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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Rod Bradt Oct. 13: Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Smith, Mr. & Mrs. David West Oct. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Ferguson (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 800-305-2111)...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 10: Katie Walker, Cassie Slicker, Carolyn Murrow Oct. 12: Bobby Beer Oct. 13: David Thompson, Sam Burnham, Suzanne Hardy, Tanya Darr Oct. 14: Dale Wares, Jennifer Whittet, Patricia Dauphin Oct. 15: DeWana Leonard, Kirk Darr,...

 

Woods County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13

For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13. This year's theme, Inspire Kids to Do, is a campaign that will give kids more opportunities to do,...

 

Veterans' photos wanted

The Veteran’s Day program is scheduled for Nov. 12 at Freedom Public Schools (FPS), beginning at 1 p.m. The student-organized presentation will feature Freedom-area veterans. Students who are creating the presentation would like photos of veterans...

 

FFA chapter officers dare to be different

Officers of the Freedom FFA chapter participated in the 2018 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sept. 25 at the Enid Event Center. The eight state FFA officers planned and...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 11, 2018

FPS academic team wins two

Freedom High School's academic team traveled to Leedey and played in a seeding district tournament. Freedom won two matches against Waynoka and Aline-Cleo. The Aline-Cleo match went into sudden death...

 

Filer Earns Third GAC Runner of the Week Honors

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – For the third time in 2018, East Central University men's cross country senior Larry Filer has been named the Great American Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week. Filer was the top finisher for the Tigers and for...

 

OBU's Lawrence Named Runner of the Week

SHAWNEE – After leading No. 18 Oklahoma Baptist to a win on their home course last week, senior Sydney Lawrence was named Great American Conference Female Runner of the Week. The award was announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon....

 

SE's James Earns Fourth GAC Honor of the Season

DURANT, Okla. – For the fourth time over five tournaments, Southeastern's Zach James has earned Great American Conference Men's Golfer of the Week honors, this time following his second-place finish at the Holiday Inn Express Classic in St....

 

Peerada Piddon earns GAC Women's Golfer of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - For second time this season, Peerada Piddon has been named the Great American Conference Women's Golfer of the Week, announced by the league office on Wednesday. Piddon earned a third-place finish at the DBU Women's Fall Classic...

 

Construction begins on Tecumseh facility for juveniles

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — Construction has begun on a new campus for juvenile offenders in Tecumseh that will serve as the state's main facility for housing both boys and girls. Gov. Mary Fallin participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday...

 

Registration nears for Oklahoma voters to cast ballots

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Friday is the deadline for Oklahomans to register to vote or update their registration ahead of the November general election. Voters can pick up a voter registration form at any of the state's 77 county election boards or...

 

Possible tornadoes reported Tuesday in Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service is investigating reports of multiple tornadoes in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Tulsa meteorologist Joe Sellers said Wednesday there were several reports Tuesday of weak twisters...

 

Man gets probation for forcing emergency landing in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to screaming at a flight attendant on a commercial flight and forcing it to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has been sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say...

 

3.1 magnitude earthquake shakes part of central Oklahoma

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma. Geologists say the 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 5:24 a.m. Wednesday 4 miles (7 kilometers) northeast of Luther, about 22...

 
 By Jim Vertuno    Sports    October 11, 2018

Big receivers making the big plays for No. 9 Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing third-and-long, Lil'Jordan Humphrey caught a quick pass on a play designed to get Texas a few yards. Then came a load of Longhorns teammates. Next came the surge. With his legs churning and Texas pushing, Humphrey and th...

 

Arkansas suspect in parents deaths arrested in Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man suspected in the shooting deaths of his parents has been arrested in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Dustin Jordan was taken into custody late Tuesday in Edmond near Lake Arcadia....

 

Suspected vehicle thief fatally shot by Oklahoma officers

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Five central Oklahoma law officers are on paid leave after fatally shooting a man suspected of stealing a pickup truck. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says the man was shot Monday when he got out of the truck with a...

 

Court denies plea of man who sent threats to Tulsa police

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up the case of a Connecticut man who sent threatening messages to Tulsa, Oklahoma, police following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer. The Oklahoman first...

 
 By Tom Hays    Sports    October 11, 2018

College basketball fixer describes 'black op' payments

NEW YORK (AP) — A cadre of fixers in the world of college basketball conducted covert "black ops" to funnel tens of thousands of dollars in secret cash payments to the families of top prospects like DeAndre Ayton to lure them to major programs, a...

 

GOP official resigns over post on Davids and 'reservation'

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A local GOP official has resigned his party post in Kansas after fellow Republicans condemned his social media attack saying a Native American congressional candidate will be "sent back packing to the reservation." The Kansas...

 

Pence planning visit to Kansas to help boost Kobach, Watkins

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their campaigns for governor and Congress. Kobach's campaign says Pence will come Oct. 18 to...

 

Kansas woman sentenced for defrauding bank customer

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Coffeyville woman was sentenced to 60 days in federal prison for stealing $150,000 from a customer at a bank where she worked. Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old Phyllis Lanning was sentenced Wednesday for mail fraud....

 

Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Silvio De Sousa mugged for a couple cameras, then did a couple dance moves for video, before finally settling into a chair on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. He looked relaxed. Completely at ease. Chill, even. He certainly...

 

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