Articles from the December 3, 2020 edition

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Freedom birthdays

Dec. 3: Ramona Burkhart, Oren Leon Howland Dec. 4: Lori Sample, Francis Melkus, Lyndon Province, Katie Blunk Dec. 5: Donnie Wehrenberg, Sharon Walker, Shelly Province Dec. 7: Tim Hepner, Mike Scates, Cindy Jones, Wade Walker, Wade Burnham Dec. 8:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Dec. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Arly Eden Dec. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Justin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Bret Nixon Dec. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rader Dec. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Barclay Holt Dec. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Dean Farrow, Mr. & Mrs. Shad Brackin Dec. 21: Mr. &...

 

Freedom School lunch menu for Dec. 7-11

Monday – Bacon cheeseburger, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, milk. Tuesday – Chicken Alfredo, mozzarella breadstick, vegetable, fruit, milk. Wednesday – Smothered steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll, fruit, milk. Thursday ...

 

Dr. Steve Lohmann to now deliver Northwestern's commencement address

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials are having to make changes to the Dec. 6 commencement ceremonies due to unforeseen circumstances. Dr. Steve Lohmann, executive vice president and chief...

 

Wildlife Department hopes to connect hunters directly with needy families

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's "Hunters Against Hunger" program is a way the state's deer hunters can donate meat to local food banks. The program has been around since 2002, but now the Wildlife Department has a new initiative...

 

Reading new books, painting shoes

The Freedom School library is a busy place. Here's an update: New Biography Titles Added to Collection Do you remember the difference between a biography and an autobiography? You might have written...

 

Basketball schedule changed

The Friday, Dec. 4, basketball contest against Aline-Cleo has been cancelled and rescheduled for a later time. The Eagles will be traveling to Cimarron for a make-up game this Friday. The Mooreland Bearcats will travel to Pawhuska on Friday, Dec. 4,...

 

Tulsa church restores 'monument and memorial' windows

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of Tulsa's most historic Black churches is undergoing a restoration project to preserve what has become a memorial to 1921 Race Massacre survivors. The wooden frames around the stained-glass windows at Vernon A.M.E. Church w...

 

Oklahoma reports record-high 54 deaths as virus surges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported a record-high 54 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, more than double the previous one-day record, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state surged past 200,000. The latest...

 

Missouri to bring in health care workers from other states

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri plans to bring in hundreds of health care workers from other states to help provide care as already-stretched hospitals prepare for a possible increase in COVID-19 cases resulting from the Thanksgiving holiday. Gov....

 

As Kansas awaits vaccine, it reports jump in COVID-19 deaths

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Wednesday reported spikes in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations as dozens of nursing homes experienced outbreaks and the state prepared to see that health care workers received the first available vaccines. Gov....

 

Barr's special counsel move could tie up his successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Attorney General William Barr's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the handling of the Russia probe ensures his successor won't have an easy transition. The move, which Barr detailed to The Associated...

 

In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly detached from reality, President Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement...

 

Trump's grievances feed menacing undertow after the election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last throes of Donald Trump's presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous. Death threats are on the rise. Local and state election officials are being hounded into hiding. A Trump campaign lawyer is declaring publicly that...

 

NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday. Observations by a telescope in Hawaii clinched its identity, according to NASA's Jet...

 

Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a monthslong logjam and...

 

Congress swats back Trump's veto threat of defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing out his relationship with Congress with one more power jab, threatening to veto a hugely popular defense bill unless lawmakers clamp down on big tech companies he claims were biased against him...

 

Fed reports slowing US economic activity due to virus surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that economic activity in several regions slowed in November as coronavirus cases surged. The Fed report released Wednesday said that overall, the Fed's 12...

 

House committee chair presses Census on delays to count

Internal U.S. Census Bureau documents indicate that it will be unable to meet a year-end deadline for handing in data used for allocating congressional seats as it deals with irregularities found in the numbers-crunching phase of the count,...

 

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