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Freedom FFA trophy auction raises $14,000

At the annual Freedom FFA trophy auction, Freedom FFA officers served a menu that included pulled-pork sandwiches, baked beans, corn salad and dessert. The auction raised over $14,000 and will be...

 

Woods County 4-H competes at Northwest District 4-H Has Talent Contest

Young people from all over Northwest Oklahoma shared talents and lots of fun Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Northwest District 4-H Has Talent Contest held at the Fairview School Auditorium. Eleven...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Feb. 2: Dylan Moore, Lisa Welty, Jerry Cell, Deric Wagner Feb. 3: Bobby Gerloff, Vanessa Gerloff Feb. 4: Noah Ring Feb. 5: Chad Novak, Bryce Adair, Kay Decker Wardrop Feb. 6: Tamara Green Feb. 7: Norma Jean Smith Feb. 8: Jason...

 

Freedom school calendar

Saturday, Feb. 4: Homecoming – 4:30 p.m. junior high basketball vs Waynoka at Freedom; 6:30 p.m. high school basketball vs Waynoka at Freedom Tuesday, Feb. 7: 3:30 p.m. 4-H meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7: Senior Night – 4 p.m. junior high basketball vs...

 

Three Freedom school board seats on ballot

Freedom voters will have several names on the ballot in the Tuesday, Feb. 14, school election. There are three school board positions open with two candidates filing for each spot. The full term position is Office No. 2. Donald Simmons, incumbent,...

 

Northwest Tech board members recognized

It is School Board Recognition Month as designated by the Oklahoma State School Board Association. This is an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma's more than 2,700 elected...

 

Business and computer program exciting for students

Most job openings across the United States require knowledge of software and other computer skills. According to CareerToolBelt.com, the skills that help applicants secure employment include a...

 

Eagle basketball homecoming is Saturday

Homecoming is this Saturday against the Waynoka Railroaders at 6:30 p.m. The junior high game has been canceled. This year's theme is board games, and the Freedom Homecoming festivities begin on...

 

Hillcats Use Big Fourth Inning to Roll to 11-0 Win on Opening Day

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State baseball team scored eight runs in the fourth inning to roll to an 11-0 victory over Bacone College on Wednesday (Feb. 1) in the season opener at the Diamond Sports Complex. Eight of the 11 runs came in a...

 

Oklahoma keeps winning Big 12 titles on field, in recruiting

Oklahoma has won the Big 12 football championship a record 10 times under coach Bob Stoops. So it makes sense that the Sooners, who clinched their latest trophy on the field only two months ago, are often the conference champs in recruiting. And they...

 

No. 18 Oklahoma women shoot 59 percent, beat Kansas 89-52

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Maddie Manning had 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals, Peyton Little scored 16, and No. 18 Oklahoma beat Kansas 89-52 on Wednesday for its eighth straight home win. Manning was 8 of 9 from the floor,...

 

Rare national fire advisory issued for drought-hit Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has been placed under a national fire advisory as much of the state struggles with unrelenting drought and tinder-dry vegetation capable of igniting and quickly spreading out of control, state forestry officials said...

 

Oklahoma's public health lab needs more funding to continue

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state health leader has warned lawmakers that without legislative action Oklahoma's public health laboratory will not only lose accreditation, but it will also close. State Health Commissioner Terry Cline told a group of lawm...

 

McCall says new oversight panel to review House expenditures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican House Speaker Charles McCall is setting up a special committee to review and approve House expenditures in excess of $15,000. McCall announced the creation of the new committee on Wednesday based on a...

 

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel resigns amid probe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Longtime Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel is announcing his retirement just months after his re-election amid an ongoing investigation into his office's finances. Whetsel submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday,...

 

Convicted Oklahoma City police officer appeals sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of sexually assaulting women while on duty is appealing his conviction and 263-year prison sentence. Online Court of Criminal Appeals records indicate that attorneys for...

 

Special Oklahoma House committee set to release final report

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A special House committee investigating a Tulsa Republican lawmaker accused of sexually harassing two former legislative assistants is set to release its final report. House officials announced in a press release Wednesday...

 

Midwest economic survey suggests more improvement in January

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers released Wednesday suggest economic conditions continue to improve in nine Midwest and Plains states, and that confidence in the regional economy is at its highest level...

 

Midwest economy: January state-by-state glance

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national surv...

 

Cartwheeling choir teacher arrested for indecent exposure

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Police in northern Oklahoma say they've arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no undergarments. The Pawhuska...

 

Teens arrested for online threats against Stillwater school

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Police say they've arrested three juveniles for allegedly making threats on Facebook Live videos against Stillwater Junior High School officials. Stillwater police say two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old were arrested...

 

Coroner's jury leads to charge in teen's suicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A manager of a small-town Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee who later killed himself was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter following a rare investigation in Missouri requested by the local coro...

 

Kansas lawmakers send asset forfeiture bills to law experts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — House Judiciary Committee members will wait for input from an advisory committee before making any new policy regarding a law that allows police officers to seize and forfeit citizens' property. House Judiciary Committee...

 

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