The Ponca City Humane Society, 900 West Prospect, is searching for homes for 16 Shih Tzus rescued from Osage County. Patricia Amador there were 22 dogs ranging from eight weeks to five years surrendered by the owner because of living conditions. Amador said so far six dogs have found homes or rescues. She said the all of the dogs are good condition. Contact the Ponca City Humane Society at 767-8877.
Ponca City Public School students will be out of school on Friday, Sept. 19 for Professional Development Day. Classes will resume again on Monday, Sept. 22.
Operation Pioneer Spirit continues to send 100+ care packages each month to our troops. OPS is beginning its ninth year and we will continue to send boxes until “They ALL Come Home.” Thank you for your continued support and prayers for our beloved Oklahoma fighting men and women. We will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, Sept. 16 around 10 a.m. and packing on Wednesday, Sept. 17 around noon. The chaplains and soldiers are requesting the following items: Handi-Wipes, hotel-size toiletries, snack foods, black/navy socks, wrapped cookies, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, work gloves, black/navy skull caps, hand warmers, seasonal greeting cards, batteries, hard candy, flip flops, and Sudoku/crossword puzzles. Please no badly worn paperback books and no hardback books. Funds are low and money is always gratefully accepted. Please mail checks to Operation Pioneer Spirit, Box 923, Ponca City, OK 74602.
The Ponca City News would like to apologize for the wrong number to call to register for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference printed in yesterday’s paper page 5A. The correct number to call to register for that conference in Oklahoma City set for Sept. 24 is 405-325-1022. Hurry, because registration closes Friday.