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SC)--The OnCue Travel Center on East Garriott is not a drive through, at least by design. However, at 3:55 Wednesday afternoon, a pickup ended up going through the brick wall of the business. The Enid News and Eagle reports that 51 year old Bruce Keitel of Enid told police he was backing up from a parking space in the south parking lot of the business when his pickup was struck by 64-year-old Helen Raines, of Meno. Raines told police she accelerated her pickup to avoid a collision, but was struck. She said after she was struck she hit the accelerator, hitting a 3rd truck parked next to her owned by 28 year old Tyler Scott of Bison.  She then drove into the business. Fortunately no one in the store or the vehicles involved outside reported any injuries.

 

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IA)--There was a scary looking accident Wednesday over the noon hour at Garriott and Oakwood. At 12:40pm, 35 year old Christana Bates of Fairmont was westbound on Garriott when she ran a red light at the intersection. Her vehicle was struck by a car driven by 36 year old Trevor Chambers of Enid. He was soundbound on Oakwood and turning right when his car struck Bates' vehicle. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Bates minivan went into a broadslide, then rolled a half time, coming to rest on its top. The force of the impact broke the wheel assembly and tire off of Chambers' car, which then rolled through the ditch to the north and struck two vehicles parked in the KFC parking lot. Bates was taken to St. Mary's by Life EMS where she was treated and released. Chambers refused treatment at the scene.

 

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MS)--Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Nico Gomez will be in Enid Friday to discuss the Medicaid Rebalancing Act of 2020. The Town Hall will take place on the Northwestern campus in the board room from 1-3. Bring your comments and suggestions to this open discussion regarding the future of Medicaid (SoonerCare) and Oklahoma's health care system.  Families and providers are encouraged to attend. 

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma. The three-member panel voted unanimously on Thursday that the plan by Oklahoma Gas & Electric to install dry scrubbers at its Sooner Power Plant near Frontier in Noble County was "reasonable" to meet federal requirements on air pollution. OG&E's application doesn't include a request to recover the estimated $500 million from its customers. The commission indicated that the cost of the upgrades and how much consumers will have to pay will be determined later. Some consumer groups opposed the proposal, but Attorney General Scott Pruitt has said the request is reasonable and should be approved.

 

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. forecasters will review whether they went too far out on a limb to warn people about bad weather that didn't fully develop. The Storm Prediction Center had said last week there was a good chance the central U.S. would see huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes on Tuesday. For the first time, forecasters talked of a "possible outbreak" six days ahead of the storms. The hail and winds came as promised, but tornadoes were small. A social scientist says the National Weather Service should review how the public processed the information. Many criticized the forecast as a "bust," even though it was largely correct. Another researcher said many people think mainly of tornadoes whenever severe weather is mentioned. Forecasters received more than 500 reports of severe weather Tuesday.

 

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FM)-- Enid Event Company is hosting an open air flea market on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at The Breeze, the breezeway in the 200 block of East Maple. Over twenty vendors will have wares for sale and food and beverages will be available for purchase at the location and there is no entry fee for shoppers.

 

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BW)--The Enid March for Babies organization will be holding a fun walk on Saturday. The 10:00 am walk will start downtown at the Enid Event Center and travel to 10th street and back. Independence and Cherokee, Maine and Independence, Maine and Grand, and Maine from 2nd to 9th street will be closed Saturday morning from 6:30 until noon for the walk. Be careful and look out for walkers if you are planning on being downtown Saturday morning.

 

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SD)--The Enid High School drama department presents Oliver this Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available through Enid High School or at the door.

 

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LM)--Leonardo’s Children’s Museum will hold a grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the museum on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00am. Leonardo’s began a multi-million dollar fundraising effort in 2011, construction began in August 2015 and now the time has finally come to re-open the museum and showcase the amazing improvements. The 6-plus million dollar redesign is thanks to many donations from area supporters and matching grants. Everyone is invited to come experience the renaissance of Leonardo’s Children’s Museum. Leonardo’s final day in the temporary location at 301 W. Maine will be March 31st. For more information about Leonardo’s hours of operation or special events, visit the website at leonardos.org or call 580-233-2787.

 

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(Oklahoma City, Okla.) – The Oklahoma Main Street Center has announced the finalists of the program’s annual statewide awards competition. Main Street Enid has been named a finalists in a number of categories. MSE is a finalist for Best Creative Fundraising Effort (Food for Thought); Outstanding Image Promotion (Downtown Enid History Website); Best Placemaking Project (The Breeze); Best Sustainable Design Project (Keep Enid Beautiful Corners).  The Community of the Year Award will recognize the Main Street Community who led other towns by earning the most quality assurance points during the 2015 calendar year.  The top 11 communities include: Enid, Ada, Altus, Collinsville, El Reno, Hobart, Newkirk, Ponca City, Prague, Pryor and Woodward.  The top community will also be announced at the banquet.

 

All finalists will be honored, and the winners announced, at the 27th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 3, at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center Hotel. Tickets can be purchased from your local Main Street Program for $45. For more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, call (405) 815-6552 or visit OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.

 

 

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BB)--The Beach Boys will perform May 22 at Enid Event Center. Tickets are $50 and $75, and patrons will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Beach Party, which will include dinner and music for $16 before the concert. Fans can order tickets by calling (855) TIX-ENID, going to www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall administration offices. 

 

 

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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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