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Adult Day appropriations

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Every day 100 Oklahomans turn 65 years of age or age out of services for the disabled! As our populations of seniors and those with disabilities continue to grow dramatically, we need to provide the most cost efficient and appropriate options for their care. Adult day services save our state millions of dollars by rebalancing our states aging and disabled services from institutional to home and community-based. Adult Day saves the state 61% over the daily rate of institutional and nursing home care.
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Police Blotter

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Burglary— An alarm company advised Dispatch on Tuesday at 1:52 a.m. that a burglary had just occurred at Family Discount Pharmacy on the 300 block of Fairview avenue. An officer responded and was advised that four African American male subjects that were all wearing black jumpsuits and masks had left the scene in a dark four door car and had stolen hydrocodone and codeine medication in bulk. A report was taken.
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DRIVE-THRU PARADE

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DRIVE-THRU PARADE — Local students from St. Mary’s Catholic School got together last Sunday to hold a drive-thru parade to bring a little cheer to some local assisted living residents, many of whom have been unable to see visitors during the pandemic. This was part of the school’s annual Raise Craze fundraiser, in which students raise money by completing acts of kindness. Rachel Friess of SMCS says that at St. Mary’s, they believe that kindness matters! The fundraiser can be found at https://my.raisecraze.com/give/A1X1ZB8 (Photos by Rachel Friess)
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The Ponca City Gospel Jubilee announces events

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The Ponca City Gospel Jubilee closed the past 2 weeks due to weather conditions and to help insure safety for all who attend. We will be open Saturday February 27th. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We are very excited to feature the ministry “The Gospel Way”. This great ministry will bring an evening of live Southern Gospel Music that you are sure to be entertained and blessed by . Talented musicians and singers that first formed their ministry 4 years ago from Tahlequah Ok. .
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Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots

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Voters in Kay County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 6, 2021 Tonkawa School District I-87 and Newkirk School District I-125, Billings School District and Frontier School District and City of Blackwell, City of Tonkawa, and the City of Newkirk Municipal Elections should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Chery Howard said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, Howard urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.
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Police Blotter

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Man with weapon — Officer flagged down at the 800 block of N 2nd at 8:11 a.m. on Feb. 22 about a man in the 900 block of N 2nd with a hatchet. Incident occurred at 920 N. 2nd, officer made contact with both halves. Advised all verbal, refused to talk.