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NEW PLAYGROUND

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NEW PLAYGROUND equipment is being put in at Liberty Park near Liberty School, after the former pirate ship playground equipment had burned down last year. This new pirate ship is expected to be complete in the very near future. (News photo by Jessica Windom).
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Palm Street Fire Victim Has Been Identified

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The Ponca City Police Department has identified the victim from last Friday’s fire on the 800 block of North Palm street’s fire as Matthew Seth Nuttle Sr., 31, Ponca City. The fire had occurred early last Friday morning and Nuttle was pulled from the burning house, he was then transported to Alliance Health and pronounced dead at that time.
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Statewide Education Nonprofit Receives National Geographic Grant To Help Geography Teachers

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K-12 Educators across the state will soon have additional resources for teaching geography. The National Geographic Foundation has awarded the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC) a $16,000 grant to develop and deliver creative, effective content for social studies and geography teachers. The National Geographic Funding Program supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of geography education in Oklahoma.
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Instructions for Po-Hi Senior Yearbook Photos

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COVID-19 restrictions have changed the way Ponca City High School will conduct Senior Yearbook Picture Day this year. All senior yearbook photos will be taken October 12 through 15 during all three lunch periods from 10:48 a.m. through 12:28 p.m. each day. All photos will be taken outside on the south lawn of the Howell Building on Overbrook and 5th Street.
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Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority survey began Oct. 1

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OMPA (Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority) has selected GreatBlue Research to conduct their biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey for Ponca City Energy beginning Thursday, October 1. The survey call will show up on caller ID as GreatBlue Research with a phone number of 860-430-5379. Calls will be made between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, over the next two weeks. The final survey results will be presented to the OMPA Board for review.
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Trump’s COVID diagnosis shifts nothing in the public conscience

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Oct. 6--ASHEBORO -- Following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Friday, President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed Hospital for precautionary measures with a fever as little-bylittle, more and more members of his staff and inner circle were found positive for the virus.