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    FA)---A Kingfisher man was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 27 year old Edward Lee Hale Jr. was killed about 7:10 pm on Airport Road about 2 miles west of Kingfisher.  Hale was driving a pickup east on Airport Road when he lost control and the pickup overturned. Hale was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. Hale was pronounced dead at the scene.


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    TD)--Wednesday was training day for the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.  Various departments from across the northwest part of state gathered to freshen up on alcohol laws. According to the sheriff's Facebook page, GCSO teamed up with the Able Commission and Prevention Workz to put on the class, including a mock underage party. Officials said networking and hands on training is vital because law enforcement officers have to stay up to date on any changes in the laws.


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    VB)--If you recently had your vehicle broken into, the Enid Police want to talk to you.  Enid Police Department Capt. Jack Morris said anyone who had their vehicle burglarized about two weeks ago, between 10th and 16th and Broadway and Peach, and had their stereo stolen and not recovered should contact investigators. According to the Enid News and Eagle, the police department has a couple of car stereos that they are trying to get back to the rightful owner.  Morris says, “We’re just seeing if we can match it up to an owner.”  If you think you might be the owner, contact Detective John Robinson at (580) 616-7122.


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    CQ)--Payton Calhoun of Tulsa was crowned Miss Northern Oklahoma College Enid 2015 at the dual Miss NOC Enid-Miss NOC Tonkawa Scholarship Pageant on the Tonkawa campus. A freshman at NOC Enid, she is the daughter of Anna Calhoun of Tulsa and of Shannon Calhoun. She will represent NOC Enid at the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in June. First runner-up was Riley Tate of Dover, and second runner-up was Cassidy Lamunyon of Waukomis.



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    EQ)--There were three earthquakes in central Oklahoma overnight.  There were two quakes in Oklahoma County, north of Edmond and along Waterloo road about 6 miles west of I-35. The first was a 2.6 at 11:10 Wednesday night, followed by a 3.3 magnitude quake at 11:53pm. Then at 1:26 this morning, there was a 2.5 quake centered about 3 miles east of Guthrie in Logan County


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    EP)--Health care workers who return to Oklahoma with a high risk of exposure to the Ebola virus will be subject to a 21-day, in-home quarantine, but others at lower risk will only be monitored for symptoms, the state epidemiologist said Wednesday. The Oklahoma Department of Health has adopted guidelines for monitoring health care workers and others who provided care to Ebola patients in West Africa, where more than 13,700 people have been sickened in an outbreak of the deadly virus in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The guidelines mirror rules established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that set four categories of Ebola contact.


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    LH)--The Landfill will transition to its winter schedule beginning Monday. According to Sara Del Angel, City of Enid Solid Waste Supervisor, the hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Landfill at 580-616-7382.  

    Additionally, the Recycle Center drop site will also transition to its winter schedule on Monday. The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Services Department at 580-616-7300.


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    EV)—Oklahoma voters will have an opportunity to cast ballots early for next Tuesday’s general election at county election boards from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm on today and Friday and from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. Statewide races include governor, two U.S. Senate seats, four of the state’s five U.S. representative seats and legislative races including the House District 40 race in Enid between Democrat Pierce Jones and Republican Chad Caldwell. Also voters in the city of Enid will be asked to approve a 25- year franchise agreement with ONG for natural gas service. Polls will be open Tuesday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.    


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    CN)--Beginning today Frantz Street will be closed from Jefferson to Adams for reconstruction.  This will include the intersection of Jefferson and Frantz. This work is being done as part of the S-1404A 2014 Local Street Program.  Work could take up to 4 - 6 weeks before completion weather permitting.


    Beginning Sunday crews will make their final water line tie-in at the intersection of Broadway and Washington. The intersection and surrounding areas will be without water for about 6 to 7 hours during this procedure. Motorists are advised to use caution whenever entering a construction zone.



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    HF)--The eighth annual Integris Health Fair will be held 8:00 to noon Saturday morning at Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. More than 600 flu vaccinations and free health screenings will be available during the community health fair. There will be flu vaccines for both pediatric and adult patients, while supplies last. Free hearing and vision screenings also will be available during the event, and patients may sign up for dental screenings. Along with 48 health vendor booths, attendees also will be able to have hands-on access to new surgical technology, the DaVinci XI Robot. The fair is held through funds from the Integris Foundation and is free to the public.



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    HW)--A citywide Halloween festival will take place in Meadowlake Park on Friday. “Halloweenid” will be 6:00-9:00 that night. Organizers said the carousel and train will be running, and the public will be able to enjoy games and activities, along with traditional contests. Contests include costumes for various age groups, a pet costume contest, the Halloween Queen Pageant, best apple or pumpkin recipe and best jack-o’-lantern. There will be hot dogs, caramel apples and popcorn for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Enid High School Community Service Club and local Masonic lodges. Co-coordinator Tammy Wilson said she took a break last year from Scare on the Square so it could be revamped into Halloweenid. Along with the contests, there will be bounce houses, and Lana’s School of Dance will perform. The Mattress Gallery is sponsoring a cornhole tournament, also known as bean bag toss. Coordinators also are putting together a Zombie Brigade. People interested in being part of the Zombie Brigade need to contact the event coordinators.


    Organizations or businesses wanting to set up a booth at Halloweenid can do so for $25. For information, go to facebook.com/tandaenid or www.enidevents.com, email info@enidevents.com or call (580) 402-6732. Halloweenid also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/Halloweenid.





    HS)--Halloween is this Friday, and many kids are preparing to dress up and eat some candy. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains. For Oklahoma children suiting up, falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents are a priority for concern. To keep communities safe, the Red Cross is offering the following tips to help make this Halloween safe this year.

    ·         Look for flame-resistant costumes.

    ·         Plan the Trick-or-Treat route and make sure adults know where children are going. A parent or responsible adult should accompany young children as they make their way around the neighborhood.

    ·         Make sure  Trick-or-Treaters have a flashlight. Add reflective tape to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags.

    ·         Visit only the homes that have a porch light on. Accept treats at the door – never go inside.

    ·         Consider using face paint instead of masks, which can cover the eyes and make it hard to see.

    ·         Walk only on the sidewalks, not in the street. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the edge of the roadway, facing traffic. Don’t cross between parked cars.

    ·         Be cautious around pets and any other animals.


     If Trick-or-Treaters at your home,  make sure the outdoor light is on. Other safety steps include:

    ·         Sweep leaves from the sidewalks and steps.

    ·         Clear the porch or front yard of any obstacles that a child could trip over.

    ·         Restrain any household pets.

    ·         Use a glow stick instead of a candle in the jack-o-lantern to avoid a fire hazard.




    PM)---A Vance T-38C Talon is scheduled to move from the flight line to the airpark static display Saturday morning. Southgate Road, the road in front of the base, will be closed between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. to move the aircraft. Please plan travel accordingly. Please contact Vance Public Affairs at 580-213-7476 or email 71ftw.pa@us.af.mil with any questions.




    FL)--Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s annual Fall Lecture Series will continue on Monday evenings through Nov. 10. The importance of water for the community, region and state is the timely topic of this series. “Surviving the Ebb and Flow of Water in the West” will feature the state’s leading specialists in their fields of study. The lectures will be 7:00 p.m. in the Gantz Center of Northern Oklahoma College Enid and are free to the public.

    Topics in the series are:


    Nov. 3 — “Conservation Born of Crisis.” Clay Pope, former executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, will share the history of the conservation movement and the formation of policies resulting from the Dust Bowl.


     Nov. 10 — “Issues Today for Water Tomorrow.” J.D. Strong, executive director of Oklahoma Water Resources Board, will speak on current water conservation initiatives that are under way, the state’s water plan effort and Water for 2060.

    For information go to Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s website at www.csrhc.org.





    KF)--The American Kitefliers Association (AKA) announced that its 2015 national convention will return to Enid next Fall at the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall and at the flying field behind Autry Technology Center. The dates for the 38th annual AKA National Convention are September 28-October 4, 2015. The AKA Convention is an annual gathering of kite enthusiasts, artists, and competitors. The AKA held its 2012 national convention in Enid. The national convention is rotated every three years between locations on the east coast, west coast and central United States, meaning it will be returning to Enid at its first opportunity. The 2013 AKA convention was held in Portland, OR, while the 2014 convention recently concluded at Outer Banks, NC. AKA President Mel Hickman said the hospitality the group received in Enid in 2012 was a primary factor in returning to Enid.


    Highlighting each afternoon of the AKA convention is the Mass Ascension, where AKA members release their kites at once, filling the skies above Autry Technology Center with magnificent color. The public will be encouraged to attend each afternoon session. More details will be announced as the convention date draws nearer.





    EE)--The City of Enid has launched a new website, www.EnvisionEnid.com to gather ideas from the community about Enid’s future. Officials said the website acts like a virtual townhall, enabling Enid’s residents to share their ideas 24 hours a day. Residents of Enid should visit EnvisionEnid.com to create an account and share their ideas. City of Enid Planning Administrator Chris Bauer said Envision Enid is the name of the City’s new comprehensive plan that is currently under development. The comprehensive plan is the overarching policy of the City of Enid and addresses everything from infrastructure investments and development decisions to education, health and social services. The plan will create a vision for the future of Enid and outline coordinated policies and recommendations to steer the city towards achieving the vision. The website is one of several ways to contribute the plan.


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