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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 (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Aug. 30: Shane Thompson, Jerry Hale 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: Mitchell...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 26, was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship – Psalm 36:5-10 led by Julie Russell Opening hymn “Nearer My God, To Thee” led...

 
 By Jordan Beech    Sports    August 30, 2018

Lady Bison Cross Country Team Starts Season Ranked 21st Nationally

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist women's cross country will begin the season as the No. 21 team in the country according the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) preseason national rankings. It is the first...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    August 30, 2018

Middles Magnificent as Bulldogs Take Down Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. – The starting middle hitter duo of Sofia Gruden and Elizabeth McVicker combined for 30 kills and seven blocks as they helped the SWOSU Volleyball outlast Cameron for a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night at Aggie Gym in Lawton. SWOSU took...

 

UAMVolleyball Drops Road Match to UAFS

FORT SMITH, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball team was defeated by the Lions of UAFS Tuesday evening, by a final score of 3-0 . MATCH NOTES Final set scores from the match were 18-25, 18-25, and 20-25 in favor of the Lions...

 

Pro-education movement ousts 6 more Oklahoma GOP legislators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six Republican members of the Oklahoma House who opposed hiking taxes to improve teacher salaries lost their jobs in primary runoffs, adding momentum to a pro-education movement that previously ousted two other GOP legislators...

 

Oklahoma coal plant's future bleak amid cheaper power

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — An independent coal-fired electricity generator and its about 100 employees in eastern Oklahoma face an uncertain future as the power market becomes more competitive. The AES Shady Point plant in Le Flore County could close as...

 

US court upholds Oklahoma man's sexual abuse convictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and 40-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma missionary convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday...

 

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon changing race's course

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Organizers of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon say they are changing the race's course to reflect development of new public projects and help unify the city. Race officials said Wednesday the 18-year-old marathon has...

 

Deputy acquitted in man's death says class is about coping

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma law officer who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man says a "critical incident" class that she's been criticized for teaching isn't just about officer-involved shootings. Betty Shelby, a...

 

Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcom...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    August 30, 2018

Oklahoma St to unleash new defense in opener vs Mo. State

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State will finally unleash Jim Knowles' attacking 4-2-5 defense in the season opener Thursday night against Missouri State. Knowles was the defensive coordinator at Duke for seven years before joining the Cowboys...

 

Kansas teachers union backs Democratic nominee for governor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A teachers union has endorsed Democratic Sen. Laura Kelly in her bid for Kansas governor, casting her as an ally to education and warning her opponents will hurt schools. The National Education Association's Kansas chapter...

 

Pennsylvania man returned to Kansas charged with 150 rapes

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — A man arrested in June in Pennsylvania on a Dickinson County warrant involving 150 counts of rape is back in Kansas. The Hays Post reports 44-year-old Eric Millsap, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, arrived in Abilene on Monday....

 

Judge says waterslide on which boy died can be torn down

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge says crews can begin tearing down a 17-story waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated when his raft went airborne. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County District Court Judge Robert...

 

Farmer finds human remains while mowing in southeast Kansas

GALESBURG, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a farmer has found human remains while mowing a field in southeast Kansas. Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nichole Hamm said in a news release that the remains haven't been identified. They were...

 

UN: Ortega's Nicaraguan govt behind widespread repression

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A United Nations report released Wednesday on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive effort of repression by the government that extends from the streets to the courts. The report by the Office of the U.N....

 

Colorado State University wins suit brought by ex-professor

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A jury ruled Colorado State University did not break the law in its dealings with a former professor who sued the institution, accusing it of retaliation after she complained of sexual harassment. The Coloradoan reports...

 

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