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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Dec. 7: Tim Hepner, Mike Scates, Cindy Jones, Wade Walker, Wade Burnham Dec. 8: Cory Russell, Cyndi Bradt Dec. 9: Jill Elmore Dec. 10: Tracia Vogt, Rustin Cook Dec. 11: Lucas Russell, Gaylen Winn Dec. 12: Willie Williams, Cara...

 

Annual chili cook-off slated

Freedom will hold a chili cook-off on Santa Day, Dec. 16. The deadline for sign-ups will be Dec. 10. Please call Dalene Dauphin at 430-8114 to sign up. You will be asked for a team name, but the members of your team do not need to be finalized until...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Dec. 3, was the first Sunday of Advent. The order of services at Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger The Light of Christ and candles lit by Shay Wilson and Brooke Denham Call to Worship led by Pastor Paul Hymn ...

 

Menus for the week of Dec. 8–14

Breakfast Menu for Freedom Public School Friday – Biscuits and gravy, cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk Monday – Muffin, cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Ham and egg croissant, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Breakfast...

 

Rangers race by Lady Eagles in star alum's return as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 5, 2017) – Oklahoma Christian struggled on both offense and defense Tuesday night against Northwestern Oklahoma State and that's obviously not a good combination. Often frustrated by a gimmick defense, the Lady Eagles shot just...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    December 7, 2017

LeMoyne-Owen Defeats Harding Men's Basketball in Nonconference Matchup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Harding men's basketball suffered a poor shooting first half and could not recover, losing 81-67 to LeMoyne-Owen Tuesday in nonconference action at Bruce Hall Gymnasium. Harding (0-6) shot 23 percent in the first half and trailed...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    December 7, 2017

Harding Women's Basketball Fourth-Quarter Rally Falls Short

SEARCY – The Harding women's basketball trimmed a 17-point deficit to four with just over four minutes left, but No. 7 Drury held off Harding and won 65-57 Tuesday in nonconference play at Rhodes-Reaves Field House. Drury won its sixth straight...

 

Hot Shooting Propels Fort Smith Past Henderson 76-60

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Arkansas-Fort Smith got out to a hot start on Tuesday night by shooting 65.6 percent in the first half and never looked back, as it led from start to finish to defeat Henderson State 76-60 in the Duke Wells Center. The Lady...

 

Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken, his political career in shambles amid sexual misconduct allegations, lost the support of his Democratic colleagues Wednesday and faced new pressures to resign over what a fellow senator said was a "clear pattern"...

 

Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions

BEIRUT (AP) — Muslims across the Middle East warned Wednesday of disastrous consequences after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many asked what leaders can do beyond the veheme...

 

House votes to kill Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as most Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump had a...

 

New blaze erupts in tony Bel Air area of Los Angeles

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A dangerous new wildfire erupted in the tony Bel Air area of Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California. Flames exploded before dawn on the steep slopes of...

 

6 women file lawsuit alleging 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

NEW YORK (AP) — Six women sued Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, targeting companies he worked at by likening the "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" to an organized crime group that relied on film agents, producers and others to lure young women seeking a...

 

Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy and formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European...

 

Trump's attacks put new FBI director in tough spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christopher Wray faces a tough test four months into his leadership of the FBI: He must defend America's top law enforcement agency against blistering attacks from President Donald Trump without putting his own job at risk. The...

 

Senate GOP leader OK with deducting local income taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican said Wednesday he favors expanding a deduction for state and local taxes to enable Americans to deduct local income taxes as well as property taxes. It was a concession to Republicans from high-tax...

 

Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Some knelt and placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer. Several carried small children. After being stranded in Libya on a failed attempt to reach Europe, more than 400 Nigerian migrants were brought home and began shar...

 

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would seek re-election next year in a race he is poised to win easily, putting him on track to become the nation's longest-serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Putin's...

 

New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up. It also had flippers like a penguin, and...

 

For Tillerson, a lonely job defending Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS (AP) — It's a go-to catchphrase when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is called on to explain his boss on the world stage: "America first is not America alone." Yet as President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, T...

 

Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have "illegal immigrants pouring into our country," tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a partisan...

 

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It's the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the...

 

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