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Ponca City History


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2010 — The UPS Store located at 522 North Fourteenth Street has served the citizens of Ponca City and the surrounding area for 16 years with shipping, postal and business services. The store was first under the name of Mail Box Etc. and in 2005 became The UPS Store.

Cable One has seen big changes since 1966 when the company started serving Ponca City over 44 years ago. Back then, only 12 channels were available, evening news was limited to 6:30 pm and you stayed home to make sure you Caught your favorite program. Now customers can choose from hundreds of channels, get the latest news up to the minute and watch TV on their schedule. And we don’t just offer Cable TV. Now residents can count on Cable One for all their broadband needs with a variety of packages that offer High-Speed Internet and Phone service.

Our customers are looking for the latest technology and that’s why we are always looking for ways to improve. In 2010, Cable One added 11 new HD channels and the highly requested NFL Network. Our phone service added advanced features like Voice Mail to E-mail. We continue to provide the fastest, most reliable internet service around. But we haven’t forgotten how important local customer service is to Ponca City. Our associates live and work in the community we serve and Cable One continues to maintain a local office.

Evans and Associates Celebrates 50 Years

The Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) is nearing a one year anniversary of its green initiative known as SAGE (Sustainable Alternative Green Energy). The purpose of the SAGE initiative is to explore, understand and accelerate the opportunities for renewable energy in north central Oklahoma.

15 Years and Going Strong for Sykes

Plaza Wine, Spirits Celebrates 5th Year

Professionals Today Celebrates 25th Year

Ponca Plaza Shopping Center completed its first phase of construction and the first shops opened for business in 1971. Thirty nine years later the shopping center has grown to encompass 181,747 square feet of space which serves as home to twenty nine businesses.

Om Yoga Celebrates Two Years

Smith Home Furnishings is now in the process of completing the renovation of their store located at 2500 N. 14th St in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The 40,000 square foot building was originally the first K-Mart store built here in the mid-1970’s, and was purchased by the Smith family in 2004. During the past year, several changes to the building have been made, including expanded showroom space and the addition of a warehouse structure. The day-to-day operations of the store are overseen by Larry and Charlotte Smith, alongwith 23 employees.

Now in its second year, classes for the new Children’s Visual Arts Academy at the Ponca City Art Center have been so popular that they’ve filled long before classes began.

New Technologies Are Offered at Dentist Office - Dentistry is rapidly improving and changing, according to Dr. Jim Highfill, DDS. The newer digital technologies have allowed for better diagnostic x-rays, intraoral pictures cavity detection, stronger and quicker crowns, electronic specialist consultations, and more.

Ponca City Budget Remains Stable

Via Christi Village in Ponca City began as the dream of several Ponca City residents, who saw a need for a continuing care retirement community. Generous benefactors helped provide seed money for the
construction, and the Village opened at 1601 Academy Road on Aug. 1, 1985.

Head Country Foods Continues Growth Streak

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — members of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters embarked on a first for the USO and Department of Defense by staging two monumental barbeque feasts in the Middle Eastern desert as part of their “Kings of BBQ Tour.” Their goal was to feed worldclass barbeque to the troops deployed to Camp Buehring and Camp Arifjan. From Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, the tour smoked over 2,000 pounds
of beef brisket and 4,500 chicken leg quarters to share with the troops. And topping it all was 210 gallons of Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, made in Ponca City by Head Country Food Products.

Installations Unlimited’s car stereo division is under new ownership. After 21 years of serving Ponca City and northern Oklahoma, Jamie Flegler announced the sale of Installations Unlimited’s two divisions.
The car stereo division is now owned by Bill Flegler, president of Hi-Fi Systems. The AT&T wireless dealership division of Installations Unlimited sold to Communications Connection, operator of the AT&T authorized retail store, 2008 North Fourteenth Street.

Brad Liston, D.O., joined the Ponca City Medical Center medical staff this summer and began seeing patients on August 2.

2010 has been a year of growth for Oklahoma-owned community bank, RCB Bank. In July, RCB acquired the assets and branches of Home National Bank in Oklahoma and Kansas, which included 3 locations in the Ponca City area. RCB now has 30 locations across two states, over 500 employees and assets over $1.9 billion, making us one of the largest Oklahoma owned banks.

A landmark Ponca City restaurant, Pauline’s Supper Club, changed ownership this year. Ralph Mayberry, former ConocoPhillips employee, purchased the well-known steak house from Terry Burns this
past spring.

In Summer 2009, the old United Supermarket Building was donated to the UC Foundation for the purpose of it becoming the new home of the University Center at Ponca City! Plans for the renovation have been drawn, some funding secured, and more in the process of being raised.

Lewis and Associates Architects are guiding the project with Sooner Construction recently being awarded the General Contractor role. The renovations are expected to be completed in approximately 7 months with an anticipated move-in date to be in May or June.

Celebrating 60 years of service the Ponca City Club of Soroptimist International is a group of professional women, both working and retired, who give their time to the local community in a number of ways. Chartered in 1950 by 25 local women, the club is an international service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls locally and throughout the world.

Blazing New Trails at Silvertop Farm - Silvertop Farm & Vineyards, founded in 1945 by Joe and Ruth Steichen, has been adding to its diversified farming operation southwest of Ponca City in an area recently branded as the Salt Fork River Valley.