Art and literary entries for judging are now being accepted until noon Friday for the Ponca Tribe Arts and Crafts and Literary Free Fair to be held in conjunction with the 140th Ponca Tribe Celebration, says youth outreach director Nellie Roughface. Entries should be brought to the Tribal Affairs Building dining hall in White Eagle. All ages can enter, but no professionals.
The end-of-season schedule for Wentz Pool has been announced. Through Sept. 4 the pool will be open for swim time on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for ages 12 and under. The pool will be closed for the season on Sept. 5. Depending on the weather, the splash pads will remain open through Friday, Sept. 30.
Operation Pioneer Spirit volunteers will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, Aug. 23 beginning about 10 a.m. and packing care packages for our Oklahoma troops on Wednesday, Aug. 24 beginning around noon. The chaplains and soldiers are asking for: Handi-Wipes, work gloves, hotel-size toiletries, shower flip flops, snack foods, can goods, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), all-occasion greeting cards (No Christmas), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, hard candy, Sudoku/crossword puzzles and recent magazines in good condition. Please no hardback books. Funds are always needed and appreciated.
On the Business page on Wednesday, The News incorrectly listed a seminar titled “Reach for the Stars” that was upcoming at Pioneer Technology Center. There is not a seminar. The News apologizes for the error.
The Dog Days of Summer swim will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ambuc Pool, 601 South Sixth Street. Dogs must have proof of current shots along with a $5 fee. For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 767-0432.
The 13th annual 2M2L Bash will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Wentz Pool. Free pizza, pop, games and a volleyball tournament will be offered. Prizes will also be given to local students.
The Kay County Ancestor Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road. Community members will be sharing their ancestry research and family histories with exhibits and presentations. For additional information, call 765-6108 for more information.