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J. Curtis Huckleberry

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FC)--A Kingfisher woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash east of Kingfisher this morning. 40 year-old Brandy Michelle Thomas was pronounced dead of head, trunk and other injuries at the scene of the crash. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said Thomas was eastbound on State Highway 33 about 7.5 miles east of Kingfisher just after 2:00 this morning when her 2016 GMC Yukon crossed the roadway and struck a culvert causing the vehicle to go airborne. The vehicle rolled two times ejecting Thomas, who was not wearing her seatbelt. The investigating trooper noted an odor of alcoholic beverage on Thomas. The crash remains under investigation.   

 

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DD)--ENDUI Prevention teams will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday in Enid. OHP Trooper Allan Young, impaired driving liaison with the Highway Safety Office, said both the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Enid Police Department will participate in the checkpoint. Impaired driving is one of Oklahoma's deadliest crimes. In 2015, 170 Oklahomans lost their lives in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, Young said. With increased enforcement efforts, law enforcement officers will have zero tolerance for driving while intoxicated. The goal is to have a highly visible ENDUI program that will discourage people who have been drinking or using impairing substances from getting behind the wheel, and to address those who do make a poor decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Violators face jail time, the loss or suspension of driver licenses, increased insurance rates and dozens of other fees.

 

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IA)—A Freedom man is being treated in an Oklahoma City hospital after being injured in a one-vehicle crash early this morning southeast of Woodward. 33 year-old Jeremy Hopper was initially air-evaced to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center before being transferred to OU Medical Center in OKC where is was admitted in stable with head injuries. OHP officials said Hopper was SE on US 183 about 3 miles SE of Woodward just before 3:00 this morning when his 2008 Chevy Impala ran off the road, rolled 1.5 times and came to rest on its top in the median. Authorities said the crash remains under investigation.   

 

 

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BT)--A 39-year-old Blackwell man is facing three possible life sentences following his arrest Monday in a stolen vehicle where Enid Police Department officers found a gun and marijuana. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Greg Allen Mardis was charged Wednesday with larceny of an automobile, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm after felony conviction. He also charged was with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and driving with a revoked license.

Mardis was charged after 14 prior felony convictions. He faces up to life on each of the three felony charges. On Thursday his bond was set at $8,500 and he was ordered to return to court July 9 for a bond appearance.

 

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EV)--Early voting is open across Oklahoma ahead of the Tuesday, June 26th primary election. Early voting will be available at all 77 county election boards across the state and at satellite locations in some counties. Early voting is available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The State Primary Election allows voters to pick the party nominees for various federal, state, judicial and county offices for November’s General Election. State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana, is also on the ballot. In primary races with more than two candidates where no one receives a majority of the votes, runoffs will be held Aug. 28. All registered voters in Oklahoma may vote on judicial officers and State Question 788. The Democratic Party has opted to allow registered Independents to vote in its primary, but the Republican and Libertarian Parties opted to close their primaries to Independents. You can view a sample ballot or check the status of your absentee ballot by using the Online Voter Tool at www.elections.ok.gov.

 

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AS)--Grace Care, Scheffe Prescription Shops, The Commons, and St. Mary’s are hosting a one day education conference highlighting community resource for Aging with Grace & Safety at the CNB Center Friday from 9 to 3:30. Event topics included:

Navigating Medicare/Medicaid
Know The 10 Signs of Aging VS. Alzheimer’s
Avoiding The Loss of Control Of Your Financial Future
When Is It Time To Make A Move (Exploring Senior Living Options)
Mental Health Issues Facing Seniors
Health Care Panel – Q&A


There will be drawings for prizes, and there will also be a potato and salad bar. Tickets $10 (in advance) or $15 (at door), and can be purchased online at cnbcenter.com.

 

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WE)--There is a free event just for women this Saturday. The “I Am Enough” Women's Empowerment event is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Marriot Springhill Suites west of the Walmart Supercenter, and it's free. They will be bringing awareness to body shaming, other forms of abuse, suicide prevention, and mentoring women. It will include a light lunch, free facials, free mani & pedis, and shopping will be available. The first 30 guests will receive a free gift bag.

 

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SP)--The Gaslight Theatre's Shakespeare in the park is back, and this year it's Romeo & Juliet, directed by Mary McDonald & Catina Sundvall. This is the 24th consecutive year Gaslight Theatre has presented free Shakespeare in the Park. It remains Oklahoma’s only free Shakespeare in the Park presentation. Showtimes are 8:00pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Government Springs Park North. It's free, but you'll need to bring your own picnic dinner, chairs, and possibly a blanket to sit on.

 

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SA)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma is one of 12 state organizations to be honored June 27 at the inaugural Family Positive Workplace awards ceremony. The goal of the awards ceremony is to recognize companies that have implemented, though their internal policies and procedures, family positive policies that better support their employee base. The most common policy examples include flexible leave and work schedules, child care expense assistance and paid time off for volunteer work. The ceremony will be 10:00 a.m. June 27 at Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association, 420 E. Britton Road in Oklahoma City.

 

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GT)--Space is available for 10 more teams to play in the annual United Way and Ronna Richards Memorial Fundraiser. Teams have until June 29 to register for the tournament, which will be held July 16 at Oakwood Country Club. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. A lunch buffet will be provided from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Entry for a team of four is $500, which includes a company sign on the golf course. Individuals may play for $100 each. Space is limited to the first 192 players. "Participants at this year’s United Way Golf Tournament, sponsored by Great Plains Bank, will have a chance to win great prizes, show off their skill, have fun and support programs that change lives and saves people in our community and region," said Dan Schiedel, CEO and executive director of United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma. The annual United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma golf tournament is in its 31st year. The tournament raises more than $15,000 each year for United Way’s 16 member agencies and other grant recipients. Anyone wanting to participate can contact United Way at (580) 237-0821 or email Carolina Seymour at carolina@unitedwayenid.org.

 

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SM)--Enid Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch during the month of June. The district will provide meals free of charge weekdays through June 29 to all children age 18 and younger. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Garfield Elementary, 400 N. 7th Street, Glenwood Elementary, 824 N. Oakwood, Hoover Elementary, 2800 W. Maine, and Emerson Middle School, 700 W. Elm.

 

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SA)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma is one of 12 state organizations to be honored June 27 at the inaugural Family Positive Workplace awards ceremony. The goal of the awards ceremony is to recognize companies that have implemented, though their internal policies and procedures, family positive policies that better support their employee base. The most common policy examples include flexible leave and work schedules, child care expense assistance and paid time off for volunteer work. The ceremony will be 10:00 a.m. June 27 at Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association, 420 E. Britton Road in Oklahoma City.

 

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TT)--Oklahoma City All-Sports Association announced Wednesday the State Games of Oklahoma Tennis Tournament will be held in Enid this year. This marks the first time a State Games event will be held in Enid. The tournament will be June 29 to July 1 at Oakwood Country Club. Matt Lopez and Dwayne Campbell will be the new sport directors for the tournament. The adult tournament is estimated to include more than 100 athletes from across Oklahoma, and the competition is open for athletes of all abilities, from novice to expert. Partnerships between The State Games of Oklahoma and Enid Tennis Association, and Oakwood Country Club and Visit Enid office made the tournament in Enid possible. Registration for the tournament can be done at http://www.stategamesofoklahoma.org/tennis/. For information on the Tennis tournament and other State Games events, visit the official site at www.stategamesofoklahoma.org.

 

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YP)--The annual Enid YWCA Purses With Purpose luncheon is July 12th at the CNB Center. The Purses with Purpose Luncheon is an annual event that includes a keynote speaker, a meal, the Y’s annual organization report, and a designer purse auction. In addition, the "Volunteer of the Year" and "YWCA Woman of the Year” will be announced. The event helps support YWCA's many services, including but not limited to: the Crisis Center for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Youth Programs that empower young girls and provide needed services to our youth. YWCA Enid is seeking new and designer bags right now. Keep your eyes open for excellent deals on purses while you are out shopping and receive a tax write-off for the value of the purse you donate. For information and to buy a ticket, call 580-234-7581.

 

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YB)--The Oklahoma City Thunder will be hosting a Thunder Youth Basketball summer camp at the CNB Center in Enid on July 10-12. The camp is open to children ages 6 to 14, offering them an opportunity to grow in the fundamentals of the game and engage in a hands-on, team-centric environment. It will last three days, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The campers will receive a Thunder Youth Basketball reversible jersey, basketball and water bottle. Registration is currently open and is $185. For more information or to register, go to okcthunder.com/youthbasketball.

 

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GP)--The YWCA Enid has expanded Girl Power to a four day Girl Power Summit, August 6 to August 9 hosted at Central Christian Church. This Girls’ Empowerment Summer Camp is for 5th-9th graders, and builds self-esteem and new friendships, explores new ideas, develops fresh skills, and empowers girls to dream big. Camp will be from 9am-4pm, lunch included. Cost is $50 for the week; scholarships are available. For more information, contact Youth Program Coordinator Courtney at 580-234-7581.

 

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