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    SO)--Enid Police Department have arrested a convicted rapist released from prison earlier this year on a complaint of lewd molestation, and fear he could have more victims. EPD Capt. Jack Morris told Enid News and Eagle, 25 year-old Thunder Cloud Garza was arrested Thursday after being interviewed at the department for several crimes, including molestation of an 8-year-old girl. When interviewed, he reportedly admitted to molesting the 8 year-old. Garza was released from Department of Corrections custody Jan. 25 after serving five-year and one-year sentences for first-degree rape and second-degree rape. Garza was found guilty following two jury trials. In both trials, the juries recommended Garza serve the minimum sentence. Morris said following his release, Garza returned to Enid and registered as a sex offender. In August, police no longer could locate Garza, or the trailer he had reported living in on North 4th when he registered as a sex offender. Garza was arrested on a complaint of lewd molestation, eight complaints of forgery, eight complaints of uttering a forged instrument and a complaint of knowingly concealing stolen property. Morris said there could be additional child victims. People whose children who have had contact with Garza should contact Enid Police Department at (580) 242-7000.

     

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    BR)--Three men were charged this week in connection with the robbery of United Supermarket West in June, including a former manager of the store. Lee Newton Roberts II, Auston Raye Adolphson and former store manager Terry Wayne Culbertson were charged Thursday in the June 26 robbery of the Enid grocery store. According to the Enid News and Eagle, they each were charged with counts of robbery with an imitation firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery with an imitation firearm. Roberts also was charged with possession of a firearm after felony conviction. The robbery and conspiracy charges are punishable by up to life in prison and no less than five years in prison. Roberts also faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 on the firearms charge. Roberts and Adolphson appeared via video from county jail Thursday before Special District Judge Brian Lovell for arraignment. Roberts' bond was set at $100,000, and Adolphson's bond was set at $325,000. Culbertson appeared for arraignment free on $2,500 bond.

     

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    BD)--An Enid man was cited for multiple violations after leaving the scene of an accident Thursday. Enid police, fire and Life EMS responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 16th and Pine just after 10:35 Thursday morning. Maria Marquez, of Enid, was driving a Chrysler Pacifica north on 16th when Orlando Orosco, of Enid, ran a stop sign on Pine. Marquez's vehicle struck Orosco's Dodge truck, which ran over the stop sign and up into the yard of a residence. Orosco reportedly got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was located later and cited for leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension, driving without insurance and running a stop sign. 

     

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    CA)--Gaslight Theatre’s annual Charlie Awards ceremony, honoring the best plays and performances of the 2015-2016 season, will be Saturday. The evening begins with socializing at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Central National Bank Center. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Hosts Dave Abbott and Ginny Shipley will kick off the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Four special awards will be announced: The Ron O’Neal Friend of the Theatre Award, the Gene Riggs Technical Award, the Gene Nash Memorial Scholarship, and the “Toddy.” Entertainment will be provided by members of the season’s musicals — “A Taffeta Christmas,” “Murder for Two,” “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Rent.” Tickets for the Charlie Awards are $25. Tickets are available at the Gaslight Box Office 2-5:30 p.m. today. You can call the box office at (580) 234-2307 and leave a message any time. Tickets also will be available at the door. The Charlie Awards were named in honor of Charles Norman Duff, a mainstay of Enid Community Theatre from its inception until his death in 1971.

     

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    SP)--At 7pm September 22nd, 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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    OH)--Autry Technology Center is inviting the public to see the scope of career and technology education offered in Enid. Autry will host a Community Action Event 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, showcasing almost 30 career training programs. Autry officials said the event will offer a look at the full-time career programs, short-term classes, and industry-designed programs. The event will include chances to win tuition gift certificates and tickets to events at the Central National Bank Center. Scoops Ice Cream Truck and Sandy’s Taco Truck will be present to offer refreshments, and the Air Evac Lifeteam will be onsite with its helicopter. The Construction Technology program made corn hole boards and visitors can participate in a corn hole competition. Autry programs also will offer demonstrations in live burn training, computer-aided drafting and animation, mock surgeries and more. High school students can enroll in Autry classes concurrently, spending half a day at Autry and the other half at their home high schools. Tuition is free to district high school students, and they can receive high school credit in algebra 2, geometry, mathematics of finance, anatomy, physiology, calculus and physics.  Adult students can attend half- or full-day classes.  Scholarships and financial aid are available. For more information about the Community Action Event, call Autry at (580) 242-2750.

     

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    MC)--Whitney Hall, independent candidate for state Senate District 19, will meet with voters 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 30 in the Turpin Little Theatre at Gaslight Theatre. Those attending will be able to ask Hall questions and express their concerns. The event is come-and-go style. Light refreshments will be available.

     

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    YP)-- Enid Young Professionals (EYP) will host the 5th annual ‘10 Under 40’ awards ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Central National Bank Center Grand Ballroom. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the awards presentation at noon. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Enid Chamber or emailing enidyp@gmail.com. This year’s luncheon is presented by Edward Jones. Mike Fields, District 4 DA, is the keynote speaker. He was appointed to the OSBI Commission by Governor Mary Fallin in 2011 and recently chosen by fellow DA’s to serve as President Elect for the District Attorney Council and Oklahoma District Attorneys Association. The 10 Under 40 Awards program recognizes the top 10 Enid community members under the age of 40 who demonstrate qualities of a well-rounded young professional who excels in multiple areas of professionalism and community involvement.

     

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    TN)--Famed guitarist Ted Nugent’s “Sonic Baptizm” tour will visit Enid’s Central National Bank Center Friday, Sept. 2. “Nugent is a true American rock artist and is going to bring a great unique sound to the Central National Bank Center,” Spectra’s Kevin Boryczki, general manager of the Central National Bank Center said in announcing the show this morning on KGWA. The "Motor City Madman," Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock ’n’ roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Tickets range from $30 to $60 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.CNBCenter.com or in the Central National Bank Center offices. 

     

    Nugent is dedicated to preserving America's great outdoor heritage for future generations, and along with wife, Shemane, regularly hosts hunts for sick and terminally ill children with Hunt of a Lifetime, Hunt for a Cure and via his own Kamp for Kids.

     

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    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 www.CNBCenter.com or the Central National Bank Center offices, 301 S. Independence.

     

     

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    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. 

     

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    EB)--Autry Technology Center in Enid is working with Riata Center for Entrepreneurship to host the 2016 Entrepreneurs Inspire Bootcamp in September. The fifth annual bootcamp will serve start-up businesses and existing businesses that are in growth mode or need to make changes. Award-winning faculty members from Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business and Riata Center, as well as local successful entrepreneurs and experts, will offer lectures and discussions. Curriculum will cover business models, operations, accounting strategies, spotting red flags, hiring employees, vendor sourcing, marketing, pricing and sales. Enrollment is $120, and scholarships are available for military and students with valid identification. Classes will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 6-29, at Autry. Cara Cason, self-employment coordinator at Autry, said many bootcamp participants go on to start companies in the area. For more information, contact Carson at ccarson@autrytech.edu or (580) 242-2750. 

     

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