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Local FFA chapter officers are challenged to Lead Up

Officers of the Freedom, Alva and Burlington FFA chapters participated in the 2021 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference on Sept. 28 at the Enid Event Center in Enid. The eight...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 7: Gwen Wheeler, Marlee Farrows Oct. 8: Winona Hodges, Spencer Bradt, Clay Bebermeyer Oct. 9: Gray Reily Gerloff, Chantel Frei, Russ Stewart, Reuben Loehn, Harley Wares Oct. 10: Katie Walker, Cassie Slicker, Carolyn Murrow...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Rod Bradt Oct. 17: Mrs. & Mrs. Kenny Smith, Mr. & Mrs. David West Oct. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Ferguson Oct. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Don Lenhart Oct. 29: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mitchell (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 3, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Announcement: We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation Call to Worship – Psalm 40:1-11 led by Shona Blak...

 

Freedom school calendar

Sept. 28-Oct. 10: Tulsa State Fair Friday, Oct. 8: High school football vs Texhoma at Mooreland, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12: First Semester...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 7, 2021

Kansans team for Durant roping title

ALVA, Okla. – Camden Hoelting and Austin Lampe had been waiting for the moment for quite some time. Both are juniors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and they’ve gone to more than a dozen rodeos over their first two years of competing...

 

Ky Layne Luddington ranked 5th in Oklahoma Angus registrations

Ky Layne Luddington, Freedom, ranked as fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Oklahoma with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2021, which ended Sept. 30, according to Mark McCully, association chief executive...

 

Woods County Covid-19 cases drop by 10

Active cases of Covid-19 in Woods County have dropped by 10 to 34, according to the Wednesday, Oct. 6, update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Last week's total was 44. The number... Full story

 

Oklahoma revenue collections in September set record

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma collected a one month record amount of revenue in September, and for the previous 12 month period as well, state Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Wednesday. The state collected $1.38 billion during September to bring...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    October 7, 2021

Prosecutor again asks court to bar duo from death row case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor is again asking the state Supreme Court to remove two members of the Pardon and Parole Board from the case of a high-profile death row inmate. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed the moti...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    October 7, 2021

Ex-Oklahoma QB Thompson's son leads Texas into rivalry game

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson never imagined he'd even consider putting up the "Hook 'em Horns" hand gesture. He's done it now, and for good reason. His son, Casey, will start at quarterback for No. 21 Texas...

 

Procedural hearing set for Missouri man seeking exoneration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing about procedural issues is scheduled for Friday in the case of a Kansas City man who is seeking to be exonerated in a triple murder committed more than 40 years ago. Judge James Welsh scheduled the hearing Tuesday...

 

Missouri, Kansas college students protest sexual assaults

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Students gathered Tuesday at college campuses in Missouri and Kansas to protest sexual assaults, joining a wave of demonstrations that have been happening nationwide. The Kansas City Star reports that a demonstration at the...

 

Zebras escape from Illinois pumpkin farm, snarling traffic

PINGREE GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Two zebras that escaped from a suburban Chicago pumpkin farm had travelers on a state highway doing double takes as the exotic animals hit the road during their brief taste of freedom. The young male and female zebras...

 

Fed up by pandemic, US food workers launch rare strikes

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A summer of labor unrest at U.S. food manufacturers has stretched into fall, as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay. Around 1,400 workers at Kellogg Co.'s U.S. cereal plants walked off the job this week,...

 

Ex-Facebook employee asks lawmakers to step in. Will they?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Camera lights glare. Outrage thunders from elected representatives. A brave industry whistleblower stands alone and takes the oath behind a table ringed by a photographers' mosh pit. The former Facebook product manager who has...

 

Student taken into custody hours after Texas school shooting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, injuring four people and then fleeing before being taken into custody hours later, authorities said. Timothy George Simpkins was...

 

Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation's borrowing cap, with Democratic senators signaling they were receptive to an offer from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell...

 

Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app. "The patterns that children establish...

 

Nobel in chemistry honors 'greener' way to build molecules

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding an ingenious and environmentally cleaner way to build molecules — an approach now used to make a variety of compounds, including medicines and pesticides. The...

 

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