February 2020

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Hydrant testing to start

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The Ponca City Fire Department will begin flow-testing and maintenance of fire hydrants in the northern areas of Ponca City on Monday, March 2. This hydrant testing project will occur throughout the month of March and will test all hydrants north of Highland Avenue and Lake Road. Testing and maintenance will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the following days:

Monday — The area between the western city limit and Union Street

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PLANS WERE finalized

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PLANS WERE finalized recently by the St. Francis Guild of St. Mary’s Church for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day salad luncheon and game day on Wednesday, March 18 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Various salads and breadsticks will be served. Tickets include lunch only or lunch and games. Members of St. Francis Guild planning the event, from left, include Annette Latz, Sheila Rahme, Jan Emo and president Mary Andrews. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For further info about tickets, please contact Pat Sipe (580-762-3223) or Pat Lowe (580-767-1197).

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Fire hydrant testing to start Monday across Ponca City

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he Ponca City Fire Department will Tbegin flow-testing and maintenance of fire hydrants in the northern areas of Ponca City on Monday, March 2. This hydrant testing project will occur throughout the month of March and will test all hydrants north of Highland Avenue and Lake Road. Testing and maintenance will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the following days:
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Barbara Jean Transue

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Barbara Jean Transue, daughter of Arthur Elmer Richardson and Anna Fay Epperson, died on Feb. 25, 2020. Barbara attended Ponca City schools but graduated from Tonkawa High School. She married her first husband, James Manning Fitch, and they had three children: Lorrie Hazard of Tonkawa, Terry Fitch of Reno, Nev. and Randy Fitch of Edmond. Barbara took courses at
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Linda Sue Gray

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Linda Sue Gray, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. She was 57 years old. A funeral ceremony will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Ponca City on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am. She will be laid to rest at Pheasant Hill Cemetery near Vinita, OK at 3:00 pm following the funeral ceremony. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Michael Olen Riley

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A celebration of life service for Michael Olen Riley will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Covington with Reverend David Mendenhall officiating. Michael’s family will lay him to rest privately in the Laverty Cemetery in Cement, Oklahoma on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
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Stephen Ellenwood

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Stephen (Steve) Ellenwood, 69, passed away on February 26, 2020, surrounded in love by close members of his family. A memorial service honoring Steve will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 5th at First Presbyterian Church in Ponca City, OK.