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Alumni banquet is April 15

The Freedom High School Alumni Banquet is just over a week away. The banquet is Saturday, April 15, at the American Legion Building. Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 7 p.m. Banquet meal ticket price is $15. Hosts this...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 6, 2017

Alva Arena Authority has $125,831 in the bank

The Alva Arena Authority met Tuesday noon at the Alva State Bank Annex. After a call to order and determination of a quorum, Darrell Kline was seated as a new member of the authority. He replaces the...

 

Menus for April 6–14

Breakfast Menu for Freedom Public School Thursday – Biscuits and gravy or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Friday – No school Monday – Pancake on a stick or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Tuesday – Muffin or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Wednesday...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To 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...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

April 2 was the fifth Sunday of Lent. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening Prayer given by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship Psalm 98:1-9 led by Debbie Brown Opening Hymn “Praise...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, April 7: Snow day, no school Wednesday, April 12: 3:30 p.m. 4-H meeting Wednesday, April 12: 8 a.m. to noon, 8th grade to tour Northwest Technology Center, Alva Thursday, April 13: High School Track Meet at Laverne Friday, April 14: Good...

 

Art Show winners announced; special winners show at Runnymede April 7

The 14th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show is rewarding 21 different students with prize money and ribbons this year along with 14 non-students earning ribbons....

 

Social work training opportunity set for April 21 at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will partner with the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work to play host to a continuing education training opportunity. The Ethics Symposium will be Friday, April 21, at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 6, 2017

Reed wins election for Freedom clerk position

Cindy Reed was the successful candidate for the town clerk-treasurer position in Tuesday’s municipal election. Reed received 43 votes or 53.90 percent while Kristina D. Hopper had 30 votes or 41.10 percent. The Woods County Election Board lists...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Regional    April 6, 2017

As victims' rights law makes ballot, other states grapple with pitfalls

Oklahoma House members’ unanimous vote Tuesday to put a constitutional amendment expanding crime-victims’ rights on the 2018 ballot suggests the need for it is obvious and indisputable. “Marsy’s Law,” as it is called, would amend the...

 

Stay prepared for wildfires

Wildfire season is here. Last year, nearly 768,000 acres were affected by wildfire in Oklahoma. This season can mean danger and destruction in our state once again. Are you prepared for a wildfire? The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is sharing key...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    April 6, 2017

Many of Medicare's preventive screenings come at no cost to you

How often have you tried to ignore an ache or pain by telling yourself, “Maybe if I do nothing, it’ll go away.” Sometimes, that works. But wishful thinking isn’t the best way to take care of yourself. Medicare has put a new emphasis on...

 

Rodeo Back in Action at Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – After nearly a month off from competition, Southeastern rodeo returned to the arena over the weekend with a solid showing at the Garden City CC Rodeo. The women turned in a fourth-place team performance but maintained their...

 

Triples galore as Lady Eagles earn split with Eastern New Mexico

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 4, 2017) – Oklahoma Christian's softball team went from one extreme to the other on Tuesday afternoon at Tom Heath Field during a doubleheader split with Eastern New Mexico. The Lady Eagles suffered only their third home...

 

Wescott homers twice as Tech wins fourth straight

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Cody Wescott homered twice as Arkansas Tech scored in double figures for the fourth straight game in a 10-3 victory over Henderson State on Tuesday. NEXT UP Arkansas Tech will be in Russellville this weekend, as the Wonder Boys...

 

UAM Softball splits day with rival #8 SAU

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team split a doubleheader with eighth nationally ranked Southern Arkansas in a pair of GAC games where UAM took the first at 4-3, and fell in game two 8-0. The victory in game numbe...

 

Weevils Baseball picks up non-conference win over Union

JACKSON, Tenn. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team took down Union University in a non-conference showdown Tuesday afternoon on the road by a final score of 6-4. Arkansas-Monticello (20-12, 15-6 GAC) looked to bounce back...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    April 6, 2017

Reddies fall in doubleheader at OBU

GAME ONE: Ouachita Baptist used a big third inning to pull away from Henderson State 5-3 and take game one of Tuesday's doubleheader at Sully Anderson Field. The Reddies got on the board early in the top of the first, when Keirsten Seahorn doubled to...

 
 By Troy Mitchell    Sports    April 6, 2017

Reddies Baseball Drops Midweek Affair with Arkansas Tech 10-3

Arkansas Tech combined for seven runs in the final three innings to beat Henderson State 10-3, Tuesday at Clyde Berry Field in Arkadelphia. The Wonder Boys, 22-13 on the season, collected 15 hits including six for extra-bases with Cody Wescott...

 
 By Caleb Byrd    Sports    April 6, 2017

Tigers fall to Delta State

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The Ouachita Tigers' baseball team (11-24) was shut out by Delta State (26-8) in non-conference play Tuesday night. The Statesmen won by a final score of 10-0. Sheldon McCown was the starting pitcher for the Tigers. He pitched...

 
 By Caleb Byrd    Sports    April 6, 2017

Tigers sweep Reddies in doubleheader

ARKADELPIHA, Ark. – The Ouachita Tigers' softball team (15-23, 9-17 GAC) won both games of a doubleheader Tuesday against rivals Henderson State (16-22, 10-15 GAC). Ouachita won the first game by a score of 5-3 and the second by a score of 3-2....

 
 By Darian Harris    Sports    April 6, 2017

#8 Southern Arkansas split with Monticello in GAC doubleheader on rivalry Tuesday

Magnolia, ARK. – The Lady Mulerider softball team split with Monticello in a GAC doubleheader on rivalry Tuesday. After dropping the first game, 4-3, SAU came back to win game two in five innings with a final score of 8-0. TEAM RECORDS Southern...

 

Judges dismisses Oklahoma earthquakes lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against three oil and gas companies over Oklahoma's ongoing earthquakes. The lawsuit, filed last year on behalf of Sierra Club Oklahoma, asked for a reduction of production waste from...

 

Guthrie police search for suspects in man's fatal shooting

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma are searching for suspects in the death of a man who'd been shot dozens of times. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Guthrie police responded early Wednesday morning to a shooting at a...

 

Oklahoma Senate panel OKs teacher pay bill, but no funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers would receive their first pay increase in nine years under a bill approved by a Senate committee, despite concerns that lawmakers have yet to figure out how they're going to pay for it. A Senate budget...

 

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