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Area Calendar 2018-09-19



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 […]

Cherokee Strip Cook-Off Set For Saturday



The 32nd annual Cherokee Strip Barbeque and Chili Cook-Off is all set for this Saturday, September 22, to be held on the shores of Lake Ponca. The event is hosted each year by Professionals Today, a local civic organization of career women. At stake for competitors is over $16,250 in prizes. On the plate for the appreciative attendees will be […]

Student-Athletes Seek Foster Families



ARKANSAS CITY — Adjusting to college life can be a challenge for any student. Add on the stress of competing for a nationally ranked athletic team and moving to a new community far away from family and friends, and you have a student who needs a foster family. The Cowley College Foster Parent Program is designed to meet these needs […]

Bear Creek Rural Fire Dept. To Hold Fish Fry



KAW CITY —The Bear Creek Rural Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Bear Creek Fire Station, 1015 North 106 Lane in Kaw City. The fire department is located west and north of Washunga Bay Campgrounds and north of Lake Harbor housing development. From Newkirk, it is located south of River Road and […]

Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Highlights Woods County’s Julie Russell



By KAYLLE TRAVIS OK Dept. of Agriculture FREEDOM — Since 2012, Julie Russell has been “on call” for her grandchildren – and her cattle. With five grandchildren ranging from age 2 to 7 and 200 head of cattle, this is no easy task. Alongside her husband Tom, the two run a commercial cow-calf operation on about 1,500 acres near the […]

Rittle To Present Series On Leadership Practices



ARKANSAS CITY — Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle will share portions of what he has learned at Harvard University’s Institute for Education Management during an interactive four-part series entitled, “Best Practices in Leadership.” Part 1: During this interactive session, attendees will explore the question, How are you? as it relates to “The Art and Science of Personal Recalibration […]

All About Science – Climate Versus Weather



Turn on the news, and you are bound to hear about “global warming” or “climate change.” But, it is really hard to understand what they may be talking about when you recall the summer of 1980 where there were 50 days over 100 degrees in 1980 and 51 days over 100 degrees in 2011 while the current summer of 2018 […]

SCKMC Welcomes Anstine As New CFO



ARKANSAS CITY — South Central Kansas Medical Center welcomes LaDona Tousley Anstine, as the chief financial officer (CFO) of South Central Kansas Medical Center effective September 4, 2018. LaDona has worked as an accountant, tax and general ledger specialist over the past 20 years. LaDona graduated from OSU in Stillwater, OK with BS in Accounting and MBA from Southwestern College […]

Free Music in the Garden Concerts Set In September



Back by popular demand, Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council will again host the concert series Music in the Garden. The free performances will take place every Thursday in September at the Cann Gardens, 14th Street and Grand Avenue, in Ponca City. The concerts will all start at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour. Music will be provided by […]

Descendants To Be Honored



It took strong, hardy, resourceful people to make the Land Run 125 years ago in September 1893 and even more guts to stay and brave droughts, storms and blizzards the next few years to catch on and survive. Many local families have these ties to that time and Pioneer Genealogical Society is commemorating this grand Oklahoma event by presenting Pioneer […]


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