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House of Refuge benefitted by NHS food drive

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Doug Gatchall, pastor of House of Refuge Church, stands outside Newkirk High School mid afternoon, Nov. 19, watching as students load multiple boxes of groceries into two full-sized pickups parked outside the back doors. Moments later, those vehicles are parked at the church fellowship hall,…

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Beshirs named to third straight All State Choir

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kera Beshirs has seen substantial success in her budding singing career. She has been selected to represent Newkirk Public Schools (NPS) three times on the Oklahoma All State Choir, including her first as a high school freshman. She is now looking to take that career…

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All State Choir

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Kera Beshirs, right, was recently honored with her third-straight All State Choir honor. Helping her win the honor is NPS choir Director Elizabeth Odom.

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Crazy Quilters

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Faye Scott, Vice president of the Newkirk Crazy Quilters is with Shannon Bryant, the lucky winner of the Spider Web Quilt. Newkirk Crazy Quilters made this quilt as a fundraiser. The funds raised are used for program expenses and donations to several local charitable organizations at Christmas.  …

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Kaylen Mills, Owen Case honored as NHS Students of the Month

NEWKIRK — Press Release Newkirk High School (NHS) is excited to recognize students that exemplify the Newkirk ideals and this month the faculty and staff have selected Kaylen Mills and Owen Case. Mills is the daughter of Micah Mills, Dustin Mills and Sydney Mills and is involved in many activities and honors. These activities include softball, basketball, track, FCA, National Honor Society,…

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Kildare students learn survival skills at wildlife expo

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — The field behind the Kildare Public School (KPS) playground is used for a variety of student activities, including football games and tag outside the classroom. Friday afternoon, Oct. 22, it was the Great Outdoors as the students learned many outdoor and survival skills in what…

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Vehicle crashes after victim loses control

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A pickup left the roadway and crashed into a tree line Friday morning, Nov. 5 after the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Newkirk Fire Department received a call of an accident at Main and South streets shortly after 10 a.m., but were concerned…

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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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