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A FIRE WAS reported Friday morning

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A FIRE WAS reported Friday morning at 866 Kelley Avenue, east of Ponca City. Osage Cove Fire Department and the Ponca City Fire Department handled the fire. The fire departments were able to contain the fire to mostly the carport and garage area of the residence. The residents of the home said the fire likely started under the carport where a vehicle was parked. All occupants inside the home were able to escape without injury. (News Photo by Jessica Windom)
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Hofmeister announces award

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that 175 Oklahoma school districts have been awarded mobile internet access and devices through 50,000 Verizon Unlimited 4GE data plans and Jetpacks, following a competitive grant process. The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) grants leveraged a portion of the agency’s setaside monies from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund created by the federal Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help ensure all students have connectivity to access online learning if community spread of COVID-19 requires districts to use distance or hybrid learning models.