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KGWA Local News Monday 01.16.23

PC)--Two people died when a plane crashed Monday in Kingfisher County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The crash occurred about 4 miles north of state Highway east of Kingfisher. The OHP has not released any additional details about the crash or the victim.at this time. We’ll have more information coming up tomorrow morning so join us then.  

 

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UW)--United Way of Northwest Oklahoma closed its 2022-23 campaign after topping its $850,000 goal with a total of $957,477 raised through more than 55 employee workplace campaigns and corporate and individual donors said campaign co-chairs, Jed, Peter and Chad Dillingham. The agency added 21 new companies/donors, which helped exceed the goal, according to the United Way. Roxanne Pollard, president of the United Way board, said money raised was the highest in United Way of Northwest Oklahoma’s regular fundraising history, only surpassed by the 2013-14 campaign that added a special fundraiser in addition to the regular campaign. The funds raised will help support the 15 partnering agencies of the United Way of Northwest Oklahoma. For information on United Way of Northwest Oklahoma, contact Dan Schiedel at (580) 237-0821 or dan@unitedwayenid.org.

 

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CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday. This week’s Regular Meeting is delayed from its normal Tuesday schedule as a result of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday. The commissioners will meet in study session at 5:00 Thursday afternoon, followed by the regular meeting at 6:30. Coming up later this week we will have details about what is on the agenda.  

 

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CP)--Construction projects could impact Enid residents in several parts of the city begin this week. According to the city of Enid a portion of North Madison will be closed this morning to allow contractors to install an HVAC unit on the roof of St. Joseph Catholic School. Beginning today, the parking spaces and sidewalk in front of Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence, will be closed due to remodeling of the front of the building and reconstruction to the sidewalk. Work is expected to take about one week. Beginning Tuesday, workers will start relocating a waterline along Garland from Garriott to Randolph. The project is expected to last about five months, and the street will remain open. Beginning Tuesday, the intersection of South 4th and Moore will be closed while workers relocate a waterline. The closure is expected to last about two weeks.

 

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MLK)-Each year the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission of Enid plans and organizes a comprehensive tribute that promotes diversity, equality, and education consistent with Dr. King's dream, work, and legacy. This year the theme is “A Race to Unity: Why We Can’t Wait.” There are several celebratory events slated January 21st.

 

  • Commemorative March at 1:30 p.m. beginning at the Stride Bank Center – 301 S. Independence Avenue.

 

  • Celebration Program at 2:00 p.m. at the Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom – 301 S. Independence Avenue.

 

Local student poster, poetry, and essay winners will be awarded at the celebration program. Board Chairman Lanita Norwood said, “The entire community is invited to the event to help us honor and pay tribute to Dr. King’s contribution to our society.”

 

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CD)--The 2023 Champagne and Diamonds Gala in support of 4RKids will take place inside the ballroom at the Stride Bank Center in Enid on February 24. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  The gala starts at 7:00 pm. Cocktail Attire Executive Director Rachel McVay said, “4RKids is honored to work with KOFM, Mead Jewelers, and Great Plains Bank for the 2nd annual Champagne and Diamonds Gala. Our partnership with KOFM allows us to showcase the opportunities at 4RKids, and raise important funding. The Champagne and Diamonds Gala is an inspiring and fun-filled evening of dining, dancing, and live music featuring “The Drive” from OKC. Tickets are $75 each. Each ticket includes dinner and one champagne flute. Inside each flute, there will be a gemstone.  One of the flutes contains a genuine “One Carat Round Brilliant Cut” Diamond worth $7500.  Mead Jewelers will examine each gemstone and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening. Additional flutes can be purchased for $60 each or receive a discount of $50 each for two flutes or more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stridebankcenter.com, www.4rkids.com or, in person at the Stride Center Box Office, and Mead Jewelers.  Go to kofm.com or kgwanews.com for more information.

 

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