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Bison Claim First GAC Tournament Crown

ENID, Okla. – Redemption is sweet for the Bison baseball team. A year removed from falling in the Great American Conference Tournament final, fifth-seeded OBU dominated No. 6 Harding, 12-3, to claim its first league title since making the move to...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 9, 2019

4-H'ers gain knowledge of how Oklahoma government works

The Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development program is well known for providing hands-on learning experiences for its members. Recently, a group of 4-H'ers spent the day at the Oklahoma Capitol Building... Full story

 

Southeastern Men's Tennis Earns NCAA Regional Berth

DURANT, Okla. – For the second-straight season and the third time in four years the Southeastern men's tennis team earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Central Regional, facing off with Southern Arkansas at 1 p.m. on May 11 in Magnolia, Ark. The...

 

Women's Golf: SWOSU climbs from 4th to 1st to win Central Regional Championship

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – For the first time in program history, SWOSU Women's Golf won the NCAA Division II Central Regional Championship by climbing three spots on the leaderboard over the course of two rounds on Tuesday at Muskogee Golf Club. SWOSU...

 

Women's Golf: ATU's Piddon notches individual title as Suns take 2nd at NCAA Central Regional

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Arkansas Tech qualified for their fifth national championship in six years Tuesday as they took second place at the NCAA Central Region Championships. The Suns carded a total of 897 (+45). The Suns led the field after the first...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    May 9, 2019

Harding Baseball Defeats UAM, Falls to Oklahoma Baptist in GAC Tournament Championship

ENID, Okla. – Harding finished as the runner up Tuesday at the Great American Conference Tournament, its best finish at a conference tournament since placing second at the 2011 Gulf South Conference Tournament. Harding defeated regular season...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    May 9, 2019

HSU's Gartmann Advances to Nationals, HSU Takes Seventh

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Henderson State's Luisa Gartmann qualified for the NCAA National Championships as an individual on Tuesday and the Reddies finished seventh as a team on the final day of the 2019 Central Regional at Muskogee Country Club. The...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    May 9, 2019

SAU Softball enters NCAA postseason play ranked 18th in NFCA Top 25 Coaches Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With NCAA postseason play beginning on Thursday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its final weekly Top 25 Coaches Poll of 2019 on Wednesday and entering its run in the Central Region Tournament ranked No. 1...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, May 5, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger No Bible Study on May 9 Community VBS will be May 21-23, from 5:30 p.m.to 6 p.m. A meal will be served. VBS will start at 6 p.m....

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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 May 17: Mr. & Mrs. Ron Culver,...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 3: Ethan Murray, Melissa Headlee, Roxann Bliss May 4: McKinzie Kirkpatrick, Bill Savely, Lonn Luddington May 5: Denis Carlson, Becky Morris May 6: Traci Schwerdtfeger, Elmer Maddux, Vilene Hansen May 7: Wayne Wares, Stephanie...

 

Tips to avoid injury from flooded areas

During storm season, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents that flooding can cause fatalities and serious injuries for people who are trapped or swept away by wading in, or driving through floodwaters. Last week’s storms...

 

Northwestern spring commencement is Saturday

Spring commencement exercises at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Ranger Field. Two students from Freedom will be among those graduating: Mckenna Nixon will receive a Bachelor of Arts in general s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 9, 2019

Flooding in parts of Woods County, but Freedom has less rain

Compared to others in Woods County, Freedom has received significantly less rain in May, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. In the past seven days, Freedom has received 2.10 inches of precipitation.... Full story

 
 By James Neal    Regional    May 9, 2019

Woodring Wall of Honor aim to fix Vietnam Memorial replica

ENID, OKLA. (AP) — Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park is raising funds to repair and restore the park's scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The former American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall was welcomed to Enid in...

 

Oklahoma governor adds 14 counties to emergency declaration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has added 14 counties to an emergency declaration he signed following a series of severe storms that have spawned tornadoes and caused flooding across the state. Stitt on Wednesday amended an...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 9, 2019

Pardoned ex-soldier initially didn't take White House call

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former U.S. soldier from Oklahoma who was pardoned this week for his 2009 conviction for killing an Iraqi prisoner said Wednesday that he initially didn't answer the White House's phone call to tell him of the pardon. Former...

 

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and...

 

Oklahoma man pleads guilty to running a cockfighting outfit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty to conducting an interstate cockfighting operation in southwestern Oklahoma. Federal court records indicate 67-year-old Douglas Wayne Butler pleaded guilty on Monday to aiding and...

 

Former OU president seeks sit-down with university regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren has asked for an opportunity to personally address the university's regents about allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. Boren's attorney Clark Brewster said...

 

Heavy rain, flooding strands school bus in central Oklahoma

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — School officials in central Oklahoma say a school bus has become stranded due to heavy rainfall and flooded roads. Officials with Banner Public Schools say the bus was carrying students to school Wednesday morning when it...

 

Muskogee couple raising money to assist Myanmar refugees

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Myanmar native Yuree Lembke recalls seeing the sky through holes in her roof. "It is not a good condition at all," said Lembke, 27, who spent 17 years in refugee camps along the Myanmar/Thailand border. She and her family,...

 

Upgrades ongoing ahead of Bricktown Canal's 20th anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A multi-year effort to spruce up and improve walkability along the Bricktown Canal will be on display this summer when the popular destination celebrates its 20th anniversary. Over the past few years the city, working with...

 

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