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CITY GOVERNMENT NEWS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY

Committee of Commissioners Working Session City Hall, Commission Chamber, 516 E. Grand, 2:00 p.m

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Historic Preservation Advisory Board City HallBarnes Room, 516 E. Grand, 4:00 p.m

CITY OF PONCA CITY AND PONCA CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Oklahoma Legislators Forum City Hall, Commission Chamber

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

Speakers: Rep. Pfeiffer, Rep. Luttrell, Senator Coleman Ponca

• Ponca City website, http://www.poncacityok.gov/civicmedia

• A link on the City of Ponca City Facebook page, City of Ponca City, OK

• A link on Ponca City’s Twitter, twitter @PoncaCityOKgov

NEWS FROM THE PONCA CITY SENIORS CENTER

MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY

Exercise, 8:00 a.m

Contract Bridge, 12:30 p.m

Double Bridge, 12:30 p.m

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, minestrone

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Exercise, 8:00 a.m

Line Dance, 2:00 p.m

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, New York Hot Dogs

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Practice, 8:00 a.m. Pitch, 12:30 p.m

Pitch, 12:30 p.m. Movie, 12:30 p.m

Movie, 12:30 p.m

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, Meatloaf

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Exercise, 8:00 a.m

Row one after the other, 10:00 a.m

Lunch & Study, 11:30am

Art class, 1:30 p.m

Line Dance, 2:00 p.m

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, Peach and Pecan Salad

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Exercise, 8:00 a.m

Craft, 10:00 a.m

Blood pressure check, 10:00 a.m

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, Spaghetti & Meatballs

Contact: Natalie Elwood, Senior Center Program Specialist, 580-763-8051

PARKS AND RECREATION NEWS

DOG OBEDIENCE & AGILITY CLASS

• Whether you have a new dog or a dog that could use a refresher on their manners, this once-a-week basic dog obedience class is a great way to build a foundation of skills that will benefit you and your dog. This course is for dogs 12 weeks and older.

• Classes are held every Saturday, March 19th through April 9th, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at the Unity Gym.

• For children from 8 years. Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost of the course is €100.00.

• Register online by February 27 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration

RED CROSS RESCUE GUARD CERTIFICATION

• Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with lifeguard training from the American Red Cross. This course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With this lifeguard training course, you will learn how quick reaction times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while understanding the critical elements of preventing drowning and injury.

• Class dates: March 5 & 6 (registration by March 2) or March 26 & 27 (registration by March 23).

• These are 2 day courses on Saturday and Sunday and meet every day from 8am to 8pm.

• From 15 years. The costs are €150.00 per participant.

• Register online at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrecregistration

MARCH MELEE TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE

• Go crazy and take part in a week-long Spring Break Tournament Challenge. Every day there is a new and challenging competition for your team of five to compete in dodgeball, flag football, wiffleball and 3v3 basketball. Teams can compete in just one tournament, or attempt to become the Tournament Challenge Champion by competing in all four.

• The dates are: March 14 – Dodgeball, March 15 – Flag Football, March 16 – Wiffleball, March 17 – 3v3 Basketball. The tournaments start at 9:00 am

• Age groups are 9-12, 13-15 and 16-18. The registration fee is $15.00 and the event fee is $5.00 per event.

• Register online by March 1 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration

1ST ANNUAL RECPLEX SHAMROCK RUN

• Join the First Annual RecPlex Shamrock Run at the RecPlex! Gather your family, friends or colleagues to win a prize for best group costume. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in each 10 year old age group. To secure a shirt, registration must be completed by March 12th.

• On Saturday, March 26th at 8:00 am there will be a Fun Run, a 5K and a 10K on the RecPlex Outdoor Walking Track.

• Shamrock Fun Run is suitable for all ages and costs $15.00.

• Shamrock 5K Run is for ages 7 and up and costs $30.00.

• Shamrock 10K Run is for ages 10+ and costs $45.00.

• Register online by March 26 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration

K9 OLYMPICS

• This event gives you and your dog the chance to compete for gold in a variety of competitions including Sit, Spin, Down and Agility. Prizes for first, second and third place winners as well as raffle prizes.

• This event will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Unity Gym.

• For children from 8 years. The cost is $75.00 per participant.

• Register online by March 27 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration Contact: Eric Newell, Parks and Recreation Director, 580-767-0430

LEW WENTZ GOLF COURSE MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY

Seniors’ Day: Those over 60 get an 18-hole cart at a 9-hole rate.

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Ladies Day: Ladies get an 18-hole cart at a 9-hole rate.

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Beverage specials: All drink prices reduced throughout the day. Contact: Rod Alexander, golf pro, 580-767-0433

HOSPICE OFFERS HEALING FROM LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

North Central Oklahoma Hospice will be held on Wednesdays, February 9 through March 16, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Hospice Office, 445 Fairview Ave.

The support group provides a safe and supportive space to understand and manage your grief.

answer requested. For more information, please contact the hospice, 580-762-9102

PONCA CITY LIBRARY FOR BOOK DISCUSSIONS

The Ponca Municipal Library has announced that it will be hosting the book discussion program, Let’s Talk About It! The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding and support from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma City University. This semester’s topic is Native American Writers of the Plains.

During these programs, a book is distributed in advance for interested community members to read. A scholar will present background information about the book, author and issues to the audience, helping to facilitate discussion with those present. The book talks take place on fixed Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the programming room of the library.

March 24 – Fools Crow by James Welch April 14 – Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan May 12 – Bingo Palace by Louise Erdrich June. 9 – Medicine River by Thomas King

Please register in advance with the program director for planning purposes. A limited number of copies of Fools Crow are available from the presenter.

Contact: Holly LaBossiere, Library Director, 580-767-0345

FOUR O’CLOCK GARDEN CLUB MEETING

The Four O’Clock Garden Club will hold their February meeting on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 9:30am at the Cann Garden Home with hostesses Jacque Erner and Patty Gilliland.

The speaker of the day, Ponca City native craftsman and artist Betty Scott, member of the Iris Garden Club, will present a hands-on demonstration of polymer flower making.

Betty Scott is the eldest of eight children, born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She is a 1966 graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School. After a successful 33 year career at Conoco Inc., Betty left Ponca City with her husband Steve to become a US diplomat and served our nation for two years at the Embassy in Moscow, Russia and three years at the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to represent , Malaysia.

Betty has been “community oriented” by nature over the years, serving as President of the Ponca City Literacy Council and in several positions at the former Ponca City Art Association, including President, Secretary, Exhibitions Chair and Chair of the Fine Arts Festival. While living in Russia, Betty taught English at a Russian magnet school for a year. During a year-long stint in Washington DC, Betty landed her “dream job” of being a zoo keeper at the National Zoo.

No matter where she and her husband were deployed, she sought out and joined groups of fellow artists skilled in various crafts and mediums. Through these meetings, each artist taught one another and each learned new skills and abilities that ultimately inspired their own work.

Betty is a talented artist and experienced working with various mediums including fusing glass. Betty started her own label “BJ’s Bling” after she returned to the US and developed her own line of art. While living in Las Vegas, she joined the Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild and served as its president for several years while attending courses in ceramic arts and jewelry silversmithing at the College of Southern Nevada.

Betty enjoys teaching, having taught beadwork, art classes at a senior center in Las Vegas, and classes in glass melting and polymer clay creation around the world.

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