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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Aug. 17: Mason Collins Aug. 18: Jane Adair, Miranda Hodgson, Cole Howland Aug. 19: Rod Bradt Aug. 20: Tabitha Bradt, Judy DeVine, Adam Powers, Justice Bradt Aug. 21: Jim Shreeve, Paige Hughes, Bralee Eagen Aug. 22: Kristy...

 

Cowboy advice

• Don't judge people by their relatives. • Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town. • When you lose, don't lose the lesson. • Talk slowly, think quickly. • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. • Live a...

 

Horse quotes and sayings

What would a cowboy, or cowgirl, for that matter, be without his or her horse? Is it even possible to be a cowboy without a horse? Here are some funny sayings about horses. • If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on,...

 

Things a cowboy should not do

• Don’t squat with your spurs on. • Don't let your yearnings get ahead of your earnings. • Don't dig for water under the outhouse. • Don't go in if you don't know the way out. • Don't mess with something that ain't bothering you. ...

 

Cowboy Ten Commandments

• Just one God. • Honor yer Ma and Pa. • No telling tales or gossipin’. • Git ye to Sunday meetin’. • Put nothin’ before God. • No foolin’ around with another fella’s gal. • No killin’. • Watch yer mouth. • Don’t take...

 

Cowboy hat lore

Five uses for a cowboy hat 1. Keep out the sun. 2. Keep off the rain. 3. Looks great on those beautiful cowgirls. 4. Make the girls go crazy for you. 5. Put it on your face to block out annoying rugrats and get some shuteye. Cowboy hat etiquette Tip...

 

Cowboy horse terms

Bell Mare: generally older mares wearing a bell, used as leaders in pack trains or put in a remuda to locate where horses are grazing at night. Bell: To trim an animal's tail into a distinctive bell shaped pattern, often used on mules. The pattern...

 

Cowboy personal gear

BEDROLL: Blankets rolled and carried for sleeping. Also called sugans, soogans, hot rolls or dream sacks. COWBOY BOOTS: High-topped boots made with high heels to keep them from slipping through saddle stirrups and as a brace in roping. Soles are...

 

Cowboy terms

BUCKAROO: Derived from the Spanish "vaquero." (In Spanish, the letters b and v are both pronounced "b." ) A cowboy from the Great Basin country of northern Nevada, southern Idaho, northeast California and southeastern Oregon. Often wear flat hats and...

 

The great Will Rogers quotes

• Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. • Always drink upstream from the herd. • There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. • Never miss a good chance to shut up. • We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit...

 

Freedom school election is Sept. 12

Sample ballots of the two special elections for Woods County scheduled for Sept. 12 may be seen at the county election board. Candidates for Freedom School Board Office No. 5, unexpired term, are Shane Morris and Raul Galindo. In addition, Waynoka...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Aug. 13, was the tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Aug. 16 we are hosting a noon luncheon for the Freedom teachers and staff. Please...

 

Past Freedom Rodeo Queens

1939 – Billy McFadden Dusey 1940 – Helen Snapp London 1941 – Doris Ann Selman 1942 – Ludella Kamas Hamel 1945 – Ramona Stout Dauphin 1946 – Reva Highfill Fithian 1947 – Lillian Seivert Hodgson 1948 – Colleen Hackney Nixon 1949 ...

 

Freedom Town has lengthy meeting

A quorum – Terry Smith and Shad Brackin – was present for the regular town meeting last Wednesday evening at the Freedom Town Office. Rolando Galindo was absent. Other people present included clerk Cindy Reed, maintenance man Stuart Page, and new...

 

Dedication of Dunning Performance Center set for Sept. 30

The public dedication of the new Dunning Performance Center will be an official part of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s 2017 Homecoming festivities. The dedication is scheduled for 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 30. A gift from Jim Dunning of...

 

Woods County Excise Board meets

The Woods County Excise Board, consisting of Chris Olson, Bob Sievert and Joe Shirley, held a brief meeting at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the Woods County Courthouse. The only action item on the agenda was to approve monthly financial reports for all...

 

Experiencing the Great American Eclipse

Next week will be the first time in nearly a hundred years that a total solar eclipse will cross over the entire continental United States. The last time a similar phenomenon occurred was in 1918....

 

History of the Freedom Old Cowhand Reunion

The following information is from The Freedom Call dated Aug. 17, 1978. In the summer of 1939, the Freedom Chamber decided to sponsor an Old Cowhand Reunion and Chuck Wagon Feed in honor of the...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 17, 2017

School supply sacks donated

Once again the Freedom Educational Foundation (FEF) donates school supplies to the students of Freedom Public School (FPS). Pencils, pens, paper, notebooks and flash drives are just a few of the...

 

Dr. Troy Smith warns about solar eclipse eye-damage

Alva optometrist Dr. Troy Smith made a brief announcement at the Alva Kiwanis club Wednesday to be careful and not permanently damage your eyes by attempting to watch the solar eclipse directly....

 

Cimarron Cowboy Memorial dedicated in 1950

The Cimarron Cowboy Memorial in Freedom was dedicated in April 1950. The murals engraved on the memorial represent the arrival of the vital droves of Texas longhorn cattle, the first sod house, and...

 

Northwestern to play host to solar eclipse viewing event for first day of classes, Aug. 21

A solar eclipse will take place on Aug. 21 – the first day of classes at Northwestern Oklahoma State University – and the Department of Natural Sciences is playing host to a watching event for...

 

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