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J. Curtis Huckleberry

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BM)--The hearing for an Enid woman charged in connection to a newborn baby found dead in a dumpster has been pushed to May. Kathryn Juanita Green faces five charges including second degree murder after a baby boy was found in a dumpster in April 2017. According to an affidavit, the baby was found inside a luggage trunk. Just before 2:30 a.m. on April 9, police were called to a home on the 1600 block of S. 2nd Street for reports of a suspicious odor. The report from a medical examiner stated the umbilical cord and placenta were attached to the baby boy when he was found. The probable cause for the newborn’s death was “methamphetamine toxicity” and the manner of death was deemed a homicide, according to the report. Green was scheduled for a preliminary hearing this morning in Garfield County District Court. However, the hearing was pushed to May.

 

 

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EQ)--Two earthquake were recorded overnight and this morning in northwest Oklahoma, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. First earthquake was a 3.4 magnitude reported shortly after 1:15 this morning. Its epicenter was about six miles southwest of Waynoka in Woods County. Two smaller earthquakes below a 3.0 magnitude were reported within 10 minutes after the 3.4-magnitude quake in the same area, according to U.S. Geological Survey. A larger earthquake was reported about 7:20 a.m. The 3.8-magnitude quake's epicenter was about five miles southwest of Waynoka. No immediate reports of damage or injury were reported. 

 

 

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FN)--Kelli Rader, Interim Regional Director of the Oklahoma State Department of Health says it's not too late to get a flu shot. It takes up to two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective. Flu season runs through May, so it is important to have protection as soon as possible. The Garfield County Health Department has high-dose vaccine for senior citizens that may not be available from health care providers. The vaccine must by administered by the end of May.

In addition to getting a flu shot, it is important to practice frequent hand washing and prevent the spread of germs by covering your sneeze and cough. Those who are having flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches, fatigue and chills are encouraged to stay home from public gatherings until they are able to go 24 hours without a fever, and without fever-reducing medication. Anyone interested in receiving a flu shot at no cost should contact the Garfield county health department at (580) 233-0650 for clinic times and further information. The clinic is located at 2501 Mercer Drive in Enid.

 

 

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PD)--Due to the President’s Day on Monday, the City Administration offices will be closed in observance of the holiday. The Enid Public Library and EPTA also will be closed on President’s Day. In addition, the Monday trash route will be collected on Wednesday, February 21. Steve Kime, spokesperson for the City of Enid said the Recycle Center will be closed on Monday; however, the city landfill will be open from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM for access. “The Meadowlake golf course will be open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm for President’s Day,” Kime said.

 

 

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BC)--Security National Bank will close its west branch location at 210 North Oakwood Saturday to allow for concrete work. “We will have our downtown location at 201 West Maine operating at full capacity so everyone should be able to conduct their banking as usual” said April Danahy vice president of corporate communications for Security National Bank.  The hours for Saturday at the 201 West Maine location will be 9:00am to noon in the lobby and 8:00am to noon at the drive thru. 

 

 

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CF)--A gubernatorial issues forum will be held in Enid on Wednesday Feb. 21. Enid Regional Development Alliance has partnered with The Oklahoma Academy in hosting the forum. ERDA Executive Director Brent Kisling all but one of the currently declared candidates has indicated they will attend.  The event is not a debate, Kisling said, it’s for the candidates to discuss positions on issues. The forum will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Central National Bank Center, 301 S. Independence. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information on this forum call the Academy office at 405.307.0986 or email Jamie@okacademy.org.  For information on The Oklahoma Academy visit their website at www.okacademy.org.

 

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YF)--Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma is selling tickets and seeking sponsors and donors for its seventh annual gala. The gala, which will have a "Casino Royale" theme, will be 6:00-11:00 p.m. March 3 at Independence Tower, 302 N. Independence. Casino-style games, including blackjack, poker, roulette and a craps table, will be provided by Enid AM AMBUCS. The event will begin with dinner, followed by dancing and a live auction. Cocktail attire is requested for the gala. Seating is limited to 160 people this year and attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. Ticket cost is $75 per person, $300 for a half-table or $700 for a full table of eight. Sponsorships also are being sought to underwrite the cost of the event and support the YFS mission. All proceeds from the Gala benefit the YFS “Nights of Shelter” campaign. To learn more about the “Casino Royale” gala, to donate a raffle or auction item or to buy tickets, call Barbara Sweatt at (580) 233-7220 or e-mail bsweatt@yfsenid.org.

 

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AF)--The Enid Public Library, Enid Writers Club and Friends of the Library are seeking authors for the 2018 Enid Author Fest March 3, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tables for book selling and signing will be provided on the first floor. Author readings will take place in the children’s and young adult areas, and author panels will be held on the second floor. If you are an interested published authors or publishers/publicists representing an author, go to the Enid Public Library website for more information.

 

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RD)--March 9th is Oklahoma Research Day at the CNB Center in Enid. The registration deadline is January 31st. And, Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the event once again. Last year, the event drew more than 1,000 people from across the state. According to the Enid News and Eagle, it will be a day full of activities, beginning with poster presentations at 9 a.m. The day will end with a banquet luncheon at 12:30 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Tyrone Hayes, doctorate professor of integrative biology at the University of California in Berkeley. Northwestern’s jazz ensemble and University Singers will perform during the banquet. Conference participation and banquet attendance are free. To register for the conference, find abstract examples, submit an abstract individually or as a team, or view general information, visit oklahomaresearchday.com.  

 

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CC)--Multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning group Casting Crowns is returning to Central National Bank Center March 22 as part of its "The Very Next Thing" tour. Tickets are on sale now. The group, which visited Enid in 2015, is on the final leg of the tour, which also features the group I AM THEY. With multiple sold-out performances and an overall attendance topping 435,000, “The Very Next Thing” Tour has become the most attended Crowns tour since 2008. The tour supports Casting Crowns’ current studio album, The Very Next Thing (Beach Street/Reunion), and marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

 

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