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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


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...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    April 18, 2019

Lee named All-Star

Blake Lee was named All-Star player for the Northern Conference at the Oklahoma North West Academic Conference (ONWAC) banquet on April 2. This is Lee's second time to earn this honor for Freedom... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    April 18, 2019

Freedom teens dazzle at the prom

About 30 Freedom High School students went to this year's prom. The theme this year was Grease, a reference to the popular 1978 teen movie. The junior class hosted the event and decorated the legion... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    March 28, 2019

Road to regionals

Khrista McComb, Freedom High School senior, competed in last week's Regional Speech Tournament. The road to regionals began in January with her very first competition at Hennessey High School. There s...


Eagles compete at Regionals

With sirens blaring and horns honking, a small parade of vehicles followed the Eagle bus out of town as the Freedom Eagles traveled to Elk City to compete in the Regional Basketball Tournament on... Full story


Freedom Homecoming rescheduled

The Freedom School Homecoming games have been rescheduled. The scheduled high school game on Friday, Dec. 7, against Medford will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. The girl's game will...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    December 6, 2018

The Road to Bethlehem scheduled

Freedom community members of the two local churches, Freedom Christian Church and the Freedom Methodist Church, will present the annual production of “The Road to Bethlehem.” The cast of this Christmas play includes children, teens and adults...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 11, 2018

FPS academic team wins two

Freedom High School's academic team traveled to Leedey and played in a seeding district tournament. Freedom won two matches against Waynoka and Aline-Cleo. The Aline-Cleo match went into sudden death...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 2, 2018

Art camp held at Freedom School

Art camp was last week at Freedom School. Around 25 campers came for the three-day event and enjoyed creating different art projects. Ms. Immell, Freedom Public School art teacher and FCCLA...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 26, 2018

Student attends DC conference

Casey Luddington attended the FFA Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) in June. This was made possible through the generosity of some folks and businesses in Freedom. Luddington went with a group...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 19, 2018

Youth go to Branson

The Freedom Christian Church Youth Group went to Branson, Missouri, to attend the Kingdom Youth Conference. Madison Rhodes, Kaitlynn Rhodes, Ariana White, Payton Kirkpatrick, Duke Morris and Triston...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 19, 2018

Rodeo queen kick-off held

Despite the heat that surrounded the Town of Freedom Park, the annual Rodeo Queen Kick-off attracted around 80 folks. The annual cook out and auction did not disappoint. The cookout included...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 5, 2018

Freedom celebrates 4th of July

Food, fun, family, friends and fireworks equal a festive celebration sponsored by Freedom Chamber of Commerce. Last Friday the annual 4th of July celebration took place at the Freedom Rodeo grounds....

 By Katie Strehl    Local    June 21, 2018

Food, friends and prizes add up to museum fundraiser

If you take good food, good company and awesome prizes you will have the makings of a great evening. That is what happened last Friday evening at the Freedom Museum's yearly fundraiser. This year...

 By Katie Strehl    Sports    May 31, 2018

Students enjoy Freedom Field Days

Freedom Field Days proved to be on a hot, humid morning but it did not deter the young Freedom athletes. On May 17, kindergarten through sixth grade students tried their very best to beat the heat...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    May 17, 2018

Storm tracker Logan talks about safety at Freedom Schools

Marty Logan visited Freedom Schools and gave a slide presentation recently. He spoke about the dangers of storms and other events and how individuals can stay safe. Logan talked to third through...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    May 3, 2018

What-A-Donor Blood Drive is Monday

Freedom High School's FCCLA will host a community blood drive on Monday, May 7, from 1 to 6 p.m. The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) bloodmobile will be located in front of Freedom School. Every blood...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    April 19, 2018

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...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    April 12, 2018

Miss Freedom Pageant Saturday

The Miss Freedom Pageant is slated for Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Freedom School's auditorium. The three juniors competing are Cora Vaughan, Khrista McComb and Allison Galindo. The winner...


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...


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