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The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain seeks talented high school students

For nearly 45 years, auditioning for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI) has been a rite of passage for talented young actors, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and photographers. This year's...


Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association cancel two upcoming events

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is canceling two upcoming events in response to the continuing health and safety concerns of the Covid-19 environment. This is the second year that both events have been canceled due to the...

 By Marione Martin    Local    February 28, 2021 

Alva's new mural features Carrie Nation

A hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation is the subject of the newest mural in Alva. While living in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Nation began her temperance work with an attack on a bar in Kiowa, Kansas, just... Full story


'Primp for Prom:' free formals to area high school students

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work and Woodward High School Key Club are co-sponsoring “Primp for Prom” on Thursday, March 4, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at Woodward High School... Full story


Solinski uses graphic art skills to design her quilts

"I got my good machine in 2010 so that's when I knew I had to get serious about it (quilting)," says Ann Solinski with her dark eyes sparkling. She's been quilting for about 11 years now. In the... Full story


Childhood fascination evolves into fiber art

"I first became enamored with needle and thread when I was about four years old," says fiber artist Brenda Esslinger. "I've been doing anything and everything I can learn – sewing, embroidery,...


Qu'Aint joins quilting and painting in Graceful Arts Gallery exhibit

What is Qu'Aint? It's a joining of the words "quilt" and "paint," but it's also a joining of those two art forms. It's also the concept of the featured exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva during... Full story


Art show entry deadline Feb. 24

The entry deadline for forms to be submitted for the 18th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library on March 7-26 will be here soon. Forms should be submitted no later than Feb. 24. Artwork... Full story


Burlington School News: FFA officers interviewed on radio for National FFA Week

On Jan. 13, four Burlington FFA chapter officers went to Enid for a radio interview for National FFA Week. They went to KOFM Radio with their adviser, Wyatt Shaw, to meet with Alan Clepper to talk...


Burlington School News: Christmas tree lighting and music programs combined this year

The annual FFA Christmas tree lighting and Christmas music program were combined this year. The event was held at the park in Burlington on Monday, Dec. 14. The Lions Club served chili, hot chocolate... Full story


Alva State Bank selects 2020 Christmas Card Winner: Taelyn Blackwood

Each year, Graceful Arts Studio hosts a painting class for kids titled "Youth Acrylic Painting" where students attend a six-week-long class learning techniques and practicing their painting skills.... Full story


Perfecting her art in math class

Visitors to the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva last Friday night, Dec. 4, were intrigued by the rifles displayed on deer antlers. The firearms feature decorative etched metal pieces on the stocks.... Full story


Freedom's annual school Christmas program is Tuesday

Students at Freedom Public Schools are preparing their parts for the annual all-school Christmas program to be held next Tuesday, Dec. 15. Students from pre-K through 12th grade will entertain with a variety of songs, poems and skits. There will be... Full story


Burlington School News: Homecoming Week

Homecoming is an exciting time of the year for students at Burlington. Students enjoy dressing up for Spirit Week and attending the basketball game on Friday night, followed by a dance. Homecoming... Full story


Spook Parade on a sunny afternoon

Friday, Oct. 30, was full of surprise at Freedom Schools. Parents gathered in the library to observe and participate in Pumpkins for Pops. Then the group paraded through the hallways and downtown... Full story


Booster Club serving tacos and dessert Nov. 21

Freedom Public School’s Booster Club will host a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Tacos will be served for a freewill donation. There will also be a dessert auction with pies, bread and other sweets for your...


A variety of artists featured during the First Friday Artwalk

The November exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is the regional Biennial Juried Art Show and Sale. Jo Decker explains that artists submit a number of works for the show. Pieces are selected for...


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