Articles from the November 4, 2021 edition

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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Nov. 4: Tori Beth Wise Nov. 5: Adele Wilson Nov. 7: Steve Walker, Quincy Hudson Nov. 8: Sophie Moans, Cortney Gainer, Pam Rogers, Coburn Wagner Nov. 9: Mark Nixon Nov. 10: Marlo Smith, Stuart Page Nov. 11: John Noble, Jordan...

 

State, national leaders to speak to independent cattlemen

The Oklahoma Independent Stockgrowers Association will hold their Fourth Annual Convention from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Frisco Center in Clinton, Oklahoma. The keynote speaker will be Bill Bullard, CEO, R CALF, Billings, Montana....

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker...

 

Special speakers visit the school library

The Freedom School library was the place to be twice in the last couple weeks. On two different occasions the library was the venue for inspirational speakers. On Oct. 22 Brandon Baumgarten had the...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 31, the order of services at Freedom United Methodist Church was: Announcements: 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 71:1-12 l...

 

Freedom school calendar

Thursday, Nov. 4: Elementary/junior high basketball vs Burlington at Aline, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5: High school football at Sayre, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5: Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE) Monday, Nov. 8: Junior high basketball at Dover Tournament...

 

New business brings out the shine in cars and their owners

Freedom locals gathered out on the edge of town to cheer the grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration at JS Auto and Detailing. The business, run by Justin and Stephanie Swirin, has been...

 

The Freedom Call has a new owner

With much regret, I made the difficult decision to stop publishing The Freedom Call. Like other businesses, our resources have been strained in recent years, first through the death of Publisher Lynn...

 

Iron Talons place sixth in first match

On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Freedom robotics team, the Iron Talons, drove to Bridge Creek to participate in their first robotics meet. The six students attending were Jaci Weber, Ally Nusser, Katy...

 

Mental approach helps Duvall win

ALVA, Okla. – Sometimes competitors just need to make a call for help. Kerry Duvall did that after struggling at the first three rodeos of the 2021-22 Central Plains Region season, and the freshman t...

 

Oklahoma preparing to begin COVID vaccinations for children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials said Wednesday they are prepared to begin COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged 5-11 as soon as the vaccines arrive. Child-sized doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine cleared two final hurdles Tuesday ...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    November 4, 2021

NCAA denies Oklahoma St appeal, Cowboys get postseason ban

The NCAA on Wednesday denied an appeal by Oklahoma State in an infractions case, meaning the Cowboys will be banned from the postseason next spring — a decision that prompted a tearful coach Mike Boynton to declare there is no point in cooperating wi...

 

Two Oklahoma police officers charged with hiding shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa police officers have been charged with helping conceal evidence of a shooting involving the brother of the boyfriend of a former officer who pleaded guilty earlier this year to illegally purchasing a gun for her b...

 

Oklahoma revenue down slightly in September but tops 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma revenue collections in October were down slightly from September but 16% higher than one year ago, state Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Wednesday. The state collected $1.27 billion in October, compared to $1.38 billion t...

 

2 of 3 deaths at Kansas apartment complex were homicides

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The deaths of two of three people whose bodies were found in separate apartments in the same high-rise building are being investigated as homicides, the Kansas City, Kansas, police department said Wednesday. Authorities s...

 

Grand jury called by Kansas woman returns no rape charges

A Kansas woman who used a 134-year-old state law to convene a citizen grand jury after a prosecutor declined to file rape charges against a man she accused of attacking her said Wednesday she was angry but not surprised that jurors didn't bring...

 

Labor leader apologizes for likening Holocaust to mandates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas labor leader apologized Wednesday for remarks he made during a legislative hearing comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews. Cornell Beard said the International Association of M...

 

Drivers warned to watch out for 'lusty deer'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police officials and the AAA auto club are urging drivers to be especially cautious this time of year as collisions with deer become more frequent. The Kansas City Star reports that cooler weather and shorter daylight hours m...

 

Ex-prisoner says he was left alone after severe injury

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former inmate at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, claims in a lawsuit that he was left untreated for days after suffering a paralyzing injury. The Kansas City Star reports that the lawsuit filed last week on b...

 

Errant monkey captivates crowd in Puerto Rico's capital

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With necks craned and eyes shielded from the sun, dozens of people gathered Wednesday around a towering eucalyptus tree in the heart of Puerto Rico's bustling capital for a most unusual sight: a rhesus macaque monkey o...

 

After vote ends in tie, candidates to draw straws, basically

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ranked choice ballot where numbers were crunched by a computer ended in a tie in a City Council race, so the contest will be decided with a low-tech solution — basically, drawing straws. The election will be settled in pub...

 

One Black juror, 11 whites to hear trial over Arbery slaying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that he'll seat one Black juror and 11 whites to decide the trial of the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery, despite prosecutors' objections that several Black potential jurors were cut because of t...

 

Globe bounces back to nearly 2019 carbon pollution levels

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The dramatic drop in carbon dioxide emissions from the pandemic lockdown has pretty much disappeared in a puff of coal-fired smoke, much of it from China, a new scientific study found. A group of scientists who track h...

 

EXPLAINER: Rittenhouse plane part of widespread surveillance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors working to convict Kyle Rittenhouse in the shootings of three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin have introduced as evidence surveillance video taken from an FBI airplane circling t...

 

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