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KGWA Local News Friday 01.20.23

RW)--Enid High School’s head football coach, Rashaun Woods, announced this morning he has accepted a head football coaching position at John Tyler High School in Tyler, TX, effective immediately. Cameron Conder, offense coordinator, will be appointed the interim head coach while the district seeks a replacement for Woods. Billy Tipps, athletic director, thanked Woods for his dedication to the program and wished him well in his future endeavors. Woods completed four seasons at EHS. During his tenure, he took the Plainsmen from a winless season to 6-6. The total record was 11-32 during Woods time with Enid High School. The head football coaching position has been posted at Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply and send a resume with cover letter to Athletic Director, Billy Tipps at Applicants will be considered as soon as applications are received.


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FD)--A 9-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday at Glenwood Elementary School. Enid Police said 39 year-old Opal Chase was parking a 2016 Chrysler 300 on the south side of Glenwood on North Oakwood, just after 7:40 Wednesday morning as the boy was walking east in the grass on the south side of the parking lot. According to the report, as Chase was parking, she accelerated forward, hitting the boy as he crossed in front of her, and then continued through a fence at 3918 Oakcrest. Chase told officers on scene she thought she had pressed the brake pedal but had pressed the gas pedal instead. According to the report, the boy was transported by Life EMS to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center with incapacitating injuries to his legs. Chase was uninjured.


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FC)--A Kingfisher woman was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident in Kingfisher County. 44 year-old Amber Kay Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the accident happened at 7:30 Thursday morning at the intersection of two county roads about 4 miles north and 4.5 miles west of Kingfisher. Authorities said 28 year-old Levi Joe Hunt of Loyal, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup south when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Stewart. Stewart’s vehicle overturned and she was ejected. Three passengers in Stewart’s vehicle were injured. A 5-year-old boy from Kingfisher, was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in critical condition with head, arm, leg and trunk injuries. 36 year-old Freddy James Bryant Jr. of Kingfisher was treated at Mercy Hospital Kingfisher for head and trunk injuries and released. A 9-year-old girl, of Kingfisher, was treated at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City for head and trunk injuries and released. Hunt was not injured. According to the report, the condition of both drivers is under investigation and the cause of the collision is listed as failed to stop at a stop sign. Seat belts were in use by Stewart’s three passengers, but not by either driver.


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CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Thursday approved reallocating just over $226,000 to allow Northern Oklahoma College to provide a building to house Making a Difference’s after-school program for 10 years. The action will reallocate 2019 through 2022 Community Development Block Grant funding between the city of Enid and Making a Difference for a 10-year lease of 110 S. University on NOC’s campus in Enid.



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CB)--Serving on a City board is an excellent way to get involved in your community and in local government. Applications are being accepted for residents to serve on various boards and commissions.


Any interested resident of Enid can apply for the following eleven boards:


Board/Commissions with Vacancies for any resident of Enid.

  1. Aviation Advisory Board
  2. Board of Adjustment
  3. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
  4. Enid Joint Recreation Triad Board of Directors
  5. Library Board
  1. Meadowlake Golf Course Advisory Board
  2. Park & Recreation Board
  3. Police Civil Service Commission
  4. Public Arts Commission of Enid (PACE)
  5. Tree Board
  6. Vance Development Authority


The four boards and commissions below have specific vacancy requirements:





  1. ADA Access Board
  • Resident of Enid with a disability
  1. Construction Board of Appeals
  • Licensed Electrical Contractor or Journeyman
  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor or Journeyman
  • Licensed Plumbing Contractor or Journeyman
  • Building Contractor
  • Registered Design Professional who is a Registered Architect
  • Registered Design Professional with Structural Engineering Experience
  1. Historic Preservation Commission
  • Representative from the Waverly Historic District
  • Historian
  • Attorney
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Registered Architect
  1. Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Resident of Enid for the last three years


Applications can be completed electronically by selecting the “Apply” link provided under the Board/Commission Application tab on the City’s website: may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Municipal Complex,

401 West Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, Oklahoma, 73701 or by calling (580) 616-7274. 


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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 for Saturday.


  • 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, or, in person at the Stride Center Box Office, and Mead Jewelers.  Go to or for more information.




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