2007.01.18: January 18, 2007: Headlines: PCOL: Publishing: Internet: Ponca city, We Love you: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens announces new web site: "Ponca City, We Love you"

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Peru: Special Report: Peru RPCV and Editor/Publisher Hugh Pickens: 2007.01.18: January 18, 2007: Headlines: PCOL: Publishing: Internet: Ponca city, We Love you: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens announces new web site: "Ponca City, We Love you"

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Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens announces new web site: "Ponca City, We Love you"

Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens announces new web site:  Ponca City, We Love you

"Since we left Maryland in 2006 and moved back to Oklahoma, we wanted to start a web site to celebrate our hometown," Pickens said. "Ponca City is a lovely city and we wanted to help publicize its many attractions," he added.

Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens announces new web site: "Ponca City, We Love you"

Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens announces new web site: "Ponca City, We Love you"

Caption: Hugh and Sunday Pickens shown with their grandson Keanu outside their home in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Hugh Pickens, Publisher and Co-Editor of "Peace Corps Online" announced today that they have started a new web site called "Ponca City, We Love you."

"Since we left Maryland in 2006 and moved back to Oklahoma after an absence of forty years, we wanted to start a web site to celebrate our hometown," Pickens said. "Ponca City is a lovely city and we wanted to help publicize its many attractions," he added.

"I spent 15 years living and working all over the world; in South America, the Middle East, and the Far East and then my wife and I lived in Baltimore over twenty years. There came a point though where we wanted to transition to live at a more relaxed pace in a smaller town where we have friends and family that we have known for 60 years. Moving back to Ponca City seemed like the ideal choice and it is a decision that we have never regretted," Pickens said. "The pace of life is slower here but it seems just right. We have so much time for living now."

That doesn't mean that their traveling days have ended however. "We're going to be traveling overseas for a week at the end of January and we plan to return to Baltimore this year to visit friends."

Pickens added that the title of his new web site "Ponca City, We Love you" is taken from the school song written 70 years ago and that it echoes his sentiments perfectly.

In dear old Oklahoma
Fairest daughter of the west
Stands our beloved high school
In the city we love the best;
We chose the blue of western skies,
The red from the sunset's hue,
Now, what could be more fitting
Than our colors red and blue.

Ponca City, we love you
With your colors, red and blue
Ever loyal, faithful and true,
O dear old Ponca, We love you.

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Caption: Ponca City High School

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