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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, charged a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street with first-degree manslaughter Thursday. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges against Officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher last Friday. Dashcam and aerial footage of the shooting and its aftermath showed Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his arms in the air. The footage does not offer a clear view of when Shelby fired the single shot that killed Crutcher. Her attorney has said Crutcher was not following police commands and that Shelby opened fire when the man began to reach into his SUV window. But Crutcher's family immediately discounted that claim, saying the father of four posed no threat to the officers, and police said Crutcher did not have gun on him or in his vehicle



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    BM)--A woman charged last month with child abuse and obtaining money by false pretense after lying about her daughter’s treatment for cancer is facing additional charges. Enid News and Eagle reports, 32 year-old Jessica Lynn Good was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges of food stamp fraud, fraudulently obtaining medicaid assistance and fraud in obtaining assistance accusing her of obtaining more than $40,000 in assistance. If convicted, Good faces up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 on the charges of food stamp fraud and fraud in obtaining assistance and up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 on the charge of fraudulently obtaining medicaid assistance. She is due back in court Oct. 24.


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    MC)--Most rates at Meadowlake Golf Course will be increasing with Enid City Commission's approval of an ordinance earlier this week. Under the changes, memberships also have been changed to run from July 1 through June 30, to follow the fiscal year. In the past, sales tax was included in the cost of memberships, green fees and carts. Now sales tax will be added to the cost at the time of sale. Green fees did not go up from $22 on weekdays and $26 on weekends, but sales tax will now be added to the cost. Cart fees are going up from $13 to $14. Regular memberships are going up from $1,000 to $1,200, and there's now a membership that includes a cart for $2,000. Senior memberships are going up from $800 to $950. Employee memberships are going up from $400 to $700. A range-only membership has been added for $260. A military membership has always been offered at 15 percent off. In other changes under the ordinance, the city of Enid is going to take over operations of the driving range, the snack bar and the pro shop.



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    TM)--Enid Public Schools invites parents of middle school and high school students to learn more tonight about its 1:1 initiative, which will provide every EPS student with an electronic device. Parents of sixth- through 12th grade students are encouraged to attend one of four meetings about the EPS Connect program. Meetings will be hosted in the auditoriums of Emerson, Longfellow, Waller and Enid High School at 7:30 p.m., immediately following parent-teacher conferences. Although the meetings will specifically address the 1:1 roll-out at the secondary level, elementary parents are welcome to attend as well. The purchase of Chromebooks (3rd-12th) and iPads (Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd) was made possible through the 2016 bond issue, which was approved by local voters last spring. To learn more, visit



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    SP)--At 7:00 tonight, Central Christian Church at 1111 West Broadway will host members of the community and Youth & Family Services for free Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training. They will talk about “Question, Persuade, and Refer”, the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. For more information call Youth and Family Services at (580) 233-7220.



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    TC)--Chisholm Trail Expo Center will be host to the Ticolini Circus tonight and Friday. Showtimes are 7:00-9:00 p.m. each day at the Pavilion. Admission for attendees 13 or older is $15; children 12 and younger are $7. 



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    BL)--Enid Public Transit Authority is putting on a country style Bar-B- Que lunch to benefit the United Way of Enid and NW Oklahoma. The Bar-B- Que lunch will be Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Enid Transit office, 1502 W Poplar. They will have pulled pork sandwiches, chips, dessert and a drink for only $5, which will go directly to the United Way fund drive.


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    MM)--Leonardo’s Children’s Museum will host the 7th annual Yellowhouse Motor Mania 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cars and trucks from the Enid area will park outside the museum with the professionals who operate the vehicles every day. The entire street will be filled with cars and trucks for families to walk around and explore. Children can explore fire trucks, police cars, tow trucks, cranes, race cars, show cars, floral trucks, food trucks, ambulances and many others. There will also be a lawn mower children can destroy and “take apart” and learn how to put it back together. There will be a Segway obstacle course where children can test their balance and driving skills. Lunch will be provided by Safelite Autoglass, and admission is $3.50 for members and $7 for non-members. For information about Motor Mania or about Leonardo’s newest exhibit, go to


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    ENID, OK - A Fling at the Springs annual music festival will take place Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Government Springs Park. The event is free and open to all ages. This year's lineup is as follows:


    3pm - CC & Curt Daugherty

    4pm - Rugged Grace

    5pm - Jodie Sanchez and the Dream Team

    6pm - Bill Collectors

    7pm - High Voltage

    8pm - Annie Oakley

    9pm - FIREWORKS provided by Western Enterprises

    9:15 - Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers

    In addition, there will be a community guitar circle and drum circle and attendees are invited to participate. Times will be announced during the festival. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site and attendees are reminded if they bring coolers, no glass or beverages over 3.2 are allowed in the park.  Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and light jackets. This year's event is sponsored by Security National Bank, Skinner Audio, Enid Event Company, Western Enterprises, H&R Block, Northcutt Chevrolet-Toyota-Buick, The Q Spot, Chem-Can, City of Enid, Tom Boepple, Billy Thompson & The Art Department, Gaslight Theatre, Steve and Merry Lee Nafus, and funds are matched by Park Avenue Thrift. For more information contact Sylvan Reynolds at (580) 402-1119 or Tammy Wilson at (580) 402-6732 or visit www.enidevents,com. 



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    DU)--Garfield County chapter of Ducks Unlimited is hosting a fundraising concert and gun bash Saturday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. The “Fire and Ice” fundraising concert and gun bash will feature Curtis Grimes, of “The Voice,” Evan Michaels and Jake Bowers. Doors open at 4 p.m. Raffles and drawings are at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 8:30 p.m. There will be more than 30 guns and more than 30 coolers to be given away in the raffles and drawings. There also will be raffles for hunting products to get you prepared for this hunting season. Tickets are $50 (includes one concert ticket and one gun and cooler drawing entry); $100 (includes one concert ticket and four gun and cooler drawing entries); and $200 (includes two concert tickets and 10 gun and cooler drawing entries). Children 17 and under get in free with paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at Chisholm Trail Expo Center, Willow Country Store and Enid Super Lube. For information or to become a corporate sponsor, call Heath Miller, chairman, (580) 363-6577.



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    MH)--Mental Health Coalition of Enid will host a forum to bring together stakeholders, legislators and the public to discuss the mental health and substance abuse crisis facing Oklahoma. The coalition will host the forum at 7:00 p.m. Sept. 28 at Autry Technology Center in Enid. Among those attending are state Reps. John Enns, R-Enid, and Chad Caldwell, R-Enid; Democrat Pierce Jones, who is challenging Caldwell in the House District 40 race; and Senate District 19 candidates Republican Roland Pederson, Democrat Rhonda Harlow and independent Whitney Hall.


    Legislators and candidates will discuss prearranged questions about funding concerns, lack of resources and other issues, event coordinator Justin Loughman said, and the public can ask questions at the end. Loughman, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Enid, is a member of the coalition alongside Taylor Randolph, a licensed counselor in Enid and psychology instructor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, who said they have watched state budgets for mental health get slashed over the years. For more information, visit the Mental Health Coalition of Enid’s Facebook page. Mental Health Coalition of Enid is a committee of Human Service Alliance of Greater Enid, a joint venture of of services entities working to identify urgent community problems and research existing programs for solutions. 




    CA)--Iconic rock band Three Dog Night will perform at Central National Bank Center Thursday Sept. 29 according to Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, which provides venue management for the downtown Enid center. From 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, sold more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Some of their songs, still popular today, include “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One.”  Tickets for the concert are on sale and range from $29 to $69 and will be available starting at 10 a.m. Friday by calling (855) 849-3643 (TIX.ENID) or at or the Central National Bank Center offices, 301 S. Independence.





    TT)--Tickets are on sale for the 5th annual Tombstone Tales. The tour of Enid Cemetery will feature the stories of 10 individuals buried there. Tombstone Tales is hosted by the Chisholm Trail Coalition. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Soapweeds and Cactus, 122 N. Independence, and at Enid Cemetery. Tours are Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Tours take place at the Enid Cemetery on Willow Road and run about every 20 minutes. Attendees will ride on tractor pulled hayrack rides through the cemetery after dark. P&K Equipment is providing the tractors and trailers.



    SP)--City of Enid Parks and Recreation officials announced October 2nd will be the last day of operation for both splash pads. During the month of September, Enid’s two splash pads will be open on weekends from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.




    EF)--An ethics forum is being planned for Enid City Commissioners. Ward 6 Commissioner David Vanhooser said the ethics forum he is planning will be open to the public and will be held Nov. 19. An official time will be announced at a later date. He is working on securing experts to speak during the event. The commission will not vote during the forum, which will be an educational session. Vanhooser told the Enid News and Eagle, "I anticipate in early spring of 2017 we will put the creation of an ethics policy for the city of Enid on the study session agendas, and begin working towards creating a final document." He said several commissioners are gathering information, including policies from other communities, and City Attorney Andrea Chism is researching the topic. 




    BR)--Professional bull riding is coming back to Enid. The 2016 Enid BRI Classic is coming to the Central National Bank Center in conjunction with Bull Riders Inc., according to venue operators Spectra Venue Management. This two-night event is Nov. 18 and 19 at the Central National Bank Center. Tickets are $20 for the Golden Chute, $15 for Adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Mutton Bustin’ is also going to come back to the venue for the 4th time. Participants must be between the ages of 4 and 8 and weigh less than 60 pounds. Entry fee to participate in the Mutton Bustin’ is $15. Contact Bill at Bill_OMalley@comcastspectacor.comor at 580-616-7381. Tickets will go on sale 10:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, or in the CNB Center Administration offices on the 2nd floor of the convention side off of Independence Ave.








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