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Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 26: Margie Waldrop, Ashley Ferguson, Tammy Honer Jan. 27: Jason Kornele, Ranae Murrow, Ronda Willams Jan. 28: Rita Maddux, Foy Wardrop, Donna Jo Harris, Jeff Darr Jan. 29: Tracy Walker Jan. 30: Staci Bliss, Tenesha Bookstore...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Jan. 21, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Christ’s light and lighting of the candles brought in by Shay and Jack Wilson Opening prayer by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship ...

 

Freedom School calendar

Thursday, Jan. 25: Junior high basketball vs Hillsdale at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26: (Homecoming) High school basketball vs Hardesty at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27: Freedom Elementary Basketball Festival Tuesday, Jan. 30: High school basketball at...

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His original name was Michael King Jr. He was the son of Alberta and Martin King Sr. He married his wife, Coretta, on June...

 

Northwestern's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program accepting applications

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice program has successfully completed its first semester with 20 doctoral students and is underway with its first spring semester. The DNP program is now accepting applications...

 

Northwest Tech board members recognized

January has been designated as School Board Recognition Month by the Oklahoma State School Board Association. This is an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma's more than 2,7...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 25, 2018

Eagles win consolation championship; girls earn seventh place

This past weekend, both the Freedom Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams took part in the annual Buffalo Invitational Basketball Tournament, with the boy's squad bringing home some hardware from...

 

UAMHOOPS falls to rival SAU in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball team was taken down on the road by rival Southern Arkansas Tuesday night, 69-68. NOTABLES The Weevils drop to 11-6 (6-5 GAC) on the year. SAU records its sixth straight win...

 

@UAMWBB picks up road win over rival SAU

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello women's basketball team took down rival SAU on the road Tuesday evening by a final score of 66-56. NOTABLES The Blossoms improve to 6-10 (2-9 GAC) this season. SAU will drop to 4-13 (3-8...

 

Reddies Withstand Late Rally, Defeat OBU 81-79

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State, behind 25 points from Kaylon Tappin and some big shots late, withstood a furious second-half rally from Ouachita Baptist on Tuesday night to defeat the Tigers 81-79 on their home floor in Bill Vining Arena. The...

 

Stifling Second Half Defense Leads Henderson to 67-56 Win at OBU

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Defense was the story for Henderson State on Tuesday night, as the Reddies held Ouachita Baptist to just 22 points and 27.3 percent shooting from the field in the second half to pull away from their rival 67-56 at Bill Vining...

 

Turnovers cost Tigers against Henderson State

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Ouachita Baptist was unable to complete the comeback against Henderson State on Tuesday evening, falling 81-79 inside Bill Vining Arena. "I loved the effort we had in the second half tonight." Ouachita Baptist head men's...

 

Offensive struggles hurt Ouachita in rivalry game

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – A poor offensive shooting night for the Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers proved to be the difference in a 67-56 loss to cross-town rival Henderson State on Tuesday evening inside Vining Arena. "We are very disappointed in the loss t...

 

White House to unveil immigration framework

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Wednesday that it would be unveiling a legislative framework on immigration that it hopes can pass both the House and the Senate and land on the president's desk. The framework to be unveiled Monday "repr...

 

Captive kids slowly providing information to investigators

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The California children who authorities say were tortured by their parents and so malnourished that their growth was stunted are slowly providing valuable information to investigators, a prosecutor told The Associated...

 

Probe: Chinese opioid sellers exploit US postal service flaw

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Chinese opioid manufacturers are exploiting weak screening at the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers. In a yearlong probe, Senate inves...

 

Mother: School shooting took life of a 'perfect sweet soul'

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A tight-knit rural community reflected Wednesday on the hometown horror of a school shooting that killed two teenagers, injured 18 and sent hundreds of others fleeing for their lives from a place many considered immune from viole...

 

Kushners drop much-criticized effort to raise Chinese cash

NEW YORK (AP) — The family real estate company once run by Jared Kushner is no longer seeking $150 million from Chinese investors for a New Jersey building project after months of criticism that the company was playing up its White House ties to...

 

Trump heads to Swiss forum to push economic policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ready to play salesman as he heads to an economic summit in the Swiss Alps, making the case that his "America First" agenda can go hand-in-hand with global cooperation. Trump is set to arrive at the World...

 

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in...

 

2 federal agencies send teams to probe Tesla freeway crash

DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. It's the second time the National...

 

Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison by a judge who proudly told him, "I just...

 

Mayors boycott Trump meeting after sanctuary cities threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on so-called sanctuary cities seeking public safety grant money, warning that they could be legally forced to prove they are cooperating with federal immigration authorities....

 

Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance — including "blond-haired, freckled" children in...

 

In Davos, European leaders try to counterbalance Trump views

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — European leaders came to the defense of free trade and global cooperation on Wednesday, laying out a vision meant to counterbalance what many perceive as a rise in the more brash, nationalistic policies of U.S. President...

 

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