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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Nov. 19: E.F. Wise, Rosalie Bliss, Amanda Jo Bradt, Mardonna Brady Nov. 20: Myles Nixon, Collin Pierce, Jenny Jessup Nov. 21: Rick Brown, Dawn Loomis, Scott Hull, Loran Morris, Linda Leist Nov. 22: Jacy Wise, Brian Bowles, Staci...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Nov. 15, 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. Thursday, Nov. 19, Quinlan...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker Dec. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Arly Eden Dec. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Justin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Bret Nixon (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    November 19, 2020

Anderson celebrates first NFR bid

CARRINGTON, N.D. – Every step that Bridger Anderson has taken in his 22 years on Earth has led to this moment: His first qualification to the National Finals Rodeo. From being horseback before he can even remember to winning the state championship...

 

Freedom Academic Team moves on to area

The Freedom Public Schools Academic Team won their third match against Geary to put them in the deciding 3/4th place game. Freedom lost to Lomega and placed fourth place in Saturday's regional...

 

Woods County Courthouse doors locked

An even more stringent lockdown has been implemented this week at the Woods County Courthouse in Alva. Due to several offices being affected by Covid cases, all the outside doors are locked. County Clerk Shelley Reed said employees continue to staff...

 

Mooreland overpowers Magnum

The Mooreland Bearcats hosted their first-round football playoff game and soundly beat the Mangum Tigers 38 to 13. Mooreland will travel to Minco for round two of the playoffs Friday. In the first possession, the Bearcats scored in two plays. Ridge...

 

Woods County Excise Board meets

The Woods County Excise Board held their regular November meeting on Wednesday. Present were Chris Olson and Joe Shirley. Board member Bob Sievert was absent. After approving the minutes of last month’s meeting, the board members approved the...

 

Freedom School announcements: Thanksgiving lunch Friday, fundraiser Saturday

LUNCHES: The school will have a Thanksgiving lunch on Friday, Nov. 20. Those who would like to order a lunch to be delivered may call the school at 621-3272. Lunches are $5. Next week the school is closed for Thanksgiving break and there will be no...

 

Pumpkins for Pop

Two years ago, Freedom started a program for elementary students to invite their dads and granddads to paint pumpkins for the fall season. This year, mothers, fathers, grandparents were all invited.... Full story

 

Spook Parade on a sunny afternoon

Friday, Oct. 30, was full of surprise at Freedom Schools. Parents gathered in the library to observe and participate in Pumpkins for Pops. Then the group paraded through the hallways and downtown... Full story

 

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 1,400, spread unyielding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus surpassed 1,400 on Wednesday for a new daily record, and a surge in cases is linked to Halloween events, according to a report by the White House Coronavirus...

 

2 escape injury in small plane crash in southwest Kansas

JOHNSON CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Oklahoma residents escaped injury when a small plane crashed in Kansas while the pilot was attempting a "fly-by" of people on the ground, The Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash occurred Tuesday afternoon about 7...

 

'Tired to the bone': Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas. Staff members are desperately calling around to other medical centers in search of open beds. Fatigue and...

 

Kansas governor issues new mask mandate as COVID cases surge

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly issued a new mask mandate Wednesday in hopes of lessening the spread of the coronavirus in Kansas after the state again reported another record seven-day increase in new cases. State law still allows Kansas' 105...

 

Study: Mask mandates cut virus' spread in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mask mandates in St. Louis and St. Louis County slowed the spread of the coronavirus this summer when compared to neighboring counties that didn't require face masks, a Saint Louis University study found. The study compared...

 

Texas-Kansas among 6 major college games postponed by virus

No. 22 Texas at Kansas was among six games postponed Wednesday by COVID-19 problems as the virus took another chunk out of this weekend's major college football schedule. Overall, 14 out of 62 games involving Bowl Subdivision teams scheduled for...

 

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't quite a partridge in a pear tree, but a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a holiday surprise — a tiny owl among the massive branches. The little bird, now named what else but Rockefeller,...

 

Iran candidate tells AP: US attack risks 'full-fledged war'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An adviser to Iran's supreme leader who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate is warning that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Mideast in the waning days of the Trump admi...

 

Pompeo, in Israel, vows new action against boycott movement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will regard the Palestinian-led boycott movement as "anti-Semitic" and cut off government support for any organizations taking part in it, a step that could deny funding...

 

African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as the top public health official warned Thursday that "we are inevitably edging toward a second wave" of infections. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Will social distancing weaken my immune system?

Will social distancing weaken my immune system? In short, no. Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs. But even when we're staying 6 feet from others or spending most of our t...

 

Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace's nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection. He died a horrible death anyway. Hale and happy before the pandemic, the 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver became so malnourished and deh...

 

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