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Articles from the December 28, 2017 edition

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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Dec. 28: Mindy Snow, Bub McIver, Maria Fraire Dec. 29: Ethan West, Kevin Wares, Bill Burkhart, Paula Bradt, Donna Vogt, JoAnna Smith Dec. 30: Chris Stansberry, DeAnna Benn, Marie Hughes, Lauren Ledford Dec. 31: Rochelle Province Jan...

 

Churches hold candlelight service

The Freedom Christian Church and the Freedom Methodist Church held their Candlelight Service on Dec. 23 at the Freedom United Methodist Church with the following events: Prelude “Away in the Manger” – Janell Reutlinger Call to Worship led by...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger “What Child Is This” Opening prayer was said by congregation Rebecca Eden read the first reading Cooper Eden read...

 

Freedom School calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Teacher in-service, no school Thursday, Jan. 4: Start of second semester Thursday, Jan. 4: 4-H meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, Jan. 4–6: High school basketball at Medford Tournament Girls 10:30 a.m. vs Drummond, Boys...

 

Santa Days made possible by volunteers

Every year on a Saturday in December, families of the Freedom area enjoy a day of fun and festivities. Behind the scene are several volunteers taking on jobs to ensure those attending have a great...

 

Freedom School's drama team performs during Christmas program

"Christmas Cookies" is a skit that the FPS drama team performed for the Christmas program. It's a simple skit that involves a baker, taster and doctor, and a director. On the day of the performance,...

 

Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist rebels conducted a massive prisoner exchange Wednesday, the largest such trade of captives since the start of an armed conflict in the country's east and a sign of...

 

Victims in basement apartment were mom, 2 kids, 2nd woman

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Four people found slain inside a basement apartment the day after Christmas have been identified as two children, their mother and a second woman, authorities said Wednesday. The victims were a 36-year-old woman, her 5-year-old...

 

Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims — and ending at the Western Wall with a station named...

 

Norway prime minister to visit Trump on Jan. 10

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway will be the first foreign leader to call on President Donald Trump in the new year. The White House announced Tuesday that Trump will welcome Solberg to the White House on Jan. 10....

 

Letters describe slugger Ted Williams' service in Korean War

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Thirty-eight letters penned by Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, including one in which he described crash-landing a fighter jet with "holes all over" it, are going up for auction. The letters written to his mistres...

 

Bitter cold expected until New Year in US Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year. Residents should expect colder-than-normal temperatures for the rest of the week, according to Chicago-area National Weather...

 

Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department issued sanctions Tuesday against two officials it describes as "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs." The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any...

 

Starfish making comeback after syndrome killed millions

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish...

 

School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to...

 

Cameroon frees US professor held for criticizing government

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A New York literature professor held in the Central African nation of Cameroon since early this month after writing an article that criticized the government was released Wednesday, his lawyer said. Stony Brook University...

 

Ameren sending workers, equipment to Puerto Rico

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren Corp. is sending trucks, trailers and workers to Puerto Rico to help rebuild electric infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Marie. Ameren is among several electric...

 

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable...

 

Vietnam to try former oil executives in widened crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam will put on trial nearly two dozen former senior oil executives, state media reported Wednesday, as communist authorities widen their crackdown on corruption. Among those facing charges are Dinh La Thang, a former...

 

In the heart of Trump Country, his base's faith is unshaken

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The regulars amble in before dawn and claim their usual table, the one next to an old box television playing the news on mute. Steven Whitt fires up the coffee pot and flips on the fluorescent sign in the window of the...

 

Mother: Son shot by police suffered from PTSD, depression

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mother of a man who was shot by Tulsa police on Christmas says her son had a history of mental illness and could've been high on a psychedelic drug. Police say 31-year-old Jacob Craig was shot Monday by Officer Jairo Calle,...

 

Campbell, Broyles, Alamo among noted Arkansas deaths in 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Storied football coach Frank Broyles, international entertainer Glen Campbell and disgraced evangelist Tony Alamo were among the noted and notorious Arkansans who died in 2017. Two stars of the small screen died, too, five...

 

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