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KGWA Local News Tuesday 01.24.23

WW)--A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Enid and the entire KGWA listening area until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service says wet snow is expected across the area with a total accumulation of 1 to 4 inches possible. There will be the potential of slick roads and motorists should travel with caution.

 

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GN)—Some good economic news….Bri-Steel Manufacturing of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has purchased the former GEFCO facility on South Van Buren in Enid with plans to produce seamless pipes. The 329,000-square-foot facility sits on 43 acres, and has enough infrastructure for potential expansion of facilities. Bri-Steel President Neil Rasmussen said there will be 60-100 people employed at the facility, which should be up and running this year. Once renovations are complete, the plant will produce seamless pipes ranging from 12 inches to 36 inches, with wall thickness and up to 3 inches. It also will make carbon steel and alloy steel pipes. According to a press release, the company has plans to explore higher-yield piping in the future, and will apply to expand its American Petroleum Institute Monogram program to the Enid area.

 

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FS)--On Wednesday a funeral service for Athena Brownfield will be held at the Stride Bank Center in downtown Enid at 2:00 PM. State Sen. Roger Thompson will officiate the funeral. There are a number of people and organizations involved in the funeral service. Organizers said  the events surrounding the death of the 4 year old girl in Cyril, are heartbreaking and she deserves to be remembered in the correct way and with dignity adding, because this is not about any other person or organization beside Athena, no additional comments from organizers will be given. The funeral service is open to the public; however, there will be no cameras allowed inside at the time of the service.

 

According to court documents released last week, Brownfield allegedly was beaten to death and buried by one of her caregivers, Ivon Adams, on Dec. 25, 2022. Ivon Adams was charged with first-degree murder and child neglect, and his wife Alysia Adams, another of Brownfield’s caregivers, was charged with two counts of child neglect.

 

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ME)--Enid voters will have to make decisions on Mayor and two City Commission ward seats in February. David Mason and Jayme Wright Latta filed to run for mayor to replace George Pankonin, who decided not to run for another term. In Ward 1, incumbent commissioner Jerry Allen filed for another term, along with challenger Judd Blevins. In Ward 2, incumbent Derwin Norwood filed, as did challengers Doug Boyle and Kyle Hockmeyer. In Ward 5, incumbent Rob Stallings filed but did not draw an opponent, so he will serve another four-year term. The election will be February 14.

 

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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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EO)--The Garfield County Election Board is in need of precinct officials to help out with three back-to-back elections. Coulten Cue, election board secretary said about 90 people are needed to run each of the elections, which are scheduled for Feb. 14, March 7 and April 4. Cue said precinct officials are the key roles in making elections run successfully. Most precincts will have three positions. Inspectors will essentially run the precinct and are in charge of picking up the machines. This position pays $110 per day plus mileage, if living within a certain distance from the precinct. Judges will run the books and sign voters in, and clerks will hand out ballots to voters. The pay for both of these positions is $100 per day plus mileage, if living within a certain distance from the precinct. There are 28 precincts in Garfield County, and busier ones may have up to five precinct officials running the show. A provisional voting officer position also is available, which has the same pay as judges and clerks. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election days, and the workers will be there the entire day and are welcome to bring their own lunches .For more information, or to sign up to be a precinct official, visit the election board, 903 Failing, between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; call (580) 237-6016; or email garfieldcounty@elections.ok.gov.

 

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