Thursday August 13th Ponca City Astronomy will hold it's monthly meeting in the Art Studio of the Ponca City RecPlex, located at Grand Avenue and Waverly. There will be a Meet and Greet starting at 6:30 PM and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM. The meetings are free and open to the public. At this meeting we will discuss our participation in this year's Veterans Day event. We will also discuss the Sun and the start of Solar Cycle number 25 which is due to start sometime in the next few months. You need not be a scientist to attend these meetings only to have an interest in astronomy.
DIANE ANDERSON passes on the boots to new Leadership Chair Brook Lindsay. This is a tradition started by Chuck Rager to show the new Leadership Chair you have big boots to fill. Brook is replacing Diane Anderson.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
TULSA (AP) — Four people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, including a Tulsa teacher and a Norman City Council member, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor obstruction charges.
On Monday, Aug. 3 at the Top of Oklahoma Museum, 303 S. Main St., in Blackwell, Loren Valentine and Dianne Braden, were both available to speak with visitors at the museum about their recollection of the events that unfolded on May 25, 1955 when a catastrophic F5 tornado tore through Blackwell, OK.
With schools in the U.S. closing several months before the school year ended — and with it now being summer — it does seem like the kids have been home, like, forever. And their rooms are starting to look like it!
The City of Ponca City, in an effort to continue improving services at the Ponca City Rec-Plex, will replace the domestic hot water boilers beginning August 10. During the changeover project there will be no domestic hot water in the facility. RecPlex pools and hot tub are not affected by this.