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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To 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 Russel, Lola Thompson, Jerad Bradt, Nicholas Bradt Nov. 12: Ron Bliss, Rayna Burkhart,...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23; Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 800-305-2111)...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Nov. 11 there will be a Veteran’s Day dinner after church at the Legion Building honoring all our veterans. There will be a program at Freedom Schools on Monday, Nov. 12, honoring all veterans. On Sunday, Nov. 4, the order of services at the Freedo...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    November 8, 2018

Don't delay anymore – get that flu shot today

It’s not too late to get a flu shot. Even though the flu season usually begins about now, the vaccine will protect you within about two weeks. The season typically peaks in January or February and runs through May. The flu hospitalized and killed...

 

Padraic McMeel, UAM's New Director of Athletics

In October of 2018, Padraic McMeel was named associate vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. UAM Chancellor, Dr. Karla Hughes said, "I am excited that Padraic McMeel has agreed to lead UAM Athletics...

 

Former Florida State All-American joins SAU Track & Field Coaching Staff

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southern Arkansas University Athletics and Head Men's & Women's Track & Field Coach Tim Servis have announced the hiring of Chelsea Whalen to the position of Assistant Track & Field Coach, effective immediately. Whalen brings a...

 

Oklahoma zookeeper accused of killing 5 tigers, selling cubs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on 19 new counts accusing him of killing tigers and selling tiger cubs. A federal grand jury unsealed the...

 

Meet the truly new faces on the national political stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2018 midterm elections introduced the nation to some electrifying candidates. Beto O'Rourke, the skateboarding liberal, charmed voters in Texas, while Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida had the chance to mak...

 

Republicans, Democrats trade seats in Oklahoma Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans and Democrats traded a handful of seats in the state House and Senate in midterm elections, but the GOP maintained its commanding control of the Oklahoma Legislature for at least another two years. Half of the...

 

Okla. St., Brailford faces big challenge against OU's Murray

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State's Jordan Brailford has enjoyed an outstanding season, ranking among the nation's top 10 in sacks and tackles for loss this season. For the Cowboys to have any hope of upsetting No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday,...

 

Officials: Teen shot by mother while sleeping has died

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say a 16-year-old girl has died after being shot in the head by her mother while she slept. Okmulgee County Sheriff's Investigator Duston Todd said in a news release that Kloee Toliver...

 

The Latest: Voters approve Marsy's Law in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 election in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The GOP has continued its stronghold on Oklahoma's statewide offices, from governor on down. Voters on Tuesday elected Matt Pinnell as lieutenant governo...

 

Anti-abortion activist who shot Kansas abortion doctor freed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller in 1993 and committed clinic attacks in several states has been released from prison in Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons on Wednesday...

 

New Kansas governor faces skeptical GOP-led Legislature

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Laura Kelly promised a new tone of bipartisanship after a victory in the Kansas governor's race brought her national attention. She faces a Republican-dominated Legislature with leaders who call her proposals...

 

Woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Topeka driver who hit a pedestrian and dragged her under an SUV, was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a hit-and-run that killed another woman. Alexia Nolte was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree...

 

Immigration, health care top issues for Kansas voters

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats won the governor's race and seized a GOP House seat in the red state of Kansas Tuesday night, where more than half of voters — 52 percent— said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging...

 

Kansas man arrested after death of 2-year-old boy

MOSCOW, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man after a 2-year-old boy died in southwest Kansas. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office contacted the Kansas Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday for assistance in a death that occurred in...

 

Missouri woman sentenced for role in Kansas jeans robbery

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of four women who tried to steal 26 pairs of blue jeans worth thousands of dollars has been sentenced to prison. The Lawrence Journal-World reports 25-year-old Shaikeece Whisonant, of Grandview, Missouri, was sentenced...

 

California man donates $2 million, art to Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A California man has donated $2 million and his art collection to Kansas State University's art department. The Kansas State University Foundation announced Tuesday that Lindy Bell of Rancho Mirage, California, donated a...

 

Another member quits body that awards Nobel literature prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A member of the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature said Wednesday she is leaving the body, the latest person to quit amid sex abuse and financial crimes scandals at the exclusive group. Jayne Svenungsson...

 

New Mexico Democrats solidify control with midterm elections

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats ran roughshod over Republican candidates in New Mexico's midterm election, taking control of the governor's office, sweeping major statewide races and ensuring Democratic control of the state's top two courts....

 

New acting attorney general is a GOP loyalist from Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's...

 

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