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Kaw City Menu

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KAW CITY — Kaw City Senior Citizens Center, 136 Spruce Dr., serves lunch each Tuesday and Thursday for all ages to enjoy. Suggested donation is $5 for ages 50 or older; $6 ages 10 to 49 and children age 9 or under, $4.
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Virtual school information

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All Ponca City Public School Virtual Academy students and parents should have received an email from Ryan Dooley, dooleyr@pcps.us, on Monday, August 3, 2020. Within this email is a link for students to schedule a time to pick-up technology needed, receive information about PCVA, collect neck gaiters, and meet teachers. There are three days within the link to schedule an appointment. These days are: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 12-14. Appointment times are scheduled in 30 minute increments. If you did not receive the email, be sure to check your Spam Folder. We are very excited to meet our Ponca City Virtual Academy students!
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Month of July brings drought relief

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July brought a near miraculous recovery to much of Oklahoma, which was faced with an intensifying drought headed into summer’s scorching middle stanza. Uncharacteristically wet conditions succeeded in beating the drought back to a more manageable level, however, especially across the hardest hit areas in northern and central Oklahoma. Drought covered as much as 51 percent of the state on July 7 according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. That coverage was reduced nearly in half by the end of July, however, eventually encompassing a little less than 26 percent of the state. The worst remaining conditions were across southwestern and west central Oklahoma where severeto-extreme drought dominated the Drought Monitor map. The Drought Monitor’s intensity scale slides from moderate-severeextreme-exceptional, with exceptional being the worst classification. Some of the heaviest rains were accompanied by severe weather. Two large areas of severe storms moved from north to south across the center and eastern sections of the state on the 11th, along with damaging winds of up to 80 mph. The storms left tens of thousands without power – for several days in some cases. Another round of storms on the 30th packed winds of over 90 mph and caused extensive tree and power line damage across southern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Mesonet site at Fittstown recorded a wind gust of 90 mph that evening.
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Adoptable Pets

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MY NAME IS Max and I am a shepherd mix! I came here with my friend Cotton and I am so glad they kept us together cause if I’m being honest I was a little nervous being in a new place. But these people are great, did you hear that they let us play in mud!? I love being outside! And playing in the pool! I also really love treats and toys! Do you have treats and toys? Can I go home with you!? For adoption information, contact the Northern Oklahoma Humane Society.