Beginning on Monday, March 30 at 8 p.m. Hubbard Road will be closed from 14th Street to the east side of Waverly. This closure will be for approximately 220 days to allow for the four lane construction of Hubbard Road. The intersection of Waverly Street will remain open on the north, west and south. Traffic traveling north and south on Union Street will be allowed to cross Hubbard Road but will not be allowed to travel East or West on Hubbard. A temporary road will be maintained to the businesses and residences located on Hubbard Road. Solid concrete block barriers will be placed on both sides of the Railroad Tracks since BNSF Railway will be replacing the crossing with cross arms.
The Kay County Court Clerk’s office will hold a Passport Fair on Saturday, March 28. This fair is an opportunity to serve the needs of the communitiy in obtaining a passport without having to take off work or school. The event will be held on the second floor of the post office in Ponca City at 402 East Grand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the passport application, proof of citizenship, proof of identity, passport photo and two checks or money orders. Parents must be present with applying children. For additional information, contact Kim Carlson at 762-2148.
A Purple Affair — Food, Fashion and Fun, a fundraiser to benefit the Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma, will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Osage Casino. Tickets are $25 and includes runway shows, food and one beverage of your choice.
Ambuc Fun Day will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sullins Stadium.
The OSU Extension Office in Newkirk will be closed until March 31 while repairs are being done.
More and more of our Oklahoma troops are coming back home, but Operation Pioneer Spirit will continue “Until They ALL Come Home.” Operation Pioneer Spirit volunteers will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, March 24 beginning around 10 a.m. and packing on Wednesday, March 25 around noon. Come join the fun and show your patriotic spirit. The chaplains and soldiers are asking for: Handi-Wipes, gloves, hotel-size toiletries, snack foods, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), all-occasion greeting cards, tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, hard candy, Sudoku/crossword puzzles and current magazines. Please do not donate hard back books. Funds are always needed.
Historian John Weaver asks the public’s help with unearthing the history of the stone barn located on Lake Road across from Ponca Bowl. Since the late 1930s the structure went from being the stonecutter’s building to a barn. Weaver hopes there are photographs, written and oral histories to be shared about the building and the stonecutters and artists which worked there to cut and shape the stones for the Marland Mansion as well as the base of the Pioneer Woman statue. Information can be shared via email, TheFourArches@gmail.com, or by calling 518-378-8500.