Thanks to the generosity of so many Ponca City citizens, Operation Pioneer Spirit continues to send an average of 125 Care Packages each month to our Ponca City and Oklahoma soldiers. We will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, April 15 beginning at 10 a.m. and packing on Wednesday, April 16. The chaplains and soldiers are requesting the following items: Handi-Wipes, hotel-size toiletries, snack and canned food, black/navy socks, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, shower flip flops, wash cloths, work gloves, greeting cards, batteries, candy, 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, Okla. 74602.
Northeast Baptist Church, 2200 Pecan Road, will present “Jesus: Our Heart’s Cry” on Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 10:15 a.m.
The Pioneer Woman Museum will host a Victorian Hat Making class Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor Barbara Byrd will teach how to make an 1890s-style Edwardian hat with one-on-one assistance so the project can be completed in class. Cost is $35 and includes all supplies and lunch. Age limit for class is 10 years old and above. Call 765-6108 to register. (Note: The class is well-timed for the upcoming Derby Day celebration to benefit Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Sunday dress and elaborate hats are encouraged.)
In a business story Tuesday about Gov. Mary Fallin stopping by a store in Ponca City, The News listed an incorrect address for the store. Gov. Fallin stopped last Thursday at Terri’s Toys and Nostalgia, 212 North Third.
The world premiere tour of “Wichita,” starring former Ponca City native David Dillinger Jefferis and Tulsa native Justin France will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at The Poncan Theatre. Directly following the event, several filmmakers and cast will be available for a short question and answer session and meet and greet.