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Ponca City teacher faces charges

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By KRISTI HAYES
and JESSICA WINDOM
jessica@poncacitynews.com
kristi@poncacitynews.com
Ponca City High School teacher Michael Clinton Grimes, 59, was arrested on Friday afternoon on three felony counts of child abuse. He was released on a $5,000 bond.
According to the affidavit, Grimes is accused of taking inappropriate pictures of students, staff members and unknown women.

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NERA remains fully operational

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The New Emergency Resource Agency, a food and resource agency and partner to the Regional Food Bank, continues to operate fully with recent demands that continue to rise. NERA has shifted its model drastically to ensure it adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing guidelines. Under this model, clients are not entering the facility and food is pre-boxed to help ensure those in need are receiving the food they need while protecting those providing and receiving the food being exchanged.
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Technology used during pandemic

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Grand Lake Mental Health Center is a 501C3 non-profit organization that provides integrated mental health, physical health and substance abuse services to individuals needing such services. They provide services for veterans and families as well. They offer a variety of programs and services for individuals and ages range from birth throughout adulthood.
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Nearly News

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The Ponca City High School Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for April 18 has been canceled. Currently, we cannot determine a safe time frame to reschedule, so it is impossible to confirm a definite date. However, the District is willing to explore other possible options, which comply with CDC Regulations, IF approval is received from the State Department of Education and the Governor. Our top priority must always be the health and safety of our student patrons and community.