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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 24: Dolores Holbrook Oct. 25: Phillip Schultz, Sabrina Bowers Oct. 26: Tommy Bradt, Maxine Tinker Oct. 27: Allyson Wimmer Oct. 28: Dennis Schroeder, Deb London, Matthew Bixler, Betsy Williams Oct. 30: Monte Wilson, Cindy Reed...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Don Lenhart Oct. 29: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mitchell Oct. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Christopher Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    October 24, 2019

As new gun law approaches, seizures of firearms in largest cities keep rising

The number of illegally used or owned guns taken off the streets in Oklahoma's two most populous cities continues to be on the rise. Data from the Oklahoma City and Tulsa police departments show gun...

 

Ranger Royalty finalists, Freshman Queen announced; King, Queen to be crowned Oct. 26

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Ranger Royalty Banquet Tuesday following the first round of voting for king and queen candidates. The Student Government Association (SGA)...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 20, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 132 led by Lori Louthan Opening Hymn: “Go Tell It On the Mountain” led by Debra...

 

Freedom fall carnival set for this Saturday, Oct. 26

The Freedom Public Schools annual fall carnival will bring food, fun and fellowship for local families. Festivities will begin at the Legion this Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a chicken and noodle dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans,...

 

Freedom Museum to host Halloween event: 'Night at the Museum'

Freedom community members are invited to attend the “Night at the Museum,” a Halloween party next Wednesday, Oct 30. This event is free of charge for those who wish to attend, and partygoers will have the opportunity to win a chimenea as a door...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    October 24, 2019

SWOSU Alum Jim O'Brien Named to National Bowl All-Decade Team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former SWOSU Football standout Jim O'Brien has been named to the National Bowl All-Decade Team, which was announced on Wednesday. A defensive end from Lake Arrowhead, Calif., O'Brien played for the Bulldogs from 2011-13 and...

 

ATU's Klemm at it again, named Golfer of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Earning her 4th title of the semester, freshman Jacqueline Klemm has been named Golfer of the Week. Her latest victory came from winning first individual medalist at the ATU Fall Invitational with a 2 over 74 and an even-par 72...

 

HSU's Shapiro Earns GAC Golfer of the Week Honors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — After helping lead Henderson State to victory at the Battle for the Belt, Reddies' senior Nick Shapiro was named Great American Conference Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. Shapiro was 2-under for three rounds of play at the...

 

Blue Team evens SAU Baseball's Fall World Series with 6-3 win on Wednesday

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southern Arkansas Baseball's Fall World Series continued on Wednesday evening from Walker Stadium at Goodheart Field and those in attendance saw the Blue Team even the series at a game apiece as they used 11 hits to top the Gold Te...

 

Rating agency upgrades Oklahoma's economic outlook

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One of the nation's top rating agencies is upgrading the state's economic outlook from "stable" to "positive" due in large part to the 2018 passage of tax hikes that have resulted in budget surpluses and increased reserves....

 

Oklahoma judge blocks new abortion law from taking effect

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a new law that would allow doctors who perform medication abortions to face felony charges for not informing women about the possibility of reversing the process. Oklahoma...

 

NJ man pleads guilty to smuggling box turtles from Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 1,000 box turtles that were illegally collected in Oklahoma. Court records show 26-year-old William T. Gangemi of Freehold, New Jersey, was...

 

Woody Guthrie Center to honor rapper Chuck D

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Chuck D was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the...

 

Oklahoma regent resigns after reelection as vice-chair

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has resigned shortly after being reelected vice chairman of the panel overseeing the OU system that includes Cameron and Rogers State universities. Renzi Stone posted his...

 

2 dead, 2 in custody following northeast Oklahoma shooting

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say two people are dead and two others are in custody following a shooting in suburban Tulsa. Rogers County deputies responded to reports of gunfire in an Owasso neighborhood about 10 p.m....

 

3.7 magnitude earthquake rumbles at Kansas-Oklahoma border

ANTHONY, Kan. (AP) — A 3.7 magnitude earthquake centered near the Kansas-Oklahoma border was felt as far as 75 miles away, but no injuries have been reported. The Kansas City Star reports that the temblor happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday and was...

 

1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at central Oklahoma apartments

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in central Oklahoma say one person has died following a shooting at a suburban Oklahoma City apartment complex in which three other people were injured. Midwest City Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter said...

 

Low pay biggest concern among Kansas state employees

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A survey of the state of Kansas' 8,000 executive branch employees shows that the biggest concern for most of them is low pay and poor benefits. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that while 65% of respondents from 14 Cabinet...

 

Missouri farmer charged in killing of Wisconsin brothers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cattle farmer charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder shot two brothers from Wisconsin, burned their bodies and dumped the remains on a manure pile on his property, investigators said. Garland...

 

Fossils stolen from museum display case in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police in Lawrence are investigating after three fossils were stolen from a display case at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the fossils were reported missing Monday but...

 

That bites! Snake tries to eat dead snake as wasp attacks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes the circle of life stings. A coral snake found that out the hard way and a Florida woman caught it all on camera. Evangeline Cummings posted a video on Twitter of what appears to be a wasp stinging a coral snake...

 

Georgia town bets on giant bushy chicken to attract tourists

FITZGERALD, Ga. (AP) — Why did the tourists cross the road? One south Georgia town hopes it will be to see a giant bushy chicken statue. Fitzgerald Mayor Jim Puckett tells local news outlets that the town is building the world's largest chicken...

 

California utility begins another blackout amid fire fears

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lights went out across large portions of Northern California on Wednesday as the state's largest utility began its second massive blackout in two weeks and hinted that more outages could come this weekend due to the return of d...

 

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