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Freedom voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in the Freedom School District who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the May 14 Freedom Special School Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board can...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Apr. 5: Darla Wise, Kevin Harris Apr. 6: Shawn Darr, Mike Graff, Lindsay Ferguson, Sadie Woodall Apr. 7: Matthew Lewis, Mele Nickelson, John Lastly, Ashley Murray Apr. 8: Mardeanna Davis, Retha Noble Apr. 9: Horace Kurz Apr. 10:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Apr. 7: Mr. & Mrs. Pat McGinley, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Welty, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nixon Apr. 13: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Bradt Apr. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Dale Sample (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, March 31, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Bible study Thursday at 6:30 p.m. We are studying about the apostle Simon Peter. Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship:...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Regional    April 4, 2019

Oklahoma prepares to purge thousands of inactive voters

Election officials are gearing up to remove tens of thousands of Oklahomans from the state’s voter rolls – a controversial practice voting-rights advocates say can lead to disenfranchised voters. Oklahoma is one of seven states that allow...

 

USDA launches new farmers.gov features

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched two new features on farmers.gov to help customers manage their farm loans and navigate the application process for H2A...

 

Voter registration deadline

Friday, April 19, 2019, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2, Regular Municipal General Election for the City of Waynoka, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today....

 

Jones, Rhodes place in Top 3 in State FCCLA Star Events

FCCLA members Dreama Jones and Madison Rhodes competed in the State FCCLA Star Events this last week. They have been notified that they have placed in the Top 3. They will find out their placing at...

 

Miss Freedom competition to be April 6 at 6:30

Summer Ralston will be crowned Miss Freedom at the Miss Freedom competition on April 6 in the Freedom Public Schools auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Even though Ralston is the only contestant she...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    April 4, 2019

Freedom Town Board keeps it all legal

In a very brief special meeting April 2, the Freedom Town Board – Mayor Shad Brackin, board members Terry Smith and Rolando Galindo, and town clerk Cindy Reed – reviewed bids for installing the new water meters funded by the REAP grant. After...

 

Spring Music Program: 'We're Going on a Trip with Miss Freedom'

This group of Freedom Public School kindergarten through fifth grade students will be featured at this year's Miss Freedom Contest. The spring music program, titled We're Going on a Trip with Miss...

 

School bond election meeting Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m.

A public meeting on the upcoming school bond election will be held tonight, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Freedom School Auditorium. Board members and school administration will discuss the $1.4 million school bond proposal. They are expected to discuss...

 

ECU Gardner Earns All-GAC Track & Field Honors

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – East Central University track & field junior Dilland Gardner picked up his first All-Great American Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors after his performance at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational. The Desoto, Texas,...

 

OBU's Enriquez Powers Run-Rule Win Over SWOSU

SHAWNEE – It was a slugfest in Shawnee Tuesday night as the Bison run-ruled Southwestern Oklahoma State, 17-7, in a non-conference matchup at Bison Field at Ford Park. The win was the 20th for the Bison in 2019. The Bulldogs struck first, plating...

 

SNU tallies 15 hits in a 12-6 win over rival Oklahoma Christian

EDMOND—Southern Nazarene snapped a six game losing skid over Oklahoma Christian on Tuesday night, mashing fifteen hits in route to a 12-6 victory. In an action-packed game, the Crimson Storm found themselves trailing 2-0 heading into the third...

 

Eagles stumble against Southern Nazarene

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 2, 2019) – Southern Nazarene banged out 15 hits and the Crimson Storm used two big innings late in the game to pull away for a 12-6 upset of Oklahoma Christian on Tuesday night at Dobson Field. The win gave SNU (6-24) a split...

 

RSU's Thomas Named GAC Track Athlete of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Alfred Thomas has been named the Great American Conference Track Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Texas Relays this past weekend. Thomas, a senior for the Hillcats, ran the fastest time in the South Central...

 

Harding's Liz Fouts Named GAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's third weekly honors for the 2019 women's outdoor track & field season. Oklahoma Baptist's Leah Molter earned the Track Athlete of the Week accolade and Harding's Liz Fouts...

 

Reddies Fall Just Short at No. 14 Delta State

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Henderson State pushed No. 14 Delta State to the brink on Tuesday night at its home field, but the Statesmen outlasted the Reddies late and held on for a 9-8 win. It was the Reddies (17-16) who got a leg up early in a 1-1 game wh...

 
 By Cyrus Wittig    Sports    April 4, 2019

HSU Ties for Seventh at Argonaut Invitational

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Henderson State's men's golf team wrapped up a highly competitive Argonaut Invitational in a tie for seventh place after posting a cumulative 14-over 302 on Tuesday. The Reddies finished the three round event with a total team sco...

 

TIgers Compete Hard Against Ranked Delta State

ARKADELPHIA, ARK. - Ouachita Baseball shows well against Delta State but in the end fall with a score of 10-0. Tyler Duck got the start for the Tigers in the battle against the ranked foe. He would get out of a first inning jam by forcing a fly ball...

 

SAU Men defeat #22 Harding; claim GAC Regular Season Championship

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – In the program's first season of competition since 1992-93, the Southern Arkansas Men claimed the Great American Conference Regular Season Title following a 4-2 win over #22 Harding in a gritty affair on Tuesday afternoon at the...

 

The Latest: MMA fighter, girlfriend indicted for murder

BELTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on an MMA fighter accused of killing two people and later escaping from a prison van (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A 44-year-old MMA fighter and his girlfriend have been indicted in Texas on capital murder charges in...

 

Former Oklahoma sheriff's lieutenant admits to stealing meth

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former lieutenant in the Mayes County Sheriff's Office has been convicted of stealing methamphetamine that had been seized by law enforcement. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa announced that a judge convicted 48-year-old Brett...

 

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