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AP poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return

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AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers needing to find a new employer, if not a new occupation. It’s a sharp change after initial optimism the jobs would return, as temporary cutbacks give way to shuttered businesses, bankruptcies and lasting payroll cuts.
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Students get scholarships

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A few Kay county residents were recently honored by the Oklahoma State university Ferguson College of Agriculture with academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are part of the more than $1.7 million that students will receive from the college and its academic departments.
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PTC plan announced

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Pioneer Technology Center’s Continuation of Operation plan explaining procedures for the start of school in August has been uploaded to their website, pioneertech.edu. This guide will help students and parents understand PTC’s approach to the continuation of learning and to promote a safe education environment for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Team store open

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The Ponca City Public Schools Face Coverings Team Store is now open through Aug. 3, 2020. Available for purchase are youth and adult size masks and adult size activity masks, or neck gaiters. A sizing guide is available for viewing at the Team Store, but elementary children will definitely need a youth size mask. Small/Medium activity masks, or neck gaiters, are appropriate for elementary aged children.