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Christmas tree origin

Oh, how the Christmas tree has changed over the years to become such a great tradition for Americans. What is a Christmas tree, you ask? Well, it's pretty much an evergreen tree that was used to...

 

Goal-Oriented Galindo

Recently this reporter had the opportunity to speak with Yamila Galindo, who is a senior at Freedom Public School. "Yam," as her friends know her, plans to attend college at NWOSU or OU and earn a...

 

Nicole Hughes

Nicole Hughes is a senior at Freedom Public School, where she serves as the senior class vice president. Earlier this year Hughes won the 2017-18 Miss Freedom title. In addition, she is the FFA vice...

 
 By Nate Wood    Local    December 14, 2017

The nightmare

It is a dark cold night and I can see my breath in front of me. "Who is there?" I ask. Boom! Something covers my head. I wake up standing in a hallway. It is still cold. I can't move and it is hard...

 

Thanksgiving cookbook project

The students in Mrs. Selfridge's desktop publishing class and fifth-hour computer class recently worked on a collaborative project with the pre-K through second-grade students. The high school...

 

Avard Rail Park Authority gets $45,204.55 insurance check

The members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority had their regular meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 12. One of the items handled during the meeting was what to do with a large check, $45,204.55, that...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Dec. 14: Laremy Kamas Dec. 16: Tawny Province, Chris Hull Dec. 17: Susan Burkhart, Brad Beer, Trevor Kurz, Alec Ferguson Dec. 18: Joshua Wise, Brian Murray, Corey Kay Dec. 19: Darin Harris, Amber Graff, Randy Nation Dec. 20: Julie...

 

Murdock wins majority in Tuesday primary

According to unofficial totals for the Republican primary election for District 27 state senator, Casey Murdock of Felt received the most votes at 2,181 or 33.17 percent. Travis Templin followed with...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The second Sunday of Advent was Dec. 10. The order of services at Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger The Light of Christ and candles lit by Shay Wilson Welcome and announcements Joys and Concerns: Remember all those on...

 

Freedom School Board votes $1,000 stipend to employees

The superintendent of the Freedom schools told the board of education he felt full-time staff members of the Freedom schools deserved a one-time $1,000 stipend because he had added a couple of...

 

Freedom Town Board thinks sirens

The Freedom Town Board held a special meeting on Dec. 8. One of the items on the agenda was to discuss quotes for projects for the 2018 REAP Grants. The board members liked the proposal from Storm...

 

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs Pioneer Telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone) – $449.96 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (street lights, af/am, town) – $952.38 SPC (office supplies) – $162.98 Dacoma Co-op (fuel and supplies) – $111.13 Circuit...

 

Economic development committee busy with infrastructure

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) held a very short meeting Wednesday. The quarterly meeting was held at Northwest Technology in Alva. All members were present with the...

 

Oklahoma firefighters brace for busy wildfire season

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma firefighters are preparing for what could be a very dangerous wildfire season. Some parts of Oklahoma haven’t seen measurable rainfall in weeks. “All of this as you can see is dry as a bone,” said Mark Goeller, fire...

 

JAY RANKIN

Jay Rankin, 78-year-old Freedom, Oklahoma, resident, died Saturday, December 9, 2017, in Woodward, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017, in the Freedom School...

 

Freedom Eagles face Fargo-Gage

The Eagles, with only six players, showed great effort in what resulted in a loss to Fargo-Gage. Nathan Wood stepped up and had 8 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. Other scorers were Angel...

 

Freedom split at Darrouzett

Lindsy Weber led the Lady Eagles against Darrouzett with 23 rebounds that helped the Lady Eagles win their second game with a 45-26 victory. The teams went back and forth in the first quarter with...

 

Freedom handles Taloga

In basketball against Taloga, the Freedom Eagles exploded in the second half for 41 points and the victory. Nathan Wood had 27 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. The Eagles upped their...

 

ECU Women's Basketball Outperforms Rogers State

ADA – The East Central University women's basketball team turned in a key third quarter performance to earn a 59-52 win over Rogers State in non-conference action at the Kerr Activities Center. The Tigers (4-3, 3-1 GAC) were paced by senior Devon...

 

ECU Uses Big 3rd Period to Defeat RSU, 59-52

ADA, Okla. – East Central used a big third period to upend the Rogers State women's basketball team, 59-52, on Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the Kerr Activities Center. Junior forward totaled her first double-double of the season with 20 points and 10...

 

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the...

 

Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

ISTANBUL (AP) — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration's...

 

Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. U.S. District...

 

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