Take I-40 West to Exit 64 at Lamar. Go west on Hwy 64, 5.5 miles to Ark Hwy 21 North and go 50 miles to Boxley. Then turn right onto Hwy 43 North to Ponca….BOC is 4.5 miles north on the left-hand side of the road.
From Springdale, Fayetteville, Tulsa & Rogers area
Take U.S. Hwy 412 East to Hwy 21 South to Boxley. Then take Hwy 43 North….BOC is 4.5 miles north in Ponca on the left hand side.
From Branson, Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City area
Take U.S. Hwy 65 South to Harrison, AR. Take Hwy 7 South….just as you leave Harrison take Hwy 43 South. 25 miles later you will be in Ponca. The BOC office will be on the right.
From Memphis and North East Arkansas
Take Hwy 63 North to Hwy 412/62 West into Harrison, AR. Take Hwy 7 South and just as you are leaving Harrison, hit Hwy 43 South. Stay on Hwy 43 and 25 miles later you will be in Ponca. The BOC office will be on the right.
From Fort Smith, Dallas and the South East
Come North to Fort Smith. Take I-40 East to Clarksville, AR. Take Hwy 21 North to Boxley. You will then take Hwy 43 North into Ponca. The BOC office will be on the left.
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