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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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. & Mrs. Tyson Bliss Dec. 22: Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Schroeder Dec. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Watson...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Dec. 13: Andra Smith Dec. 14: Laremy Kamas Dec. 16: Tawny Province, Chris Hull Dec. 17: Susan Burkhart, Brad Beer, Trevor Kurz, Alec Ferguson Dec. 18: Joshua Wise, Brian Murray, Corey Kay Dec. 19: Darin Harris, Amber Graff, Randy...

 

Free livestock clinic offered

There will be a free showmanship and fitting clinic at Freedom Public School’s agriculture barn on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning at 3:45 p.m. The clinic will include pigs. And then on Saturday, Dec. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. the clinic will include a...

 

Eagles beat Darrouzett a second time

The Eagles, behind Myles Nixon’s 24 points and 20 rebounds, beat Darrouzett 64-39 last Tuesday. The Eagles started off with a 15-5 lead before Darrouzett hit a three and a layup to pull within five. The defense stepped up as the Eagles stole the...

 

WCEDC helps retain jobs

The focus of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) is infrastructure and industrial recruitment says Director Sonja Williams. They generally stay out of retail development, leaving that to the city organizations. However, Williams...

 

Freedom School Christmas play, "Jingle Jury," to be Dec. 21

Freedom Public School invites the Freedom community to come and watch a mix of elementary and high school students present the Christmas play "Jingle Jury." The production will be on Friday, Dec. 21,... Full story

 

Evans and Gooseberry Named First Team All-Americans

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The Division II Conference Commissioners Association announced the 2018 All-America teams on Wednesday afternoon; Ouachita Baptist defensive back Keandre Evans (Junction City, Ark.) and offensive lineman Justin Gooseberry...

 

Happy Days? Director Ron Howard visits Oklahoma birthplace

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth. Howard this week posted a photo of himself...

 

Board recommends 9 more inmates for commutations from Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is recommending that sentences be commuted for nine more prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses that would mostly be misdemeanors today. The five-member panel voted...

 

Girl, 7, left on Oklahoma school bus for several hours

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Midwest City say a 7-year-old girl who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair was left alone for hours on a school bus. Police Chief Brandon Clabes says the girl was picked up shortly before 8 a.m....

 

Edmond Mayor, longtime City Councilman Charles Lamb dies

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has died. Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Edmond says Mayor Charles Lamb died Tuesday. He was 72. A cause of death has not been released, but The Oklahoman reports...

 

Oklahoma health board approves marijuana edibles rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will soon consider food safety rules on marijuana edibles, which advocates say should help bring clarity to the cannabis-infused food market. The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Tuesday to send the...

 

Inmate dies at federal correctional institute in Oklahoma

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison in Oklahoma. Officials say 34-year-old inmate Justin Clark was found unresponsive Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, about 25 miles...

 

Incompetency claim rejected for man charged in decapitation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has rejected a mental incompetence claim from a man accused of shooting and decapitating his grandmother and her husband at an in-home day care in Oklahoma City. The criminal case against 23-year-old Quinton Laster has...

 

Nebraska city keeps paying Kobach to defend immigration rule

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska city will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014. Fremont's...

 
 By AVERY OSEN    Sports    December 13, 2018

Chris Klieman introduced as Kansas State's new coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman needed no better reminder of the monumental task ahead of him Wednesday than the one sitting in the front row of his introductory news conference at Kansas State: Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder. Klieman was hire...

 

Kansas senators support bill to overhaul federal sentencing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts support a bill that would be the largest overhaul of federal sentencing laws in decades. The two Republicans reiterated their backing of the bipartisan measure Wednesday. President...

 

APNewsBreak: Kansas governor-elect slashes inaugural prices

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's inaugural committee on Wednesday slashed the prices of premium seating for her inaugural ball after facing questions about 10-person packages it was offering for $10,000, which is five times the...

 

Man shoots himself in head with nail gun, walks to find help

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man shot himself in the head with a nail gun as he fell off a ladder, but was able to walk to the site of a traffic accident to ask law enforcement for help. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Myers says the man is in...

 

Kansas couple accuses store of selling fake Persian rug

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A couple is accusing a Kansas City rug company of selling them a fake antique Persian rug. Maranatha and David Christie filed a lawsuit against Knotty Rug Co. last week, alleging that an appraiser told them the Persian rug...

 

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