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Go-Getter 4-H members win big at Tulsa State Fair

Press Release TULSA, Okla. — FFA and 4-H students from across the state gathered in Tulsa Sept. 29 – Oct. 9 for the annual Tulsa State Fair, and many Newkirk Go-Getters 4-H members came home with ribbons recognizing their creative efforts. Ashlynn Hoover– Purple Pillowcase with ‘Ashlynn’ on Border, second place Bailee Schneeberger– Best Photo…

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City begins Chesnutt waterline replacement

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The city of Newkirk is finally addressing water issues along Chestnut Street as work to replace the ailing waterline has begun, starting with the 200 Black of North Chestnut, in front of Glass Trucking. Work began Thursday, Oct. 14 and is contracted to D. Owen…

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NES Students of the Month

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Lily and Isaac are the Newkirk Elementary School October of the Month. Their teachers nominated them because they have a great attitude, work hard in class and follow all the PAWS traits.  

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Wathor, Mayse named NHS students of the month

Press Release NEWKIRk—Newkirk High School (NHS) is excited to recognize students that exemplify the Newkirk ideals, and this month the faculty and staff have selectedMorgan Wathor and Matthew Mayse. Wathor is the daughter of Corbi and Desiree Wathor, and is involved in many activities and honors. These activities include band, Student Council, Stepp-UP, and the…

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NES Fire Safety

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk Elementary School students got up close with the Newkirk Fire Department, as they brought a fire safety trailer to the school where they learned fire safety concepts such as smoke safety, fire alarms and having a safe place outdoors when they escape a fire. They also got the…

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OHCE members learn ‘Everything Pumpkin’ in leader lesson

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Fall has arrived, and pumpkins, gourds and colorful autumn displays fill neighborhoods across the state. Pumpkins are among the most plentiful this time of year, and Kay County OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) members learned many ways to take advantage of those popular orange…

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Everything Pumpkin

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Kay County OHCE Extension Educator Brenda Medlock presented the September leader lesson, “Everything Pumpkin,” at the Newkirk Public Library Sept. 30.

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Culture Club Cleanup

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Members of the Newkirk High School Culture Club performed a community service project after school Thursday, Sept. 30 by picking up trash in front of the school. The Club will do several more service projects throughout the school year.

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City-wide garage sale this Saturday

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk residents interested in cleaning out their homes have a chance to this Saturday, Oct. 9 with the city-wide garage sales. Residents must obtain a permit from the city office. “Permits are available for $10, and available for Saturday and Sunday, if they want,” said…

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