Area News

Tri – City Hope Center expands, receives donation from FNBT

  By Andrew L Basden andrew@newcastlepacer.com   In November of 2009 the Tri-City Hope Center opened its doors for the first time operating out of storage units. Shannon Kowales, Founder/Director came up with the idea for TCHC the year before. ” I was working full time, taking care of my father who was dealing with…

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Musings from the Morgue – Saying goodbye

By Clarence B.Wright Publisher Dog-Gone-It. Although the phrase may seem trite, it has never resonated with me so deeply. I knew the day would come. It always does.  I was not as nearly prepared for it as I thought I was. I told myself time and again the day would come. It still hurt! It saddens me to announce…

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Racers softball team headed to state for 25th time

  By Todd Newville todd@newcastlepacer.com   The Newcastle Racers’ softball team is headed to the Class 4A state tournament once again – proving the Newcastle program’s credo of “tradition never graduates.” It has become the team’s calling card and head coach Mike Crossley is proving that the old winning habits won’t die within his program.…

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Introducing the 2017 Homecoming Court

Our first couple is…. Samantha Baker & Austin Cooper Samantha is the daughter of Jeff and Shelley Baker. Samantha is a member of the Newcastle Band. After graduation she plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma and major in film and audio production.  Her favorite quote is from Walt Disney “Growing old is mandatory,…

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Racers pay it forward: NPS sends school supplies to Houston students

  By Andrew L. Basden andrew@newcastlepacer.com   Newcastle Public Schools is paying it forward by sending much-needed school supplies to students affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Newcastle is no stranger when it comes to disasters.  For decades tornadoes have wreaked havoc leaving behind miles of destruction.  Each time a disaster hit, communities from all…

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Ledoux appointed to fill chamber board vacancy – “I’ve been drawn to serve Newcastle”

  By Andrew L. Basden andrew@newcastlepacer.com Eric Ledoux was appointed by the board of directors as the newest chamber board member last month. Ledoux is replacing Meleah Montgomery,  after she resigned from her position. Ledoux is from Konowa, Oklahoma.  He married his wife Tommi, a Bridge Creek alumnus, 11 years ago,  and they moved to Newcastle…

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Newcastle plays Noble on Friday… Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!!

By Todd Newville The Newcastle Pacer   The 2017 football season for the Newcastle Racers officially kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening when they travel to face the Noble Bears inside Noble Stadium. Newcastle traveled to Norman’s Harve Collins Stadium last Friday for the 2017 Pigskin Classic. The Racers joined Deer Creek, Norman, Stillwater,…

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OSBI Investigates Westville Police Officer’s Suspicious Death

  OSBI special agents are investigating the death of a Westville police officer. Brandon Lee Pelfrey, 24, did not show up for his shift at work Tuesday evening. Concerned officers went to his home nearby to check on him. Officers found Pelfrey dead in his bedroom. OSBI agents documented the scene and conducted interviews of…

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