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Snap, click and Woods County 4-H has chance to win in county fair social media contest

Woods County 4-H’ers have a chance to win $1,500 in a snap … of a picture, that is. The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation launched the Share Your County Fair social media contest, which challenges 4-H’ers across the state to take photos at the county...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Sept. 7: Dallas Smith Sept. 8: Kari Woodall, Dustin Smith, Kimberly Hughes, John Garinger Sept. 10: Kirt Province, Tonya Burnham, Josh King, Logan Murray Sept. 11: Jerrod Reed, Tyson Bliss Sept. 12: Ladena Thompson, Renee Thompson,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Sept. 3, was the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: “Happy Birthday” was sung to Debra Brown Call to Worship led by Pastor Paul Hymn...

 

Woods County Free Fair has entertainment for all ages

There are many so things to see and do at the Woods County Free Fair to be held at the Woods County Fairgrounds on Sept. 7–9. Activities scheduled will be fun for the entire family. The Death by Chocolate Contest will be decided by a panel of...

 

Prepare your family for a disaster

Oklahomans are all too familiar with the damage often caused by disasters. In a short amount of time, disasters can alter a family’s normal routine. Neighborhood streets can be closed because of large debris or downed power lines. Suddenly, an area...

 

Fail to prepare for deer season, and prepare to fail

STILLWATER – For deer hunters across the state and beyond, now is not the time to sit around and do nothing. Yeah, it’s hot, and it’s true hunting season isn’t for a couple more months. But, now is the time to get ready. Fail to prepare for...

 

Katherine Urban Baking and Canning Contests at the Woods County Free Fair

Again for 2017, cash prizes for baking and canning will be awarded to Woods County bakers and canners thanks to a generous donation from Fred Urban Jr., the son of Katherine Urban, a prized exhibitor...

 

Students enjoy first day of school

The first day of school, Freedom students met their teachers and new administrators, found their lockers, received their bag of school supplies (compliments of the Freedom Educational Foundation),...

 

Trump overrules GOP with deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and raise America's debt limit. The immediate goal was...

 

Trump courts Heitkamp in North Dakota tax pitch

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump made an overt pitch Wednesday for Democrats to support his tax overhaul plan, singling out a North Dakota Democratic senator whose vote would be prized by the White House. Delivering an outdoor speech to...

 

Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While condemning North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the leaders of Russia and South Korea seemed far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions against the country. Speaking after the meeting Wednesday with South...

 

FEMA still focused on responding to Harvey as Irma looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with the looming threat of dual disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday ramped up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barreled toward the Florida coast even as the agency continued the massive...

 

The Latest: Clashes at protests in SKorea injure dozens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's nuclear test (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Dozens have been injured in clashes between protesters and police in a South Korea farming village where the U.S. military will begin installing...

 

The Latest: Hensarling supports flood insurance extension

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Harvey (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling says he will support a short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program rather than attempting...

 

Debris shows Houston's recovery from Harvey, in photos

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area neighborhoods that were full of Harvey's floodwater last week are now full of debris: waterlogged furniture, ruined appliances and soggy carpet and Sheetrock piled up in front yards. It's not pretty, but it shows that...

 

Relatively low Harvey death toll is 'astounding' to experts

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harvey has so far killed at least 70 people who drowned in floods, got crushed by trees and died during power outages — a surprisingly low toll that experts say reflects heeded warnings, swift action by first responders and...

 

Trump, Xi discuss NKorea as key nations split on strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump discussed North Korea's strongest nuclear test yet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, as the U.S. proposed crippling new sanctions and world leaders tussled over whether pressure or dialogue was...

 

15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block President Donald Trump's plan to end protection against deportation for young immigrants who New York's attorney general labeled the "best of...

 

Houston cleanup has little crime and lots of helping hands

HOUSTON (AP) — After riding out Hurricane Harvey in a motel and waiting an agonizing week for the waist-high waters to recede, 71-year-old Bob Janak returned to his wrecked home for the first time to find it swarming with people. They weren't thiev...

 

GOP, Dem senators calmly discuss bolstering Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats serenely discussed ways to curb premium increases for individual insurance policies on Wednesday at a Senate hearing that veered away from years of fierce partisanship over the failed GOP effort to...

 

Ryan sees compromise on immigration after Trump forces issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he sees the possibility for compromise after President Donald Trump gave Congress six months to resolve the status of young immigrants living in the country illegally. And he called on Trump...

 

Trump pick to head NASA faces fight over climate comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to head NASA faces a contentious Senate confirmation over his past comments dismissive of global warming as a man-made problem. Trump has tapped three-term Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine of...

 

House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed $7.9 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief as warring Republicans and Democrats united behind help for victims of that storm as an ever more powerful new hurricane bore down on...

 

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