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Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021.
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Procedures announced for Ponca City Wildcats football game at Bartlesville

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The Ponca City Public School Wildcat Football Team is scheduled to play the Bartlesville Bruins this week on Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. at Bartlesville Tickets for this Thursday’s game will be first come first serve. According to Bartlesville Athletic Department, the visitor stands hold 1,200 spectators and will be reduced to half capacity. Adult tickets are $7, and Students are $5.
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Ponca City Public Schools COVID-19 update

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SHELLEY ARROTT Superintendent Ponca City Public Schools October 11, 2020 Dear PCPS Parents, Staff, and Community Members: Below you will find the weekly update informing our public of the COVID-19 positive cases and quarantined, close contact totals for PCPS occurring the week of October 5. However, you may refer to the PCPS Contact Tracing Totals Spreadsheet each evening for daily updates.
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‘Bright Eyes’ movie held auditions

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Saturday, Oct. 10, producer Jerry Thompson of Pathway Media was at the Standing Bear Museum holding auditions for Bright Eyes, a film based on the true story of Susette La Flesche, a well-known Native American writer, interpreter, lecturer and artist of the Omaha tribe in Nebraska. Her Omaha Indian name, Inshata Theumba, translates to “Bright Eyes.” She was a spokesperson for the Omaha and Ponca tribes, as well as being instrumental in the court case of Standing Bear v. Crook, a landmark case, the ruling of which was that Native Americans are “persons within the meaning of the law,” and citizens with certain rights under the Constitution.