Articles from the April 5, 2018 edition


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  • Backyard poultry seminar teaches fresh egg production

    Apr 5, 2018

    Calling all enthusiasts of farm-fresh chicken eggs and unique backyard pets. The Woods County OSU Extension office has scheduled a special seminar for anyone interested in learning more about the latest trend in homegrown nutrition. A backyard poultry seminar will be held on Thursday, April 12, at Northwest Technology Center, 1801 11th St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The seminar will cover a variety of topics about raising a home flock, providing insider tips you can use whether you're a novice who is trying to learn the difference between a...

  • Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

    Apr 5, 2018

    Happy Birthday To April 5: Darla Wise, Kevin Harris April 6: Shawn Darr, Mike Graff, Lindsay Ferguson, Sadie Woodall April 7: Matthew Lewis, Mele Nickelson, John Lastly, Ashley Murray April 8: Mardeanna Davis, Retha Noble April 9: Horace Kurz April 10: Gerald Conn, Terry Smith April 11: Katy Melkus April 12: Maggie Hepner, Randy Brady Tereasa Brady April 13: Riley Rae Rader, Kallie Wilson, Donna Hodgson April 14: Steven James, Roger Schultz,Nicole Hughes April 15: Brock Benson, Donnie Ledford, Debi Stewart, Laura Ferguson April 16: Travis...

  • Freedom United Methodist Church news

    Apr 5, 2018

    Easter Sunday, April 1, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Special music: “When He Was On the Cross, I Was On His Mind” sung by Janell Reutlinger Call to Worship: Psalm 150:1-6 led by Lori Wilson Opening hymn: “He Lives” led by Debbie Brown, song leader Affirmation of Faith led by Debbie Brown Gloria Patri Hymn of Justifying Grace: “'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” Offertory: “His Name Is Wonderful” – Janell Reutlinger Ushers: Mark Nixon and Bruce Stansberry Offertory Prayer...

  • Freedom School Calendar

    Apr 5, 2018

    Saturday, April 7: Track Meet at Crossings Christian Monday, April 9: Board of Education regular meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: Alva Regional Speech Contest Friday, April 13: Miss Freedom dress rehearsal 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Miss Freedom Pageant 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Redlands Community College FFA Interscholastics Wednesday, April 18: Redlands Community College FFA Interscholastics Saturday, April 21: Prom...

  • Capron man injured in wreck

    Marione Martin|Apr 5, 2018

    A Capron man was injured in a collision Tuesday in Alfalfa County. Robert Wayne Wright, 72, was admitted for head, arm, trunk external and leg injuries at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was listed in stable condition. Wright was flown to Oklahoma City by Air Evac of Kingfisher. The two-vehicle collision occurred Tuesday, April 3, at 4:02 p.m. on State Highway 11 at County Road 580 approximately four-tenths of a mile east of Burlington. Wright was driving a 2011 GMC pickup south on County Road 580. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol report says...

  • Easter sunrise service held

    Apr 5, 2018

    A community Easter sunrise service was held on the bluffs south of Freedom on Easter Morning at 7 a.m. Pastor Mark Kinkel presided over the service. Breakfast was then served at the Christian Church. A wonderful breakfast of biscuits, sausage gravy, breakfast casseroles, fruit bowl and cinnamon rolls was provided by the ladies of the two churches. Fellowship was enjoyed during the breakfast. Regular Sunday services were then held by the Christian Church and Freedom Methodist Church as members celebrated the risen Savior, Jes...

  • Eagles golf team places third

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Historic map donated to Freedom Museum

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Freedom Museum board receives $1,000 AEC grant

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Mired in the Easter egg hunt at Freedom's Buzzard Rally

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Kids race to find Easter eggs at the Buzzard Rally in Freedom

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Crowd watches the Freedom Buzzard Rally

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Plenty of mud at Freedom's Buzzard Rally

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Fun for all ages at the Buzzard Rally in Freedom

    Apr 5, 2018

  • ECU Softball Drops Pair at Southeastern

    Apr 5, 2018

    DURANT, OKLA. – The East Central University softball team fell in the first Great American Conference games of the 2018 season against arch rival Southeastern Oklahoma State. The Tigers (15-21, 10-16 GAC) fell 3-2 in the opening game and then 4-3 in the finale. ECU was led by junior Ellanee Allison, with a .667 average, four hits and a run scored. Freshman Tarah Hilton added a .500 average, a double and two RBIs. The teams will finish the series, Tuesday, April 17 at Tiger Field, with the double header starting at 2 p.m. The Tigers will next be...

  • OBU's Moosbacher Collects GAC Honor

    Ray Fink, Director of Athletics Communications|Apr 5, 2018

    SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist sophomore Kim Moosbacher earned Great American Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week honors, the league announced Wednesday. Moosbacher, who hails from Cologne, Germany, was 2-0 in singles and in doubles, leading OBU to wins over Seward County and Arkansas Tech. She lost seven games in her two straight-set wins, outscoring opponents 24-7. She and Kateryna Shkot scored wins of 8-3 and 8-1 on the week. It is the first award of the season for Moosbacher and she is the fourth Lady Bison to be honored this year, j...

  • OBU's Molter Named GAC Track Athlete of the Week

    Apr 5, 2018

    SHAWNEE – Leah Molter is the Great American Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. The junior from La Mesa, California, swept the relay events at the OBU Invitational, picking up a quarter of Oklahoma Baptist's eight event wins at the meet. She won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.11 and beat the field in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.63. Molter marks the first Lady Bison athlete to earn the conference honor this year. She previously won the award twice in 2017....

  • Fadel Earns Great American Conference Honor

    OBU Athletics Communications|Apr 5, 2018

    SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist sophomore Saleem Fadel was named the Great American Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. Fadel, a native of Doha, Qatar, won the hammer throw at the OBU Invitational last weekend. His throw of 195' 6.5" (59.60 meters) met the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark and was the eighth-best throw in the country. He is the first Bison athlete to win the GAC award in 2018....

  • SE Scores Pair of Walk Off Wins over ECU

    Apr 5, 2018

    DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern picked up a pair of wins over rival East Central with two-outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, taking the opener 3-2 before picking up a 403 win in the nightcap on Tuesday afternoon in Durant, Okla. The wins lift the Savage Storm to 25-14 overall on the year and 19-7 in Great American Conference play. Keeshia Thompson led the way with three hits for SE in the opener, while Sydnee Hinkle and Elexis Watsonadded two hits each. Thompson and Hinkle each recorded an RBI in the game. Kelsey Meeks collected her 20th w...

  • Storm Men Tripped up by #16 MSU

    Apr 5, 2018

    DURANT, Okla. – No. 31 Southeastern dropped a trio of hard fought doubles matches and struggled to recover in a 5-1 loss to No. 16 Midwestern State over the weekend at the Southeastern tennis Complex. The loss drops the Savage Storm to 6-6 overall on the year heading into the Great American Conference opener on April 7 at Harding in Searcy, Ark. The 12th ranked doubles duo of Carlos Anez and Ondrej Nice hit a rare bump as MSU's No. 30 ranked pair of Dillon Pineda and Nolan Mcaig swiped a 9-7 win at one doubles. Danrich Kruger and Sandro Lena w...

  • Women's Tennis Falls to Mustangs

    Apr 5, 2018

    DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern found its return home tougher than it had hoped, ending up on the losing end of a 5-0 final score against No. 24 Midwestern State over the weekend. The loss drops the Savage Storm to 3-9 overall on the year heading into the Great American Conference opener on April 6 at Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Ark. In doubles play against the Mustangs India Shiaelis and Nina Sergeev fought to an 8-6 loss at the two doubles position, while Alexsandra Reljic and Maria Matinez fell 8-0 at the one spot. SE came out of doubles d...

  • Men's Golf Turns in Best Performance of the Season for 2nd at DBU Patriot Classic

    Apr 5, 2018

    IRVING, Texas – The Rogers State men's golf team turned in its best performance of the 2017-18 season with a second-place finish out of 14 teams at the DBU Patriot Classic on Tuesday (April 3) at Hackberry CC. The Hillcats posted a three-round total of 894 with three freshmen in the top 12 overall individually. In the final round today, the navy and red fired a team score of 298 after rounds of 300 and 296 in the first two rounds on Monday on the 6,909-yard, par-72 course for the 894 team score. Freshman Luke Palmowski charged up the l...

  • Luke Cornett named GAC Men's Golfer of the Week

    Apr 5, 2018

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Luke Cornett has been named the Great American Conference Men's Golfer of the Week for week 16 of the 2017-18 season, the league office announced Wednesday. Cornett, a senior from Drasco, Ark., led the Wonder Boys to a fourth-place finish at the Argonaut Cup in Pensacola, Fla. earlier this week, their ninth consecutive top-five finish. Cornett placed third at the three-round event, shooting a career-low 67 (-5) in Tuesday's final round to record the third-lowest 54-hole individual score in Tech history. Arkansas Tech's...

  • Weevils Baseball falls to Delta State in Cleveland

    Apr 5, 2018

    CLEVELAND, Miss. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team was taken down by No. 5 Delta State Tuesday afternoon, by a final score of 19-9. NOTABLES Final Score: #5 DSU 19 - #17 UAM 9 UAM falls to 23-9 on the year. DSU improves to 25-6 this season. UAM AT THE PLATE Brian Ray — 3-for-4, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 2 runs Andres Rios — 2-for-2, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 3 runs Dylan Borman — 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 walk UAM ON THE MOUND Jared Roberts — 2.0 IP, 4 walks, 3 ER Brandon Ross — 0.2 IP, 1 strikeout, 2 walks Victor Gomez — 0.1 IP, 2 batters...

  • Taylor Loeb Earns GAC Golfer of the Week Honors

    David Salley|Apr 5, 2018

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — After a season-best finish at the HSU Invitational, Henderson State's Taylor Loebwas named Great American Conference Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday. Loeb, who finished third overall as an individual, shot a 1-under-par 71 on Monday and followed it up with a 5-over-par 77 in the second round on Tuesday. With a two-day score of 4-over-par 148, Loeb secured her third-straight top-five finish and helped the Reddies place third in the 14-team field. The sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, b...

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