Articles from the December 20, 2018 edition

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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Dec. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Dean Farrow, Mr. & Mrs. Shad Brackin Dec. 21: Mr. & Mrs. Tyson Bliss Dec. 22: Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Schroeder Dec. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Watson Dec. 24: Mr. & Mrs. Troy Ferguson Dec. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Charles McIver...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Dec. 20: Julie Russell, John Fitzgerald Dec. 21: Kevin Louthan, Madison Neese, Sidney Parks, June Frei, Mark Flock, Alyssa Hillman, Troy Ferguson, Collin Pierce Jr. Dec. 22: Justin Thompson, Zachary Thompson, Andy Newby Dec. 23:...

 

Enjoy a play and help the food bank

Freedom elementary and high school students will present “Jingle Jury” twice on Friday, Dec. 21, in the school auditorium. The matinee is at 1:30 p.m. with the evening show at 7 p.m. Admission is free but play attendees are asked to bring...

 

Eagles beat Yellowjackets

Last Saturday the Lady Eagles and Eagles brought home two dominating victories over the Wynona Yellowjackets. The Lady Eagles scored the first 15 points en route to a 59-6 victory. Emily Reed led the... Full story

 

Notice of election resolution approved for Freedom town board seat

Freedom's Town Board met briefly last week for their regularly scheduled meeting. Members Shad Brackin, Terry Smith and Rolando Galindo were present, along with town clerk Cindy Reed. The meeting...

 

OBU Bucked by Bronchos

SHAWNEE – Despite a career performance from Dishon Lowery, Oklahoma Baptist suffered their first loss on their home court this season, 77-74, to Central Oklahoma. The loss moves OBU to 4-5 on the season heading into a six-day break for Christmas....

 

Eagles reach quarterfinals of Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 18, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian posted the program's first match-play win in a Tier I tournament, beating Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) before falling to Urbana (Ill.) on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Glenn Carlson Las Vegas...

 

Hillcats Grind Out 61-59 Win over Aggies

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State men's basketball team used defensive stops late to grind out a 61-59 win over Cameron on Wednesday (Dec. 19) to go 2-0 at the UAFS Holiday Classic at the Stubblefield Center. With the win, the Hillcats (9-3) won...

 

Blossoms Come Up Short in the 4th

UAM STATS Jaida Harden - 12 points, 4 rebounds Chari Swift - 15 points, 2 rebounds Mackenzie Johnson - 21 points, 5 rebounds FIRST HALF The Blossoms came out quick in the first period and went on a 10-3 run in the first 3 minutes of the game. Chari...

 

Madison Raney's career night not enough against Rogers State

CLAREMORE, Okla. - Ouachita Lady Tigers clashed against Rogers State in a winter non-conference match and suffered defeat, 85-75. Madison Raney put in a career night scoring 15 points on 7-12 shooting for the Lady Tigers. Madison Brittain and Alivia...

 

Muleriders come up short to Williams Baptist

Magnolia, Ark. – The SAU Women's Basketball team lost a back-and-forth matchup with the Williams Baptist Eagles by a single point, 52-51. In a closely contested game where neither team held a double-digit lead, a second quarter where the...

 

Police: Would-be robber killed by Oklahoma pharmacy worker

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who tried to rob an Oklahoma pharmacy has been fatally shot by a store worker. The shooting occurred Wednesday at a Walgreens in Tulsa. Police say the worker who had a state-issued concealed carry license...

 

Budget surplus to trigger scramble for spending in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rebounding economy and a boom in the state's oil patch is leading to record revenue collections in Oklahoma, but the state's newly elected governor cautioned lawmakers and agency leaders on Wednesday that a $612 million surpl...

 

The Latest: Oklahoma teachers union seeks more funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a state panel certifying more than $600 million in additional funding for Oklahoma's budget (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The state's largest teachers union is asking Oklahoma lawmakers for more than $400 million...

 

Voter registration spike follows state Election Board deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people registering to vote at Oklahoma's public service agencies has spiked in recent years, and voting rights advocates are crediting a settlement with the state Election Board. The Oklahoman reports that the...

 

Oklahoma woman charged with leaving grandson in Kansas

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have charged the grandmother of a 17-year-old Oklahoma boy with special needs who was left at a Kansas rest stop last month. Janie Gill is charged in Greenwood County, Kansas, with child endangerment and...

 

2 more moderate Kansas GOP legislators defect to Democrats

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two moderate Republican legislators in Kansas became Democrats on Wednesday, capping an unprecedented round of GOP defections in the Kansas City suburbs that soured on President Donald Trump and a close political ally of his in...

 

22 suffer minor injuries in Ness City school bus crash

DIGHTON, Kan. (AP) — Twenty students and two adults were injured when a school bus carrying a Ness City High School basketball team collided with a pickup truck. The Kansas Highway Patrol says none of the injuries were life threatening. The...

 

Woman sentenced in Wichita man's shooting death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who killed a 67-year-old Wichita man who was discovered dead on his birthday has been sentenced to 20.5 years in prison. Friends who went to John Gaffney's home on July 7 to take him to a birthday dinner found him...

 

Man charged after laser pointed at Kansas patrol plane

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man is facing federal charges after allegedly pointed a laser beam at a Kansas Highway Patrol plane. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Armando Rodriguez-Leyva was indicted Wednesday on one count of aiming a laser pointer...

 

Spirit AeroSystems announces 1,400 new jobs at Wichita plant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced Wednesday it plans to hire an additional 1,400 people next year at its Wichita plant. Spirit Chief Executive Officer Tom Gentile said in a news conference that the new hiring...

 

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