Jail bookings May 17-26
The following information is provided by the Kay County Detention Center. Patrick Alexander, 46, Lawton, Bridgeway hold. Leanna Jewell Allen, 32, Ponca City, DUI. Jeremiah Le Banister, 31, Blackwell, sell or furnish alcohol to a minor. Terry Lee Barker, 39, Bridgeway hold. Emmit Joseph Brock, 34, Ponca City, DUI. Julia...
Happenings and Announcements
Wednesday, May 31 at 12:00 p.m., in the Barnes Room of City Hall, located at 516 E. Grand Avenue. MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY OBSERVED The City of Ponca City will observe MEMORIAL DAY on Monday, May 29, 2023:. • City Hall Offices will be CLOSED Monday, May 29 and will REOPEN...
GRADUATES CELEBRATE SUCCESS IN SHARE PROGRAM
Body Pioneer Technology Center’s (PTC) SHARE program recently recognized 18 graduates for the 2022 - 2023 school year. SHARE stands for Sharing Hope and Redefining Education. The SHARE program opens doors to new futures for participating students. This unique program combines the academic with specific career and technology training.
Retirement marks end of era in Po-Hi tennis
Body After 38 years of teaching and coaching, Ponca City boys tennis coach Brad Larimer is hanging up his whistle. His retirement marks the end of an era. The name Larimer has been associated with Po-Hi tennis since the 1960s. Brad’s late father, Steve, joined the legendary Coach Wally Smith’s coaching staff in 1961, working with junior high teams. He later became head boys coach in 1979, and served until his retirement. Steve Larimer was affectionately known as “Big Daddy” to his players and his friends.
The 28th Annual Hospice Memorial Golf Tournament
Body The 28th Annual Hospice Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course in Ponca City on Friday, May 26. The funds through this event help to provide care to patients without insurance, extended bereavement care to surviving families, grief and loss support for the community. This year’s tournament honored two individuals: Dr. Philip Knight and Guy Palmer Clark.
Kay County Sheriff’s Office holds joint training exercise near Ponca Lake
Body On Wed., May 24, the Kay County Sheriff’s Office partnered with many different first responder agencies from the county to participate in a joint training exercise in the area of Ponca Lake. Throughout the day, many different types of emergency vehicles could be seen throughout the area. Patrol cars, firetrucks, ambulances, watercraft, atv’s, and even aircrafts were seen during the training exercise. This training took place at several different locations around Ponca City, most in the area of Ponca Lake.
Estes earns Eagle Scout Award
Body Local Scout and Ponca City High School Senior, Tanner Estes, has earned the Scouts BSA’s highest achievement, the Eagle Scout Award. Estes is a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church Troop 556. Approximately 6 percent of all youth who participate in Scouting attain the Eagle Rank. To earn the Eagle Rank, Tanner had to complete at least 21 merit badges, earn 7 different ranks, demonstrate Scout Spirit, serve in a leadership role for at least 16 months and plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to a religious institution, school, or community.
BUSINESS AFTER Hours
BUSINESS AFTER Hours was held at the Ponca City Country Club on Thursday, May 25 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Pictured are the members of First National Bank of Oklahoma, the hosts for May’s Business After Hours.
Petsense’s largest adoption event a success
Body From 10 am to 4 pm, Ponca City’s Petsense hosted their largest ever adoption event on Sat., May 20. This event provided all day fun for all ages as they hosted several different and exciting opportunities for the people of Ponca City to experience. Throughout the day they...
Barroom brawl these Okie cowboys didn't soon forget
From Barroom Brawl to Billion-Dollar Business: The Story of Oklahoma's 101 Ranch. Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this article. All outside references are accredited and may be followed using the links. The outline for this article was written with the assistance of ai. This article is for educational and informational purposes and although the author is not a historian, all dates and accounts are factual according to accredited sources.
Law enforcement logs May 19-22
The following information is provided by Ponca City police. At 2:43 a.m. police responded to the 300 block of south Elm for a report of a vehicle with multiple doors open. At 6:09 a.m. police responded to the 700 block north 5th Street for a report of a female who entered the residence and wouldn’t leave. The homeowner said the female was chanting and taking her clothes off. A juvenile was released to OJA and released on a promise to appear.
Blackwell man faces animal cruelty charge
NEWKIRK — A court date is set for Tyler Scott Dollarhide, 33, Blackwell, in Kay County District Court. Dollarhide is facing a felony count of animal cruelty. Blackwell Animal Control officer Cindy Yinger reports that on Dec. 21, 2022, she conducted a welfare check on two dogs in the 600 block of north 4th Street.
Wheeler Dealers May Campout at Seminole Campground
Body PONCA CITY, OK – When choosing a campground, members of the Wheelers Dealers Camping Club sometimes return to a favorite from previous campouts. The May monthly campout was one such campout held at the Seminole Campground in the Sequoyah State Park on the shore of Fort Gibson Lake, a group favorite.
Oklahoma best sellers: May 28
This week's Oklahoma best sellers are based on total number of sales at Tulsa's Magic City Books, Best of Books in Edmond, Brace Books in Ponca City, and Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City. Here are the Oklahoma best sellers for Sunday, May 28:. Fiction. “Kaw Lake” by Ethan Richards...
Luis named Healthcare Professional of Month
Body Cristi Luis honored as May’s Healthcare Professional of the Month by the Community Health Foundation of Kay County. Cristi Luis has been selected as the Community Health Foundation’s May Healthcare Professional of the Month. Cristi was nominated by Morgan Swain who said, “Cristi is a registered nurse at Grand Mental Health serving both children and adults. Cristi is known for being warm, welcoming, and INCREDIBLE. Cristi always goes above and beyond for clients and advocates for their physical health and medication needs. She greets everyone with a warm smile and compassion. Cristi meets everyone where they are and with kindness no matter what. Cristi is knowledgeable and very skilled at her job.”
Greater Ponca City Provisional Rotary Club invites citizens to join their new chapter
Body Rotary began with an idea from one Chicago attorney, Paul Harris. This man formed the Rotary Club of Chicago in February of 1905, with the vision that professionals from all backgrounds could come together and form meaningful and lifelong friendships. Now, Rotary is one of the longest running and largest service organization in the world. Rotary’s mission is to provides service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace throughout their fellowship of business, professional, or community leaders. They believe that together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
May Chamber Board meeting
Body The Ponca City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Committee held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 11 am. Rick Hancock called the meeting to order and then provided his Chamber Chair report. Hancock shared another success principle with the group, that being the trait of...
Runaway horse rescued by police in Burbank caught on video
A horse named Oreo was once discovered grazing on the entrance garden of a Burbank house with out a rider however a saddle. On May 23 at round 12:30 a.m., officials with the Burbank Police Department replied to stories of the runaway horse close to the intersection of Riverside Drive and Mariposa Street. A resident known as the police out of concern that the rider would possibly have fallen off and gotten injured. The police discovered the saddled horse feeding on a resident’s grass with out a bridle connected. Burbank Police Officer Nicholas Moreno, who grew up round horses, rode the horse at a snappy trot out of the house’s entrance backyard and down Main Street.
Burbank First Baptist Church News
Memorial Day is a time when we remember the sacrifice that our brave men and women have made for our country. I consider it a privilege to have served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War era. My assigned area of service was in Germany at a base that is no longer being used by the United States. The four years of service to my country gave me great joy to know that I was blessed to help maintain peace at the location I was assigned. There has been a greater called in my life though. I was called to ministry in 1982 serving as a Deacon at Tonkawa First Baptist Church. I later felt he call to serve as a Bi-Vocational minister in 1985. That call gave me the opportunity to serve in Lamont, Great Bend Kansas, Kildare Baptist, Oswego Kansas, Parsons Kansas, and Burbank First Baptist for the last 15 years. When you discover that you need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you are given many opportunities to service in valuable areas of need. God has provided His inspiration in the Bible. God leads you to fields of service that helps you assist others in finding their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The work of ministry involves many people. I am blessed to be serving with a very loving and caring group of believers at Burbank, First Baptist. When we need workers, there are faithful volunteers. There is a hymn that I remember from my youth, “We’ll work until Jesus comes.” That’s what true ministry is all about my friends.
The HUB Upgrades Game Room with Shaffer
With the help of Shaffer Distributing, The HUB in Tonkawa, Okla., recently had their game room refreshed. The FEC has a cinema, bowling, an arcade and a sports bar. The center now features additional arcade games plus an Omni Arena from Virtuix. Its 12-lane alley is equipped with Spark interactive scoring, a coffee bar and a lounge for gamers. Their sports bar features more than 30 screens and Oklahoma’s longest bar top.
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