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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Jan. 5: Larry Wise, Danita Walker, Kobe Gainer, Ariel Pierce Jan. 6: Joe Jessup, Dixie Stansberry, April Parker Jan. 7: Starla Bradley Jan. 8: Dawnell Hughes, Paula Fitzgerald, Shirley Schultz, Barbara Fitzmeyer, Lucy Ibarra Jan....

 

Freedom school calendar

Thursday, Jan. 5: High school basketball tournament at Medford Friday, Jan. 6: High school basketball tournament at Medford Saturday, Jan. 7: High school basketball tournament at Medford Wednesday, Jan. 11: 3:30 p.m. 4-H meets Thursday, Jan. 12:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Jan. 1, was the first Sunday after Christmas. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening Prayer given by Todd Finley, lay speaker Opening chorus “Majesty” Call to Worship by Shir...

 

Menus for the week of Jan. 5–13

Breakfast Menu for Freedom Public School Thursday – Mini pancake or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Friday – Biscuit and gravy or cereal, fruit, juice Monday – Sausage and cheese biscuit or cereal, fruit, juice Tuesday – Scrambled eggs and...

 

Did gerrymandering give Republicans dominance in legislature?

A recent federal court ruling could open a new wave of redistricting challenges across the country. And that includes Oklahoma, where Republicans now control 78.5 percent of the statehouse seats ...

 

Calculating Oklahoma's efficiency gap

To calculate the efficiency gap for legislative elections in 2014 and 2016, Oklahoma Watch compiled the total votes cast for each district’s Republican and Democratic candidates, plus the total combined vote. For uncontested races, a total vote num...

 

Republicans in Control of Legislature

Republicans hold 78.5 percent of Oklahoma legislative seats, including 42 of 48 Senate seats, for 87.5 percent, and 75 of 101 House seats, for 72.3 percent. (Republican Rep. Tom Newell, District 28,...

 

Woods County fair premium checks still available

If you won a ribbon at the Woods County Fair this past fall, you will most likely have a premium check to collect. The following individuals still have a check waiting for them: Sandra Schubert, Sally Nighswonger, Janet Cunningham, Erica Kroft,...

 

Some Woods County precincts opt to close

Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn announced today that for the annual school election scheduled for Feb. 14, several precincts have opted to close. The Waynoka Public School has opted to close: Precinct 760001 in Woods County Precinc...

 

Women's Basketball Back in Action After a Month Off

ADA – The East Central University women's basketball team will return to Great American Conference action after almost a month off for the holiday break. The Tigers will head to Arkansas to battle with Harding, Thursday, Jan. 5 at 5:30 p.m. and...

 

Men's Basketball On the Road for Five of Next Six Games

ADA – The East Central University men's basketball team will return to Great American Conference action after the holiday break. The Tigers will head to Arkansas to battle with Harding, Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and then Arkansas Tech,...

 
 By Nicole Smith    Sports    January 5, 2017

Dowell Continues Figure Skating Dream at OBU

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The first time four year-old Hannah Dowell watched Tara Lipinski skate in the Olympics, she knew skating was something she wanted to try. Eighteen years later, she is now a nationally ranked figure skater and still going strong....

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    January 5, 2017

Bison Storm Past CCCB

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist shot 56 percent and got points from 10 players in a 92-49 rout of Central Christian of the Bible Tuesday in the final Bison non-conference game of the season. Steven Green scored 18 points and pulled 10 rebounds,...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    January 5, 2017

Lady Bulldogs Resume Conference Play at Henderson State

Setting the Scene - Great American Conference play resumes on Thursday evening as the SWOSU Women's Basketball team heads to the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia, Ark., to face Henderson State - SWOSU enters the contest as winners in five of their...

 

Suns climb two spots in Top 25 poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team continued its upward move in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Top-25 Coaches' Poll, moving up to No. 13 in this week's rankings. Arkansas Tech (7-1, 3-1 Great American...

 

Reddies Go for Fifth Straight Win

Henderson State will attempt to win its fifth straight game as the Reddies play host to Southwestern Oklahoma on Thursday in Great American Conference play with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. at the Duke Wells Center. The Reddies enter the new year with an...

 

Kansas center Azubuike has surgery on wrist, out for season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike had surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist, and coach Bill Self said the big freshman should be able to resume playing by mid-summer. Azubuike hurt the wrist during practice...

 

Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine declares for NFL draft

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine says he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The 235-pound junior became Oklahoma's career rushing leader during Monday's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn. He finished with...

 
 By Brett Martel    Sports    January 5, 2017

Mayfield leads Oklahoma to 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heisman Trophy finalists Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook connected one last time for a touchdown. Joe Mixon emerged from his recent controversy with big plays that had teammates lifting him off his feet in celebration. Samaje P...

 

TCU rallies late for 60-57 win over struggling Sooners

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Alex Robinson insists that TCU never worried while trailing most of the game. Once the Horned Frogs went ahead, they stayed in front to get their earliest Big 12 victory — and coach Jamie Dixon's first. Robinson scored...

 

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