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Sweet Things and More restaurant opens in Freedom

It was tough to find a seat with about 15 customers eating lunch Monday at the Sweet Things and More restaurant on Monday. Isla Barnes is the owner and cook. She told us she came to Freedom 17 years...

 

Freedom FFA shines at Woods County Fair

Freedom FFA participated in the Woods County Fair through a variety of events. The events the Freedom FFA were involved in were Livestock Showing, Livestock Judging, Welding Projects, Native Range...

 

Freedom man charged in car theft

Joshua Dean Shreeve, 20, of Freedom is facing another felony charge in Woods County. In three weeks’ time he has accumulated three felony charges. On Aug. 31, Shreeve was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet o...

 

Fall break dates changed for Freedom students

The original Freedom School District 2016-2017 calendar scheduled the fall break on the dates Oct. 12-14. At their special meeting Tuesday evening, the Freedom Board of Education voted to change the dates to Oct. 19-21. The change puts the fall...

 

Woods County commissioners hold special meeting on Tuesday morning

The Woods County commissioners canceled their regular meeting on Monday, and called a special meeting for Tuesday, a day their budget maker person could be present. They figured this would be more efficient rather than meeting two days in a row....

 

Freedom Town Board Meets on Sept. 14

Rolondo Galindo and Shad Brackin were the board members present. Ty Harper was absent. Miranda Galemore, office clerk, said there was no fire/ambulance report and the only complaint to the office had been resolved. Stuart Page, maintenance, reported...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Sept. 22: Cody Ferguson Sept. 23: Lynn Haney Sept. 24: Neil Erisman, Sue Reed, Sandy Schroeder, Julie Wycoff Sept. 25: Kelli Erisman Sept. 27: Vanessa Nailon Sept. 28: Donna Smith, Matt Bilyeu, Arlee Hope Reed Sept. 29: Zandi...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Sept. 18, was the 18th Sunday after Pentecost. The order of service was: Prelude by Joy Ware Opening Prayer given by Pastor Scott Ware Opening Chorus “More Precious Then Silver” Call to Worship by Debbie Brown Hymn of Praise “As The...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, Sept. 23: Mooreland Football at Thomas Monday, Sept. 26: Professional Day – No School Monday, Sept. 26: Mooreland Junior High Football at Beaver Monday, Sept. 26: Tulsa Fair projects in place Tuesday, Sept. 27: 8:30 a.m. Northwest District...

 

Menus for the week of Sept. 23 – 30

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

 

Freedom shares Mooreland homecoming

To see more photos of Freedom folks taking part in the Mooreland Bearcat's homecoming celebration, visit https://goo.gl/k9y2zQ....

 

Big 12 lacking the star power of recent years

NORMAN, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — In 2008, the Big 12 had unmatched star power. Four of the top five finishers in the Heisman race hailed from the conference, including the winner, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford. Texas' Colt McCoy was second,...

 

Oklahoma basketball team invited to Phil Knight Invitational

NORMAN, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — The Oklahoma basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon. OU is among 16 teams that will play in next year's tournament on Nov. 23, 24 and...

 
 By Tim Booth    Sports    September 22, 2016

Richard Sherman says message of anthem protests getting lost

RENTON, Wash. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn't listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem. While some fans are...

 

Family, neighbors: Tulsa man was changing his life, generous

TULSA, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — An unarmed black man shot dead in the middle of a street by a white Oklahoma police officer had run-ins with the law dating back to his teenage years and recently served four years in prison. But those...

 

OSBI investigates death of 3-month-old Oklahoma foster child

GERONIMO, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a 3-month-old girl died after being left in a vehicle for at least nine hours. The OSBI said Wednesday that Mame Neta Attocknie was in the custody of...

 

Time gap in offering aid after police shooting stirs concern

ATLANTA (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Philando Castile. Eric Garner. And now Terence Crutcher. Each was a black man killed in a confrontation with an officer, with the aftermath captured on video. And each time, the video leaves the impression of...

 

Kansas court skeptical of state's arguments in schools case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Kansas' highest court was openly skeptical Wednesday that the cash-strapped state provides every public school student a suitable education, though one justice suggested a way to fix the problem without...

 

Judge rules against Missouri hair braiders; appeal planned

ST. LOUIS (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — A federal judge upheld Missouri's licensing requirements for African-style hair braiders, despite claims from braiders that the process is irrelevant to what they do, unnecessary and expensive. U.S. Magistrat...

 

6 indicted in conspiracy to arrange fake marriages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Five women and a man from Kansas City have been indicted in a conspiracy to arrange fake marriages for immigrants wanting to live in the U.S. The U.S. attorney's office says the 14-count indictment...

 

Dog found 800 miles from home to be reunited with family

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — A Colorado girl with special needs will soon be reunited with her companion dog after the animal was found in eastern Missouri, more than 800 miles from the girl's home and five years after the dog was...

 

Aurora high school football players to kneel during anthem

AURORA, Colo. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — A group of Aurora high school football players have chosen not to stand during the national anthem. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2cZktn2 ) that in a move mimicking that of 49ers quarterback...

 

Teen hitchhiker faces charges in elderly woman's assault

BOULDER, Colo. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Boulder County authorities are looking for a teenage boy accused of assaulting and seriously injuring a 71-year-old woman who picked him up while he was hitchhiking and allowed him to stay at her home....

 

God's got mail: Letters arrive at Jerusalem's Western Wall

JERUSALEM (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — Israel's postal service is delivering letters to a unique address that hasn't changed in thousands of years. Ahead of the Jewish high holidays, it took some of the dozens of letters it receives each year...

 

For sale: NY mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP, posted Sept. 21, 2016) — A dilapidated mansion in New York believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" is on the auction block. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (http://pojonews.co/2cZma45 ) the 24-room...

 

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