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    JT)--For over 45 years, Jiffy Trip has been serving the citizens of Oklahoma at their 28 convenience store locations. Now, they are coming to Enid. Jiffy Trip will begin construction in 2018 on a new 6,000 square foot convenience store, food and fuel destination located at the northeast corner of Garland and Garriott in Enid. The store will be developed on half of the 4.4 acres of land while the rest of the land will be available for future development opportunities.



    “We are excited to design and build a Jiffy Trip convenience destination in Enid – our hometown” said Alex Williams, COO. “We have wanted to do this for a long time, bringing jobs and revenue to the community. The mission of Jiffy Trip is to refresh and refuel our customer on the go serving delicious food and treats, delivering an exceptional customer experience and high quality fuel. Our success drives growth opportunities for our employees and giving to our communities.” The new Jiffy Trip store will include JT’s made to order food and premium coffee/beverage program. For more information about Jiffy Trip, visit


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    IA)—Three people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision 9 miles west of Watonga in Blaine County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the collision occurred at 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 270 and State Highway 58. According to the report, a 2006 Freightliner, driven by 55 year-old Hubert Alan Clark, of Phoenix, Ariz., was southbound on Oklahoma 58 and failed to yield to a westbound 2013 Kenworth, driven by 60 year-old Daryl Ray Shields of Aurora, Colo. The Freightliner struck the Kenworth's trailer and the Kenworth continued westbound, rolling a quarter of a time. Clark was transported by Watonga EMS to Mercy Hospital in Watonga where he was admitted in stable condition with internal and arm injuries. His passenger, 54 year-old Gregory Warrick also was transported by Watonga EMS to Mercy Hospital. He later was transferred to Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City and admitted in critical condition with a head injury. Shields was transported by Watonga EMS to Mercy Hospital and was treated and released. Clark was cited for failure to yield. The collision blocked U.S. 270 for nine hours, with it reopening about 3:00 this morning.



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    SG)--19 year old Cain Alexander Bullock of Enid pleaded guilty Monday in Garfield County District Court to charges stemming from a shooting earlier this year. Bullock was charged Feb. 8 with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, maintaining a place for keeping a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a park. The shooting took place January 23rd at a residence in the 1200 block of West Maple. The shooting victim, Kasen Armour, survived his wounds. Enid News and Eagle reports as part of a plea agreement, the first count was amended to feloniously pointing a firearm, the third count was amended to possession with intent to distribute and the fourth count was dropped. Bullock pleaded guilty on each of the three charges and stipulated to the facts in the affidavit filed in the case as the basis for his plea. Bullock was sentenced to 10 years in Department of Corrections custody with all but the first six years suspended on the charge of feloniously pointing a firearm. Bullock was sentenced to five years in DOC custody on the charge of maintaining a place for keeping a controlled substance. He was also sentenced to 16 years in DOC custody with all but the first six years suspended on the possession with intent charge.  All of the sentences will run concurrently.


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    FC)--An Enid woman was sentenced Monday on a felony charge accusing her of sending sexual pictures and videos of herself to two teens last year via Snapchat. 47 year-old Jennifer Jo Hemstreet pleaded guilty and received a five-year deferred sentence as part of an agreement with prosecutors. She also was ordered to pay court costs, $50 to the victims compensation fund, $25 jail costs, a $150 DNA fee, will be required to register as a sex offender and pay associated costs and fees. If no other charges are filed in the five-year period, the case will be dismissed.


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    GF)--Enid Fire Department crews were dispatched at 1:07 p.m. Sunday to a grass fire that started near 4213 W. Carrier, Enid Fire Marshal Ken Helms said individuals started a fire to burn a brush pile, and the fire got away from them in high wind conditions. From there the fire spread to the south and east, and spread into the service yard for B-K Propane at 6822 N. Oakwood. Helms said the fire damaged several empty propane tanks and burned a crane truck used by the company to move large propane tanks. The truck was a total loss and constituted the bulk of the $50,000 in estimated damages. There were no injuries. Before you start a fire, remember, burn permits are required inside city limits for any fire larger than a recreational fire of up to 3-feet in diameter.



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    OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in November were $390.6 million and came in at $28.7 million, or 7.9 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $48.2 million, or 14.1 percent above collections in November of 2016. Total collections over the first five months of the fiscal year were $2.2 billion which is $38.6 million, or 1.8 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $185 million, or 9.4 percent, over the year-to-date for 2016. "It was a solid month for state revenue and I'm glad to see we exceeded the estimate this period," said Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology Preston L. Doerflinger.  "It should be noted, many of the gains we are seeing are not necessarily indicative of a strengthening economy. The strong showing this month appears to have more to do with law changes taking effect and boosting returns rather than economic growth."  As state government’s main operating fund, the GRF is the key indicator of state government’s fiscal status and the predominant funding source for the annual appropriated state budget. GRF collections are revenues that remain for the appropriated state budget after rebates, refunds and mandatory apportionments. Gross collections, reported by the State Treasurer, are all revenues collected by the state before rebates, refunds and mandatory apportionments.


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    CS)--The NOC Mackie Planetarium on the Enid campus will present the Star of Bethlehem this evening. There will be two shows, at 6:30 and 8:00. The show is titled: “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God: Psalm 19:1.” The planetarium will show what the sky over Babylon looked like to the Wise Men 2,000 years ago. Visitors will see how the Wise Men may have been guided by stars and planets to arrive in Bethlehem on the first Christmas morning. The sky will be recreated as it appeared over Bethlehem as seen from Jerusalem on that first Christmas morning. There is no admission charge but donations of food for Our Daily Bread will be accepted.


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    SP)--Enid Public Schools officials announced their 2017-18 Support Professionals of the Year. The finalists, nominated by their colleagues, are Phyllis Logsdon (Food Technician at Carver Early Childhood Center), Leona Pierce (Crossing Guard at Monroe Elementary School), and Teresa Thatcher (Secretary at Enid High School). EPS invites the public to attend the EPS Foundation Education Celebration, where the Teacher of the Year and Support Professional of the Year will be announced. The event will be Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Prairie View Elementary School and will be broadcast live on YouTube by EPS*tv. “The success of our school district would not be possible without the contribution of our excellent support staff,” said Dr. Darrell Floyd, Superintendent.


    The Enid Public Schools 2017-18 building-level teachers of the year announced earlier this month also will be recognized at Wednesday night’s event. The honorees, selected by their colleagues, now will be considered for EPS Teacher of the Year. The EPS Teacher of the Year winner, selected by a community committee, will represent the district at the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year competition next fall.


    This year’s building-level honorees include:


    Hayley Goodman           Pre-Kindergarten            Carver Early Childhood 
    Richele Irwin                  4th Grade                          Adams Elementary 
    Laurie Bushman            Special Education           Coolidge Elementary
    Leann Oatman               Special Education           Eisenhower Elementary
    Debbie Turner                Title I Math                       Garfield Elementary
    Caroline Thornton         3rd Grade                          Glenwood Elementary 
    Katie Smith                    4th Grade                           Hayes Elementary
    Martha Bittle                  5th Grade                           Hoover Elementary
    Shea Pulis                      4th Grade                           McKinley Elementary
    Misty White                    Special Education            Monroe Elementary
    Dana Misner                   Kindergarten                    Prairie View Elementary
    Annie Gladden               5th Grade                           Taft Elementary
    Andrea Curry                 Science                             Emerson Middle 
    Kendon Mulanax           Social Studies                  Longfellow Middle
    James Nickels               Science                             Waller Middle
    Erin Loschinskey          English                              Enid High
    Ann Allen                       Science                             Lincoln



    To learn more about each candidate, please visit  and the district’s Facebook page,



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    CS)--Christian entertainer Mark Lowry is bringing his unique blend of laughter and praise to Enid on Thursday for The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma’s annual family Christmas celebration at Central National Bank Event Center. For more than four decades, Lowry has charmed crowds as a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter. Lowry has spent more than 20 years as baritone singer for the Grammy award-winning Gaither Vocal Band. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (855) TIX-ENID (849-3643). Prices range from $25 to $30, depending on seat selection. Price for groups of 10 or more is $20 to $25 per ticket. Group tickets must be purchased through Central National Bank Center group sales office at (580) 616-7381 or by emailing


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    CS)--Nashville-based group Anthem Lights will perform for this year's Christmas show at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the coliseum, located at 111 W. Purdue. Expo Center manager Steve Barnes described the four member group as similar to Pentatonix. Anthem Lights departs from a few recent holiday performers in that they are mostly a pop group, though Barnes said the group performs a variety of music. Tickets for the Christmas show are on. They are $30, $40 or $50. Those who purchase $50 tickets will be seated at tables on the floor. Each table will have two bottles of wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Those who hold $50 tickets also will take home a commemorative wine glass, Barnes said. For more information, call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238. 


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    BB)--Chip and Christy Baker, directors of Bennie’s Barn, are opening the doors for a holiday open house and hosting their 4th Annual Sleigh Rides with Santa on Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. This year’s Sleigh Rides with Santa will host tons of fun for the whole family. Face painting, bouncy house, the Game Shack, hot cocoa bar and yummy snacks, Moody Q’s BBQ, pictures with Santa, live entertainment, feeding and petting the therapy horses, and of course Sleigh Rides with Santa. Come out and enjoy the family friendly day of activities and Christmas spirit! All proceeds benefit the therapy horses and riders at Bennie’s Barn. Tickets are only $5 per person, which includes all of these activities. Tickets are available at the barn, at the RSVP office (602 S. Van Buren), or ask any of the Bennie’s Barn riders to sell you one as a part of their competition to see who sells the most tickets to earn a scholarship to ride!


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    TS)--Did you know teens are often an over looked category during the holidays because many programs have an age cut-off of 12? The Teen Christmas Sponsorship program is another way YWCA Enid helps teens in our community. This year, there are more Enid teens in need of help than ever before. A record 131 local teens need sponsoring. A $50.00 donation from you allows an underprivileged teen to receive Christmas gifts, who may not otherwise have anything to open on Christmas morning. Stop by YWCA Enid front desk, mail a check, or call the YWCA for more information at 580.234.7581.












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