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NHS Food Drive

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Several Newkirk High School classrooms were filled with boxes and shopping carts of food items recently, as the National Honor Society and Culture Club finished their annual food drive Friday afternoon, Oct. 23, brining in more than 2,000 items in one of the most successful drives the groups…

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84 years separates two winners of new small town award

Press Release What can a 97-year old woman from a small township in Michigan and a 13-year-old girl from rural Oklahoma possibly have in common? Both have remarkable records of volunteerism in their communities, and both have won prestigious national recognition as a result. Violet Lenz, 97, from Wheatfield Township, Mich. and Hannah Cross, 13,…

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National Award Winner

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Hannah Cross recently received the national Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award for her efforts to improve the Newkirk Downtown district, including the painting on the windows of a building on North Main Street. She is the youngest recipient of the award for 2020.

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Miss Peckham

  Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Miss Peckham Dalley Huster is a senior at Newkirk High School. She is actively involved in FFA, Stepp-Up, Bleacher Creatures, Special Olympics and is a member of the culinary arts program at Pioneer Technology Center. She will attend Cowley College in the hospitality and dietary management program…

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Chamber Welcome

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Representatives of the Newkirk and Ponca City Chambers of Commerce held a special ribbon cutting to welcome Spike and Jenny Henderson at the Wildwood Weddings pavilion Tuesday, Oct. 20. The facility is located on West Dry Road southeast of Peckham.

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Grit and Grace outdoors bringing back Newkirk wildlife traditions

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The deer check-in process was long a tradition in the Newkirk community, as outdoor enthusiasts would gather together to see who brought in the largest animals. The tradition has recently fallen by the wayside as the process has shifted to online activities, but Grit and…

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Dog training program held at Newkirk Library

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A small group gathered on the lawn of the Newkirk public Library under a bright autumn sky Friday, Oct. 16. Nearly half those at event were family dogs, who enjoyed getting out of the house or yard for Furry Friend Storytime, a special event to…

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Furry Friend Storytime

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Hannah Cross, right, discusses dog training practices with her dog, Pepper, during Furry Friend Storytime at Newkirk Public Library Oct. 16. The Northern Oklahoma Humane Society and Kay-9 Kennel Club also assisted in the program, which is hoped to be continued in the future.

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Community National Bank Welcoming

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk Main Street representatives met at Community Nation Bank at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 to welcome them as part of the Newkirk business community. The bank opened the branch last winter. Shown from left are Holly Cline, Newkirk Main Street Director Alyssa McCleery, Jordan Powell, Shaddia Adwan, Branch…

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Landon Hammon Parade

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal A line of cars passed by the home of Landon Hammon on East Sixth Street Thursday afternoon, Oct. 15, to honor the student on his 6thbirthday. Hammon recently lost sight in his left eye from a tragic accident on the playground, and the community is coming out in support…

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