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KGWA Local News Wednesday 02.15.23

CF)—Enid voters on Tuesday elected the next mayor a new commissioner and set up a runoff race for another commission seat. David Mason defeated Jayme Wright Latta in the mayor’s race, while challenger Judd Blevins defeated incumbent Jerry Allen in the race for the commission Ward One seat. In the Ward Two race, incumbent Derwin Norwood and Doug Boyle will move on to a runoff race April 4. Challenger Kyle Hockmeyer finished a close third, but was eliminated. In Ward 5, incumbent Rob Stallings filed but did not draw an opponent, so he will serve another four-year term. The term for those elected will begin officially Monday, May 1.

 

 

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SB)--Voters in three area school districts approved bond issues Tuesday. School bond issues require a 60% super-majority to pass. Kremlin-Hillsdale Public Schools patrons passed a $500,000 bond issue to buy new buses and a Suburban-type vehicle. Garber Public Schools patrons approved two propositions totally nearly $6.7 million. Proposition I will provide money for a new fieldhouse, band uniforms, track equipment, expansion of the school’s cafeteria, technology equipment districtwide, elementary school playground equipment, new roofs on some buildings and other projects. Proposition II funds new buses. Fairview Public Schools patrons voted for two proposals totaling $2 million. Proposition I will fund Chamberlain Middle School renovations, synthetic turf for the football field and new band uniforms. Proposition II will replace the district’s 25-year-old activity bus.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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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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 February 20. 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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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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