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 By Tara Owen    Local    August 12, 2018

Alva FFA members attend a leadership camp

Nine members of the Alva FFA chapter attended the 46th annual Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp. This four-day camp was at the Tulakogee Conference Center. At this camp more than 1,600 Oklahoma FFA...


Art classes for students and parents

Graceful Arts has new fall classes and workshops for children and adults. Flyers will be handed out at schools for children's classes and the Make-N-Tote Workshop. • Aug. 22 – After School Arts & Crafts (K to 12 years) • Aug. 23 – Adult Oil...

 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2018

Depicting the rural ranching lifestyle

Growing up in central Montana and visiting her grandparents' ranch left an indelible imprint on Kathryn Leitner's creativity. From childhood she was interested in art, starting with graphite and...

 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2018

First Friday Art Walk showing past and present artworks tonight

Enjoy a respite from back-to-school preparations with a stroll through the Graceful Arts Gallery. At the First Friday Art Walk this evening from 4 to 6 p.m., you can enjoy the “Artists Then and Now” displays at the gallery and enjoy light...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Self-guided tour provides glimpse of local history

We may not think of the local cemetery as a place to tour, but in 2016 the Cherokee Strip Museum came up with a way to familiarize the public with some of the historic people buried there. The...


Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series begins in September

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series serves residents of northwest Oklahoma by providing cultural experiences in the performance arts presented by professional musicians with regional, national and international acclaim. They are supported by the...


Girl Scouts travel to Branson

Girl Scouts with Troop 969 traveled to Branson, Missouri, for their summer trip. After selling numerous cookies, nuts and candy, and receiving donations from community service activities, the troop...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 19, 2018

Rodeo queen kick-off held

Despite the heat that surrounded the Town of Freedom Park, the annual Rodeo Queen Kick-off attracted around 80 folks. The annual cook out and auction did not disappoint. The cookout included...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2018

Cereal box camera begins lifelong interest

A camera from a cereal box, using a 126 cartridge, sparked Jon Linder's interest in photography. That was about 1974, but his interest rekindled in 1983 when he attended the Colorado Institute of Art...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2018

Focusing on children and families

Children and families are favorite subjects for local area photographer Evie Nusser Shriver. "I love kids. I think a lot of photographers have trouble with kids and families because they get really...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2018

Travel comes first, photography second

Though he has a photography studio in Edmond, Jeff Glass says his love of photography comes second to travel. So he likes to combine the two. "It's hard for me to go anywhere without a camera. It...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 6, 2018

First Friday features local photographers

Photography is featured this month at the Graceful Arts Gallery. Tonight’s First Friday Art Walk will display work by local photographers Evie Nusser Shriver, Jon Linder and Jeff Glass. As visitors walk around admiring the displays, they can enjoy...


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