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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Apr. 13: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Bradt Apr. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Dale Sample May 3: Mr. & Mrs. Jim London May 5; Mr. & Mrs. Larry Powers (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 800-305-211...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Apr. 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...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 7, 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. Freedom UMC is serving a Passover Seder meal on...

 

Fun in the mud at Freedom Buzzard Rally

The 2019 Buzzard Rally will be held Easter weekend in Freedom. Muddy fun is in store for participants in several events. Entries in the mud run will be registered from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Drivers may enter either the bog pit or the fast...

 

Freedom School bond hearing details projects that would be funded, if bond passes

A public hearing was held in Freedom's high school auditorium last Thursday, April 4, on the May 14 bond election that, if passed, would fund a variety of improvements to Freedom Public School buildings. Projects would improve energy efficiency,...

 

Grand Slams Fuel Doubleheader Sweep of SNU

SHAWNEE – The Lady Bison bats were hot Tuesday night as OBU swept visiting Southern Nazarene in a softball doubleheader by a combined score of 21-1. OBU jumped on the visiting Crimson Storm early and often. In the home half of the first, Franki...

 

OBU's Women's Tennis Victorious Over Savage Storm

SHAWNEE – In a matchup that lasted over three hours, the Oklahoma Baptist tennis teams split their matches against visiting Great American Conference rival Southeastern Oklahoma State Tuesday on Bison Hill. The OBU women were victorious, claiming...

 

Storm Rodeo Competes at Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Southeastern's men's and women's team combined for seven top-five finishes and despite a lower-than-hoped team finishes at the Garden City Rodeo, both teams made maintained their positions among the top two teams on each side...

 

Softball Splits Twinbill With Rival ECU

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern pitching outdueled East Central in Tuesday's opener for a 2-0 shutout victory but were unable to carry that momentum into game two, falling 11-2 in six innings at The Southeastern Softball Field. The split moves the...

 

Nightmare on Bison Hill

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Nothing could go right for the Southern Nazarene softball team on Tuesday night as they were swept by rival Oklahoma Baptist 13-0 (5) and 8-1 on Bison Hill. In game one it was a struggle from the first pitch as OBU put a five spot...

 

SWOSU Softball Runs Win Streak to Four with Sweep of Northwestern

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Bulldog Softball picked up a doubleheader sweep of Northwestern Oklahoma State in rivalry action, run-ruling the Rangers in the first game before coming from behind for a walkoff win to secure the series victory. SWOSU (15-26,...

 

Strong finish gives Eagles wild win at Oklahoma Baptist

SHAWNEE, Okla. (April 9, 2019) – The final score resembled that of a football game, but it was Oklahoma Christian's baseball team that piled on the touchdowns, er, runs on a wild Tuesday night at Bison Field at Ford Park. Down 16-9 after five...

 

Brauburger Named GAC Golfer of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — After shooting her best round of the season at the Central Region Spring Preview, Henderson State's Hanna Brauburger was named Great American Conference Golfer of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday. The senior...

 

Francisco Oliveira Captures GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Francisco Oliveira wins Great American Conference Player of the Week after a 2-0 record in singles and a 1-1 doubles record. The Portugal native, Oliveira, is in his inaugural season with the Tigers Tennis Team. He currently...

 

Seniors Shine in Last Battle of the Ravine

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Tigers cross the street and split the series behind great senior pitching and two homeruns. Samantha Ortiz and Tobi Finley both hit solo blasts in the game to give the Tigers enough to win the first gam behind Marissa Butler's...

 

#4 Muleriders extend winning streak to 19 games with sweep of Cotton Blossoms

Monticello, Ark. – The SAU Softball team did what they have done each of the past 17 games entering today, claiming victory in a pair of games against conference rivals Arkansas-Monticello on Wednesday. The Muleriders' wins were a tale of two...

 

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of...

 
 By Josh Rouse    Regional    April 11, 2019

Area superintendents seeking solutions amid teacher shortage

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Across Oklahoma, superintendents from the smallest districts to the largest continue to contend with an ongoing teacher shortage that shows no signs of slowing. More than 30,000 teachers have left the profession in Oklahoma...

 

Audit questions $10 million in fund use by Oklahoma DHS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state audit questions the Oklahoma Department of Human Services' use of $10 million in federal funds to assist needy families with adoption expenses. Funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program are...

 

Oklahoma doctor gets 5 months in prison in opioid fraud case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor accused of writing fake opioid prescriptions so his patients could return the pills for his personal use has been sentenced to five months in federal prison. Court records indicate Dr. Jeremy David Thomas of...

 

Oklahoma medical pot sales still climbing, top $12M in March

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma tax officials say medical marijuana sales topped $12 million last month, marking the sixth straight month of explosive growth for the new industry. The Oklahoma Tax Commission reported the state collected more than...

 

Body of Oklahoma construction worker found in Cimarron River

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The body of a missing construction worker has been recovered from the Cimarron River. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say the body of 36-year-old Edwardo Garcia of Tulsa was recovered at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday in Creek County....

 

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