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Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 11: Tegan Cook, Gene Burnham Jan. 12: Amanda Isenbart Jan. 13: Darlien Kamas, Alan Burkhart, Ruth Fisher Jan. 14: Kayle Costello, Taylor Turner, Kassidy Bourassa Jan. 15: Jan Howard Jan. 16: Laryn Luddington, Steve Brady Jan. 1...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening prayer by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship – Psalm 113:1-9 led by Johnnie Sue Olson Opening hymn “Because He Lives” led...

 

Freedom School Calendar

Friday, Jan. 12: Junior high basketball vs. Waynoka, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16: High school basketball at Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, Jan. 18–20: High school basketball at Buffalo Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 23: High school basketball...

 

Freedom School Board approves senior trip

The Freedom School Board had a quick 11-minute meeting before adjourning into executive session to discuss the employment of Michelle Shelite, a part-time bus driver, and approve the superintendent's contract. After the executive session, the...

 

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs Pioneer telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone) – $449.74 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (street lights, af/am, town) – $979.01 SPC (office supplies) – $10.82 Dacoma Co-op (fuel and supplies) – $163.48 Locke Supply (suppl...

 

Woods County commissioners elect officers

The first order of business on the Woods County commissioners' agenda Monday morning was to elect officers of their group. John Smiley made a motion to keep the officers “as is.” David Hamil seconded the motion and the question passed...

 

Avard Rail Park slow during winter

The regular meeting of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority was held Tuesday evening at the Northwest Technology Center campus. All members were present including Bob Firth, Stan Bixler, Joe...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 11, 2018

Lady Eagles fly past Aline-Cleo in consecutive games

ALINE, Okla. – Fresh off a consolation championship at the Medford tournament last weekend, the Freedom High School girls traveled to face Aline-Cleo for the second time in as many games. The Lady...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 11, 2018

Run lifts Freedom boys over Aline-Cleo

ALINE, Okla. – The Freedom High School boys avenged a season opening loss to Aline-Cleo with a 51-46 win on the road Tuesday night. The Eagles improved their record to 5-10 this season, winning...

 

Lady Eagles bring home Consolation Championship from Medford Tournament

Medford – The Lady Eagles beat Deer Creek-Lamont 48-41 on Friday night to move into the consolation championship. The game was tight the whole way with DCLA leading 14-13 after the first quarter....

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    January 11, 2018

Bison Picked Second in GAC Poll

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist opens the season Feb. 2 as the No. 2 team in the Great American Conference, according to the coaches' poll released Wednesday. The Bison received 109 points, including three first-place votes. Southern Arkansas received...

 

Arkansas Tech picked third in preseason baseball poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech baseball has been picked to finish third in the 2018 Great American Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league office announced Wednesday. The Wonder Boys are coming off a 34-21 record last season, including a...

 

Mulerider Baseball named preseason favorite in GAC Preseason Coaches Poll

USSELLVILLE, Ark. – After a 2017 season that saw the program claim its fourth Great American Conference Regular Season Championship and appear in its ninth NCAA Regional Tournament of the past ten years, the Southern Arkansas Mulerider Baseball...

 

Honduras next in line for US decision on protected migrants

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — This week's news that the Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 migrants from El Salvador is also rattling nerves in neighboring Honduras. A decision on the fate of more than 50,000...

 

Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; 24 missing

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched for two dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least...

 

Trump says it 'seems unlikely' he'll give Mueller interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Trump said "we'll see...

 

Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui said he feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who have disappeared in Pakistan after...

 

Trump open to US-NKorea talks 'under right circumstances'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the right...

 

Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while. In a case from Ohio, opponents of the practice called it a violation of a federal l...

 

Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

NEW YORK (AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club announced Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon...

 

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel...

 

Dutoit steps down from Royal orchestra amid sex allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charles Dutoit has stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following multiple allegations of sexual assault, the orchestra said Wednesday. The renowned conductor's...

 

Diet Coke gets new look, new flavors amid sinking sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it's adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, updating the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new...

 

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