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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To 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, Carl Bradt, Troy Reinhart, Janet Blevins Dec. 13: Andra Smith Dec. 14: Laremy...

 

Sixth graders attend NWTC career fair

The vo-tech students of Freedom High escort the sixth-grade students of Freedom Elementary at the career fair hosted by Northwest Technology Center in Alva on Nov. 18....

 

Freedom Eagles T-shirts on sale

The Freedom Eagles athletic department is selling Eagles T-shirts and hoodies. The T-shirt is grey with red design and the hoodie is red with white design. T-shirts are $15 (+$3 for XXL and up) and...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Dec. 4, was the second Sunday in Advent. The order of services was: Prelude by Joy Ware Opening Prayer given by Pastor Scott Opening chorus “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” Call to Worship by Shirley Wagner Hymn of Praise “Hark, The Herald Angels...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, Dec. 9: High school girls and boys basketball vs. Medford at Freedom Monday, Dec. 12: 4 p.m. Elementary basketball at Hillsdale Monday, Dec. 12: 6 p.m. Junior high basketball at Hillsdale Wednesday, Dec. 14: 3:30 p.m. 4-H meets Thursday,...

 

OSDE unveils new, stronger school report card system required by federal, state laws

OKLAHOMA CITY – Responding to new federal and state laws that set requirements for school accountability, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is proposing adoption of a new, stronger...

 

Eagles team captains take one for the team

Nicole Hughes and Nate Wood, the Eagles girls and boys basketball team captains, take one for the team at last Friday's pep rally to ready themselves and their classmates for the evening game aganist...

 

Six file for Freedom School Board

By Tuesday afternoon no one had filed for the three open seats on the Freedom Board of Education. By the 5 p.m. deadline on Wednesday, two candidates had filed for each of the open positions. Those filing are: • Seat 2, full term: Concha Herrera...

 

Woods County commissioners sign on for two projects

The Woods County commissioners made several deals with ODOT Monday. One will be an agreement for bridges and approaches over Lake Creek, .3 miles south of Dacoma. The other was for a bridge and approaches over Sand Creek, 2.3 miles east and 1.7...

 

Northwestern closed Dec. 23–Jan. 3

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will close for the holiday break beginning Friday, Dec. 23. Campus offices in Alva, Enid and Woodward will reopen Jan. 3, 2017. Spring semester classes will begin on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Enrollment for spring...

 

NWOSU Art Society offering photos with Santa, holiday store for kids Dec. 17

Children of all ages are welcome to come visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him during the seventh annual Photos with Santa and Holiday Gift Store for Kids event at Northwestern...

 

Storm route Oklahoma Christian

BETHANY, Okla. — After falling in a tight, exciting game last year to Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene took the air of the wings Tuesday night early in an 81-60 win inside the Sawyer Center. Five players scored in double figures as C.J. White...

 

Rough night for Eagles as Southern Nazarene rolls in rivalry game

BETHANY, Okla. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Looking at the stat sheet Tuesday night, Oklahoma Christian men's basketball coach Cory Cole saw only one positive in the Eagles' performance at Southern Nazarene – that the game was over. SNU jumped on the Eagles...

 

2nd-half rally falls short for Lady Eagles at Southern Nazarene

BETHANY, Okla. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Sometimes it's as simple as this – if you don't hit your shots consistently, you won't win many basketball games. Such was the case for Oklahoma Christian at Southern Nazarene on Tuesday night. OC dug itself a...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    December 8, 2016

No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield arrived on Oklahoma's campus as an unpredictable gunslinger with a chip on his shoulder. He's still an emotional sparkplug, but he has reined in his play and evolved into one of the most efficient quarterbacks...

 

Trump to tap champion of fossil fuels as environmental chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday. Pruitt, a 48-year-old Republican, has been a...

 

Oklahoma lawmaker wants armed officers in private schools

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to slash the costs of obtaining and renewing handgun permits, place armed police officers in private schools and allow the governor and top elected officials to carry guns. Republican state Sen. Josh...

 

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority approves rate increases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has approved a series of turnpike rate increases that could require motorists to pay 50 cents more when traveling from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. The board on Tuesday approved 12 percent rate hikes...

 

Body found near Piedmont by Oklahoma hunters is identified

PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — A man's body found by deer hunters in Kingfisher County near Piedmont has been identified. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says fingerprints were used to identify the body as that of 41-year-old Michael Don Lea....

 

Next Kansas House speaker tells lawmakers to avoid cliques

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The newly elected speaker of the Kansas House has advised incoming lawmakers to avoid cliques. Republican Rep. Ron Ryckman has encouraged new lawmakers to avoid sticking to one of the competing groups within the state...

 

Andover middle school boosts security after written threat

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A middle school in southern Kansas is stepping up security after authorities found a written bomb threat in a bathroom. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://j.mp/2gcjbmt) that Andover Middle School will have extra security...

 

Coalition seeks income, gas taxes hikes to fix Kansas budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Teachers, a state workers' union and other Kansas groups long critical of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback have proposed undoing the income tax reductions he's championed and boosting the state's gasoline tax to fix persistent budg...

 

Former Kansas town's clerk admits stealing on the job

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas city clerk awaiting federal sentencing for embezzling more than $100,000 from a real estate company has admitted in court that she bilked her town of more than $75,000. Forty-three-year-old Janetta Marie Buttery...

 

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