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AW)--Enid Young Professionals Tuesday announced the winners at their annual ‘10 Under 40’ awards. Congratulations to Dudley Darrow, Candace Reim, Jessy Dershem, Ryan Jackson, Jake Voss, Mandy Mayberry, Brandon Harvey, Drew Ewbank, Jimmy Stallings, and Rob Bullis. The 10 Under 40 Awards program recognizes the top ten Enid community members under the age of 40 who demonstrate qualities of a well-rounded individual. These members excel in multiple areas, including professional and community aspects. For more information about Enid Young Professionals, log onto enidyp.com, or see their Facebook page. 

 

 

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EQ)--There have been several earthquakes across northern Oklahoma since Tuesday. The most recent was a 2.6 magnitude quake 9 miles ENE of Enid at 5:21 this morning. There was a 3.2 magnitude earthquake in Grant County at 2:33 this morning. It was centered along Highway 132 about 6 miles west of Wakita. There were five earthquakes starting right after 5:00 Tuesday afternoon just southeast of the Perry city limits in Noble County. They ranged from a 2.6 to a 3.1 magnitude quake.

 

 

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FA)--A fatality accident at an Enid grain elevator Saturday morning remains under investigation. Stilwell, Kansas-based Northern Ag Service leases the elevator in the 1700 block of North 10th. 55 year-old Gary Hobbs of Canton, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene after getting caught in machinery. Chris Fuksa, manager at the Enid office, told the Enid News and Eagle, said Hobbs was a contracted millwright working on some equipment at the elevator. Enid Fire Marshal Ken Helms said the man got stuck in the lift system, having not exited in time, and have been carried to the top of the conveyor system, where he was crushed.

 

 

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PD)--A former Enid man was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years probation after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in a case that involved kidnapping, drugs and theft. 33 year-old Jeremy Lee Talbert originally was charged in late April with felony counts of kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, knowingly concealing stolen property and grand larceny. He also faced a misdemeanor count of assault and battery. According to the Enid News and Eagle, a Fairview man charged in June with assisting Talbert in the kidnapping is set for a preliminary hearing in his case. 27 year-old Jared Monte Cornell Doty is set for Sept. 14 hearing on felony charges of kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, knowingly concealing stolen property, grand larceny and possession of a debit card belonging to another. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a debit card.

 

 

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BS)--Enid Women in Business is hosting its next seminar Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will be at the Gantz Center at Northern Oklahoma College and food will be provided by Copper Pot catering. The topic is “Defining You Leadership Role,” a roundtable discussion with area women in business to discuss best practices and philosophies. It is free for Main Street Enid Members and $10 for non-members. The event is part of Enid Women in Business Quarterly Series as a means to promote leadership and cultivate profitable business connections. The next meeting is Oct. 29. Walk-ins are welcome but participants may register online at www.REIWBC.org.

 

 

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RD)--Oklahoma State University officials have announced a six-year, $3.8 million grant from the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to help fund a medical residency program in mostly rural parts of the state. University and state officials announced details of the plan Wednesday during a news conference at the state Capitol. OSU President Burns Hargis says the $3.8 million in funding from the trust fund will be matched with $5.6 million in federal funding through the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. The money will be used to establish medical residency programs in Ada, Ardmore, Lawton, McAlester, Norman and Oklahoma City. Health officials hope the program will help address a severe shortage of doctors in rural parts of the state that is expected to get worse over the next several years.

 

 

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RC)--Cleveland between Rolling Oaks Drive and Chestnut will be reduced to one lane of traffic starting Thursday for up to one week to allow for construction of accelerating and decelerating lanes for Esplanade Apartments. Traffic will be flagged around the construction site when the south bound lane is closed. You are advised to use an alternate route during this lane closure and to use caution when entering a work zone.

 

 

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CA)--The Gaslight Theatre Charlie Awards are Saturday August 29th at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre box office. The Charlie Awards are given out to actors and actresses for excellence on stage, and are named for Charles Norman Duff, a supporter of the Gaslight Theatre from the very beginning of its existence. The awards ceremony will be held at Enid's Convention Hall.

 

 

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DD)--The Enid Police Department is participating in a national crackdown on drunken driving. The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ENDUI campaign lasts through Labor Day. Authorities said officers of the Enid Police De­­partment will be out both day and night cra­cking down on impaired drivers, and if you are stopped driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you will go to jail. No exceptions.

 

 

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ST)--Teams still are needed for the fourth annual Sherry Ann Suttmiller Memorial Softball Tournament set for Sept. 18 and 19 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Registration for the 10-team, double-elimination, charity one-pitch tournament is $200. Teams may be co-ed, all male or all-female. The registration deadline is Sept. 1. All proceeds will go to a member of the community to help with medical expenses. This year’s tournament will benefit a 30-year-old Corey Zimbelman of Aline, who is recovering from a brain tumor. Those with questions about registration, or who wish to make a donation, can contact Ramsey at sramsey@enid.org or by calling (580) 616-7119.

 

 

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FR)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is now taking reservations for Spangles & Speakeasies, the 1920’s themed 6th Annual Cherokee Strip Days Gala sponsored by Central National Bank in Enid.  The gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 4 in the Grand Ballroom at Convention Hall in Enid. Guests will enter the era of Prohibition and experience the extravagance of a swanky joint complete with shady games of chance at the speakeasy, signature cocktails, jazz music by Civilized Tribe Dixieland Band from the University of Central Oklahoma, a lavish dinner featuring a 1920’s inspired menu and a live auction. The annual gala is the major fundraising event of the year for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.  Proceeds from the event provide much needed support for programs and daily operations of the museum. Reservations for the Spangles & Speakeasies Gala can be made at the Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th Street in Enid or by calling 580-237-1907 with credit card information.  The cost is $200 per couple, $125 per person or $750 for a table of eight. For additional information on this or other CSRHC programs visit the website at www.csrhc.org.  

 

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MB)---Mark your calendars now. The annual KGWA / KOFM Make A Burger, Make A Wish event, presented by Enid Super Lube, is coming September 26th to Leonardo’s Adventure Quest in the Enid Arts District. If you would like to help wishes come true for kids in our area through the Oklahoma Chapter of Make A Wish, there are several ways to get involved. If you cook a great burger, you can be a vendor for the cook-off competition; you can be a sponsor of this year's fundraiser; you can come be a judge and sample the burgers; you can volunteer to help out; or you can simply make a donation to the Make A Wish organization. Along with the burger cook-off, there will be other activities for the whole family, and other opportunities to help raise money. If you would like to be a part of an incredibly rewarding experience, call us at 234-4230 and we'll tell you how to help Make A Wish with KOFM and KGWA radio.

 

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TI)--Enid-based Triangle Insurance has stepped up as the new corporate sponsor for the annual The Great Land Run. In recent years, Hiland Partners sponsored the Great Land Run, but when Kinder Morgan bought Hiland Partners this spring, Triangle Insurance in Enid offered to take on the community event. Proceeds from the run go to Enid and Chisholm public schools. To date, the Great Land Run has donated about $400,000 to the schools.

 

The run will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, on Independence between Maple and Elm; runners have the option of a certified 5K or 10K course, which is the same course as last year. Online registration will be open until Sept. 16, but in order to receive a T-shirt, racers are encouraged to register before Sept. 4. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal. For more information, visit www.greatlandrun.com.

 

 

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CC)--Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns, with special guest Lauren Daigle, are set to play in Enid Event Center Friday, Oct. 23, according to Spectra, formally Global Spectrum. Tickets priced at $25, $35 and $55 will go on sale at 10 am on Friday, June 19. There is a group ticket option, for $30 — $35 ticket price level only, for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be ordered by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or at Enid Event Center Box Office.

 

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MP)--The premiere of “Canyon Trail” has been set for 6:00 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. Produced by locally owned Skeleton Creek Productions, the film continues the adventures of Stormy Lane and his two side-kicks, Texas Clapsaddle and Cimarron Simmons. “Canyon Trail” was filmed in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. The film stars Rick Simpson, Larry Simpson, Tom Ward, Buck Taylor, R.W. Hampton, Wyatt McCrae, Bryana Holt and CMSA World Champion shooter Kenda Lenseigne. Tickets to the premiere, which includes a buffet dinner, are available now for $25 and may be purchased by calling 855-TIX-ENID, or by visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or the Event Center box office. Attire for the premiere is best dress casual.

 

 

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CC)--Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns, with special guest Lauren Daigle, are set to play in Enid Event Center Friday, Oct. 23, according to Spectra, formally Global Spectrum. Tickets priced at $25, $35 and $55 will go on sale at 10 am on Friday, June 19. There is a group ticket option, for $30 — $35 ticket price level only, for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be ordered by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or at Enid Event Center Box Office.

 

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MS)--Mannheim Steamroller will perform live at Enid Event Center on December 10. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. “We are excited to announce a world class Christmas show in Mannheim Steamroller,” said Global Spectrum's Keller Taylor, General Manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. “In addition to one of the best Christmas shows around, you can take advantage of our Chef’s Holiday dinner package to make it the complete night.” This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

 

Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices.  There will be a Holiday Buffet Dinner package available to add on to ticket orders.  The dinner package will be good for two guests’ tickets and meals, and a limited number of seats are available in Convention Hall’s Grand Ballroom.  Group discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. 

 

 

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WA)--Wonder what the weather is doing in Garfield County?  Well, now there's an app for that! Designed for Androids and Iphones, the “Garfield County EM” was launched in January and is a direct link to the Garfield County Emergency Management team. On the app you can get the local forecast, weather radar, weather alerts, and other emergency information that's specifically catered to Enid and Garfield County. The app is administered by Mike Honigsberg, Garfield County Emergency Management Director. It also has the option of push notifications to alert you in emergencies. Other options include Honigsberg's daily blog, a damage report page, a list of emergency contacts, the storm shelter registry, nixle registration, storm preparedness, and more. Best of all the app is free.  

 

 

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