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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 22: Christina Brady, Morgan Ledford Feb. 23: Lillian Hodgson Feb. 24: Callie Kay, Tyresa Daughhetee, Lori Parks, Elaine Walker, J.T. Johnson Feb. 25: Debbie Ferguson, Brianna Lumpkin, Rayah Fisher, Sue Burkes Feb. 26: Jennifer...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Mar. 2: Mr. & Mrs. Russell Nickel Mar. 5: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Harper Mar. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gillenwaters Mar. 19: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gerloff (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 8...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Todd Finley, pastor, was unable to attend church this morning due to a medical issue. Bible study will start on Thursday, March 7,...

 

FCCLA members place first

Freedom FCCLA members Madison Rhodes, Dreama Jones and Payton Kirkpatrick are heading to state competition after placing first at the Regional Star Events on Feb. 6 in El Reno. Rhodes and Jones won...

 

Freedom Town Board approves new drug testing policy

Freedom held its town board meeting on Feb. 18, with all members present: Mayor Shad Brackin, board members Rolando Galindo and Terry Smith, and clerk Cindy Reed. After approving the meetings of the Jan. 9 meeting, the board approved the purchase... Full story

 

FFA, 4-H in local livestock show

Freedom 4-H and FFA members showed their pigs, goats, sheep and cattle at the Freedom Local Livestock Show held last week on Feb. 8. Two weeks prior the 4-H and FFA chapter held its annual trophy acti... Full story

 
 By Andrew Cox    Sports    February 21, 2019

STUNT Splits Matches with OSU, OCU

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Baptist STUNT team took on defending national champion Oklahoma State, followed by Oklahoma City University in two matches Friday, Feb. 15. In its first match OBU gave OSU all it could handle in the first three...

 

Storm Rodeo Opens Spring With Strong Outing

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Southeastern rodeo returned to action for the first time in the spring semester with both the men's and women's teams returning to form with matching second place finishes at the Kansas State Rodeo, while Will Martin collected...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    February 21, 2019

Lady Bulldogs Sit Second in Initial NCAA Regional Rankings

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The first set of NCAA Division II Women's Basketball regional rankings were released on Wednesday afternoon, with the #12/7-ranked SWOSU Lady Bulldogs sitting second in the Central Region with two weeks to play in the regular...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    February 21, 2019

No-Hitter Leads to GAC Pitcher of the Week Award for SWOSU's Cooper Cantwell

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – After tossing eight no-hit innings against East Central to open Great American Conference play, SWOSU Baseball pitcher Cooper Cantwell has been named the GAC Pitcher of the Week. Cantwell, who improved to 2-1 on the year with...

 

ATU's Drebka named GAC Tennis Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – After leading the Golden Suns to two consecutive wins in its first two games of the spring season, Katharina Drebka has been named the Great American Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced...

 

ATU's Nunbhakdi named GAC Golfer of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – After leading Arkansas Tech to their first tournament win of the spring season, Pia Nunbhakdi has been named the Great American Conference Women's Golfer of the Week, announced by the league office on Wednesday. Nunbhakdi is...

 

Harding's Alvaro De Lorenzo Named GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's Players of the Week awards for the third week of the 2019 tennis season. Harding's Alvaro De Lorenzo claimed the Men's honor and Arkansas Tech's Katharina Drebka earned the w...

 

Oklahoma Legislature hurries gun carry bill to new governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma adults would be able to carry a gun without training or a background check under a bill being hurried through the Republican-led Legislature to a new governor who says he'll sign it. The bill vetoed last year by...

 

OU regents chair: President didn't initiate personnel probe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chair of the University of Oklahoma regents said an ongoing personnel investigation was not initiated by the current president, but declined to elaborate further following a closed-door meeting Wednesday with attorneys to...

 

Panel revises Oklahoma revenue projections by $37.8 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will have $37.8 million less to spend than was forecast just two months ago after the state Board of Equalization certified an $8.2 billion budget Wednesday that still represents a major increase over...

 

Police: Man says he stole Pepsi truck to get to the airport

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck as the driver was unloading soda in the back. Tulsa police say no one was hurt. The driver jumped out of the back when he felt his rig move. A trail of sodas spilled out as...

 

Oklahoma lawmakers to consider anti-abortion measures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State lawmakers are discussing proposed legislation that would revoke the medical licenses of Oklahoma doctors who perform unauthorized abortions. One proposal would direct the Oklahoma Medical Board and the Oklahoma State...

 

GOP resistance means new Kansas governor off to rocky start

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in Kansas politics, but many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives. The...

 

Remains identified as Chanute woman missing since 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas authorities say remains found last summer in Neosho County are those of a 39-year-old woman who has been missing since 2017. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that the remains were identified as Marissa...

 

State donates $10M in unused equipment to Kansas State

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state has given Kansas State University $10 million in unused computer equipment that was bought in a failed effort to develop a centralized storage system for computer information. The university says in a news release...

 

Man arrested in drug-related shooting at Wichita motel

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in a deadly drug-related shooting outside a south Wichita motel. The Wichita Eagle reports that 34-year-old Justin Gaston was identified Tuesday as the victim. Thirty-one-year-old...

 

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A...

 

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia. In Russia, the Kremlin sees the...

 

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