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Red Horse Fire burns 2,549 acres northeast of Freedom Sunday

Arcing electric lines in southerly winds gusting from 30 to 49 mph are believed to have started a wildfire three miles east of Freedom that burned 2,549 acres in northwest Oklahoma Sunday afternoon....

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs Pioneer Telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone) – $448.11 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (street lights, af/am, town) – $1158.50 Dacoma Co-op (fuel and supplies) – $103.67 Starr Lumber (supplies) – $8.71 Northern Tools...

Freedom Town Board talks dog issues

The Freedom Town Board moved their Feb. 14 meeting to a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 16, to be sure a quorum would be present. All three members – Shad Bracken, Terry Smith and Rolondo Galindo...

Freedom School Calendar

Friday, Feb. 23 – Thursday, March 1: Woodward District Livestock Show Friday, March 9 – Thursday, March 15: Oklahoma Youth Expo Monday, March12: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23: Spring...

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 18, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening prayer by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship – Psalm 103:1-18 led by Johnnie Sue Olson Opening hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy,...

Texas skater finds new purpose after Olympic dream fades

HOUSTON (AP) — Katy Taylor was 16 as she watched the ladies figure skating competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin from her home in Houston, visualizing the leap from alternate to Olympian she felt was sure to come in four short years....

Missouri Senate bill could boost payments to nursing homes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed a bill that could boost Medicaid payments for nursing homes. The legislation given initial approval Wednesday would require reimbursement rates for long-term care facilities to be...

13-year-old boy arrested in Kansas middle school threat plot

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student accused of making a threat at the Junction City Middle School. Police said in a news release that the teen made a first appearance Tuesday in Geary County District, where...

Police tighten security following school shooting threat

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Police are increasing their presence at a high school outside Albuquerque after a shooting threat was made against the school. Rio Rancho police say they are investigating after someone posted a message on social media...

3 more Colorado students arrested for alleged threats

DENVER (AP) — Three more students are accused of making threats against Colorado schools. The Jefferson County School District in suburban Denver said Wednesday that a student accused of making a threat on social media against Bear Creek High...

Arkansas panel endorses change to college savings plans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposal to allow taxpayers with tax-deductible 529 college savings plans to withdraw funds for tuition at public, private and religious K-12 schools. A legislative subcommittee on...

Texas district to suspend students protesting gun laws

NEEDVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who disrupt classes or walk out to protest current gun laws. The Houston Chronicle reports that Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes sent a letter to...

13-year-old boy arrested in Kansas middle school threat plot

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student accused of making a threat at the Junction City Middle School. Police said in a news release that the teen made a first appearance Tuesday in Geary County District, where...

Drivers would be barred from burning rubber under bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Wheel spinning and tire squealing would be banned under a bill that has won approval in the Kansas House. The measure passed out of the House with an 82-40 vote Wednesday. The Wichita Eagle reports that the bill would set a...

Kansas soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

ARLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — An Army Reserve soldier from Kansas has died in Iraq in a non-combat situation. The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Christina Marie Schoenecker, Arlington, died Monday in Baghdad, Iraq. The...

Lady Muleriders come out on top in overtime thriller at UAM, 91-85

MONTICELLO, Ark. – The Lady Mulerider basketball team survived "Rivalry Tuesday" in overtime after taking the Cotton Blossoms down to the wire at UAM in a thrilling 91-85 final decision. In the first half, UAM and SAU each registered 14 field...

No. 35 Muleriders handle Henderson State in non-conference tilt, 20-6

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Southern Arkansas baseball team set a season-high for runs scored and tied a season-best in hits as the Muleriders scored 20 runs on 13 hits en route to a 20-6 blowout victory over Henderson State on Tuesday night in a...

Muleriders suffer setback on the road at Arkansas-Monticello, 68-61

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Southern Arkansas faced a double-digit deficit on three separate occasions, including twice in the second half, on Tuesday night inside Steelman Fieldhouse and each time the Muleriders battled back to pull within a possession...

Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student

EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) — Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose. But officers in East Lansdowne did not panic and took things in stride when they realized what was happening. They posted a video...

Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks. The Detroit Free Press reports the man's attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the...

Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons. A hawk has been killing and devouring pigeons near the entrance...

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Feb. 22: Christina Brady Morgan Ledford Feb. 23: Lillian Hodgson Feb. 24; Callie Kay, Tyresa Daughhetee, Lori Parks, Elaine Walker, J.T. Johnson Feb. 25: Debbie Ferguson, Brianna Lumpkin, Rayah Fisher, Sue Burks Feb. 26: Jennifer...

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