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NWOSU nursing students prepare for important line of work: pediatrics

A small number of various children of the Alva community visited Northwestern on Tuesday to receive short check-ups from the students in the nursing care of the family course, taught by Assistant...


10th Annual Ladies Christmas Brunch to be held at new B&B

Actress and activist Jane Fonda once said, “Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” Judy Devine, Dixie Stansberry and Shona Blakley are three friends who have been working tirelessly to bring the women of Freedom the annual Chris... Full story


Freedom Museum to host Halloween event: 'Night at the Museum'

Freedom community members are invited to attend the “Night at the Museum,” a Halloween party, Wednesday, Oct 30. This event is free of charge for those who wish to attend, and partygoers will have the opportunity to win a chimenea as a door pri...


Freedom fall carnival set for this Saturday, Oct. 26

The Freedom Public Schools annual fall carnival will bring food, fun and fellowship for local families. Festivities will begin at the Legion this Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a chicken and noodle dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans,... Full story


Freedom Museum to host Halloween event: 'Night at the Museum'

Freedom community members are invited to attend the “Night at the Museum,” a Halloween party next Wednesday, Oct 30. This event is free of charge for those who wish to attend, and partygoers will have the opportunity to win a chimenea as a door pri... Full story


Freedom students succeed at Woods County Fair

The Woods County Fair brought fellowship and fun to the residents of the area. It brought ribbons and success for Freedom students involved in art classes at Freedom, or involved in FACS, 4H, FCCLA... Full story


Freedom Booster Club hosts annual golf tournament in Coldwater

This year the Freedom Booster Club held their annual golf tournament for a good cause. On Saturday morning, Sept. 14, the booster club set out to Coldwater, Kansas, with more than 30 people – nine t... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    August 8, 2019

Educational foundation donates school supplies

Freedom students, teachers, staff and community members are gearing up for the upcoming school year. Each year the Freedom Educational Foundation (FEF) gathers supplies for students to gift on the...


What to expect at this year's Freedom Rodeo

What can be expected at this year’s Freedom Rodeo? Definitely hot temperatures, but don’t let that stop you from attending the 86th Freedom Rodeo and Old Cowhand reunion. There is something for every rodeo enthusiast. If you are a contestant the...

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    July 25, 2019

Freedom school teachers learn in Baltimore

Though it is a small, Freedom schools received the big opportunity to attend the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in Baltimore MD. Freedom... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    July 18, 2019

Freedom begins rodeo events with 82nd annual Queen Kickoff

The 82nd annual Freedom rodeo and Old Cowhand reunion is just around the corner, which is one of this community's deepest and most treasured traditions. Rodeo events begin a month before, with the... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 27, 2019

Freedom Museum hosts annual fundraising supper

Though Freedom is small, its history is long. That's why the Freedom Museum holds its annual fundraising supper every summer. On Friday, June 21, the Freedom Museum held the annual fundraising supper... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 21, 2019

Here for the patient and the family

Hospice goes beyond caring for the patient. At Faith Hospice of Alva and Faith Hospice services across Oklahoma; they focus on being there for the family as well. Open since May 1, on Thursday, May...

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 20, 2019

Woods County Conservation District presents new five year plan

Last Wednesday, June 12, the Woods County Conservation District (WCCD), board met for their monthly meeting to discuss their agenda. At 2 p.m. on June 12 they held a public meeting in order to... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 13, 2019

Nixon hosts first Tator Tot Memorial Roping Series rodeo

Man's best friend goes beyond a lifelong companionship. Tator Tot Nixon was a Freedom community well-known corgi owned by a Freedom High school '87 graduate and longtime community member, Kari Nixon,... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 6, 2019

Seniors visit Washington, DC and New York City

Freedom High School seniors have had the incredible opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. and New York City for decades. This year Freedom High School's 2019 seniors embarked on their annual senior...

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 6, 2019

Freedom Chamber of Commerce hosts Woodward Elks steer roping

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce hosted a steer roping event at the Freedom rodeo grounds Monday, June 3, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sixty-four cowboys from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, N...

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 30, 2019

Freedom Museum plans annual dinner for June 21

Freedom's history is deep and rich in traditions, which is why the local museum finds value in the annual Freedom Museum Fundraiser dinner. The Freedom Museum board is starting to plan their sixth ann... Full story

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 24, 2019

Hada opens Ignite Physical Therapy in his hometown

Human Performance Centers (HPC) of Alva now has a new name and a new location. It's called Ignite Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab and is located at 520 Flynn on Alva's square in the building...

 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 23, 2019

Opinions vary on failed school bond election

With 51 percent of Freedom's residents voting yes and 49 percent voting no, the 2019 Freedom Public School bond was not passed Tuesday, May 14. A 60 percent majority is required. The school bond was worth $1.4 million, and would have been used to...


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