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Articles from the September 2, 2021 edition

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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Sept. 2: Adam Adair, Crystal Paige Sept. 3: Boyd Hughes, Hal Ferguson, Jennifer Kay Sept. 4: Mitchell Rader, Brandon Howland, T.J. Province, Sara Carlson, Richard Welty Sept. 5: Gary Bradt, Savanna Wares, Ron Isenbart, Randy Lile,...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Sept. 3: Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Wares Sept. 4: Mr. & Mrs. Willie Williams Sept. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Wares Sept. 22: Mr. & Mrs. C. R. Nixon Sept. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Matt Tune Sept. 25: Mr. & Mrs. Wade Walker (Note: Send corrections,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Aug. 29, 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

Friday, Sept. 3: High school football at Pawnee, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6: Labor Day, no school Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 9-11: Woods County Fair, Livestock Show, Alva (FFA) Friday, Sept. 17: High school football vs. Woodland at Mooreland, 7 p.m....

 

Graves chasing circuit, world titles

DUNCAN, Okla. – Stockton Graves is no spring chicken, but he still acts like one from time to time. If he competes this December at the National Finals Rodeo for the eighth time in his career, he’ll be 10 years removed from his last...

 

Woods County Covid cases increase to 71

According to the weekly report released Wednesday, Aug. 31, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the state now has 26,640 active cases of Covid-19. The risk level map shows 76 counties... Full story

 

Texas bans most abortions, with high court mum on appeal

The nation's most far-reaching curb on abortions since they were legalized a half-century ago took effect Wednesday in Texas, with the Supreme Court silent on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law, which...

 

Broyles to run for US House after failed US Senate bid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democrat who lost a U.S. Senate race in Oklahoma in 2020 said Wednesday that she will challenge the incumbent Republican for a U.S. House seat that was successfully targeted by the GOP in a hotly contested 2020 campaign....

 

Oklahoma board sets dates for high-profile death-row inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has set tentative dates for clemency hearings for high-profile death row inmate Julius Jones and five others who have exhausted their legal appeals. The clemency hearings for the inmates...

 

Oklahoma school mask mandate ban blocked, exemptions a must

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday said she will temporarily block a state law banning public school mask mandates, but students or their parents can opt out of the requirement if they choose. Judge Natalie Mai said she will issue...

 

Kansas to release more information on COVID school outbreaks

Kansas will soon release more information on school COVID-19 outbreaks and youth vaccination rates as many districts begin the year without masks, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday. Kelly said a new working group of pediatricians, school nurses...

 

Suspect arrested in deaths of two people in Reno County

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in the deaths of two people in Reno County last week has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. Kyle Hardwick was booked into the Reno County jail on possible charges of first-degree murder and theft, Maize...

 

Kansas nursing home employees missing vaccine targets

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About a third of Kansas nursing homes have fewer than half of their health care workers vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to data released by the state. Just four of the more than 300 federally-licensed nursing homes...

 

Woman charged in killing of man found in Wichita alley

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homeless woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found earlier this month in a Wichita alley. Latoya Annette McCurn, 34, told investigators she stabbed 49-year-old Van Hung Nguyen because he would...

 

Effort underway to rescue girls soccer team from Afghanistan

They move from place to place at a moment's notice in a desperate bid to evade the Taliban — girls whose lives are in danger simply because they chose to play a sport they loved. An international effort to evacuate members of the Afghanistan...

 

Photos show black slick in water near Gulf oil rig after Ida

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Photos show what appears to be a miles long oil slick near an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida, according to aerial survey imagery released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra...

 

Judge conditionally approves Purdue Pharma opioid settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge gave conditional approval Wednesday to a sweeping settlement that will remove the Sackler family from ownership of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and devote potentially $10 billion to fighting the opioid crisis that has kill...

 

R. Kelly accuser says he kept gun nearby while berating her

NEW YORK (AP) — One of R. Kelly's accusers testified on Wednesday that he kept a gun by his side while he berated her as a prelude to forcing her to give him oral sex in a Los Angeles music studio. "He had a weapon, so I wasn't going to step out...

 

Officers, medics indicted in 2019 death of Elijah McClain

DENVER (AP) — Three suburban Denver police officers and two paramedics were indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative in a...

 

AP sources: Intel shows extremists to attend Capitol rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend a rally later this month at the U.S. Capitol that is designed to demand "justice" for the hundreds of people who have been charged in...

 

Milley: US coordination with Taliban on strikes 'possible'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that it's "possible" the United States will seek to coordinate with the Taliban on counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan against Islamic State militant...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Biden's shaky claim of US readiness in Afghan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made dubious assertions that the U.S. was well-prepared for the sudden collapse of Afghanistan's government during the U.S. drawdown and glossed over his broken promise to keep U.S. troops there until the last...

 

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