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KGWA Local News 03.03.23

MG)---A Meet and Greet reception was held Thursday Charlene Flanery, who began her role as executive director of Enid Regional Development Alliance earlier this week. Flanery was able to meet and talk with city officials, business representatives and other Enid leaders at Oakwood Country Club. Flanery previously worked in banking and spent six years with Blackwell Industrial Authority and Blackwell Economic Development Authority. Flanery was named ERDA’s executive director on Feb. 9 and officially started on Monday, Feb. 27.

 

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DS)--A man suspected of shooting and killing his supervisor at a Hobby Lobby distribution center in Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon died when he crashed his car during a police chase. 32 year-old Domonique Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday night's crash in Kingfisher County. Authorities said Thompson got into a work-related argument with his supervisor about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobby Lobby facility on the city's southwest side, took a gun from his vehicle and shot and killed 69-year-old Douglas Smith. Thompson then fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers from several agencies joined the pursuit of Thompson's vehicle before he crashed in Kingfisher County.

 

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EV)--In-person absentee voting, more commonly referred to as early voting in Oklahoma continues today for the March 7 special election. State Question 820, a proposed measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana for people 21 years old and older, will be voted on. From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today voters can go to Garfield County Election Board, 903 Failing, to cast their ballots. No excuse is needed to vote early by in-person absentee ballot, but voters must vote in the county in which they are registered. In addition to State Question 820 to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Hillsdale voters will decide the community’s franchise agreement with OG&E. The franchise agreement would be for 25 years and would allow OG&E to provide electrical service to Hillsdale. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. To view a sample ballot, visit https://okvoterportal.okelections.us. For more information about SQ 820, visit https://sos.ok.gov/documents/questions/820.pdf.

 

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LS)--The 2023 Northwest Oklahoma Junior District Livestock Show continues at the Coliseum at Chisholm Trail County Expo Center. The judged showing of animals will continue through Sunday. The show will wrap up with a premium sale on Monday. The sow show will begin today; the barrow show will begin Saturday; with the gilt show on Sunday. Corporate sponsors of the show are Great Plains Bank, ADM Grain, Generator Supercenter, NextEra Energy, Edward Jones and Stride Ag Lending. Showmanship sponsors include Farm Credit of Enid, InterBank, Security National Bank and Groendyke Transport.

 

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ED)--Enid Day at the Capitol is set to take place from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the John D. Groendyke Wildlife Building, in the 1800 block of N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. The Groendyke building is named after Enid resident John D. Groendyke. The Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce and a number of sponsors host the annual event that has taken place since 2008, and is an opportunity for leaders of Enid to discuss areas of concern with state leaders. Those confirmed to be attending are city of Enid officials, local legislators Rep. Chad Caldwell, Rep. Mike Dobrinksi, Rep. Carl Newton, Rep. John Pfeiffer, Sen. Roland Pederson and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, as well as representatives from Enid Public Schools, Northwestern, NOC and Autry Technology Center and Leadership Greater Enid Class 32.

 

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NC)--County music stars Clay Walker and Tracy Lawrence are coming to Stride Bank Center on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Both artists have sold millions of albums and produced a slew of hit songs and albums. To purchase tickets, go to StrideBankCenter.com or go to the office located on the second floor of Stride Bank Center. Tickets range from $39.00 up to $124.00 and are on sale.

 

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