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Articles from the October 29, 2020 edition

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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 30: Monte Wilson, Cindy Reed Oct. 31: Gene Vogt, Jack Bowers, Megan Walker Nov. 1: Eric Smith, Donna Hurt, Maria Murray Nov. 2: Deano Farrow, Rose Blunk Nov. 3: Brenda Daughhetee Nov. 4: Tori Beth Wise Nov. 5: Teddy Smith, Ben...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 29: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mitchell Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 25, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Announcements: We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Acolyte – Jack Wilson Invoca...

 

Freedom Town Board approves grant application to replace steel line, border station regulator parts

Freedom's board of trustees met Wednesday, Oct. 14, to handle routine business and review the application for next year's REAP grant. Present were Mayor Shad Brackin and board members Rolando Galindo and Concha Herrera. Also present was Cindy Reed....

 

Veteran's Supper to be Nov. 11

The Freedom American Legion and Auxiliary will have the annual Veterans' Supper on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. Turkey, dressing, gravy and potatoes will be furnished. Please bring a side dish or a dessert. Remember it’s time to pay...

 

Fall ice storm 'worst nightmare' for many in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 350,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Wednesday as cleanup continued from an ice storm that ravaged much of the state. By midmorning Wednesday, more than 356,000 homes and businesses were...

 

Tulsa police officer dies of COVID; 743 new Oklahoma cases

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Tulsa police officer has died due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, police said Wednesday. Officer Jerad Lindsey, who was serving as chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, died Wednesday...

 

Mother of slain boys expresses thanks, asks for privacy

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother whose estranged husband is charged with killing the couple's two sons before fleeing with their two daughters is thanking the people who helped track down the girls nearly 400 miles (643.74 kilometers) away...

 

Kansas sees new COVID highs; Kelly not dropping mask mandate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas set new state pandemic records Wednesday for reported coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations, and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she hasn't dropped the idea of calling the Republican-controlled Legislat...

 

Ex-Kansas forward de Sousa charged in New Year's Day battery

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa has been charged in a New Year's Day altercation a little more than a week after announcing that he was opting out of the upcoming season. Dorothy Kliem, a trial assistant in the Douglas...

 

Man charged with mayor threat had been texting councilman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired firefighter who is charged with threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor of Wichita because he was upset about the city's mask ordinance had been texting an acquaintance on the city council for more than a month...

 

Leaders in Wichita chastise 3 over plot to smear mayor

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Elected officeholders in Wichita are formally chastising three GOP officials over a plot to smear the Democratic mayor of Kansas' largest city and then try to shift the blame to a local Republican Party chairman. The...

 

Kansas lab built COVID-19 test used by colleges, Hollywood

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — For months, the people at a Johnson County lab found themselves consumed, running an endless parade of tests on human spit. The feds hadn't yet OK'd a single saliva test for COVID-19, but the scientists at Clinical Reference...

 

Suspect shot during east Wichita police chase

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police said officers have shot and wounded a man in an exchange of gunfire while attempting to arrest him because he is suspected of firing at an officer from a nearby town last week. Police said in a tweet that the...

 

Tupperware profits soar as pandemic shut-ins store leftovers

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales. Restaurant pain has turned into Tupperware's gain with millions of...

 

104-year-old rents chopper for northern Denmark family visit

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — What is a 104-year-old woman to do if she wants to visit family members but can't sit in a car for a long period of time? Margrethe Hansen, who lives in a Denmark retirement home some 174 kilometers (108 miles) away from...

 

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet...

 

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures...

 

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as...

 

AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden's son

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump's campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden's son and his foreign business ties. But reporting in the New York Post,...

 

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