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Enter Ball Fresh Preserving Awards at the Woods County Fair

The Jarden Home Brands is sponsoring award programs during the 2017 Woods County Free Fair, which will be held Sept. 7–9. These awards are given to further stimulate interest in home food preservation. Jarden, the makers of Ball & Kerr Fresh Preser...

 

FDIC to end bank's receivership

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. intends to terminate its receivership of the Freedom State Bank, after more than three years, the agency said in a notice in the Federal Register. The FDIC said it has liquidated the bank's receivership assets,...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Aug. 31: Kendra Killman, Dorothy McGill Sept. 1: Steve Welty, Zachary Bradt Sept. 2: Adam Adair, Crystal Page Sept. 3: Boyd Hughes, Hal Ferguson, Jennifer Kay Sept. 4: Mitchell Rader, Brandon Howland, T. J. Province, Sara Carlson,...

 

Teen ejected from rolling vehicle

A young woman from North Dakota was injured after being ejected from her vehicle as it rolled three times. The one-vehicle wreck occurred Monday just north of Freedom in Woods County. Kinzie Burnham,...

 

Death by Chocolate competition

This contest is a chocolate lover’s dream! Enter your most decadent chocolate dish for a chance to win cash prizes in the Death by Chocolate competition at the Woods County Free Fair. This competition is open to the public and general fair rules...

 

Woods County Fair Flower Show Theme: 'Let There Be Flowers'

Woods County gardeners have been thankful for the bountiful rain this growing season. If your flowerbeds are still alive and thriving after this summer’s temperatures, consider exhibiting them in the Open Flower Show at the Woods County Free Fair,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Aug. 27, was the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: “Happy Birthday” was sung to Jack Wilson Call to Worship led by Dixie Stansberry...

 

Freedom Schools underway Monday, Aug. 21

The Freedom School calendar is usually configured for school to begin after the completion of the annual Freedom Rodeo. That event wound up Saturday, Aug. 19, and school started on the following...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 31, 2017

Red Bluff Classic 5K and Fun Run results

The following results are of the annual Freedom Red Bluff Classic Run held Aug. 19 in conjunction with the rodeo. Runners began arriving as early as 6:30 a.m. to participate in the event. The 5K...

 

Homemade Ice Cream Contest at the Woods County Free Fair

Treat yourself and your family to a variety of delicious homemade ice creams at the Woods County Free Fair on Friday, Sept. 8. The homemade ice cream contest will take place in the Women’s Building at 6:30 p.m. Anyone in Woods County is eligible...

 

Freedom School witnesses solar eclipse

On Aug. 21 about 1 p.m. was the first total solar eclipse in 38 years. The students and faculty of Freedom Public School all gathered behind the school to watch this amazing event. The last total...

 

Medicare can help you find the right hospice

By Bob Moos/Southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare’s “Compare” websites have helped millions of Americans find the right nursing home, hospital or home health care agency for...

 

Upcoming basketball season

We, as part of the high school boys basketball team, feel very confident heading into pre-season. Under the direction of new head coach Michael “Germany” Schatz and our awesome assistant coach Grace Tepe we feel that we can elevate on the...

 
 By Cora Vaughan    Local    August 31, 2017

New Freedom Public School staff

This year, as you may know, we have many new teachers and staff here at Freedom Public School. There are two new elementary teachers. Teresa Kennedy is the new pre-K and kindergarten teacher. Kennedy...

 

Volleyball Opening Year at Washburn Invitational

ADA – The East Central University volleyball team will start the 2017 season this weekend with four matches at the Washburn Invitational in Topeka, Kan. The Tigers will start with two matches Friday, Sept. 1 against Missouri-St. Louis (11 a.m.)...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    August 31, 2017

Bison Open Season Saturday Against ECU

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist opens its first football season as a full NCAA member Saturday at noon when East Central visits Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Athletic Complex for a game streamed nation-wide on ESPN3. The game will be streamed on the...

 

Bulldog Soccer Opens 2017 Season in Missouri

Thursday, Aug. 31 SWOSU (0-0) at #5 Central Missouri (0-0) | Live Stats Saturday, Sept. 2 SWOSU (0-0) at Southwest Baptist (0-0) Setting the Scene: - The Bulldog Soccer team takes the field for the first time this regular season against No. 5-ranked...

 

Reddies Face 15th-Ranked Harding in Season Opener

Henderson State begins its quest for a fourth Great American Conference title in six years with a big test on Thursday night, when the Reddies kick off the season against defending GAC champion and 15th-ranked Harding at 7 p.m. in First Security...

 

Countdown to Kickoff: NWOSU vs Ouachita

Tonight's meeting between the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers and Ouachita Tigers is the tenth all-time. After falling in the first three metings as NAIA opponents, Ouachita has won the last six since joining Division II. Tonight's 5:00 p.m....

 

No. 22/24 Mulerider Football opens 2017 season at Arkansas Tech

SETTING THE SCENE Kick-Off 2017 Thursday under the lights will see the highly-anticpated 2017 college football season kick-off for the Southern Arkansas football team. The Muleriders will embark on the new campaign by taking to the road with a trip N...

 

House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the...

 

Records: Suspected teen gunman tells police 'I was mad'

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The teenager accused of gunning down two employees inside a New Mexico public library this week and seriously wounding four others, including a 10-year-old boy, had planned to shoot up his high school but went to the library ins...

 

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