. The U.S. Marshals Service...

 

USDA: Probe launched over beef pricing after Kansas fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue said Wednesday his department has launched an investigation to determine whether there have been unfair beef pricing practices after the fire at the Tyson slaughterhouse in Kansas. "As pa...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    August 29, 2019

Prosecutors: Kansas drug network tied to Chicago dismantled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday that they've dismantled a major drug-trafficking operation in northeast Kansas responsible for a college student's fatal overdose in 2017, resulting in criminal charges against more than 50 people. Fed...

 

Man dies after being shot by police in Salina

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Salina police say an officer fatally shot a man at a home where a woman had been found dead. Police Chief Brad Nelson said in a news release that officers went to a home Wednesday in west Salina after someone reported a person...

 

Insurance chief promises fast fix for Kansas Medicaid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An insurance company with a $1 billion-a-year contract to help run the Medicaid program in Kansas is apologizing for failing to meet the state's expectations. Aetna Medicaid CEO Randy Hyun told lawmakers on Tuesday that the...

 

Federal death row inmate from Kansas wants execution delayed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal death row inmate from Kansas who raped, killed and dismembered a 16-year-old girl and beat an 80-year-old woman to death wants the chance to present claims that his trial lawyer was ineffective. Attorneys for...

 

Prosecutor: Student with guns in dorm studied mass shootings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university student arrested with guns and ammunition in his dorm room had studied mass shootings and was making plans to kill his roommate and himself if he didn't get into a fraternity, a prosecutor said Wedne...

 

WVa lawsuit: School official harassed trans teen in bathroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a West Virginia transgender male who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys' bathroom, the latest in a string of court challenges to school policies for...

 

US agency sees low risk in contaminated blood pressure drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday tried to reassure patients that they face very low risks from ongoing contamination problems with widely prescribed blood pressure drugs. Drugmakers have issued more than 50 recalls since last...

 

Texas company sentenced in North Dakota oilfield death

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Houston company has been found guilty and ordered to pay $2.1 million in fines and restitution in the 2014 death of an Alabama man who died in an explosion while working western North Dakota's oil patch. C&J Well Services,...

 

Oil and gas defenders, critics test Colorado's new law

DENVER (AP) — The petroleum industry's defenders and critics are testing the limits of a new Colorado law that flips the state's priorities from producing energy to protecting the public. Officials in energy-friendly Weld County say the law gives...

 

Farmers' loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

LACONA, Iowa (AP) — When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less...

 

Perdue says Trump will act to soften ethanol-waiver impact

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday that President Donald Trump plans to soften the blow to farmers after his administration allowed some small oil refineries to avoid ethanol requirements. Speaking to farmer...

 

Missouri law on health rules for large farms delayed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge is extending an order blocking a new Missouri law that sought to shield large farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green banned enforcement of the law until he rules...

 

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