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Northwestern to present musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Fine Arts Department will present the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" April 11-12 at 7 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Mar. 21: Pat Thompson, Dale Rader, Sherry Stansberry, Lana Burkhart Mar. 22: Brianna Louthan, Bruce Stansberry, Karen Kurz Mar. 23: Arly Eden, Hilda Craig Mar. 24: Jena Daughhetee, Kale Pierce, Channing Joy Ferguson Mar. 25: Dawn...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Mar. 21: Mr. & Mrs. Harold Snow Mar. 24: Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Gainer Mar. 25: Mr. & Mrs. George Leist Mar. 26: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bradt Apr. 7: Mr. & Mrs. Pat McGinley, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Welty, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nixon (Note: Send...

 

JAKE WALKER

Jake Walker, 65, passed away March 10, 2019, from cancer in Wichita, Kansas, with his beloved wife Pam, daughter Tammy (Joshua) of Elk City, Oklahoma, and son Casey (Stephanie) of Lake Lotawana, Misso...

 

NAOMI MAXINE (COTTER) WELTY

Naomi Welty, 83-year-old Shattuck resident, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at her home south of Shattuck. Naomi was born on May 13, 1935, in Freedom, Oklahoma. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at the First...

 

Freedom Town Board hears presentation about new drive-by water meters

The Freedom Town Board met Monday, March 13, for – along with its regular business – a lengthy discussion of the new water metering system that the town is in the process of getting put in place,...

 

SE Tops UCO in Midweek Matchup

EDMOND, Okla. – Davis Jenks homered twice and Southeastern collected 11 hits en route to a 9-8 win over No. 30 Central Oklahoma on Tuesday evening in Edmond, Okla. The win lifts the Savage Storm to 12-12 overall heading into a weekend conference se...

 

Bulldogs Drop High-Scoring Midweek Contest with OBU

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – SWOSU Baseball scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning against Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday, but left the bases loaded as the game ended with OBU earning a 14-13 victory at the SWOSU Athletic Complex. Each team's offense...

 

Offensive outburst earns Eagles split with Emporia State

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 19, 2019) – After a lackluster hitting performance in the opening game of a baseball doubleheader with Emporia State (Kan.) on Tuesday, the Oklahoma Christian Eagles resolved to do better in the second game. They did, and they...

 

Rogers State Splits Conference Doubleheader at Texas A&M International

LAREDO, Texas – Rogers State needed extra innings to defeat Texas A&M International in game one on Tuesday, but fell to the hosts as the teams split a Heartland Conference doubleheader at the TAMIU Softball Field. The Hillcats lived by the homerun...

 

Hillcats Pull Off Come-From-Behind Victory at Hillcat Classic

OWASSO, Okla. – The Roger State Men's Golf team pulled off a comeback on Tuesday to win the Hillcat Classic hosted at the Bailey Ranch Golf Club. The Hillcats were down by double digits at multiple points during the final round, but Rogers State...

 

Keneth Chelelgo Named GAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's first weekly accolades for the 2019 men's outdoor track & field season. Harding's Keneth Chelelgo claimed the Track Athlete honor and Oklahoma Baptist's Saleem Fadel earned...

 

Harding Baseball Steals Victory at Union, McGaha's 500th Career Win

JACKSON, Tenn. – Harding head coach Dr. Patrick McGaha certainly does not remember all of his 500 collegiate coaching victories, but his 500th he will never forget. It went 12 innings and lasted more than 3½ hours. Harding used every available...

 

Arkansas-Monticello rallies in late innings to defeat #12/9 Muleriders

MONTICELLO, Ark. - Junior Austin Baker produced three of Southern Arkansas' eight hits and drew two of the team's five walks, while adding three stolen bases, but Arkansas-Monticello plated four runs in the seventh inning and added six more in the...

 

Briton dies in head-on collision at Texas off-roading event

DALLAS (AP) — An Englishman has died after the four-wheeler he was driving collided head-on with another all-terrain vehicle at a North Texas off-roading event known as "Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break," a sheriff's official said Wednesday. Af...

 

Oklahoma's top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drugmakers are trying to persuade Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The Oklahoma Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, a week after rejecting...

 

Oklahoma's technology department says it needs $16 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Office of Management Enterprise Services says it needs $16 million by the end of the month for its information technology department, including $7 million to pay bills that are more than 60 days overdue. The...

 

Oklahoma City woman locked up for 2 weeks due to an error

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court-ordered inspection of every inmate in the Oklahoma County jail found that a 20-year-old woman had been wrongly incarcerated for two weeks on a warrant that had been dismissed months before, a lawyer said. Giselle Perez...

 

2 children among 3 found dead in vehicle in Oklahoma

RIPLEY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in north-central Oklahoma say three people, including two children, have been found dead in what the Payne County Sheriff's Office is calling a murder-suicide. The sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page that...

 

Duncan working to launch a FEMA storm shelter rebate program

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Through diligence and lots of paperwork, the Duncan Emergency Management has secured a rebate program through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Gary Curtis, Deputy Director of Duncan/Stephens County Emergency...

 

Officials to address drop-offs along Oklahoma City's roads

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On NW 150, in a mostly rural part of Oklahoma City, the aging asphalt pavement of the two-lane road is full of potholes. Farther west of N Morgan Road, NW 150 becomes a gravel road alongside wheat fields and a farm near a...

 

Norman students design parade floats in an OU competition

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Students from eight Norman elementary schools came to the University of Oklahoma recently to do one thing: design the best parade float. That was the challenge handed down by Devon Energy for its second annual Design + Do...

 

Jobs program aims to employ panhandlers and homeless

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ben Morrison and his friend Tenesha Beasley were cold and hungry and homeless recently, so they stopped by In the Spirit Christian Church hoping to find a welcoming space and a warm meal. What they got was a chance meeting with...

 

Body found in southeastern Oklahoma is missing woman

VALLIANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in a creek with her hands bound. OSBI special agent Chad Dansby told the Texarkana Gazette that the body found...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 21, 2019

Medicaid expansion backers revive Kansas plan, advance it

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Medicaid expansion supporters in Kansas forced a debate Wednesday in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan and advanced it with bipartisan support over GOP leaders' objections. The House...

 

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