FOOD & DRINK
The HUB Upgrades Game Room with Shaffer
With the help of Shaffer Distributing, The HUB in Tonkawa, Okla., recently had their game room refreshed. The FEC has a cinema, bowling, an arcade and a sports bar. The center now features additional arcade games plus an Omni Arena from Virtuix. Its 12-lane alley is equipped with Spark interactive scoring, a coffee bar and a lounge for gamers. Their sports bar features more than 30 screens and Oklahoma’s longest bar top.
Petsense’s largest adoption event a success
Body From 10 am to 4 pm, Ponca City’s Petsense hosted their largest ever adoption event on Sat., May 20. This event provided all day fun for all ages as they hosted several different and exciting opportunities for the people of Ponca City to experience. Throughout the day they...
Wheeler Dealers May Campout at Seminole Campground
Body PONCA CITY, OK – When choosing a campground, members of the Wheelers Dealers Camping Club sometimes return to a favorite from previous campouts. The May monthly campout was one such campout held at the Seminole Campground in the Sequoyah State Park on the shore of Fort Gibson Lake, a group favorite.
Arts Adventure Camp at NOC starts July 17
TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa is hosting the 32nd Anniversary of Arts Adventure Summer Camp July 17-20. The camp runs from 1 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and is open for incoming 6th graders through those who have just completed high school. Arts Adventure is a 501(c)3 non-profit...
Ponca City actor to star in leading role in new series
Body Actor and magician Steve Crawford was raised in Ponca City and will be starring in a lead role in Eli Roth’s The Legion of Exorcists that will debut on June 1 on HBO Max, and air on Thursday nights on Discovery Plus and Travel. Crawford recalls his first...
Blackwell Museum highlights history, big changes, and optimistic future
At Thursday’s meeting of the Blackwell City Council, Top of Oklahoma Museum Director Melissa Hudson gave a booklet to Council members that chronicles several years’ worth of improvements at the museum – and discusses what is in store. Hudson’s presentation began with a history of the museum itself.
Blackwell cat convention this weekend is going to be the cat's meow
“What’s new, pussycat?” Well, how about a cat convention in Blackwell?. Memorial Day weekend will see Blackwell’s inaugural cat show on May 27 and 28 at the Blackwell Event Center. Judging starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and will run until the early afternoon. “We are...
NMS Fun Day
Newkirk Middle School students celebrated the end of the school year May 16 with the annual Day of Fun in the afternoon. The event was moved indoors due to the weather, but the kids still had a blast, with activities including cornhole, volleyball, tug-of-war, Connect 4 and many other games and activities. The school year ended at noon May 17.
Oklahoma best sellers: May 28
This week's Oklahoma best sellers are based on total number of sales at Tulsa's Magic City Books, Best of Books in Edmond, Brace Books in Ponca City, and Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City. Here are the Oklahoma best sellers for Sunday, May 28:. Fiction. “Kaw Lake” by Ethan Richards...
The Ponca City Chamber Commerce
Body The Ponca City Chamber Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 19 for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at 2200 N. 14th. Pictured left to right: Jodi Rutledge, Darren McGibray, Zandier Ashley, Sayed Hamideh.
Hooray for Hollywood Royally Entertaining
Body Ponca Concert Association members were royally entertained in their last concert of the series this year when the Empiri 3 Trio presented Hooray for Hollywood. The trio has had rave reviews from audiences and critics since they began performing first as O Sole Trio in 2012. Now known as Empir 3, their unique and moving shows have become favorites and Ponca City was indeed lucky to have them appear here at the Poncan Theater.
Weekly Best Sellers
Courtesy of Magic City Books in Tulsa; Best of Books in Edmond; Brace Books in Ponca City; and Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City. 1. “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece” by Tom Hanks (Knopf Publishing Group) 2. “Queen Charlotte” by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes...
PC Arts Membership show winners announced
Body The Ponca City Arts Membership Show opened on Thursday, April 6 in the John McNeese Gallery in the City Central building at 400 E. Central, Suite 101. The show featured 97 pieces for art from 37 local artists. Several artists presented media art forms which had not submitted previously....
Dearing House to host art show June 6
Body Dearing House Child Advocacy Center is celebrating their 20 years of operation since opening their doors in April of 2003. The group has held several activities thus far, including a new coat of paint for their fence, and a “Steppin Out to Stop Child Abuse” walk held on April 14.
Cornelson receives Robert E. Moore Tradition of Excellence Scholarship at spring concert
Body Lucius Cornelsen is this year’s recipient of the Robert E. Moore Tradition of Excellence Scholarship. A baritone in the Po-Hi Chorale, Cornelsen was surprised by the announcement on Monday, May 15, during the Chorale’s spring concert at the Ponca City Schools Concert Hall. After graduation from the Ponca City High School Class of 2023, he will use the one-time $1500 award as he continues his education at Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) in the fall.
CASONO annual spring concert to be held May 21, 2023
Body The Chorale Arts Society of Northern Oklahoma (CASONO) is pleased to invite the public to attend a free concert of Cinematic Choral Highlights (songs from Movies). The concert will be presented at Grace Episcopal Church 13th and Grand, Ponca City, on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. The Artistic Director is Brandon Haynes, Roustabouts Vocal Director/Adjunct Voice Faculty/Staff at Northern Oklahoma College. Accompanist is Connie Van Ausdall, adjunct faculty of Northern Oklahoma College and retired Director of Music for St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Suzanne Sumpter, who is also adjunct faculty of Northern Oklahoma College.
Symphony Orchestra Concert Friday
Body The Ponca City High School Symphony Orchestra will be presenting their Annual Spring Concerto Concert Friday evening, May 19, at 7:00, in the Ponca City Schools Concert Hall. The group is under the baton of Paula R. Cochran, Director of Orchestras at the high school. Katie Rolf and Cassidy Broome assist each day and teach orchestra at the middle and elementary schools. Trent Davis and Connor Pratt, have assisted with the wind and percussion section of the Symphony Orchestra. Retired maestro Dan P. Larson has been invited back to conduct six pieces on the program. The Finale will include our traditional farewell to the senior class ending with On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss.
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