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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 14: Ashley Wilson, Darrell Bradt Feb. 15: Ernie Gay, DeLois Shepherd, Ty Ferguson, Dana Luddington Feb. 16: Rebecca Eden, Lois Ferguson, Hank Luddington Feb. 17: Crystal Nickel, Dustin Earnest Feb. 19: Chris Bilyeu, Leonna...

 

Freedom School Board discusses finances, senior trip, livestock shows and personnel issues in Feb. 11 meeting

The Freedom Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 11. Present were board president Shane Morris, board clerk Shan Wilson, board members Philip Kirkpatrick and Robert... Full story

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Feb. 16: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Woodson, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Winn Feb. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Holbrook Mar. 2: Mr. & Mrs. Russell Nickel Mar. 5: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Harper (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 10, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Bible study will start on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. We will be studying about the apostle Simon Peter. Invocation by Pastor Todd...

 

Auditors to prosecutors: Hire collection agency to recover unpaid fees from offenders

Oklahoma district attorneys have more than $56 million in uncollected fees on their books and are being advised they should hire collection agencies to go after offenders to recover more of the debt. But district attorneys are balking at the...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    February 14, 2019

What every caregiver should know about Medicare

The phone call can come at any hour. Your elderly parent has fallen ill and needs your help. If you haven’t gotten the call yet, chances are you will. About 70 percent of our parents will require some kind of personal care during their old age....

 

Baseball Falls on the Road at Oklahoma Baptist

SHAWNEE, OKLA. – The East Central University baseball team faced the same team for the second game in a row, as a non-conference opponent, falling 13-2 to Oklahoma Baptist. ECU Lineup Jr. Zach Lehman (SS) Sr. Josh Lincoln (2B) So. Justin Pettifer...

 

Pitchers Team to One-Hit ECU in Easy Win

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist used five different pitchers who all had turns in silencing East Central in a 13-2 baseball romp Tuesday in Shawnee. Starter A.J. Merkel along with relievers Hudson Pearson, Albert Monge, Caleb Bly and Shane Kelso teamed...

 

Softball Uses Big Fifth Inning in CCU Win

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist won its 2019 softball home opener, coming back for a 4-3 victory over visiting Colorado Christian Tuesday in Shawnee. Grace Van Horn pitched six solid innings and Shelby Savage had a two-run triple as part of a four-run...

 
 By James Hill    Sports    February 14, 2019

Bechtel Wins Houston Classic; Leads SNU Golf to Second Place Finish

HUMBLE, Texas - Rhett Bechtel shot a three-round score of 217 (+1) including a 68 (-4) on Tuesday afternoon to lead the Southern Nazarene golf team to a three-round team score of 913 (+49) to place second at the Houston Classic at the Golf Club of...

 

Lady Eagles rebound with sweep of Southwest Baptist

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 12, 2019) – Oklahoma Christian's pitchers combined on two shutouts and its hitters had seven extra-base hits –including four triples – as the Lady Eagles swept Southwest Baptist (Mo.) 8-0 and 5-0 in a softball doubleheader...

 

Golden Suns cruise past Lady Tigers

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Golden Suns started their 2019 season off strong Wednesday as they defeated Ouachita Baptist 7-0 at Chartwells Women's Sports Complex. NEXT UP The Golden Suns host Henderson State Saturday, Feb. 16. Match time is 2 p.m....

 

Harding's Lindy Carpenter Named GAC Tennis Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's Players of the Week awards for the second week of the 2019 tennis season. Harding's Lindy Carpenter garnered the Women's honor and Southern Arkansas' Stuart Rehfuss earned...

 

Reddies' Bats Held in Check in 4-0 Loss to UT-Tyler

TYLER, Texas — UT-Tyler held Henderson State to just one hit on Tuesday night as the Reddies fell to the Patriots 4-0 in their first midweek contest of the season. UT-Tyler scored one run in the first, third, fourth, and sixth inning in its season...

 

SAU Tennis' Stuart Rehfuss receives the program's first GAC Player of the Week honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – History was made on Wednesday morning when the Great American Conference announced its Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week following the second weekend of competition. Among the honorees was Southern Arkansas' Stuart...

 

Dead Oklahoma mayor 2nd in primary, advances to next ballot

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Despite dying in December, the then-mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb has advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb's name will be on the April 2nd general...

 

Permitless gun bill passes in Oklahoma House vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill vetoed last year by Oklahoma's Republican former governor that would allow adult residents to carry a gun without any training or a background check has easily passed a vote in the state House on its way to the desk of...

 

Oklahoma City mayor praises young, new leadership on council

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt is heralding a new era with the recent election of city officials age 40 and younger. Holt said in a tweet Wednesday that having so many elected officials in that age range is "without modern...

 

Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma Top State List for Flu Activity

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2019--The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences...

 

Man charged with stalking employees at DMV office

TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is charged with stalking after authorities say he repeatedly visited a Driver's License and Vehicle Registration Office for several months. The Lincoln County Sheriff's office says 34-year-old Timothy Howe,...

 

Kansas didn't use national voter database it runs last year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized national database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states wasn't used last year in Kansas, the state that administers it, the official overseeing the state's elections told lawmakers. Kansas...

 

Militia members file appeals in Kansas bomb case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three militia members facing decades in prison for their roles in a foiled plot to massacre Somali Muslims in southwest Kansas have all now appealed their convictions and sentences. Attorneys representing Gavin Wright and...

 

Lawrence school district reacts to gun incidents on campuses

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence school district is taking steps to respond to two students bringing guns to Lawrence High School in the last week. District spokeswoman Julie Boyle said Tuesday night that the district had activated its Crisis...

 

Wichita girl dies, days after ending 457-day hospital stay

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A girl who was the first at a Kansas City hospital to walk while on an invasive form of life support has died, less than two weeks after returning to her Wichita home. The mother of Zei ("Zay") Uwadia said her daughter died Tue...

 

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