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Images from Ponca City’s Veteran’s Parade

November 10, 2019 | Headlines

Washington Pre-k honors veterans

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PONCA CITY — The students and staff members at Washington Prekindergarten honored veterans during a morning assembly. Students invited family members who served in the military. During the assembly, veterans took the stage, introduced themselves and then were joined by students and staff.  

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Kildare voters can cast ballots today

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NEWKIRK — Early voting for the Kildare School District C-50 Special Bond Election is underway today at the Kay County Courthouse until 6 p.m.
A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board is present to assist absentee voters.

“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office.  They are not required to give a reason for voting absentee,” said Cheryl Howard, election board secretary.  “They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day.” The Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter’s registration information, then issues the voter’s ballots.  The voter marks the ballots in a voting booth and then puts them in the voting device.  “It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” said Howard. For information call the Election Board, located at 201 S. Main St. in the basement of Kay County Courthouse at 580-362-2130.

Emergency crews work accident

November 7, 2019 | Headlines

PONCA CITY — Ponca City police and fire crews responded to a two-vehicle accident on north 14th near Heather Cannon Honda. Crews are still on scene at this time and some traffic lanes are blocked. No other information is available at this time.

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PCPS offering healing after suicide training

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Submitted By MARY LADD | PCPS Public Information

PONCA CITY — Based on recommendations from an Oklahoma State Department of Mental Health (OSDMH) Suicide Prevention Expert, the Ponca City School district is offering “Healing After Suicide in a School Community: Helping Parents Help Their Kids” training.

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Bubble gum wrapper leads to Tonkawa woman’s 55 year friendship

November 5, 2019 | Headlines

By COLLYN COMBS | KAY NEWSCOW NOC Student writer

TONKAWA — Tonkawa resident Wilma Van Hook began an unusual friendship 55 years ago because of a bubble gum wrapper. Today, she is still friends with the New Zealand woman named Susie to whom she decided to write a letter. Through the years, the pair built a strong friendship.

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