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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal

Newkirk High School Culture Club members Rhianna Grace, left, Abby Byers, Robert Drake and Kiley Sheets count food items in a food drive during lunch period Oct. 29. Culture Club is teaming up with National Honor Society to hold the food drive, which will benefit the Newkirk food pantry at House of Refuge Church. The…

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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal

Kay County 4-H members met at Central Baptist Church, Ponca City, Monday evening, Oct. 21, for the annual awards banquet, recognizing the achievements of the members during thee 2018-2019 4-H year. Members represented the Newkirk Go-Getters, Blackwell OK-Okies and Tonkawa clubs. Front row, from left, are advisor Theresa Horinek and Go-Getters members Trenton Morton, Logan…

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Newkirk High School senior Kiley Sheets has been selected as Miss Newkirk, and is representing Newkirk in the Arkalalah Festival in Arkansas City.

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Community invited to Monsters on Main event

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Halloween is only a week away, and kids will soon be out hitting the streets for candy in bright or scary costumes. The night doesn’t have to begin at sundown, however, as the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce will hold the popular Monsters on Main Street…

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Kildare School seeks bond for school improvements

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public School (NPS) has served generations of Kay County elementary and middle school students, many of whom eventually graduate to Newkirk Public Schools and Ponca City Public Schools. The sun continues to shine on the district today, as enrollment has increased, and is expected…

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High school students to raise food for needy

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Fall has arrived, and as the season slowly cools toward the winter months, many people will be in need of warm food during the coldest time of the year. To help them out, several Newkirk High School organizations are stepping in with an annual food…

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Voters approve Kay County Courthouse Annex

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kay County went to the polls for a special election Oct. 8, and voiced their approval for a planned annex to the Kay County Courthouse and extension office, paving the way for a streamlining of the district court system and county operations. The measure passed…

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Woman hospitalized following rollover accident

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A woman was hospitalized at Alliance Health Ponce City following a rollover accident west of Kildare Oct. 7. The Newkirk Fire Department (NFD) was called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 11 about 4:30…

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Community comes out in support of amphitheater project

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The sun shone its bright rays upon the Newkirk community Oct. 12, and with a temperature in the upper 60s and a light wind, it was a perfect day to be outdoors enjoying the community. For many residents, that is exactly what they did, converging…

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MORGAN to perform at Full Moon Concert finale October 13

Press Release TONKAWA — The season finale Full Moon Concert in Tonkawa on Sunday, Oct. 13 will feature the Stillwater-based band “MORGAN,” named after the lead singer Morgan Reynolds. Since 2011, “MORGAN” has been captivating audiences with uniquely powerful vocals, excellent musicians, multiple instruments and edgy, Americana songwriting. “Soul Tree,” an original song by Reynolds,…

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