CF)—Polls will be open until 7:00 tonight as Enid voters make decisions on Mayor and two City Commission ward seats. David Mason and Jayme Wright Latta face off for mayor to replace George Pankonin. In Ward 1, incumbent commissioner Jerry Allen faces challenger Judd Blevins. In Ward 2, incumbent Derwin Norwood faces two 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. If a run-off election is necessary, it will be held on Tuesday, April 4th. The term for those elected will begin officially Monday, May 1.
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SW)--The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam involving Publishers Clearing House. GCSO has taken two reports of the scam, which involves people being told that in order to claim their “winnings,” they must pay processing fees. In a Facebook post, GCSO urged people to remember a few things when it comes to the PCH scam and other scams involving sweepstakes.
• You do not have to give out confidential information when you enter a legitimate sweepstakes.
• Sweepstakes scams may ask for bank or credit card information for you to receive your “winnings.”
• Sweepstakes scams may ask you to pay processing fees.
• Sweepstakes scams pressure you to act quickly.
• Publishers Clearing House never calls, texts, emails, mails or reaches out via social media to the big winners.
• You never have to pay to receive a legitimate Publishers Clearing House prize.
• You can always verify your wins with Publishers Clearing House.
“Be cautious,” Sheriff Cory Rink said. “If people have any questions, they can call the sheriff’s office or their local police department.”
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RC)--Beginning today there will be a road closure for the area of North Cleveland and Fountain Lake Avenue. The closing will allow contractors to complete concrete repairs. This closure is expected to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during the construction effort.
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HS)--In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, the City of Enid Administration offices, Enid Animal Welfare, Enid Public Library, the Enid Public Transportation Authority (EPTA), and Recycle Center will be closed on Monday. The landfill will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Meadowlake Golf Course first tee time will be at 8:30 a.m. and the course will close at 6:00 p.m. on Monday. All trash routes will remain the same for the holiday. Residents can sign up for mobile app notifications to get communication about trash schedules, water outages, and other important events by going to: Enid.org/RequestCenter or by downloading the SeeClickFix app.
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LM)--Local residents are invited to an evening of music and entertainment when the Enid High School Vocal Music and Theater Departments present “The Little Mermaid". More than 45 EHS students will take the stage to bring to life this musical based on the 1989 Disney movie, “The Little Mermaid”. Show times will be February 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the EHS auditorium with additional matinees on February 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning one hour before the show. Cash, check, and cards are accepted as payment. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
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OB)--The Oak Ridge Boys will perform Feb. 17 at Stride Bank Center as a part of the country music group’s Front Porch Singin’ Tour. The Oak Ridge Boys have provided a distinctive and recognizable sound in the country music industry for four decades. The group has over 30 top 10 country hits and a No. 1 pop song and has earned Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards. The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album, plus one double platinum single. Tickets, ranging from $39 to $69, are on sale at StrideBankCenter.com or the second floor office at Stride Bank Center.
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.