A protest of the Ponca Tribe runoff election held April 5 was filed April 9 by candidate Casey Camp-Horinek and the Ponca Tribe Election Board has further received court documents, according to election board chair Tamara Campbell. “Due to the nature of the court documentation received, the Ponca Tribal Election Board has decided to halt all election board activity pending further action of the court. We will continue to keep the Ponca people informed as information is made available,” states Campbell.
Federal and state income tax returns are due tomorrow, April 15. Federal filers needing more time to file can receive an automatic six-month extension (until Oct. 15) by applying online before midnight on April 15. Go to the Internal Revenue Service website at www.irs.gov, click Free File and choose one of the participating companies to apply for a free extension.
Thanks to the generosity of so many Ponca City citizens, Operation Pioneer Spirit continues to send an average of 125 Care Packages each month to our Ponca City and Oklahoma soldiers. We will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, April 15 beginning at 10 a.m. and packing on Wednesday, April 16. The chaplains and soldiers are requesting the following items: Handi-Wipes, hotel-size toiletries, snack and canned food, black/navy socks, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, shower flip flops, wash cloths, work gloves, greeting cards, batteries, candy, and Sudoku/crossword puzzles. Please no badly worn paperback books and no hardback books. Funds are low and money is always gratefully accepted. Please mail checks to Operation Pioneer Spirit, Box 923, Ponca City, Okla. 74602.