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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Don Lenhart Oct. 29: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mitchell Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 21, 2021

Getting rid of the fear of God

In his first epistle, the Apostle John has a lot to say about our relationship with God, which he describes as a relationship based on love, specifically God’s love for us. He writes that “we love him because he first loved us.” Our love for...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 21: Steve Pierce Oct. 22: LeRoy Burks, Nancy Harger, Charles McIver, Reia Lenhart, Peyton Hughes Oct. 23: Raye Lynn Hughes Oct. 24: Dolores Holbrook Oct. 25: Sabrina Bowers Oct. 26: Tommy Bradt, Maxine Tinker Oct. 27: Allyson...

 

Five appointed to Woods County 522 District EMS Board

The Woods County commissioners have named five people to the 522 EMS Board. Ambulance directors from Alva, Freedom and Waynoka participated in selecting the five from those who submitted applications....

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 17, 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 by Pastor Todd Call to Worship – Psalm 43 led...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, Oct. 22: High school football with Fairview at Mooreland, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23: Freedom Public School Carnival Friday, Oct. 29: High school football at Hooker, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1: Elementary/junior high basketball vs. Taloga at Aline,...

 

JOHNNIE SUE OLSON

Funeral services for Johnnie Sue Olson will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Freedom High School Auditorium. Johnnie Sue joined the Forbes Family (with sisters Billie and...

 

Town of Freedom applies for $65,000 to help finish gas line replacement

The Town of Freedom held its regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees Wednesday, Oct. 13. New board member Michelle Shelite was there, as was Mayor Kama Luddington. Trustee Matt Bixler was absent. County Clerk Cindy Reed and attorney Drew...

 

Feds: Seminole man pleads guilty in connection to 2 killings

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A Seminole man who was a member of a Native American prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges connected to separate homicides, federal prosecutors announced. Matthew Onesimo Armstrong, 32, a member of the Seminole...

 

Audubon lawsuit over Quivira Wildlife Refuge water dismissed

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Audubon of Kansas over water rights at the Quivira Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas. Audubon sued the U.S. Department of Interior and other federal and state agencies...

 

Woman pleads guilty to murder after fatal crash during chase

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who collided with two vehicles while trying to elude police pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder. Mia Collins was accused of causing the crash that killed Maria Wood, 70, and her 12-year-old...

 

Wichita man charged in shooting of 11-year-old girl

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged in a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year-old girl inside a home. Byron Purcell, 25, was charged Tuesday in a shooting on Oct. 12. Police said someone shot at a house and one of the bullets...

 

FBI: Items linked to Laundrie, potential human remains found

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Potential human remains were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness area along with items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found slain after he returned home alone from their...

 

NZ police answer 4-year-old's call, confirm toys are cool

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An emergency call made by a 4-year-old New Zealand boy asking for police to come over and check out his toys prompted a real-life callout and confirmation from an officer that the toys were, indeed, pretty cool. Polic...

 

Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted "Trans lives matter," getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed...

 

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received...

 

EXPLAINER: How jury selection works in Arbery slaying trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Teachers, auto mechanics and retirees summoned to jury duty in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are being questioned about their thoughts on racism, their social media habits and whether they own guns, while hundreds more await...

 

'The stakes are enormous': Bannon case tests Congress' power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It's up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next. As lawmakers ready a Thursday vote to send a contempt referral to the...

 

Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise

Health problems tied to climate change are all getting worse, according to two reports published Wednesday. The annual reports commissioned by the medical journal Lancet tracked 44 global health indicators connected to climate change, including heat...

 

Back home in Scranton, Biden plugs $2T plan to revive US

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace Wednesday for the first time since taking office, declaring his multitrillion-dollar safety net and infrastructure packages would restore an America starving for investments in...

 

Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream

NEW YORK (AP) — Bitcoin stormed above $66,000 for the first time on Wednesday, riding a wave of excitement about how the financial establishment is increasingly accepting the digital currency's rise. One Bitcoin was valued at $66,096, as of 4:15...

 

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization...

 

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation's deadliest...

 

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