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School district gets grant money

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On July 1, 2020, the Ponca City Public School District was notified that they were 1 of 150 schools awarded Incentive Grant funds to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 through June 30 of 2021. The competitive grant consisted of $8 million dollars set-aside in the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, which are components of the CARES Act.
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THE PONCA City News

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THE PONCA City News reader Royce Caldron recently shared a picture he took of some hungry baby birds in a basket outside his daughter’s front door. Do you have a picture you’d like to share? Email them to us at news@poncacitynews.com.
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Nearly News

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Ponca City Astronomy will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Art Studio of the Ponca City RecPlex. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Membership in Ponca City Astronomy is free, no dues or fees, all that is required is an interest in astronomy. Though there is no age limit, young people must have an adult to provide transportation to our events. Come join us.
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Cowley to conduct camps

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Cowley College has partnered with KanOkla Networks and the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas to provide a pair of Summer Information Technology (IT) Camps at the Caldwell Community Building in Caldwell, KS. The Middle School IT Camp will take place July 6-10 and the High School IT Camp will be held July 13-17. Both camps will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Everyday Cheapskate

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If you think eating well means eating out — home delivery, pickup or dining in — you may be feeling the effects of restaurant dining in your wallet, as the cost of restaurant meals is now soaring in ways we’ve not seen before.