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PCPS Inclement Weather Policy

With cooler weather here, PCPS officials want to remind students, staff, parents and patrons of how they will be notified if school is closed due to inclement weather. If school will be closed for inclement weather or another unforeseen reason, every effort will be made to make an announcement by 6:00... Read More.

Candidate Filing Underway for Blackwell and Ponca City

Candidates interested in filing for municipal offices for the City of Blackwell and the City of Ponca City will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday December 4, 2023. Those who wish to file for a municipal office must submit a Declaration of Candidacy to the Kay County Election Board... Read More.

Foods You Can Carry Through TSA Airport Checkpoints

Here’s a quick guide to Thanksgiving foods that you can bring on a plane in your carry-on luggage, and those that you should put in your checked bags. Foods that can be carried through a TSA checkpointBaked goods, including cakes, cookies, brownies Homemade or store-bought pies Meats, frozen, cooked or uncooked Stuffing,... Read More.

Looks Like a Record Weekend for Holiday Travelers

Despite inflation and previous holiday travel challenges, a record number of people are expected to travel during Thanksgiving. The peak travel days by air are Tuesday, Wednesday, and the Sunday after Thanksgiving, with the Transportation Security Administration set to screen 2.6 million passengers on Tuesday, 2.7 million on Wednesday, and an estimated 2.9 million... Read More.

OSDH Shares Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

OKLAHOMA CITY – Every year, approximately one in six Americans become ill with a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, all of which are unwelcome at the holidays. To prevent illness, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds everyone... Read More.

PTC Holiday Market November 16th

Ponca City, OK  – Enjoy holiday shopping at the fifth annual Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) Holiday Market.  On Thursday, November 16th, the PTC Conference Center will transform into a festive holiday marketplace with handcrafted items from the many programs and staff represented at the tech center. The PTC Holiday Market opens at 9:00 am and... Read More.

Santa Bucks Giveaway Going on Now!

Shop from Nov. 4th- Dec. 21st, 2023 at participating merchants to receive a ticket, and increase your chances to win $5,000 in Santa Bucks plus a chance at two $1,000 prizes and four $500 prizes! The Winning Tickets will be drawn starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 21st, 2023.To win this year you can... Read More.

New Emergency Resource Agency Asking for Donations

The New Emergency Resource Agency (NERA) is asking for donations for their no prep day bags. Right now, they're looking for donations of vienna sausages, pop top canned foods, soft granola/cereal bars, juice boxes, and beef jerky. You can drop off these items to the locations listed below.Heather Cannon Honda: 3415 North 14th... Read More.

Oklahoma Broadband Office Plans Tour Stop in Ponca City

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Broadband Office (OBO) will hold a meeting in Ponca City next Thursday to talk with and hear from Oklahomans about high-speed internet service expansion, OBO Executive Director Mike Sanders announced today.  The “Oklahoma’s Digital Promise” tour stop will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday,... Read More.

Kasey Alert System Takes Effect Today

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Kasey Alert system will take effect today, Nov. 1, 2023. House Bill 1077, authored by Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, establishes the Kasey Alert system and is named for Kasey Russell, a 29-year-old Cherokee Nation Citizen who went missing in 2016."First, I would like to thank the grassroots efforts of the... Read More.

OSDH Encouraging Oklahomans to Get Their Flu Shots

OKLAHOMA CITY – With respiratory season approaching, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is encouraging individuals to help prevent illness by getting their flu shot. Influenza, also known as the flu, is caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat, airways and lungs. The flu typically circulates in the United States from... Read More.