- Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:31
April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and to raise awareness among the public, 4-H students, DHS representatives and OSU extension educators tied blue ribbons in Elk City outside of Carnegie Library.
In conjunction with child abuse prevention, Craig Mahl, DHS Beckham and Roger Mills Counties director, said finding new foster homes is equally important.
Right now, only half of the area's DHS children are able to placed locally due to a shortage of foster homes and parents. He is trying to get that number up within the next year.
- Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:13
A young couple recently donated over 10,000 books to the Elk City Library--the contents of an OKC online book store and an interesting mixture of hardcover, softcover, old and new, adult and children’s. After the library took some for its shelved collection, the rest are offered for the Friends Book Sale--- all at bargain prices and those proceeds benefiting the Elk City Carnegie Library.
The March 9 thru 11 Book Sale will be at 120 S. Jefferson -- south entrance to old City Hall. Friday’s hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday’s are from 9 am to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friends of the Library (who pay a $3 membership fee) can shop early-from 5 to 9 on Thursday, March 8.
- Published on Thursday, 01 March 2012 14:10
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4-H and FFA students from the county joined together for the next level of competition early this week.
The Beckham County Junior Livestock Show took place Monday and Tuesday in Sayre at the Activities Barn and showcased animals from Elk City, Merritt, Sayre and Erick. Hundreds of students have spent countless hours preparing for the event and for many of them, the county show serves as extra preparation for the biggest show of all, The Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE) in Oklahoma City.
- Published on Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:11
The Elk City Tennis Association was recognized earlier this month at the Oklahoma District Tennis Association Awards Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction.
Each year the ODTA recognizes individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to Oklahoma tennis.
This year’s inaugural event was held at the Jim Thorpe Association Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. The 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees were Mark Johnson, Glen Mullins, Meredith Geiger Walton, Janet Thomas Griffith, and Betsy, Joe and Rob Braver.
The award is based on a community’s tennis accomplishment for the 2011 year.
Several awards were given to various events and people involved in large cities such as Oklahoma City and Tulsa where there are larger and indoor tennis facilities. It is quite an accomplishment for a small town to be given such an award.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:46
Red Carpet Community Theatre’s JAG Director, Tiphani Currell-Haraughty, will be hosting a trip to Ireland during the 2013 summer vacation.
The eleven-day tour includes stops in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Cork, Derry and Belfast.
“I can’t wait to see the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Cliffs of Moher, and see the Book of Kells at Trinity College in person,” said 13-year-old Brody Smith, a member of JAG.
If you are interested or just curious join us for a Fundraising meeting Sunday, February 26 at 2 pm at Red Carpet Community Theatre. Anyone under the age of 18 must have an adult present. The tour is open to anyone. Attending the meeting does not require you to sign-up.
For more information call (580) 225-1941 or go to www.eftours.com/enroll sign-in #: 1170426.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:43
Shortgrass Playhouse, Inc. is proud to present the live performance of Noises Off, directed by Cherrel Davis. Production dates are February 25-26 and March 3-4, 2012 at the Old City Hall Theatre in Hobart. Saturday performances are at 7 pm and Sunday matinees are set for 2 pm. Adults tickets are $9.00, seniors $7.00, and students $5.00, which can be purchased at the door.
Noises Off is a 1982 play by English playwright Michael Frayn. Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. The concept for this “play within a play” was born in 1970, when Frayn was standing in the wings watching a theatrical performance. Doors slamming, backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
The three acts of Noises Off expose different phases of the disastrous show, Nothing On. Act One is about the dress rehearsal, and lampoons the common problems which typically occur during the rehearsal process: Forgetting your lines, second guessing your director, misplacing your props, missing your entrances, and falling in love with fellow cast members.
Act Two is about backstage antics, and takes place entirely backstage. The entire set is rotated to reveal the behind the scenes events. For anyone who has been backstage during a show - especially when something goes wrong, act two is bound to conjure a flood of hilarious memories. Despite the characters backstabbing one another, they somehow manage to get through their scene. But that’s not the case with the final act of the play.
Act Three is when everything goes wrong! In Act Three of Noises Off, the cast of Nothing On has been performing their show for nearly three months. They are seriously burnt out. By the play’s end, their show is a comical catastrophe -- and the audience is rolling in the aisles, loving every moment.
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