Cora Vaughan crowned Miss Freedom

"Your 2018-2019 Miss Freedom is ... Cora Vaughan." Cora Vaughan was named Miss Freedom during last Saturday's pageant at Freedom High School. First runner-up was Allison Galindo and second runner up...

Excise board approves monthly appropriations

Two of the three Woods County Excise Board members were present at the most recent meeting: Joe Shirley and Vice-Chairman Chris Olson. Bob Sievert was absent. They voted to approve the following...

Woods County commissioners talk wildfire efforts

The Woods County commissioners worked through a few regular items of business such as minute approval and a water line crossing for D & B Oilfield service on County Road 470 ($1,500 fee) on Aline...

Freedom Town Board wants gas hazard monitor

The postponed Freedom Town Trustee board was held last Friday. City maintenance man Stuart Page brought up a couple of topics about improving the city spaces in Freedom. The board had previously...

Share Convalescent Home gross revenue down for month

The Share Convalescent Home gross patient revenue for the month of March totaled $347,224, which was a $26,369 decrease compared to the prior month. The operating cash balance at the end of the month ...

Resident wants to start shrimp farm in Freedom

Thirty-year Freedom resident Jeff Brown has spent most of his working life driving big trucks. At one time, he and his wife owned four trucks and had several hired drivers. Recently, a friend in...

Freedom School alumni gather for annual reunion

Alumni of Freedom High School gathered for their annual reunion on March 31. The event was held at the school gymnasium with social hour beginning at 5:30, program and dinner followed. Attendance was larger than several years past with the count...

Freedom School calendar

Saturday, April 21: Prom Monday, April 23: Track at Covington-Douglas Tuesday, April 24: ACT makeup day Thursday, April 26: All Sports Banquet, 7th-12th grade, 6:30...

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The order of services on Sunday, April 15, at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Memorial Service for our member, Johnny Brown, on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. John will be greatly missed. Happy Birthday...

Eagle Times: Trading places

When I got up this morning, it felt like it was an ordinary day, I was ready to get up, go to school and finish out the year. After I got up, I began to get ready for the school day, only to find out ...

Former Kansas sheriff's detective pleads guilty to theft

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A former Pawnee County Sheriff's detective has admitted to stealing from the department, where his brother is sheriff. The Hays Post reports 43-year-old Jeffrey Allen King of Larned pleaded guilty Monday to three felonies for...

Mother of Kansas teen fatally shot by police files lawsuit

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was shot to death by an Overland Park police officer in January is suing the officer and the city. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by Sheila Albers alleges the...

Missouri sheriff resigns, calls affair a 'personal failing'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The sheriff in Kansas City's Jackson County is resigning after recently released court documents described him having a sexual and financial relationship with a female employee who's suing the county. Sheriff Mike Sharp...

Kansas takes control of 15 troubled private nursing homes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is taking over 15 private nursing homes after the owner and operator defaulted on payments to vendors and failed to meet payroll. Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck will oversee...

Police: More than 6 people at home when man shot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say more than six people were in a home when a 40-year-old man was shot and killed. Police say Emmitt Lee Olson died in the shooting Tuesday afternoon in the city's Planeview neighborhood. Lt. Todd Ojile says a...

Judge: Kansas secretary of state in contempt in voting case

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated a court order that required his office to inform certain people that they were eligible to cast a ballot while a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring proof of U.S....

New charge brought against Oklahoma bomb plot defendant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank last year has been indicted on a new charge. The Oklahoman reports that that a federal grand jury on Tuesday...

Former pharmacist convicted of murder denied early release

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma pharmacist convicted of murder in the shooting death of an unarmed robber has been denied early release. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to deny the commutation request by Jerome...

Oklahoma House leader says agreement close on budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A key budget negotiator in the Oklahoma House says lawmakers are nearing a final agreement on a spending plan and are hoping to adjourn this year's legislative session three weeks early. House Appropriations and Budget...

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the...

With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four...

Tigers Victorious Over Eagles

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The Ouachita baseball team defeated the University of the Ozarks 4-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field. The win on Tuesday snapped a month long losing streak for Ouachita (11-32) and the Tigers snapped the Ozarks...

Errors prove costly for Tigers

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The Ouachita softball lost to Henderson State in consecutive games on Tuesday night 3-0 and 8-1 at Sully Anderson Field. Over the two game series, Ouachita (19-24, 15-21 GAC) committed four errors on the night that lead to...

Going deep to study exercise's molecular nitty-gritty

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 120 scientists from around the U.S. are in Louisiana as part of a six-year, $170 million National Institutes of Health program to study the molecular nitty-gritty of exercise. Decades of research have shown that...

Supreme Court case tests weight of old Native American treaties in 21st century

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) On April 18, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the...

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life. Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket through the evening sky, aiming for an orbit stretching all the...

LINDA CARRICO

Funeral services for Linda Carrico will be Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Hopeton Wesleyan Church with Reverend M.L. Hadsell officiating. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery at 3:30...

Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To April 19: Cari Farrow April 20: Sheena Howland April 22: Josh Neese April 23: Dawni Rae Rader, Lonnie Bolar April 24: Robert Russell, Leah Armantrout, Abigail Olson, Michele Harmon April 25: Rod Ferguson, Gary Earnest, Ruth...

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