The end-of-season schedule for Wentz Pool has been announced. Through Sept. 4 the pool will be open for swim time on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for ages 12 and under. The pool will be closed for the season on Sept. 5. Depending on the weather, the splash pads will remain open through Friday, Sept. 30.
Operation Pioneer Spirit volunteers will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, Aug. 23 beginning about 10 a.m. and packing care packages for our Oklahoma troops on Wednesday, Aug. 24 beginning around noon. The chaplains and soldiers are asking for: Handi-Wipes, work gloves, hotel-size toiletries, shower flip flops, snack foods, can goods, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), all-occasion greeting cards (No Christmas), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, hard candy, Sudoku/crossword puzzles and recent magazines in good condition. Please no hardback books. Funds are always needed and appreciated.
On the Business page on Wednesday, The News incorrectly listed a seminar titled “Reach for the Stars” that was upcoming at Pioneer Technology Center. There is not a seminar. The News apologizes for the error.
The Dog Days of Summer swim will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ambuc Pool, 601 South Sixth Street. Dogs must have proof of current shots along with a $5 fee. For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 767-0432.
The 13th annual 2M2L Bash will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Wentz Pool. Free pizza, pop, games and a volleyball tournament will be offered. Prizes will also be given to local students.
The Kay County Ancestor Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road. Community members will be sharing their ancestry research and family histories with exhibits and presentations. For additional information, call 765-6108 for more information.
The Ponca City Library’s Polaris System will be upgraded on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and the system will be down for most of the day. The Library will not be able to place holds, create new cards, or accept fine money. Only patrons with a physical library card can be checked in and out until the upgrade is complete.
The event at First Presbyterian Church, that was being hosted by the Ponca City Noon Lions on Aug. 18, has been canceled until further notice.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is issuing a clarification of its previously issued special alert related to doxo.com, a third-party payment provider. Doxo.com has a website which may give OTA PIKEPASS customers the impression they are conducting business directly with the OTA. The OTA wants its customers to be aware that doxo.com is not affiliated with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. If PIKEPASS customers choose to utilize this payment service to replenish their PIKEPASS accounts, such customers should be aware that their payments are not received by the OTA or credited to their PIKEPASS accounts in real time. Customers should contact doxo’s customer service department at 206-319-0097 to inquire further about doxo’s terms and conditions, including service fees. PIKEPASS customers can choose to pay their bill or replenish their accounts directly through pikepass.com without incurring processing or service fees.
Rae Meadows will be in Ponca City at Brace Books and More on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. to sign her latest book, “I Will Send Rain.” She will make a brief presentation and answer questions before signing.