Articles from the November 30, 2017 edition

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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Nov. 30: Lance Province, Shay Wilson Dec. 1: Sharon Harris, Randy Wilson, Shawn James, Connie Wise Dec. 3: Ramona Burkhart, Oren Leon Howland Dec. 4: Lori Sample, Francis Melkus, Lyndon Province, Katie Blunk Dec. 5: Donnie...

 

ODOC 2019 budget request unveiled

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections will request $1.53 billion in state funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, including $813 million for two new medium security prisons. Other priorities include support to expand re-entry, mental he...

 

OSDH encourages flu prevention before the holidays

As the number of influenza-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds Oklahomans to get a flu shot before upcoming holiday gatherings to prevent spread of the illness. As of mid-November OSD...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Freedom United Methodist Church the order of services was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger The Light of Christ and candles lit by Shay and Jack Wilson Call to Worship led by Dixie Stansberry Hymn “We Gather Together” Opening...

 

Woods County Coalition plans 2018 strategies to provide opportunities for safe and healthy lifestyles

The mission is to provide opportunities for all residents of Woods County by promoting safe and healthy lifestyle choices through increased public awareness, program implementation, education and community involvement. The vision is to promote and...

 

Woods County commissioners approve Candy Cane Giveaway

In a regular meeting that took only about ten minutes, the Woods County commissioners approved a water line crossing on the Aline Blacktop east of Greenvalley Church. No fee was collected because the line was placed in a culvert and the road was not...

 

Woods Co. Extension C.A.F.E Lunchtime Learning "Gourmet on the Go" workshop offered

The last in a series of the Woods County Extension C.A.F.E Lunchtime Learning Workshops, “Gourmet on the Go,” will be offered on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Women’s Building at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Extension C.A.F.E. (Catch a Fast...

 

Tuesday's election: all the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Dec. 12 Special Republican Primary for Senate District 3, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. -...

 

NRA Foundation grant benefits Woods County 4-H

Thanks to a grant from the NRA Foundation Friends of NRA program, the Woods County 4-H Shooting Sports program received $2061.52 to purchase ammunition and equipment to assist in providing educational...

 

SWOSU's Hailey Tucker Earns USBWA National Player of the Week Honor

ROLLA, Mo. – SWOSU Women's Basketball junior Hailey Tucker has been named a United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week. Tucker, having already been named the Great American Conference Player of the Week for...

 

Strickland's career night propels Eagles to romp over Manhattan Christian

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 28, 2017) – There were a lot of "most since" statistics for Oklahoma Christian on Tuesday night against Manhattan Christian (Kan.), thanks in good part to the Eagles' senior sharpshooter, Elijah Strickland. Strickland posted...

 

Second Half Defense Helps Henderson Get Past Paul Quinn 75-64

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State trailed by a point at the half to Paul Quinn College on Tuesday night, but the Reddies outscored the Lady Tigers 17-8 in the third quarter and their defense held them to just 14.3 percent shooting in the second h...

 

Trump threatens new sanctions after North Korea fires ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threatened new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday after the reclusive government shattered 2½ months of relative quiet with its most powerful weapon test yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile...

 

Trump health pick parries questions on drug cost, health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling it the opportunity of his lifetime, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary pledged Wednesday to help lower drug prices and said he'd carry out the Obama-era health law his boss has been unable to erase. Alex...

 

Croat war criminal's shocking death stuns UN tribunal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, "I am not a war criminal!" threw back his head, drank liquid from a...

 

NBC fires Matt Lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News fired "Today" show host Matt Lauer for what it said Wednesday was "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague, making him perhaps the most familiar figure in America brought down so far by the misconduct accusations...

 

Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest in 4 slayings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same gun in all of the shootings and targeted people near bus stops with "no apparent motive," a...

 

Facing pressure, House nears OK of anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House moved toward easy approval Wednesday of a bipartisan measure requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training. The vote...

 

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in...

 

Trump's Muslim retweets draw fire from US and abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump retweeted inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group Wednesday that purported to show violence being committed by Muslims, drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups as well as a spok...

 

Michigan sports doctor pleads guilty to assaulting gymnasts

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A disgraced Michigan sports doctor who admits he sexually assaulted female gymnasts and possessed child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday in a third criminal case, acknowledging that he molested girls who sought...

 

Prospects brighter for tax overhaul, success not assured

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP leaders toiled behind the scenes Wednesday in hopes of readying a long-anticipated tax bill for a floor debate. A pair of pro-family Republicans offered a plan to pare back a proposed cut in corporate tax rates to make an...

 

Speculation rising about royal title for Meghan Markle

LONDON (AP) — With a royal wedding in the works, speculation is rising about the title that will be bestowed on Meghan Markle when she marries Prince Harry in the spring. Will the American actress be a British princess? The answer is: sort of....

 

Trump promises more sanctions against NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened new sanctions on North Korea Wednesday after its most powerful missile test yet and urged China's leader "to use all available levers" to convince its wayward ally to "return to the path of denucl...

 

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