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Office to close April 1

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After serving the people of Ponca City and surrounding areas as an independent insurance agent for almost five decades, Jack Rein has decided to close his insurance agency at 202 South 3rd Street effective April 1, 2020. He has also selected Rick Myers’ team at The Myers Agency, 204 East Chestnut, Ponca City, as the new agent of record for his customers. All current customers will have access to their policy information and future insurance solutions at Rick’s agency located in downtown Ponca City.
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Everyday Cheapskate

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I blame it on my friend Kathleen that I caught the sneaky savings bug. One day, years ago, she told me her secret. Whenever she wrote a check, she’d enter an incorrect amount in the register by rounding up to the next dollar — sometimes five. Once a year, she’d reconcile her account and discover, to her utter joy, enough “found” money in the account to pay for Christmas. Brilliant!
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OSSM learning how to lead the way

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The Oklahoma School of Science and Math is the leader in STEM education in Oklahoma. OSSM is leading the way to help all students and parents throughout the state. President Frank Wang, Ph.D., is creating an online curriculum which can be utilized by any Oklahoma student. Dr. Wang’s goal is to create interesting and fun ways to teach math behind the study of epidemics.
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DPS extending dates

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The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is extending the expiration date of all Class D Driver Licenses, Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs), Oklahoma Identification Cards and Handicap Parking Permits pursuant to Governor Stitt’s Executive Order 2020-07, declaring a State of Emergency for the State of Oklahoma. This extension will be in effect until further notice from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
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Efforts to be coordinated

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorney General Mike Hunter and U.S. Attorney Tim Downing Friday announced a state-federal partnership that will combine resources and information to investigate and prosecute con artists attempting to defraud Oklahomans during the Coronavirus emergency.