The Po-Hi Student Council will be displaying their Christmas Luminaries this Wednesday evening from dark until 9 p.m. This will be the council’s 46th consecutive year of decorating the high school’s front lawn to celebrate Christmas. Be sure to drive by the high school on Overbrook Avenue and check out all the lights.
On Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. CNN will rebroadcast a two-hour documentary on the Michael Morton case which will feature John Raley III, a 1977 graduate of Ponca City High School.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved several road constructions contracts, including a nearly $38 million plan to improve parts of U.S. 60 near Pawhuska. During its monthly meeting Monday, the commission awarded a contract to Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. to improve a nearly six-mile stretch of U.S. 60. The project is expected to take about 590 days to complete.
To insure that our packages arrive before Christmas, Operation Pioneer Spirit will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, Dec. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. and packing on Wednesday, Dec. 11 beginning at 1 p.m. The chaplains and soldiers are requesting the following items: Handi-Wipes, hotel-size toiletries, snack foods, navy or black skull cap/scarves, black/navy socks, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, work gloves, greeting cards, batteries, candy, hand warmers, 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.
Christmas Market Oklahoma will be held indoors on Saturday on the campus of First Lutheran Church and School, 1104 North Fourth. The market is an old world European-style market featuring a variety of ethnic foods, arts and crafts, choir performances and more.