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Breakfast Menu for Freedom Public School Thursday – Biscuits and gravy or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice Friday – No school Monday – French toast strips or cereal, sausage, yogurt, fruit, juice Tuesday – Scrambled eggs or cereal, bacon,...

 

Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series finishes out the performing year with Bella Donna

Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series (NWOCS), an organization that seeks to bring cultural performances and entertainment to northwest Oklahoma, will end its 2016-17 season with Bella Donna on Tuesday,...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To April 20: Sheena Howland April 22: Josh Neese April 23: Dawni Rae Rader, Lonnie Bolar April 24: Robert Russell, Leih Armantrout, Abigail Olson, Michele Harmon April 25: Rod Ferguson, Gary Earnest, Ruth McCracken, David West, Wilene...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 20, 2017

FFA banquet, awards presentation is April 28

An evening of recognition and celebration is planned for the Freedom FFA next Friday, April 28. The FFA Banquet and presentation of local livestock awards will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Freedom...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

For Easter Sunday, April 16, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Light of the World brought in and candles were lit by Shay Wilson and Michael Page Opening Prayer given by Pastor Woody Hamon...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 20, 2017

Freedom Schools lose both administrators

This school year, the Freedom Public Schools have been operating with a part-time superintendent and a full-time principal. A couple meetings ago, Superintendent Freida Burgess told the board she was...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, April 21: FFA Officer Interviews Friday, April 21: 3:30 p.m. Junior High Triad IV Academic Bowl at Aline Monday, April 24: Boys Golf Qualifying Tournament at Mooreland Tuesday, April 25: NW District Speech Contest Wednesday, April 26: 8:30 a....

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 20, 2017

Freedom Town Board to re-write trash pickup ordinance

The Freedom Town Board once again tabled the subject of trash rates that will vary on the size of trash container. The board is needing to act since some of the containers are costing more from Harper Sanitation than the city is billing. Mayor Shad...

 

Oklahoma schools beset by high principal turnover

Community members gathered in the cafeteria of Tulsa’s McLain High School on March 28 for a forum on the district’s search for a new principal for the school. For decades, principals have come and gone at Tulsa’s McLain High School so...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 20, 2017

Dr. Kay Decker figures out how to save money on medical monitoring

Dr. Kay Decker, volunteer executive director of the Freedom West Community Development board, came down with some serious medical problems the first of 2017. She spent several weeks recuperating from...

 

Livestock Forage Disaster Program

Livestock producers in Woods County are eligible to apply for 2017 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grains for grazing and cool season planted pastures, including wheat, rye, triticale and rye grass. Volunteer is excluded....

 

Northwestern's choirs to present 'Soundscapes II' concert

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's choirs, which consist of the University Singers and the University Chorale, will perform "Soundscapes II" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Alva...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 20, 2017

Seven year highway project plan explained

Oklahoma Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Casey Shell spoke to a joint meeting of Kiwanis and Rotary Club members in Alva Wednesday. He provided maps and information about future highway...

 

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs Pioneer Telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone) – $451.20 Dacoma Coop (fuel, maintenance, and supplies) – $97.03 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (streetlights, af/am, town) – $869.90 John Deere Financial (Atwoods)...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 20, 2017

Woods County Excise/Equalization Board meets Wednesday

The Woods County Excise/Equalization Board, consisting of members Joe Shirley, Chris Olson and Bob Seivert, approved the transfer of budgeted funds from one account to another for several entities. They acknowledged a transfer from the highway...

 

Oklahoma Consumer Protection Week: Attorney general's office working to help Oklahomans before and after fraud

This year, thousands of Oklahomans will be the target of a fraud or scam. Clever schemes using modern technology give scammers an unfair advantage to prey upon innocent victims. Whether it’s a scam involving unfair business practices, home repair...

 

Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Southeastern

DURANT, OKLA.- The East Central University softball team picked up two wins at Southeastern Oklahoma State to take the Great American Conference series 3-1. The Tigers took game one 3-2 and then earned a 6-4 win in nine innings in night cap. Photo...

 

Storm Tripped Up in Road Contest

EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian scored in each of the first four innings and Southeastern was unable to mount a rally, falling 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Edmond, Okla. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak and drops the Savage Storm to...

 
 By Hank Griggs    Sports    April 20, 2017

Bison Snap Storm's Streak

BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene saw its six-game winning streak snapped as Oklahoma Baptist downed the Storm 3-1 in the opener and 8-5 in the nightcap Tuesday evening. In the opener, Oklahoma Baptist got out to an early lead as the Bison struck...

 

Hillcats Split with Drury in Final Road Games

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Rogers State softball team ended its 2017 road schedule with a doubleheader split at Drury on Tuesday (April 18) at Thompson Field. After falling, 5-4, in game one, the Hillcats earned the split with a 3-1 victory in the...

 

Hillcats Use Big Inning to Rally for 12-4 Win over Drury

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State baseball team rallied to win, 12-4, over Drury on Tuesday (April 18) at the Diamond Sports Complex. The Hillcats plated nine runs in the eighth inning to earn the comeback victory. Trailing 4-3 going into the eig...

 

Suns split with third-ranked Harding

SEARCY, Ark. – Jalissa Gum fanned the first seven Harding hitters she faced, setting the tone early as the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns softball team (30-18, 24-12 Great American Conference) picked up a doubleheader split against nationally...

 

UAM Softball splits day, overall series with rival SAU

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team split a doubleheader against nationally ranked GAC rival Southern Arkansas Wednesday afternoon with a game one loss at 2-0, and a game two victory at 2-1. The opening game of the...

 
 By Caleb Byrd    Sports    April 20, 2017

Doubleheader split gives Tigers series advantage over Reddies

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The Ouachita Tigers' softball team split a conference doubleheader with the Henderson State Reddies on Tuesday. The Tigers won the first game by a final score of 2-1 and lost the second game by a final score of 1-5. The one win...

 

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