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 By Nate Wood    Local    January 18, 2018

Eagle Times: Deserted Island

My teacher once asked if I were on a deserted island, what three things I'd wish I had with me. The three things are a fire starter kit, a bow and a hatchet. An interesting fact about all of the...

 

Eagle Times:Lady Bedlam

On Jan. 7, the Freedom basketball team and a couple of other fellow students made a bus trip to Stillwater to watch the Oklahoma State Cowgirls play the Oklahoma Sooners at the historic Gallagher IBA...

 
 By Pedro Ibarra    Local    January 18, 2018

Eagle Times: New Year

New Year holds a very special place in many people's hearts because with the coming of a brand new year it means that everyone gets a fresh start. The United States celebrates this very important...

 
 By Cora Vaughan    Local    January 18, 2018

Eagle Times: Oklahoma Horseshoeing School

About three years ago I decided I wanted to learn the back-breaking skill of horseshoeing. Six months ago I enrolled in the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School two week course. Over Christmas break I...

 
 By Nate Wood    Local    January 18, 2018

Eagle Times: The reffing experience

Travel, red team! If you have ever heard that, you may have been at one of the games I have refereed. One of my greatest experiences as a referee would be when the parents yell at me after making a...

 

Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 18: Linn Melkus, Lance Bradt, Andrea Haney Jan. 19: Guy Rackley Jan. 20: Priscilla Ledford Johnson, Darren Hughes, Lou Wilshire, Patricia Jessup, Shelley Wyckoff, Dasan Gillenwaters Jan. 21: Shelly Lane, Royce Friend Jan. 22:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Jan. 14, 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 46:1-11 led by Shirley Wagner Opening hymn “Great Is Thy...

 

Freedom School Calendar

Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 18-20: High school basketball at Buffalo Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 23: High school basketball at Waynoka at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25: Junior high basketball vs Hillsdale at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26: (Homecoming) high school...

 

Town of Freedom current bank balance

Checking/Savings 10000 – General Fund: $1,511.47 10001 – General Fund Savings: $103,614.94 10005 – Ambulance Fund: $9,441.35 10010 – Fire Fund: $53,563.58 10012 – Fire Fund Savings: $37,670.35 10020 – Grant Fund: $28,965.43 11030 – $RV...

 

Freedom Town Board meets

The Freedom Town Board held a regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at City Hall. Terry Smith and Mayor Shad Brackin were present. Rolando Galindo was absent. Also in attendance were Stuart Page, Daw...

 

Blood drive slated for Jan. 22

Freedom High School will host a community blood drive on Monday, Jan. 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact FPS at 621-3271 or OBI at 580-233-9323. The moto for this drive...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 18, 2018

Fargo nets 25 at Burlington; Eagles lose two

FREEDOM – Kristopher Fargo broke out for 25 points Tuesday night at Burlington in a 72-49 loss for the Freedom boys. The loss to the Elks followed a loss on Friday night when the Eagles ran into a...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 18, 2018

Lady Eagles drop games to Waynoka, Burlington

FREEDOM – Sophomore Summer Ralston continues to come into her own as a scorer for the Freedom Lady Eagles as she recorded a pair of double-figure scoring games this past week. Ralston led her squad...

 

Liberals press Dems to act on immigration, shutdown or no

NEW YORK (AP) — Shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown, liberal activists are demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation, no matter what. The conflict comes to a head this week as the Republicans...

 

ECU Men's Basketball Earns Historic Win Over Southeastern

ADA – The East Central University men's basketball team has a historic 120-86 victory over Southeastern in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center. Photo Gallery The Tigers (9-4, 7-2 GAC) recorded 100-or-more points for the...

 

ECU Women's Basketball Snaps Losing Streak with Win Over Southeastern

ADA – The East Central University women's basketball team broke a five-game losing streak with a 78-76 victory over Southeastern in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center. Photo Gallery The Tigers (5-8, 4-5 GAC) saw four...

 

Southeastern Falls Hard at ECU

ADA, Okla. – Southeastern was unable to keep pace in a scorching second half as the Savage Storm saw its four-game win streak come to an end in a 120-86 loss at East Central on Tuesday night in Ada, Okla. The loss drops the Savage Storm to 8-7...

 

Savage Storm Fall in Heartbreaker at ECU

ADA, Okla. – Southeastern rallied in the fourth quarter and tied the game with seven seconds to play, but East Central would hit a pair of free throws with 0.5 seconds to play to hand the Savage Storm a 78-76 loss on Tuesday night in Ada, Okla....

 

Snow, ice and record cold grip the South; at least 8 dead

ATLANTA (AP) — A layer of snow and ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a swath of the country ill-equipped to deal with...

 

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was...

 

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the...

 

No fire inspection records where 13 children held captive

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — City officials could find no records that the fire department conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were kept captive in...

 

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