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Greer crowned Miss Freedom on Saturday

Samantha Greer was crowned Miss Freedom 2016-17 on Saturday evening at Freedom Public Schools. Greer is the 17-year-old daughter of Bonnie and Robert Greer. She loves hunting quail and pheasant,... Full story

 

Fifteen to compete for Miss Cinderella title

Fifteen women representing high schools in Oklahoma and Kansas were on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus Sept. 11 for an orientation session in preparation for the 65th annual Miss...

 

Four arrested on drug charges in Freedom

Four Freedom residents have been charged with drug-related felonies after investigations by the Woods County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. Earlier in the year Woods County Undersheriff Keith... Full story

 

Freedom residents charged with harboring a fugitive

Three Freedom residents are facing felony charges in Woods County after denying knowledge of the whereabouts of a wanted man. After officers served a search warrant at the residence of Joshua Dean Shreeve, 20, of Freedom on Aug. 30, he was charged...

 

Hamil returns to county commissioner meeting

County Commissioner David Hamil returned Monday to participate in the regular weekly council meeting after undergoing heart surgery. He reports he is feeling better but is a little short on energy. The commissioners approved the following road crossi...

 

Birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Sept. 16: Amanda Schroeder Sept. 17: Clark Schultz, Shane Justice Sept. 19: Janet Bliss, Jason Thompson, Tiffini Darr, Colleen Nixon Sept. 20: Rena Powers, Mary Sample, Charlene Rohrer Sept. 22: Cody Ferguson Sept. 23: Lynn Haney...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Sept. 11, was the 17th Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Joy Ware Opening Prayer given by Arley Eden Opening Chorus “Change My Heart O God” Call to Worship by Julie...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, Sept. 16: Mooreland Football vs. Merritt at home Saturday, Sept. 17: School golf tournament at Coldwater Monday, Sept. 19: Mooreland Junior High Football at Okeene Friday, Sept. 23: Mooreland Football at Thomas Monday, Sept. 26: Professional...

 

Menus for the week of Sept. 16 – Sept. 23

Breakfast Menu for Freedom Public School Friday – biscuit & sausage gravy or cereal, fruit, juice Monday – pancake on a stick or cereal, fruit, juice Tuesday – scrambled eggs & sausage or muffin, fruit, juice Wednesday – oatmeal & bacon or...

 

Oklahoma, Ole Miss facing potential September elimination

Top-ranked teams facing enormous road tests. Potential playoff elimination games. Crucial conference contests. Intriguing nonconference matchups. The stakes are so high it's hard to believe it is only week three of the college football season. Where...

 

Ohio State's stout defense faces new challenge at Oklahoma

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — No. 3 Ohio State's ball-hawking defense has given quarterbacks fits in the first two games against overmatched opponents. Part of the intrigue Saturday night will be seeing how the Buckeyes' D matches...

 

Go Akransas? Razorbacks coach laughs off misspelled jersey

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema says he'll institute a new double-checking policy after a freshman wore a jersey that said "Akransas" during last week's game against TCU. Bielema says the team always...

 

National anthem protests trickling down to high school level

Colin Kaepernick's protest against social injustice is being heard loud and clear by young athletes across the country and a host of high school football players have emulated the San Francisco quarterback in recent weeks by kneeling during the...

 

Armless Archer: There's almost nothing he can't do

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — Matt Stutzman was born with no arms — just stumps at the shoulders — but he says there's almost nothing he can't do. He holds a world record for the most accurate distance shot in archery, which incl...

 

ACC to relocate athletic championships from North Carolina

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people. The ACC Council of...

 

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake recorded in northwestern Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has been recorded near Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the earthquake was recorded at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday 19 miles northwest of...

 

Governor appoints judge to Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed District Court Judge Barbara Swinton of Oklahoma City to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Fallin announced the appointment Wednesday. Swinton fills a vacancy created by...

 

Study: Oklahoma's rate of uninsured continues to decline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — A new federal study shows the number of Oklahomans without health insurance has fallen by 6 percent since 2010, but the state still has one of the highest percentages of uninsured residents in the...

 

Lexington-area residents to get clean drinking water supply

LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — After more than a decade, Lexington-area residents will be able to get clean drinking water now that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has entered into a contract that will allow it to...

 

Shawnee postal worker under investigation for hoarding mail

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — The U.S. Postal Service says a postal worker in Shawnee is under investigation for allegedly hoarding mail. U.S. Postal Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jeff Krafels says investigators...

 

Oklahoma corrections department to seek pay raise for staff

TAFT, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections director says he wants to secure a 5 percent pay raise for all department staff. Director Joe Allbaugh said Tuesday that he wants to make the raise a top priority...

 

Oklahoma election officials warn of email phishing scam

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — Oklahoma election officials say emails designed to look like communications from state or county election boards are being fraudulently sent to some Oklahoma voters. Officials warned voters to be...

 

Resentencing date set for Kansas abortion provider's killer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — The man convicted of killing abortion provider George Tiller will face this fall a new jury, which will be tasked with deciding how long he must stay in prison before he is eligible for parole. Sedgwick...

 

The Latest: Missouri shifts burden for escaped livestock

JEFFERON CITY, Mo. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — The Latest on Missouri's legislative session to consider overriding gubernatorial vetoes (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A newly enacted law will exempt Missouri livestock owners from having to pay...

 

University of Missouri aims to increase minority faculty

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — The University of Missouri says it's putting $1.6 million toward doubling its numbers of minority faculty to 13 percent in four years. University leaders met on the Columbia campus Tuesday to discuss...

 

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