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Food Fair Saturday at Ponca’s Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Epicopal Church Women will be conducting a Food Fair Saturday morning in the Church Parish Hall at 109 North 13th Street in Ponca City. You’ll be able to browse and shop from a selection of casseroles, soups and desserts. Proceeds from the sale are used for local community outreach and other church programs. For more information, call 765-7609.

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Help Raise The Roof at Robson Friday Night

“Raise the Roof on Robson” – the 2nd Annual Winter Bash will be held tomorrow night at Po Hi’s Robson Field House. It’s a chance to get a preview of the winter sports programs at the high school and meet the athletes. The event is free and open to the public and starts at 6:30.

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Ponca Politics Forum Friday at Noon

Treasurer Christy Kennedy, County Clerk Tammy Reese, Kay County #2 Commissioner Jason Shanks and District Attorney Brian Hermanson will all be taking part in the next “Ponca Politics Forum” tomorrow at 12 noon at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers.    

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Newkirk Sophomores Host Thanksgiving Dinner

The Newkirk Thanksgiving tradition continues this weekend as Newkirk High School Sophomores host their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  The menu includes Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade hot rolls, pie, tea, and water and will be served from 11:00 am ’til 1:30 pm in the Newkirk Elementary School Cafeteria.  Cost is just $6.00 for adults and $4.00 ...

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Ponca Leaf Pick-up Starts Monday Nov. 24

The City of Ponca City will kick off its fall leaf collection next Monday and will continue the service through January 9.  You’re asked to bag leaves, if possible, and leave them where you usually leave your trash for pickup.  There’s a limit of 10 bags per pickup.  Loose leaves should be placed within 3 feet of the curb.  The ...

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Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Underway in Ponca

The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree Program is now underway.  The goal is to provide clothing and toys for 446 area children this Christmas    Families can visit the angel trees at Hobby Lobby or Walmart, select an angel which represents an area child, then shop and return their gifts to the Salvation Army.  For more information, call the Salvation Army ...

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Winter Forecast: Colder and Snowier

If you love the cold and snow, then you’re going to love this winter.  David Payne, from News 9 in Oklahoma City, says this is an “El Nino” year, potentially packed with surges of arctic air and reminiscent of the winter 0f 2009.  That’s the year of the great Christmas Eve Blizzard when the state was shut down by order ...

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Three Arrested in Ponca Meth Bust

A traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon just before 2pm in the area of 14th Street and Ponca Avenue resulted in the arrest of three people, plus confiscation of a firearm, cash, a large amount of meth and a vehicle. Police stopped a black pickup truck and initially arrested two suspects – a 20 year old man and a 36 year ...

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Update: 4.8 Magnitude Quake near Conways Springs KS shakes Oklahoma and Kansas

UPDATED:  Social media is buzzing this afternoon with the word of an earthquake at about 3:40.  The U.S. Geological survey says the 4.8 magnitude quake was centered in Sumner County, KS, eight miles south of Conway Springs, 33 miles southwest of downtown Wichita, or about 124 miles north of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of three miles.. Dispatchers in Sumner County ...

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Ponca schools announce Preview Night for Sex Ed, Abstinence Classes

The Ponca City Public School District Nurses have scheduled a parent preview night for parents/guardians who would like to review the material that will be discussed and presented at the upcoming Growth and Development, Abstinence, HIV/AIDS, and Safe Sex Education classes.  The date scheduled for parents to preview materials is Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the ...

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