Posted By: email@example.com On: 6/13/2013
Title: I can NOT get my online subscription to renew
I have tried from THREE (3) different computers AND my phone, and the site still will not process payment. It keeps telling me "Runtime Error" I've been trying to "renew" my online subscription for over a month! I work at the bank, so YES, there is money in my account....
Posted By: On: 6/9/2013
I have just found out about the passing of Carl Ponca, He lived in Texas at one time, we went to high school together; I would very much like to read his Obit.; have found it impossible to get into the archive files. I would appreciate directions on this matter.
Posted By: firstname.lastname@example.org On: 5/23/2013
Title: PAYING FOR ONLINE ACCESS
Grrrrr and it STILL aggravates me that www.poncacitynews.com has the audacity to require people to PAY to look at their crummy local news. ARE YOU SERIOUS???? The Huffington Post, NY Times, etc are all FREE for online viewers, what makes you guys think you’re so stinkin specia????
Posted By: Concerned ex-reader email@example.com On: 5/7/2013
Title: Concerned ex-reader
Wow, your website sucks now!
Posted By: On: 4/19/2013
Your webmaster is at it again. Where do you go when you click on obits? National New!!!
Posted By: firstname.lastname@example.org On: 3/31/2013
Title: Who are you protecting, and why?
I'm 57 years old, and I've never seen a story as big as the one with the home intruder getting shot at 4;30 in the morning, without the intruder being named.
Posted By: email@example.com On: 3/23/2013
Title: online only status
I just want to thank you; because over the years I have gotten a lot of information from this web site. I live in Kansas and have family in Oklahoma. I would look at this web site and find out information about friends and family. Now that you are going online only, I will not be able to get any info. But thanks again for your help with my family and friends. Good bye
Posted By: Glen Gene Keeler On: 3/14/2013
Title: Come Ponca City
Iam little up set with Ponca City WE NEED MORE JOBS AM A WELDER BY TRADE PEOPLE WILL NOT GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO WORK IVE GOT APPACTION OUT THERE I CHECK ON THEM 3 TIMES WEEK AND WE NEED MORE RESTAURANTS NOT ANYMORE CHURCHS OR CARWASH AND WE DON'T NEED ANYMORE MEXICAN,CHINESE OR PIZZA PLACES WE NEED A GOLDEN CORRAL OR A GOOD STEAK HOUSE.
Posted By: j.w. graham firstname.lastname@example.org On: 2/5/2013
I would really like to see a section in the newspaper, or on this site in particular that is based on the improvement of Ponca City. I think that a generalized section where citizens can bring attention to city planners, and/or chamber of commerce would be a fantastic idea. We need to be an outspoken community! Our thoughts and ideas on events and/or happenings in our city need to seen by all. Think of this as a city-wide brainstorming project. Most of our citizens are not going to go in front of the chamber and submit ideas/plans/or anything at all for that matter. However, if we had a source such as this site to do so, we might be able to bring some life back into our city.
Posted By: On: 1/27/2013
Title: Open letter to the Editor. Current gun control activiteis in the U.S.
Those that argue the "will of the people's desire to control guns for public safety reasons trumps the constitution" are simply wrong.
We are NOT a Democracy. The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic. Our schools have apparently failed to teach this simple fact to many people, sadly, including many representatives in every state and especially in Washington D.C.
To use Ben Franklin's and others combined comments..... A democracy will not work. If nine wolves and one sheep vote on what to have for dinner, the sheep loses, that is a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the one sheep from the wolves by providing equal protection to all members by rule of law.
The U.S. Constitution is our most important protection against Democracy.
If you want to change the constitution, there are legal means to do so. Change the Second Amendment legally or leave it alone and abide by it.
We the people desire and will fight for our Constitutional Republic, we will not allow this nation to become a Democracy bending to the will of whichever majority is in charge of whatever city, county, state, or region. To do so will create 50 countries at war with each other. For example, if allowed, some areas of major cities might vote to instill Islamic Sharia law. The Native Americans on the reservations might vote to ignore those federal laws which restrict activities towards true independence as separate nations. Some areas in the south might vote to reinstall slavery. The cowboy counties might vote to legalize vigilante hangings. Utah might vote to allow polygamy again. Silly? Think about it.
We the people can not allow a compromise in this concept of legally changing the constitution. A compromise here will eventually result in a bloody uprising or civil war.
Dennis Smith, Citizen.
Posted By: Judy Barnett/ email@example.com/580-762-6603 On: 11/1/2012
Title: Open carry gun law
As a Ponca City resident and consumer, I would like a listing of all local businesses who are going to allow open carrying of firearms on their premises. I understand that it is not necessary for any business to post this information. Therefore , I feel this has been left up to city government to deal with. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Posted By: On: 9/4/2012
mavin nash wilson has been in the obits since dec. why so long ?
Posted By: Barbara Nickles, firstname.lastname@example.org 580-761-0281 On: 5/11/2012
Title: Can We Have A Happy Mother's Day?
How might the Oklahoma Legislature wish us a Happy Mother’s Day, if some legislators get their way? Amazingly, they could see women being faced with having to pay for mammograms that had previously been covered by insurance. We also could face having to pay for screenings like pap smears and pelvic exams, as well as for children’s immunizations and maternity care – that are currently required to be covered in Oklahoma health insurance plans.
Senate Bill 1059 by Sen. Bill Brown of Broken Arrow and Rep. Lewis Moore of Arcadia could allow insurers to delete these necessary services and destroy a long history of health protection for women in our state.
If this bill passes, even Oklahomans with insurance could be burdened with the cost of screenings. You and I could be paying out-of-pocket for mammograms and colonoscopies and a host of other previously covered cancer screenings.
We believe the bill’s proponents are sincere and do not want to cut these vital benefits, but his bill could do just that because health plans no longer would be required to cover these health benefits required by Oklahoma law today. We are asking them to carefully reconsider SB1059 to prevent the potential to allow Oklahoma health plans to cut benefits currently required by law.
Do something nice for your mom, your sister, your daughter – let the Oklahoma Legislature know that this is the worst Mother’s Day gift ever.
Oklahoma State Lead Ambassador
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Posted By: Mary Jones Twinsmom35@hotmail.com On: 5/3/2012
Title: letter to the editor
I would like to take the time to thank Ponca city for helping me teach my teen children about the concept of community. We sat back and watched the community of Ponca city come together to show our East middle school students that as a strong community we care about them and what happens in their life.
I would like to acknowledge Tammy Mayden first and foremost for building an indestructible team of all volunteer community leaders to take the time and abundant energy to plan and execute such a huge undertaking. This group of authentic leaders come together and share their lives with the teens. They take time from their employment and from their family to come together for the whole school day to do this! What an amazing testimony to the teens of our community.
Teen challenge day is a program specifically tailored to confront very tough ,yet very real issues our teens deal with everyday. From drugs, bullying, cliques, rumors, homophobia, gossip, violence, hopelessness, apathy, pressure to create an image to fit in, negative judgments…the real part of growing up in today’s world. It teaches them to be the change!
I would also like to formally thank East middle school staff for their help to make this day happen. The school sent faculty not only to be there, but to be a part of the challenge, and they met that challenge. They became a part of the beauty of that day. Thank you coach Degan and Mr. White for being an instrumental part of the day. Thank you Mrs. Davis for allowing us to have 100 of your students for the day!
I would also like to thank Marland Childrens home for allowing us to come into their home and use their beautiful facilities for the day. What a sense of community you have. You showed that you not only care for the children who reside with you ,but you also care for all the kids in your community. What a great resource you are. You not only lent us the use of your gym and its surroundings ,but we were also able to train several of your awesome staff to assist us. Ponca city is truly fortunate to have you in it’s midst.
The quick preparation of that day was almost solely dependant on one very generous and extremely valuable set of people. Woodlands Christian church was a huge contributor to our kids’ endeavor. When two young, inexperienced young future leaders, Haley Lockwood and Fate Jones stood in your midst and asked for help in making this day happen you did not disappoint them. You came through for them showing them how much you believe in their cause. What a valuable life lesson you showed our kids.
Last but not least Thank you teen challenge day leaders. You give so much of your time and energy. We couldn’t have such a huge event without all your willingness to help. I was literally astonished for each persons gratitude when I asked for your help. You are the true meaning of community and I feel awed for just meeting each and every one of you!