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KK)--34 year old Alynn Collins of Enid was arrested early Saturday after allegedly driving drunk and killing an Enid teen. Just after midnight Saturday morning, Enid Police received a report that a man riding a bicycle in the 200 block of West Randolph had been hit by a white SUV, which left the scene. The man on the bike received minor injuries. But, just a few minutes later, that same SUV struck and killed 15 year old Kaylynn Lovely in the 1500 block of West Elm. Witnesses told police Lovely was walking along the curb with a friend when she was hit. The white SUV reportedly then stopped about a block away from the accident. Witnesses saw the driver exit the vehicle and close the hood, then get back into the SUV and leave the area,  Enid Police Captain Jack Morris said  just a few moments later, police received a third call reporting a white SUV was on fire in the 700 block of Overland Trail. Enid Police were able to identify the suspect as Alynn Collins of 913 Sonora Trail. They believe he was intoxicated. Collins was arrested on complaints of leaving the scene of an injury accident and leaving the scene of an accident causing bodily harm or death and transported to Garfield County Detention Center.

 

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FC)—A Waukomis man was killed early Monday morning when his vehicle rolled on a county road, ejecting him more than 20 feet from his vehicle. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 69 year-old Joe David Irons was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened around 1:00 a.m. about 3/4 of a mile east of U.S. 81 on Flynn Road just south of Waukomis. According to the report, Irons was westbound on Flynn in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, when the SUV departed the roadway to the left for an unknown reason. The SUV re-entered the roadway in a broadslide, rolling once and ejecting Irons 24 feet from where the vehicle came to rest. Irons was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Irons' condition at the time of the crash and the cause of the crash remain under investigation.

 

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IA)--An Enid man was hospitalized in Oklahoma City following a rollover crash early Sunday morning near Vance Air Force Base. Enid Police say 38 year-old Jason C. Bennett was transported from the scene of the 6:45 a.m. crash in the 4600 block of South Oakwood by Life EMS and was flown to OU Medical Center for treatment. According to the report, Bennet was northbound on Oakwood in a 2003 Ford F-350 when his vehicle left the road, hit an embankment in the ditch, causing it to overturn three to four times before hitting a fence. According to Enid News and Eagle, Bennett told investigators a deer had jumped out in front of his vehicle causing him to swerve. Bennett said he remembered hitting the ditch but not what happened after that.

 

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EQ)—US Geological Survey reported a 2.7 magnitude earthquake this morning in SE Garfield County. The quake was centered 4 miles SE of Covington, just north of State Highway 164 at 9:54 this morning. Some Garfield County residents woke up early Sunday to an earthquake. In fact, there were two earthquakes about a mile northwest of Fairmont. At 6:53am there was a 2.8, followed by a 3.4 earthquake at 7:00am. Sunday evening there were two earthquakes in southern Payne County about three miles northeast of Coyle. There was a 2.7 quake at 7:22pm, and a 2.8 quake at 8:24pm.

 

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MD)--The City of Enid Memorial Day ceremonies will be held this weekend. First, the Red Dirt Run hosted by the Woodring Wall of Honor will be held on Saturday. Race events and day of registration starts at 6:00 a.m. Saturday. The race will start on Boeing Drive at the Woodring Regional Airport. On Monday at 10:00 a.m., six names will be added to the Woodring Wall of Honor as part of Memorial Day festivities. Vance Air Force Base Wing Commander Col. Clark Quinn will lead a ceremony at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park. Six military members’ names will be added to Oklahoma’s “Official Vietnam War Monument.” Each year names are added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., a ceremony mirrored by Enid at the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The first 400 veterans who attend the service will receive a special commemorative pin. Presenters at the service include state legislators, the Kiowa Black Leggins Honor Society and the Enid Mayor Bill Shewey.

 

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GR)--Emmanuel Christian School of Enid made the Accelerated Reading National Honor Roll based on students’ reading performance. ECS is the only elementary school in the state to make the list.  To make the grade, 80 percent or more of the entire school must average 85 percent or higher on their reading comprehension quizzes during a 25-week evaluation period.

 

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BB)--The Beach Boys brought their good vibrations to the Enid Event Center last night. Curtis Tucker of Enid Buzz says it was a fantastic show. It was an almost sold out crowd of multi generations, and Tucker said the performance was “nothing short of stellar”. Original member and lead man, Mike Love, continues to front the band and is its driving force.

 

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MD)—Next Monday is Memorial Day a three-day weekend for many and the unofficial start to summer. With that in mind, wear your seatbelt wherever you are going. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds us that nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained. Across the entire country, local and state law enforcement officers will be stepping up their enforcement from today through June 5th, and they will be looking for motorists who aren't wearing their seatbelts.

 

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BS)--A book reading and signing with author, Kelly Polard will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Village Church at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Polard will be signing copies of her new book, “Oklahoma Prairie Tales, Mostly True Stories My Grandma Told Me.” This children’s book is written on a 2nd to 5th grade reading level, but is also enjoyed by adults. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The Heritage Center is open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 507 S. 4th Street in Enid.

 

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TC)--Is your child an up and coming actor or actress? Are you wondering what they are going to do this summer? The Gaslight Theatre may have an answer. They still have a few spaces available for this summer’s drama camp. Campers will participate in a wide variety of theatre classes including acting, vocal performance, choreography and stagecraft. And, they will end the camp with the production of “Disney Kids’ Cinderella.” There is a morning camp and an afternoon camp, and it costs $300. The camp begins on May 31st and will conclude with the performances on June 25th and 26th. For more information, log onto gaslighttheatre.org, or get an application at the box office at 221 North Independence.

 

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SC)--Leonardo’s Children’s Mu­­seum is accepting enrollments for its summer day camp program. Summer Camp 2016 will take place in a temporary classroom space, Leonardo’s Annex, donated by Randy Miller LLC, and located next door at 210 E. Maple, formerly World Harvest Church. The camp will begin June 6 and run through Aug. 5. This year’s Summer Camp theme is Adventure Games, and it will feature a new game-related theme each week like “Pictionary,” “Clue,” “Operation” and “Minecraft.” The camp is made possible in part by a grant from Oklahoma Arts Council. This is the 23rd consecutive year Leonardo’s has offered this educational outreach program. Morning, afternoon and all-day sessions are available by the week. Camp children (ages 4-12) will explore both artistic and scientific ways to play and learn with these games throughout each week.

This year, for the first time, Leonardo’s will open up one week of summer camp to toddlers (3 plus) who will be creative thinkers with the game “Candyland.” Toddler Camp will be July 5-7, mornings only, and will be limited to 15 3-year-olds and 15 4-year-olds who have not yet attended pre-K. There are numerous discounts available, including early registration discounts, as well as multiple child discounts and parents can register their children for as many weeks as they desire, and there is no minimum. A 20 percent early enrollment discount is available for all enrollments during April. Scholarships also are available to those with demonstrated need on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment forms may be found online at www.leonardos.org.

 

 

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VG)--Grammy Award-winning artist Vince Gill will perform Saturday, June 4, at Enid Event Center, with fellow Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack opening. Tickets are priced at $45 and $65. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. 

 

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CS)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is now accepting applications for the “Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers Institute.  The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide area teachers with more information on the history of Vance Air Force Base from its beginnings in WWII to present.  The workshop will be held July 13-14 in conjunction with the Heritage Center’s exciting new exhibit “Keep ‘em Flying:  75th Anniversary of Vance Air Force Base.” The Teachers Institute will include living history presentations, primary and secondary resources, hands-on history kits and a tour of Vance AFB.  The workshop sessions will be led by Heritage Center staff and guest speakers.  The second day of the workshop will be spent on an in depth tour of Vance AFB.  The registration fee for the “Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers Institute is $40 per teacher with registration limited to 15 teachers.  Applications are available at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center or may be downloaded from the Heritage Center’s website, www.csrhc.org.  The workshop registration deadline is June 24, 2016.

 

The exhibit, “Keep ‘em Flying: 75th Anniversary of Vance Air Force Base,” will open Memorial Day weekend and will remain on display in the Heritage Center’s J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Veteran’s Day weekend. 

 

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WA)--Weird Al Yankovic will perform at the Enid Event Center this summer. Weird Al’s Mandatory World Tour will perform in Enid July 17. Tickets are $35 and $50. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. Fans who are part of the Weird Al Yankovic Fan Club can sign up for the VIP experience.

 

 

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TB)--The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's elite aerial demonstration team, is coming back to Enid next summer. The team's 2016 schedule includes a scheduled performance July 23 at Vance Air Force Base. The appearance will be part of Vance's 75th anniversary celebration. The Thunderbirds have not appeared at Vance since the fall of 2008. An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 people attended that year's air show and open house.

 

 

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KR)--Kenny Rogers’ final world tour, “The Gamblers Last Deal,” will take place at the Enid Event Center Friday, July 15, with special guest Linda Davis. The Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. Tickets are $49 and $75 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting   www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall administration offices. 

 

 

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