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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than one quarter of Oklahoma's public schools received a grade of F or D on annual report cards released by the state Department of Education. The State Board of Education gave final approval Wednesday to the letter grades

    Two Enid Public Schools received A’s (Hoover Elementary and Eisenhower Elementary) and three (Coolidge Elementary, Garfield Elementary, and Longfellow Middle School) received failing grades on report cards released Wednesday night by Oklahoma State Department of Education.

     

    Enid Public Schools were graded this way: Adams Elementary School, C; Coolidge Elementary School, F; Eisenhower Elementary School, A; Garfield Elementary School, F; Glenwood Elementary School, C; Hayes Elementary School, B; Hoover Elementary School, A+; McKinley Elementary School, C-; Monroe Elementary School, C-; Prairie View Elementary School, C+; Taft, C; Emerson Middle School, B; Longfellow Middle School, F; Waller Middle School, C; and Enid High School, C.

     

    The report shows 16 percent of Oklahoma schools received A grades, 26 percent received a B, 28 percent got a C, 17 percent a D, and 11 percent received an F. Nearly 30 schools, or 2 percent, did not receive a letter grade. Compared to last year's grades, more schools received an F or D, and fewer schools received an A. The A-F grading system for schools was one of several education initiatives pushed by Republican lawmakers and officials.

     

     

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    FA)--Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers continue to investigate a wreck at the State Highway 51 and 51 A intersection near Southard in northern Blaine County that left one man dead.  59 year old Paul Purser Jr. was driving an F350 pickup northbound on 51 A when he was struck by a Mack truck that was traveling eastbound on 51 driven by 55 year old Robert Wayne Copeland of Hennessey. Paul Purser was killed in the accident.  Copeland was treated and released from the Okeene hospital. 

     

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    EQ)--There were 11 earthquakes across the area yesterday and early this morning.  There were two in Alfalfa County, two in Grant County, one in Logan County, two in Payne County, and four in Noble County. The most recent quake in our area occurred at 5:28 this morning 2 miles west of Jefferson in Grant County. It registered 3.0. There was a 3.2 earthquake 2 miles north of the Highway 11 and Red Hill Road intersection in Grant County at 6:09 am Wednesday morning.  There was a 2.7 quake 2 miles east of the Salt Plains Lake dam at 2:05 pm. yesterday.  In far southwest Alfalfa County, there was a 2.8 quake at 4:01 pm yesterday about 4 miles southwest of Aline. At 11:33 am yesterday there was a 2.5 earthquake along Guthrie Lake.

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    VG)--43 year old Jamie Edward Nordyke of Enid was charged this week with child abuse and domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Enid police were called by a DHS worker who had spoken with a woman about a domestic battery case.  The woman said that Nordyke tackled her to the ground while she was holding their 4 month old son. The woman also told case workers that Nordyke held her captive in their apartment, had sex with her while others watched on a web cam and hit her several times. The woman alleges Nordyke threw her around in the apartment while holding the baby, and when she ran into another room and closed the door, Nordyke forced the door open, causing the doorknob to hit the baby in the head. If convicted in the case, Nordyke faces 20 years in prison and several fines. 

     

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    BB)--Two Alva businesses reported fake $100 bills to Alva Police, but they did not lose any money in the transactions. According to the Alva Review Courier, on September 1st, the Alva McDonalds received a fake $100 bill, and then on September 8th, Community Bank in Alva reported that someone named Leslie brought the bills to the bank and asked for three different bills because those were torn. The bank employees realized the bills were fake and took possession of them, telling the individual the bills were fake. The individual said the bills were from someone at the college, and they didn’t realize they were fake. According to the affidavit, the bills   “motion picture use only” printed across the top right side.

     

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed by 21 Oklahoma death row inmates who want to block their executions is scheduled to be heard by a federal judge. A hearing is scheduled today in the lawsuit that alleges the state's lethal injection guidelines present a risk of severe pain and suffering. The lawsuit was filed after the botched April execution of Clayton Lockett.

     

     

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    CP)--There is a new man at the helm of Continental Resources.  Continental's board of directors announced that Jack Stark will take over as president and chief operating officer.  He's been with Continental since 1992.  Since 1998, he's been the senior vice president of exploration.  Stark takes the place of Rick Bott who stepped down last week.

     

     

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    YW)--If you've been putting off those last yard cleanups before winter comes, you need to hurry up. The last green polycart yard waste collection for this year will be September 24th. The city of Enid will resume seasonal green polycart collection March 25. For information, call the Solid Waste Services department at 616-7300.

     

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    AG)--The American Garfieldi Car & Motorcycle Show that was scheduled to take place both Friday and Saturday has been condensed to Friday. Both car and motorcycle owners can register at 5 p.m. Friday at Meadowlake Park. Music and food will start at 6:00, with a cruise to the Woodring Wall of Honor starting at about 8:45. The event had to be changed due to impending bad weather Saturday.

     

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    TB)--Vance Air Force Base will present the high-energy, active duty, Air Force Entertainment show Tops In Blue at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Tops In Blue is the Air Force's premier entertainment showcase for the entire family. It brings the best in music, dance and comedy in 90 minutes of non-stop live entertainment. Sponsors are being sought to financially support this 60th anniversary concert, which is free and open to the public. Businesses that would like to contribute can contact Ruth Ann Replogle, 71 FSS marketing director, at 213-7950. Sponsors who donate $250 or more will receive tickets for reserved seats on the floor, among other perks.

     

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    OP)--The Aging Services at the Long Term Care Authority of Enid needs volunteers for the Ombudsman Program in Garfield County as well as Kingfisher, Blaine, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay and Noble counties.  Ombudsman volunteers advocate for residents in Long Term Care Facilities.  This includes nursing homes, residential care and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen help to improve the quality of care available to these residents. They assist residents in resolving complaints and problems. Volunteers are asked to visit residents for only 2 hours each week and attend a monthly meeting.  Training can be offered individually or in small groups. Interested individuals from any of the mentioned counties are urged to contact, Julie Torson, Ombudsman Supervisor to learn how they can become an Ombudsman Volunteer at 580-237-2236.

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