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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23; Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 800-305-2111)...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To 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 Lastly, Laurie Watson Nov. 6: Adele Wilson Nov. 7: Steve Walker, Quincy Hudson...

 

What color do you bleed?

The Freedom High School FCCLA is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the school. To schedule your appointment, contact Freedom High School at 580-626-3271. Donors will get a choice between an Oklahoma University T-shirt...

 

Veteran's Day dinner to be held

A Veteran's Day dinner will be held at the Freedom Legion Building on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish....

 

Pumpkins with Pops

A number of fathers came to the Freedom Public School's Library last week and participated in carving "Pumpkins with Pops." The idea came from Ms. Tyree, Freedom School music and reading teacher, and... Full story

 

Town of Freedom approves resolution to apply for $40,000 grant

A special meeting was held by the Town of Freedom last week for further discussion and action on the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant. Looking to take advantage of the financial assistance, board members Shad Brackin and Terry Smith, along... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    November 1, 2018

Wakefield leads Rangers to win at NWOSU rodeo

ALVA, Okla. – Like any individual competitor, senior Riley Wakefield was quite pleased with his wins in the all-around and tie-down roping this past weekend at the Northwestern Oklahoma State... Full story

 

Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma State plan to open medical school

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University have announced intentions to start a medical school on tribal land in eastern Oklahoma in a move both entities say will be the first of its kind. Principal Chief Bill John...

 

DNA fails to exclude convicted Oklahoma killer from crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Testing funded by attorneys for an Oklahoma death row inmate who was featured on the ABC television documentary series "The Last Defense" found his DNA matches that recovered on key evidence in the case. An attorney for Julius...

 

Early voting in Oklahoma starts Thursday for midterms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The big day isn't until next week for the midterm elections, but Oklahoma voters can get an early start. Early voting in Oklahoma runs Thursday through Saturday. Voters can cast ballots at county election board offices where...

 

2 men arrested on murder charges after Tulsa house fire

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa have arrested two men in the deaths of three people, including a 7-year-old girl, who were found in a burning house with gunshot wounds. Police on Tuesday arrested 20-year-old Andrew Conard and 23-year-old...

 

Oklahoma prisons seek major boost in state funding

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Corrections is asking the state to triple its funding next fiscal year and provide the agency with a more than $1.5 billion budget. The funding request was approved Tuesday by the corrections board. It...

 

Kobach echoes Trump on citizenship issue in hot Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican candidate Kris Kobach echoed President Donald Trump's assertion that Trump can deny U.S. citizenship to babies born to parents living in the country illegally, intensifying a focus on immigration in the final days of...

 

Man charged in crash that killed Wichita officer and son

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged in a crash that killed an off-duty Wichita police officer and his son. Sedgwick County sheriff's Lt. Tim Myers said in a news release that 35-year-old James Neal Dalrymple, of Valley Center, was...

 

Atchison officer involved in shooting with resident

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting involving an Atchison police officer. The Atchison police department contacted the KBI Wednesday for assistance in an officer-involved shooting. The KBI reports...

 

2 arrested in Kansas in apparent interstate ATM theft ring

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Newton police have arrested two people suspected of stealing from ATMs in what authorities say is an interstate theft ring. Police arrested 44-year-old Alexandru Ion-Florin and 22-year-old Maria Bacelan Saturday after several...

 

Kansas Senate committee approves 3 regents appointments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Senate committee has approved three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. Gov. Jeff Colyer appointed former Rep. Mark Hutton, a Republican from Wichita, and former state Sent. Allen Schmidt, a Democrat from...

 

Pfizer looking for hundreds of workers for McPherson plant

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — Pfizer Inc. is looking for hundreds more employees for its plant in the small Kansas town of McPherson, where it already employs about 2,000 people. The company, which manufactures injectable medicines, is scouring the state...

 

Relief: Police recover stolen inflatable colon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer. Police in Kansas City, Missouri, announced on Twitter Tuesday that a tip led officers to...

 

Water park co-owner faces new charges, including for drugs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The co-owner of a Kansas water park who is accused in the decapitation death of a 10-year-old boy has been charged with drug possession and hiring someone for sex. The Kansas City Star reports that Schlitterbahn co-owner...

 

Shootings in Wichita, Haysville no longer believed related

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they no longer think that a deadly shooting at an event venue near Wichita is related to another shooting that left a man critically wounded. The Wichita Eagle reports that police initially thought a vehicle...

 

At turning point, US urges Yemen cease-fire, political talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an apparent turning point in one of its hardest foreign policy challenges, the Trump administration is demanding a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen. Defense...

 

Trump cuts red tape for launching offensive cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned U.S. adversaries on Wednesday that the U.S. is prepared to respond offensively to cyberattacks on the United States. John Bolton said that even before the administration...

 

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