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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To April 25: Rod Ferguson, Gary Earnest, Ruth McCracken, David West, Wilene Welty April 26: Kelli Packwood, Mikala Pierce April 27: Steven Darr April 28: Matt Page, Billye Kniffin, Vic Burnham, Shila Wood, Cameron Page, Keely Summers...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Apr. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Dale Sample May 3: Mr. & Mrs. Jim London May 5; Mr. & Mrs. Larry Powers May 12; Mr. & Mrs. Loran Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Chad Grimes May 15: Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Darr, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Devin Ferguson...

 

Freedom School dates to remember

Friday, April 26 – 2019 Freedom FFA Chapter Banquet and local livestock awards. Meal at 6:30 p.m. is followed by awards at the Freedom American Legion Building. Friday, May 3 – 2019 Freedom Sports and Academic Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, April 21, was the Resurrection Sunday Celebration at the Freedom United Methodist Church. The order of services was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Bible Study is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. We are studying about Apostle Peter Invocation by Pastor...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    April 25, 2019

Nall moves closer to CNFR bid

ALVA, Okla. – Heading into the spring semester of the Central Plains Region college rodeo season, Tanner Nall knew he needed to finish strong if he had any chances of returning to the College National Finals Rodeo. Consider it nearly done. He and...

 

Rhodes appointed to FCCLA District 1 officer team

Madison Rhodes of Freedom has been appointed FCCLA District 1 vice president. She will be in charge of Star Events. Her responsibilities include helping plan for next year's events. Rhodes, along...

 

In Freedom, Easter's celebrated at every level – even in the mud!

In times gone by, I've heard it said that Easter celebrations – religious component aside – were all about wearing the fanciest bonnet to church. What would those well-coiffed matrons have to say...

 

Freedom's Buzzard Rally held Saturday

The 2019 Buzzard Rally was held Easter weekend in Freedom. Drivers could choose either the bog pit or the fast pit events, or both. The Muddy Easter Egg Hunt was held in the mud pit later that...

 

Grease: "It's got groove; it's got meaning!"

To see more photos of the Freedom Prom, click on "Photos" in the blue banner at the top of the home page....

 

One of the last monolingual Cherokee speakers is dead at 88

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Mack Vann, among the last members of the Cherokee Nation who spoke and understand the Cherokee language and only the Cherokee language, has died at the age of 88. Nephew Gary Vann says his uncle died Monday in a Tahlequah,...

 

GOP's 2020 offensive in Oklahoma Congressional race underway

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican campaign to unseat deep-red Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress is officially underway after a GOP state lawmaker Wednesday jumped into the fray for a seat both parties expect to work fiercely to win in 2020....

 

Inmate apprehended after fleeing southeast Oklahoma prison

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials say an inmate is back in custody after walking away from the minimum security Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections say 39-year-old Kenneth...

 

Jackie Stiles leaving Missouri State to coach at Oklahoma

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State women's basketball icon Jackie Stiles is leaving the school to be an assistant coach at Oklahoma. Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it hired Stiles, who has been on the Lady Bears coaching staff for six...

 
 By GREG HORTON    Regional    April 25, 2019

Nonprofit 4RKids erecting new building while raising funds

ENID, OKLA. (AP) — Tricia Mitchell, executive director of 4RKids, said the non-profit organization has decided to move forward with construction of its second building before all the funds in their $4.2 million capital campaign are raised. "We...

 

Dead elk in Oklahoma positive for chronic wasting disease

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An elk from a farmed herd in central Oklahoma has tested positive for the deadly chronic wasting disease. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the state Department of Wildlife Conservation said...

 

Oklahoma murder suspect arrested in southern Arkansas

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of an Oklahoma City man has been arrested in southern Arkansas. Lt. Chris Lutman of the El Dorado Police Department said Wednesday 44-year-old Cheo McCoy was taken into custody...

 

Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmet'

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmet." KFVS-TV...

 

Japan's new emperor Naruhito: A cosmopolitan team player

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's soon-to-be-anointed new emperor is a musician and historian, both mild-mannered and quietly tenacious, a team player and a loyal husband and friend who will bring an unusually global perspective to an ancient institution when...

 

Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for...

 

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings...

 

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. "This is alarming," said Dr. William...

 

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was...

 

UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should...

 

US WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage

BERLIN (AP) — The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses. Some 4,500 residents had to be evacuated from the area before experts performed...

 

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