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Ponca City History

2008

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2008 — Mock Fashion Floors begins it 50th year in business

Angel Central store at 215 East Grand Avenue celebrating the 15th anniversary

The Running Chef delivery service was established in Ponca City in April 1994 by local owners Phillip and Tamara Ballard, now into their 15th year of business.

René’s Stained Glass Shop, owned and operated by René Vap, begins the 10th year in business.

Charity Angel Ambucs Group Was Formed in April of 2008

YAP (Young Area Professionals) is a group recently formed by the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce aimed at meeting the needs of our growing young professional market and to encourage other young professionals to look at Ponca City as a young, vibrant community. YAP has business-sponsored monthly meetings to discuss current events that are going on in our city, how our organization can help facilitate positive interactions between the generation gaps in the professional world, work together to create a network of young professionals that will hopefully be hundreds strong, and strive to show the youth in Ponca City, that home is where the heart (and business) is! Any young entrepreneur, business owner, manager, employee, or others individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 that are interested in the exciting new endeavor are encouraged to join.

Legion Established in 1928
The American Legion Children Home was established in 1928 with the land and funds for the first building donated by E.W. Maryland. It was established to be an orphanage for children of veterans who could not provide care to their children.

The home now has four dormitories, a recreational facility/cafeteria, a classroom/administrative building and several staff residences. The home provides services to children ages 11 to 18 years.

These individuals are classified as deprived, neglected or abused.

Priority placement is given to those children who are descendants of American veterans. All residents are encouraged to participate in school, religious and community actives. Residents over 16 years participate in an independent living program designed to prepare them for a successful integration in the adult community of their choosing.

Students are also encouraged to consider attending college after their high school graduation with guidance being offered regarding college placement requirements and opportunities. The children are also provided with weekly counseling and therapy sessions.

Family therapy is provided for these children and their families as well as any extended families if it is possible to reunify the child with his/her family.

The home also provides 24-hour awake supervision for the children, employing roundthe- clock aides in all buildings.

An equine program has also been added and several citizens in Ponca City have donated items to the program.

Chuck Hoddy Glass Company opened for business in July of 1983 at 727 North Union, Ponca City. Chuck opened the business with his son Roger who had just graduated from high school. Chuck’s daughter De, came to work for the company in August of the same year. David Bullington, Chuck’s son, came to work for the company in 2000.

The company purchased the building at 727 North Union in 2001. The company does commercial work in new construction and remodels, residential replacement and repairs of windows and screens, shower doors and mirrors.

July 3 of this year the company celebrated its 25th Anniversary, barbecue lunch was served to customers, vendors, friends and family.

Completely Quilted BERNINA Sewing Center at 315 East Grand just celebrated its 1st Birthday. This business is family owned and operated by Suzy Taylor, Paul Taylor, and Daughter Nancy Rathbun. Their plan was to offer Ponca City and the surrounding region the highest
quality in everything they endeavor, and it has paid off beyond their dreams. Completely Quilted has accumulated a customer base of over a thousand with almost 400 regulars from outside the immediate Ponca City area in the last year.

Larry Murphy Insurance Agency began locally in 1983, now celebrating 25th Anniversary.

University Center at Ponca City, housed at the ConocoPhillips complex in the north tower, has had a good year.

This marks the 10th year UC has been providing college degrees for working adults. The enrollment continues to be strong with 350 enrolled per semester.

RCB Bank Expands Banking Services

AMC Urgent Care Expands Clinics

The Emergency Room Department ribbon cutting and open house at Ponca City Medical Center was dedicated July 16 drew a large crowd.

Cookshack in Ponca City has earned the prestigious Governor’s Manufacturing Leadership Award.

Each year, Governor Brad Henry bestows awards on manufacturers to recognize them for setting standards in Oklahoma and in the nation. Each of the award-winning companies must be progressive,
forward-thinking and willing to adapt to change to become more successful in their marketplace.

PC Nursing and Rehab Now Offers Menu Dining

First Methodist Celebrates 115 Years of Local Ministry

Country Day School Earns Three Star Nod

HomeCall Celebrates 30 Years

Simply Unique New Business - Al and Linda Clinton opened Simply Unique at 100 East Hartford on April 5, 2008. They purchased the former Creative Flowers property in 2007 with the idea of creating
a shop unique to Ponca City as well as the entire area.

Mertz Manufacturing Celebrates 80th Year

South Avenue Liquor Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Affairs to Remember Moves to 217 North Second Street

Grace Episcopal Is Progressing Into Second Century of Worship

KTEW TV 20, formerly KGBN is proud to announce that we are under new ownership. KTEW has been purchased by Oklahoma Broadcast Associate’s LLC. Shawn McAnally is the station manager for KTEW TV.

Kem’s Gym and Inciardi Dance Expand Offerings.

Encompass Tool has moved the company’s factory from Ranch Drive and U.S. 60 to a new building in Ponca City Airport Industrial Park.

NOICO recently celebrated 20 years of industrial and commercial services in Ponca City. The company was founded in 1988 by Neal Harrison as “Northern Oklahoma Insulating Co., Inc.” as an industrial insulating contractor with three employees. Over the years the company has employed as many as 200 people for large projects, and currently have 25 full time employees.

Boomer Tire, Alignment Part of City for 30 Years

Nearly 20,000 Visitors At Conoco Museum. during first year of opening.