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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Feb. 9: Rodney Bishop, Alicia Welty Feb. 10: Kaylyn Province Feb. 11: Ronni Poe, Mark Wardrop, Becky Beer, Chasity Stewart, Betty Selman Feb. 12: Dawn Wares, Tom Russell Feb. 13: Chad Stewart, Sheila Bilyeu, Travis Woodson Feb. 14:...

 
 By Sam Greer    Local    February 9, 2017

Why I give blood

I give blood for many reasons. I strive to help others and show empathy toward everyone in need. I also give blood because when my mom was four years old, she was anemic and needed a blood...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The Sunday, Feb. 5, service followed this order: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening Prayer given by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship – Psalm 112: 1-10 Opening Hymn “Great is they Faithfulness” Affirmation of Faith led by Pastor Woody Hymn...

 

Freedom school calendar

Thursday, Feb. 9: 11:30 a.m. Freedom Local Livestock Show Friday, Feb. 10: Basketball districts begin. Freedom High School girls play Ft. Supply at 6:30 p.m. at Tyrone. Freedom High School boys play Ft. Supply at 8 p.m. at Tyrone. Winners advance to...

 

Menus for the week of Feb. 9–17

Breakfast Menu for Freedom Public School Thursday – Ham and cheese croissant or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Friday-- Biscuit and gravy or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Monday – French toast sticks or cereal, fruit, juice Tuesday – Breakfast...

 

Northwestern's spring semester student teachers enter area schools

Northwestern Oklahoma State University students leave the university with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 22 senior education students have entered area...

 

Protective order dismissed

On Dec. 29, 2015, Woods County District Court granted an emergency order of protection filed by Donna M. Hodgson of Freedom against Robert “Bob” Levi Seivert of Freedom. Throughout 2016 that order was amended three times to continue the...

 

Town board meets Feb. 8

The Town of Freedom was scheduled to hold their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Town Office, 1049 Main St. Trustees planned to discuss and act on the Harper Sanitation contract and hear reports from fire-ambulance, maintenance...

 

Woods County commissioners sell dump trucks to city

David Hamil of Woods County District 1 made a motion for the county to sell two 1982 small dump trucks to the city of Alva for $3,000 each. After the other commissioners approved the agenda item, Hamil explained the county was no longer using the tru...

 

Weekend Preview: Returning duo looks to lead Rangers forward

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State's softball team finally got their first taste of game action after a long off-season that saw many new faces join the program. After six games of evaluation for coach Charlie Zeilman, he feels like he got a firm...

 

Samantha Greer honored on Senior Night

Samantha Kaelyn Greer, the only senior at Freedom High School, was honored during the final basketball game of the regular season Tuesday night. The Eagles played Hardesty. During the recognition,...

 

Several races develop in Woods County town elections

City candidates generated a flurry of activity at the Woods County Election Board on the final day of filing Wednesday, Feb. 8. Several races have developed and at least one filing has been contested. Freedom Shad Brackin was the only person filing...

 

Lacrosse Tabbed 10th in Preseason RMAC Poll

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist will have to earn respect in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, entering the RMAC preseason coaches' poll at the bottom of the list at No. 10 in the 10-team poll. The conference office released the results of the pre...

 

Wonder Boys fall at Lyon

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Zach Klockowski had a three-hit performance, Jake Harvey picked up a pair, and Kyle Love drove in three runs, but the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys baseball team (1-3) was unable to rally against Lyon (2-2), dropping a 5-4...

 

No. 19 Oklahoma women rally late, beat West Virginia in 2OT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Vionise Pierre-Louis scored a career-high 33 points and No. 19 Oklahoma rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat West Virginia 90-87 on Tuesday night in double overtime. It's the largest comeback against a Big 12...

 

Oklahoma joins federal prosecutors alleging kickback scheme

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The state has joined federal prosecutors in alleging that Oklahoma-based Emergency Medical Services Authority and its director were part of a kickback scheme that involved the state's former ambulance services provider. The...

 

Man suspected of killing estranged wife, attorney found dead

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Police say a man suspected of killing his estranged wife and her divorce attorney in Norman has been found dead in neighboring Pottawatomie County. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer said 55-year-old Timothy Michael...

 

Abortion bill stalls as activists rally at Oklahoma Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While hundreds of anti-abortion activists descended on the Oklahoma Capitol for a rally on Wednesday, a GOP-led House committee failed to pass an anti-abortion bill in a move that could signal a shift in priorities for...

 

2 men arrested for the death of a woman in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two men suspected of wounding a homeless man and slaying a homeless woman in southeast Oklahoma City last year have been arrested. Nineteen-year-old Anthony David and 23-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez were arrested on murder and...

 

Oklahoma town cancels dance because of old city ordinance

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — A small Oklahoma town is echoing the story line of '80s movie "Footloose" by canceling a Valentine's Day dance because of an arcane city ordinance enforcing a strict moral code. KTUL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2logzET ) that...

 

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