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Area Calendar – 2018-02-14



Every Day Principles Before Personalities, Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Harmony House upstairs (use south entrance by parking lot). Twice a Month Friday or Saturday Christian Singles Group meets twice a month, for more information on time and place, call 763-5945 or 762-1295. Every Sunday Flea Market At VFW, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post, 3001 East Prospect, Ponca City, Vendor Spaces […]

Mr. Gelmers Left Lasting Legacy at Po-Hi



By DAVID MILLER News Sports EditorSClBIt was with sadness that I learned last week of the passing of longtime Ponca City High School teacher A. Lloyd Gelmers. I didn’t know Mr. Gelmers well, in fact our association was limited to two or three telephone conversations. But, based on what I have heard others say about the man, I know that […]

Heavy Launch



CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off last week on its first test flight, aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today, doubling the […]

Bark and Wine



Greeting card holidays aside, nothing expresses love on the daily like the companionship of animals. Sadly, not all companion animals enjoy the health and warmth of a good home. “Bark and Wine with your Valentine” is a fundraiser supporting Animals of Kay County and the Ponca City Humane Society. The event will be held at the Ponca City Country Club […]

Students Take Part in Math & Science Day



ARKANSAS CITY — A total of 125 students took part in the Math & Science Day events held last Wednesday on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. Schools in attendance were: Ark City Christian Academy, Ark City High School, Argonia, Chaparral, Deer Creek (OK), Mulvane, Norwich, Oxford, Rose Hill, South Haven, and West Elk. The format of the competition […]

Tonkawa Alumni Board Seeks Nominations



TONKAWA — The Tonkawa Alumni Association is requesting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. The recipients will be honored during Homecoming weekend. The award has been given since 2006 to outstanding THS graduates whose personal lives, professional achievements and contributions to society exemplify the standards of excellence promoted throughout their education at Tonkawa High School. Nominations will be accepted […]

Limited Seating Remains For Steel Magnolias at Cowley College



ARKANSAS CITY — Steel Magnolias is a beautiful story of love, friendship, and life. Six longtime friends in the small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana fill Truvy’s hair salon with laughter, gossip, and tears. Truvy’s new assistant, Annelle, sociable M’Lynn, and her pretty daughter bride-to-be Shelby, as well as the hysterical bickering Ouiser and Clairee, support each other with love, laughter, […]

Juxtapose On View at NOC Art Gallery



TONKAWA — “Juxtapose,” featuring the work of Oklahoma artists Janice Mathews-Gordon, Jude Tolar and Jill Webber is currently on view in the Eleanor Hays Art Gallery on the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa campus, according to gallery director Audrey Schmitz. A reception with the artists is planned for Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Artist Talks at […]

Jet AirWerks Surprises Students With Scholarships



ARKANSAS CITY — Keith Humphrey, the president and CEO of Jet AirWerks, LLC in Arkansas City, joined Cowley College foundation coordinator Lena Spencer in presenting Cowley College students Mason Koehn and Clayton Lessert with a pair of $1,000 scholarships during their Non-Destructive Testing class last week. The scholarships came as a surprise to Koehn and Lessert. “This is amazing. It […]

Science and the Winter Olympics



The 2018 Winter Olympics opened in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on Friday, February 9 and are scheduled to close on Sunday, February 25. If you are like most people, you will watch at least some of the events, even if it is just the highlights. The different sporting events are going to be showcasing athletic skill and a great deal of […]


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