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Veterans Bean Feed

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal U.S. veterans and their families, along with community supporters, filled Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church Friday morning, Veteran’s Day, for the annual ham and bean feed, which is sponsored by America Legion Auxiliary, Post 1201, Ponca City. The event is a popular event in the community, which includes…

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Veterans Honored

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk Public Schools honored area veterans Friday morning, Nov. 11 for the annual Veterans Day assembly, to thank them for their service. The school choir performed the National Anthem, as well as each Military branch’s song. Speaking at the assembly was Sgt. Brian Grant, Oklahoma Army National Guard. Veterans…

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NES Students of the Month

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Jacob Brown, left, and Jozie Pameticky were selected as the Newkirk Elementary October Students of the Month. Congratulations to both students.

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Hutchason, Owen named NMS Students of the Month

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk Middle School (NMS) is pleased to announce Madalyn Hutchason and Gabe Owen as the November Students of the Month. Hutchason is the daughter of Melissa and Luke Hutchason. She enjoys playing basketball and running track and helping others. She also really likes animals. Her favorite subject is math but she also likes…

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NPS addressing bus driver shortages

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — An important part of the local school system is a quality transportation program, which includes bus routes that transport kids to and from school, as well as transportation for extracurricular activities. A shortage of bus drivers puts limitations on the district, as they must find…

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Newkirk FFA goes for the Blue and Gold at the 95th National FFA Convention

Press Release Indianapolis, Ind. — Newkirk FFA members joined fellowmembers across the country at the Natgional Convention Oct. 25-29. The group traveled from Oklahoma to Indiana and back over 1,400 miles gives our chapter and chaperones the opportunity to see a lot of sights. From Lamberts “Throwed Rolls” Restaurant, Bass Pro Shoppe, the St. Louis…

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Pow Wow

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk Public Schools students received an educational and cultural experience Tuesday morning, Nov. 15 when several Native dancers performed a pow wow for the students. The dances included the fancy dance, stomp dance and round dance, and also discussions on their regalia and other fascinating aspects of the pow…

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U.S. Senate candidates to meet with Kay County Second Amendment Association

Press Release PONCA CITY — Oklahoma candidates seeking to represent Kay County will have representatives meeting with the Kay County Second Amendment Association in Ponca City. Oklahoma’s two GOP candidates to replace James Inhofe in the U.S. Senate, Mark Wayne Mullin and T.W. Shannon, will have representatives to inform members about each candidate at The Kay…

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4-H Workshop

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Earlier in July students in third through seventh grades gathered for a 4-H workshop. The topics included a Main Street Mystery, MyPlate Munchable Lunch and Let’s Get Crafty! Attendees completed a quest downtown, made their own lunch with a balance and variety of foods and completed crafts to…

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