‘Stone Soup’ set for annual children’s production in Alva

ALVA — Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fine Arts Department will present “Stone Soup” for this year’s annual children’s production in Herod Hall Auditorium. Northwestern students will perform for approximately 1,000 elementary students on Nov. 15-16 at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. They also will have a performance for the general public on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Admission […]

Deadline approaching for Youth Leadership Oklahoma applications

OKLAHOMA CITY — Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by 5 p.m. Applicants must be high school juniors or home-schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Youth Leadership Oklahoma accepts 50 class members […]

NOC Criminal Justice students attend competition

TONKAWA – The Criminal Justice Society at Northern Oklahoma College recently attended and competed in the American Criminal Justice Association Regional Conference and Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Because of the generosity of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Endowment grant through the NOC foundation, NOC was able to take 10 students fully funded to the event. Students participating include Kayla […]

Area high schoolers showcase their works at Arts & Humanities Day

ARKANSAS CITY — Cowley College hosted the 13th annual Arts & Humanities Day in Arkansas City on Wednesday, November 7. A total of 118 students and 35 guests took part in the event. Those attending Arts & Humanities Day had the opportunity to compete for scholarships, prizes and awards. They also got to take in performances, tour the school’s music, […]

Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Highlights McClain County’s Jaynie Dowd

OK Dept. of Agriculture WASHINGTON — Most people are familiar with the catch-all phrase, “other duties as assigned.” Jaynie Dowdle thinks it may have been in her wedding vows and she just didn’t hear it at the time. Jaynie Staggs met Greg Dowdle on Main Street in Purcell. However, when they married on Dec. 5, 1975, he took […]

All About Science – On Running Out of Fuel

Most of us have been there: You are mowing the lawn, and your lawn mower stops, or you are driving along (and haven’t been paying attention to the gauge) and your car sputters and stops. You have run out of fuel necessary to complete the task. And, while these events are a temporary inconvenience and may be frustrating at the […]

Power Play

By STEVE DYE Mid-Week Editor In the modern era of computer tablets, cell phones, and game consoles, children might not remember what it is to play without power. Union Street Elementary fourth grade classes received a visit from Ponca City Energy last week, with representatives demonstrating that while electricity might power toys, it is certainly nothing to play with. Accompanied […]

Writers’ Corner held at Cowley

ARKANSAS CITY — The Creative Writing program at Cowley College, along with the creative writing club Creative Claws hosted the first Writers’ Corner of the year on Tuesday, October 30. Over 50 students and guests turned out to support the writers. Ten writers presented 26 original works, including poetry and short fiction and non-fiction, during the evening. “As usual, I […]

Forty-plus years later, Purple Heart awarded

By STEVE DYE Mid-Week Editor TONKAWA — Veteran’s Day hit home Saturday with belated recognition for one man’s sacrifice for his country as he was honored with a Purple Heart Ceremony held on the Northern Oklahoma College campus. The rememberance, with the medal presented by Marine Color Guard representatives, was held in the wake of successful efforts to have the […]

Area Calendar 2018-11-14

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 […]

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