A Ponca Politics forum featuring U.S. Sen. James Lankford is slated for noon Tuesday in the commissioner’s room at City Hall. The forum is sponsored by the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce. Barry Bickle, vice chairman of the Ponca Politics Committee, is the emcee. The public is encouraged to attend the forum, which is expected to be about an hour long.
West Middle School will hold its annual curriculum night on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The evening will begin in the auditorium with a message from Dr. Pennington. Parents will then dismiss to follow their child’s schedule. They will have the opportunity to spend a short time in each classroom their child attends, learning about the class and meeting their child’s teachers.
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium and the evening will conclude at 6:45 p.m. For questions you may contact the West Middle School main office at 580-767-8020.
Back-to-School night for the Ponca City Senior High School is scheduled for September 3, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Teachers will be in their classrooms for parents to meet, and clubs and organizations will have information tables in the commons. For questions you may contact the high school main office at 580-767-9500.
Thelma McDonald McCarty’s name was accidentally misspelled in the photo caption Monday of the World Fancy Dance Championship on page 3A. The News apologizes for the error.
Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council will host a series of free concerts titled “Music in the Garden.” The concerts will take place from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday in September at the Cann Gardens, 14th and Grand, in Ponca City. Music will be provided by students from the NOC Music Department. Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments and enjoy a beautiful evening in the Garden. If it rains, the show will be cancelled and not rescheduled. The theme on Sept. 3 will be Broadway Classics.
Third District U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas with be the guest speaker for the Ponca Politics forum at noon on Friday. The event, a project of Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, will be staged in the City Commission Room at City Hall. Lee Evans, committee chair, will emcee the event. The public is encouraged to attend.
Blackwell’s Cinderfella Pageant will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the BHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 and is being hosted by the Blackwell Quarterback Club. Tickets may be purchased at the Lunch Box, Menzer Law Office and at the door. All proceeds will help the Blackwell football program.
Liberty Elementary School will host “Back to School Night” on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. Teachers will have two sessions from 5:15-5:45 p.m. and 5:45-6:15 p.m. There will also be two Title I information sessions at 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Anna Christine Pruett was the name of the little girl on the front page of Sunday’s paper. She was pictured with her grandfather Robert Moore during the Kay County Ancestor Fair. The News apologizes for the error.
Rep. Frank Lucas will be the guest speaker at the Ponca Politics forum on Friday, Aug. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. The session will be rebroadcast for viewing on Channel 22 at 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 6.
Kay County’s inaugural Ancestor Fair, to be held Saturday, Aug. 22, will tell the stories of a number of Kay County citizens through family displays. The Ancestor Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 319 W. Grand, and is sponsored by Pioneer Genealogical Society, Pioneer Woman Museum and the Ponca City Senior Center.