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Black Bears bite the Bearcats

Mooreland Bearcats took on the Pawnee Black Bears Friday and lost 14 to 38. Both teams showed up ready to play. The Cats kicked the ball to the Bears first and because of a penalty the Bears started... Full story


Link crowned 2020 Miss Freedom on Saturday

And Miss Freedom 2020 is ... TamLynn Link! At the Miss Freedom Pageant on Saturday, Link won the talent and interview portions of the contest, each worth 30 percent of the overall score. She sang... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 12, 2020

Dixie Stansberry is 2020 Old Cowhand

Dixie (McCammon) Stansberry is Freedom's 2020 Cimarron Cowboy's auxiliary Old Cowhand. "I am pleasantly surprised," Stansberry said. "It is an honor." Dixie Stanberry will be honored all three nights...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 6, 2020

5K and Fun Run slated

The Freedom School Athletic Department will sponsor the annual Freedom Red Bluff Classic, a 5K/fun run, on Saturday, Aug. 15. Check-in begins at 7:15 and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. Entry forms were... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 6, 2020

Dixie Stansberry is 2020 Old Cowhand

Dixie (McCammon) Stansberry is Freedom's 2020 Cimarron Cowboy's auxiliary Old Cowhand. "I am pleasantly surprised," Stansberry said. "It is an honor." Dixie Stanberry will be honored all three nights... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 29, 2020

Good News Ranch cowhands wanted

The churches of Freedom will collaborate to bring the annual Vacation Bible School event titled “Good News Ranch.” This year’s VBS country theme will be held at the Freedom Christian Church (FCC). Patrons from both FCC and Freedom Methodist...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 16, 2020

83rd Rodeo Queen Kickoff held Saturday

Despite COVID-19 and a particularly hot evening that turned into a predominately windy event, the Freedom Rodeo's 83rd Queen Kickoff took place Saturday evening. The temperature soared over 100... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    May 21, 2020

'You can't always get what you want'

Some communities have done virtual ceremonies and others did parades to honor their 2020 high school seniors. Freedom Public School, having only five graduates, had their ceremony indoors and followed... Full story


Lady Eagles win one, lose one at districts

The Freedom Lady Eagles handled the Deer Creek-Lamont Lady Eagles (DCLA) in the first game of District Basketball Playoffs last Friday evening in Burlington. The game was close in the first quarter... Full story


Freedom local livestock show results

The Freedom FFA Local Stock Show began at 8:30 last Friday morning. About 50 patrons sat in the stands and supported the 4-H and FFA members. A total of 15 members showed gilts, barrows, does, goats,... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    November 7, 2019

Freedom robotics team formed

Freedom Public Schools has begun a robotics team. It will be one of the only For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) teams in northwest Oklahoma. The team of 13 students,... Full story


Bulldogs outrun the Bearcats

On a chilly Friday evening, the Mooreland Bearcats hosted the last regular season game against the Hooker Bulldogs. Both teams needed this win to seal their fates and continue on to the playoffs. The... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 31, 2019

Freedom Carnival was festive

Freedom Public Schools 2019 Fall Carnival, a traditional fundraiser for 7-12 grades, was fun and successful. The evening started with a dinner, served by the senior class, of chili or chicken and... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 17, 2019

4-H Week: 'Inspire Kids to Do'

Last week was National 4-H Week, and it was full of activities for Freedom School's students. The 4-H theme was "Inspire Kids to Do." Each day was dress-up day and there were contests. Contests... Full story


Red Devils defeat Bearcats

Mooreland Bearcats came up short of a win last Friday evening losing to the Texhoma Red Devils 13-6. Both teams had their share of fumbles, interceptions and penalties throughout the game. The Red... Full story


Mooreland JH team mows past Chisholm

The Mooreland Bearcats junior high football team met the Chisholm JH Longhorns team on Oct. 1 at the Mooreland field. Mooreland scored first with a short run by Carter Sampson and a quick two points m... Full story


Bearcats clip the Eagles

Mooreland Bearcats battled the Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles (OCA) in what started as a barn burner last Friday night. The Eagles received the opening kickoff and set up on their 34 yard line. On... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Sports    October 3, 2019

Bearcats come up short

The Oklahoma Bible Academy handed the Mooreland Bearcats their first loss 34-28 Friday. Both teams came onto the Bearcat field 4-0. It was a hard fought battle that began with the Trojans having the... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 3, 2019

Freedom students organize 'See You at the Pole'

Freedom students organized and led the annual "See You at The Pole" event. Several Freedom students participated in the national event on Sept. 25. Students across the US organize a prayer rally and... Full story


Bearcats blow by Oilers

In their first home game, and homecoming, the Mooreland Bearcats blew by the Merritt Oilers to advance 3-0 for the season. Everything seemed to go Mooreland's way starting with the coin toss.... Full story


Grant award to transform school library

The Freedom Public School Library was given $30,411 in federal funds to update, enhance and change the school’s library into an updated learning center. Shelly Province, FPS librarian and writer of the grant, is excited for the purposed changes....

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Bank gives away rodeo tickets

The Bank of Freedom had a drawing for free rodeo tickets. These tickets were for the Freedom Rodeo that concluded Aug. 17, and the United Bull Riders Freedom Invitational and Concert Series that... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Small number run in 5K

Thunder, lightning and rain kept several runners in their PJs sipping coffee, but not everyone. Around 20 folks showed up to run the Red Bluff Classic 5K/Fun Run Saturday morning, Aug. 17. The Red... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Gaskill named Freedom Rodeo Queen

Kaylen Gaskill was crowned the 2019 Freedom Rodeo Queen on Aug. 15 at the first night of the 82nd Freedom Rodeo. Sadie Crusinbery was runner-up and Shay Wilson was crowned the Freedom Rodeo Princess.... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 15, 2019

RC Brown named 82nd Honored Old Cowhand

RC Brown is Freedom's 82nd Honored Old Cowhand. "It is a great honor, and I'm in good company when I look at all the past Old Cowhands..." said Brown, "well, I've worked side-by-side with many of... Full story


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