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2017 Freedom High School Alumni Banquet

The 2017 Freedom High School Alumni Banquet was held on Saturday, April 15, in the Freedom American Legion building with the social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meal was catered by Sweet Things and More from downtown Freedom. One hundred and ten...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To April 27: Steven Darr April 28: Matt Page, Billye Kniffin, Vic Burnham, Shila Wood, Cameron Page, Keely Summers April 29: Brandy Stewart, Christi Ferguson April 30: Christopher Melkus, Vaughn Rader, Darla Harper May 3: Ethan...

 
 By Clifton Adcock    Local    April 27, 2017

Scanning license plate readers is DAs' latest revenue-boosting move

With less money from the state and bounced-check funds drying up, Oklahoma district attorneys are turning to issuing tickets and putting people on probation through their offices – activities...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 23, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Joys were expressed for the rain we received this past week and for the beautiful weather we have been enjoying. An announcement was...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 27, 2017

Freedom school board has special meeting

A special meeting of the Freedom Board of Education was conducted on April 21 at 6 p.m. in the evening. Two items were on the agenda. The first was an executive session to discuss applications and possibly interview candidates for the...

 

Freedom school calendar

Wednesday, April 26: 8:30 a.m. Northwest Technology Awards Thursday, April 27: All day – Ag Safety Day for 3rd to 6th grade Friday, April 28: 6:30 p.m. FFA Banquet and Awards at Freedom Legion Tuesday, May 2: State FFA Convention Wednesday, May 3:...

 

Meeting to address well-site restoration

Anyone interested in learning more about how OERB can help with restoration of an abandoned well site is invited to attend the Woods County Mineral Owners Association meeting on Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at Northwest Technology Center, 1801 South...

 

Miss Freedom Pageant is May 6

Plan now to attend the 2017-2018 Miss Freedom Pageant. Three contestants will be vying for the title. They are Yamila Galindo, Iridian Herrera and Nicole Hughes. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. a...

 

Northwestern announces graduates for 118th spring commencement exercises on May 6

Spring commencement exercises at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Ranger Field. Retired educator Mary Elaine Williams Nichols, who graduated from Northwestern in 1970, will speak at commencement....

 

Northwestern bands to perform Friday

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Band and Community Band will present their spring band concert “Emblems” on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The Jaz...

 

Northwestern senior one of 10 Oklahoma college students named Newman Civic Fellows

Jack Nickelson of Mooreland, senior political science major from Northwestern Oklahoma State University who was awarded the Newman Civic Fellow Award at the university, was recognized during the...

 

ODOC population at 62,000

• Another agency population record Oklahoma City – On April 25, during the monthly Board of Corrections meeting at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) Director Joe M. Allbaugh informed board...

 

Woods County OHCE attends annual northwest district meeting

Ten Woods County Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) members attended the annual northwest district OHCE meeting in Enid on Thursday, March 23. The meeting, hosted by Woods, Alfalfa, Grant...

 

Oklahoma pump price average bucking the national trend

With market inventories in the south central U.S. region jumping by 2.5 million barrels, gas prices remain steady to lower as a result of high gasoline inventories and low demand. As we await the onset of the summer driving season, AAA predicts...

 

Stay prepared with safety advice from the U.S. Fire Administration

Wildfire season is here. Last year, nearly 768,000 acres were affected by wildfire in Oklahoma. This season can mean danger and destruction in our state once again. Are you prepared for a wildfire? The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is sharing key...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

As you know, I try to use these columns as a way to share what’s happening at the state Capitol. Sometimes I share how the process works, and other times I highlight policy or legislation that could affect our part of the state. Today, I would...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    April 27, 2017

Bison Shut Out SGU for Seniors

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist celebrated Senior Day and Strikeout Cancer with a 5-0 win over Shawnee rival St. Gregory's Tuesday. Senior Blake Whitehead (4-1) got the win, allowing no runs through his five innings of work. Nick Burnham pitched three...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    April 27, 2017

Wahlin Wins GAC Championship as Lady Bulldogs Again Finish Third

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – SWOSU sophomore and First Team All-Great American Conference selection Elin Wahlin put together another strong performance on Tuesday, shooting a two-over 74 to win the 2017 Great American Conference Championship by three...

 

Strange finish goes in favor of the Eagles against Southwestern

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 25, 2017) – It certainly wasn't the way Oklahoma Christian baseball coach Lonny Cobble wanted to win his team's final home game of the season, but the rulebook went in the Eagles' favor on Tuesday night against visiting...

 
 By Darian Harris    Sports    April 27, 2017

No. 17 Muleriders tripped up in final non-conference mid-week game at Henderson State, 6-4

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Mulerider baseball team lost their mid-week non-conference match-up on Tuesday with a 4-6 final score against GAC opponent Henderson State in Arkadelphia. TEAM RECORDS Southern Arkansas Muleriders: 34-11 Henderson State...

 

Oklahoma Capitol to be shut down for a week in October

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Capitol will be shut down for more than a week in the fall as part of an ongoing $245 million renovation of the 100-year-old building. State officials announced Wednesday the building would be closed to tenants...

 

Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democrat is accusing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against EPA...

 

Attorney general announces new panel to study opioid abuse

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Attorney General Mike Hunter is working with lawmakers to create a commission to study what he says is a growing problem of prescription painkiller abuse in Oklahoma. Hunter joined members of the House and...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    April 27, 2017

Oklahoma AG says state moving forward with execution plans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is moving forward with new protocols for executing death row inmates, despite a unanimous recommendation from a bipartisan study group that a moratorium on the death penalty remain in place, the state's new attorney...

 

WWII painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An 1886 painting that was stolen as part of a Nazi looting campaign that stretched across Europe during World War II has been transferred to Paris from the University of Oklahoma. The painting, "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,"...

 

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