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Freedom anniversaries

Happy anniversary to Dec. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Arly Eden Dec. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Justin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Bret Nixon Dec. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rader Dec. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Barclay Holt Dec. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Dean Farrow, Mr. & Mrs. Shad Brackin Dec. 21: Mr. Mrs....

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy birthday to Dec. 7: Tim Hepner, Mike Scates, Cindy Jones, Wade Walker, Wade Burnham Dec. 8: Cory Russell, Cyndi Bradt Dec. 9: Jill Elmore Dec. 10: Tracia Vogt, Rustin Cook Dec. 11: Lucas Russell, Gaylen Winn Dec. 12: Willie Williams, Cara...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Dec. 2, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: The Community Christmas Program is Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Christian Church. Candlelight Services will be...

 

Freedom Homecoming rescheduled

The Freedom School Homecoming games have been rescheduled. The scheduled high school game on Friday, Dec. 7, against Medford will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. The girl's game will...

 

Woods County 4-H Has Talent contest results

The Woods County 4-H Has Talent contest was held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Alva High School Auditorium. Judges for the contest were Megan Moore and Amanda Metcalf. The results were as follows: Junior...

 

Dear editor

Well, it’s Christmas time again; it’s the time for small town feel of having the tree in the middle of Main Street in Freedom with all the decorations made by our Freedom students. Wait, never mind – we cannot do this due to liability...

 

Students speak out on Christmas tree issue

Letter to the Editor, Why kill a tradition just to avoid driving around a tree? Ever since I was a little kid, I loved seeing the Christmas tree up in town, because to every kid in Freedom that meant that Christmas was here and Santa Claus was...

 

Lady Eagles chalk up a win against Darrouzett

The Freedom Lady Eagles traveled to Texas for their second game against Darrouzett on Tuesday evening. After a tough 10-point win in the first game last week, the Lady Eagles brought great defense to Texas and got a 46-13 win. The game started slow...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    December 6, 2018

The Road to Bethlehem scheduled

Freedom community members of the two local churches, Freedom Christian Church and the Freedom Methodist Church, will present the annual production of “The Road to Bethlehem.” The cast of this Christmas play includes children, teens and adults...

 

ECU Men's Basketball Struggles in Second Half at Oklahoma Baptist

SHAWNEE, OKLA. – While the East Central University men's basketball team trailed by just one at the half, the Tigers let an early second-half run give the 76-66 victory to Oklahoma Baptist. Scoring First Half: 35-36 The teams traded runs through...

 

ECU Women's Basketball Ends GAC Swing with Win at Oklahoma Baptist

SHAWNEE, OKLA. – The East Central University women's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak, with a 70-52 victory at Oklahoma Baptist in Great American Conference action. Scoring First Quarter: 15-7 The Bison (4-4, 1-2 GAC) scored the...

 

Bison Tame Tigers in GAC Action

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist used a 17-2 run to open the second half to put down East Central, 76-66, inside Mabee Arena at the Noble Complex to move to 2-1 in the Great American Conference standings. Oklahoma Baptist went into halftime nursing a...

 

OBU Pressed by Tigers in Loss

SHAWNEE – A turnover-prone first half proved costly as Oklahoma Baptist fell to East Central, 70-52, in Great American Conference action on Tuesday night inside Mabee Arena at the Noble Complex. The Lady Bison struggled to maintain possession of...

 

Burke becomes OC's first RMAC swimmer of the week

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 5, 2018) – Jimmy Burke made a bit of Oklahoma Christian athletic history on Wednesday, when he became the first from OC to be named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's men's swimmer of the week. Burke, a freshman from De...

 

MACU stuns Lady Eagles thanks to 41-point outing

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 4, 2018) – Despite the departure of many quality basketball programs from the NAIA into NCAA Division II in recent years, there still are plenty of good squads in the NAIA, a fact the Oklahoma Christian Lady Eagles were...

 

Greyhounds rally past Wonder Boys

PLANO, Texas– A 25-point, nine-board effort by Will Adler and a 14-point, nine-board effort by Ramses Sandifer were not enough for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team (2-5), as Tech was unable to hold off a late Eastern New Mexico rally,...

 

Blossoms Win Big

UAM STATS Mackenzie Johnson - 32 points, 4 rebounds Chari Swift - 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists Jaida Harden - 15 points, 2 rebounds Whitney O'Dell - 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists FIRST HALF Mackenzie Johnson had her first 20 points and was 8...

 

Big Second-Half Run Helps Henderson Cruise Past Oklahoma Panhandle, 97-58

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — After splitting two road games to start the Great American Conference season, Henderson State returned home to the Duke Wells Center on Tuesday night and came away with a 97-58 victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Reddies...

 

Reddies Roll Past Wiley College in Home Opener, 61-45

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State won its home opener on Tuesday evening, defeating Wiley College 61-45 at the Duke Wells Center. Hailey Estes led the Reddies with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Karrington Whaley poured in 14 points on an...

 

Kansas man bitten by snake, charged with drug possession

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Great Bend police who responded to reports that a man was bitten by a venomous snake allegedly found the snake decapitated and hallucinogenic mushrooms at his home. The department says on a Facebook post that officers went...

 

Kelly unhappy with lack of psychiatric beds for children

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Incoming Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she is "stunned" by a state agency's lack of response to a shortage of residential psychiatric beds for children needing care in the state. During a meeting Tuesday of a task force studying...

 

2 Wichita children shot in hands while playing with gun

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Wichita man has been arrested after two children, ages 2 and 4, arrived at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph suffering from gunshot wounds to their hands. Wichita police spokesman Charley Davidson said the children...

 

Kansas man to stand trial in woman's death by fire

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who is accused of fatally burning a woman and injuring two police officers has been ordered to stand trial. The Joplin Globe reports that the preliminary trial for 50-year-old Harvey Raymond Ortberg, of Baxter...

 

67-year-old Leavenworth man sentenced for soliciting teen

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 67-year-old Leavenworth man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for soliciting a 13-year-old girl on Facebook. Raymond Soden was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest in August to solicitation. He...

 

Triple slaying suspect's defense optimistic about readiness

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The new attorneys for a man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others in downtown Lawrence say they are optimistic that they will be ready for trial in two months. The Lawrence Journal-World reports...

 

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