Jan. 21—As Joe Biden promised in his Wednesday inauguration to be a president for all Americans and not just those who voted him into office, a south side Mexican immigrant wondered if she would be treated as an equal citizen, a Black chef on the northeast side predicted things wouldn’t change much, and a self-described “redneck” sat in his pickup truck and stared at the state Capitol in disbelief.
Binder Clips Useful To Organize the Home As I rifle through my virtual mailbag where readers send their best ideas for how to save time and money, some invariably arrive without the sender’s name. Not all are worthy of passing along, but now and then, one of these orphans is just too good to cast aside.
Tonkawa’s long time business Oxford Tire Shop LLC has changed ownership, from Margie and John Oxford to their niece and her husband, Gina and Chris LeMay. The Oxford families are three generations in Tonkawa and Mr. LeMay is a transplant from West Texas. When the Oxford’s decided to retire, after being in the business for 13 years, the LeMay family decided to sell their semi-truck and start the transition into taking over the business the end of 2020.
Ponca City Broadband service is being installed in phases throughout Ponca City. This new utility service provides the absolute fastest internet access with unmatched customer service. It is professionally engineered and constructed, 100% fiber optic, and requires no contract.
The Board of County Commissioners regular meeting was held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 instead of Monday January 18, due to court house being closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meeting started at 9:00 a.m. and all three county commissioners, Kay County Clerk and Secretary, Tammy Reese, and District Attorney, Brian Hermanson were in attendance.
A small groundbreaking ceremony for the Ponca Tribe’s Hope and Recovery Center, previously known as SDC, was held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. This event was small and socially distanced in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Achievement in Service Award was presented to Liz Nicholson. This award is for OAE4-HA members who have at least three years, but no more than seven years of service. As a nine year 4-H member, Nicholson knew that 4-H is where her heart and passions lay. Now in her fourth year as a 4-H educator she has helped develop outstanding school enrichment programming and increased 4-H membership and involvement along the way.