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KGWA Local News Tuesday 03.07.23

EV)—Polls will be open until 7:00 p.m. for today’s statewide special election. State Question 820 is a proposed measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana for people 21 years old and older. In addition to State Question 820in Garfield County, Hillsdale voters will vote on 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.

 

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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet this evening in Study Session and Regular Meeting. During the Regular Meeting, commissioners will consider appointing individuals to several citizen advisory boards and commissions, consider approving an agreement with Oklahoma Department of Transportation to widen a portion of Cleveland. The agreement with ODOT would cover the state agency’s improvement and widening of North Cleveland from the BNSF railroad crossing north to Willow. The commission also will hold public hearings on and consider two rezoning requests, as well as address a number of business items. In the Study Session prior to the Regular Meeting, the commission will hear updates on the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline project, possible future projects at Enid Woodring Regional Airport, and discuss the process and tentative schedule to rename a portion of Johnson Street after Lydell Carr. The Study Session will begin Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., with the Regular Meeting at 6:30. Both will be held in Council Chambers in the City Administration Building and both are open to the public. 

 

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MS)--Main Street Enid was named a finalist in four categories in the annual Oklahoma Main Street awards competition announced Monday. Programs across the state competed in 23 award categories representing the four points of the Main Street Approach: Organization, promotion, economic vitality and design. Panels of outside judges for each point reviewed entries and determined finalists. Main Street Enid’s finalists are Premier Partner, Park Avenue Thrift; Outstanding Community Engagement Effort, for promotion of business growth in the Hispanic community in Enid; Outstanding Business Expansion, Enid Axe; and Business of the Year, Settlers Brewing Co. All finalists will be recognized and winners announced during the 33rd annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 2, in Oklahoma City. The dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the banquet or to purchase tickets, visit www.okmsf.org/awards-banquet.htm.

 

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ED)--Enid Day at the Capitol will take place from 8:30-11:00 this morning at the John D. Groendyke Wildlife Building, in the 1800 block of N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. 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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LS)--The 2023 Northwest Oklahoma Junior District Livestock Show at the Chisholm Trail Expo Coliseum wrapped up Monday night with the premium sale and dinner. Haley Nabors, general superintendent of the NWDJLS, said around $280,000 was raised during this year’s premium sale and will be paid to exhibitors of the top showing animals. More than 2,400 animals were exhibited during the livestock show, with around 800 total exhibitors. 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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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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BC)--The 4th Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will hold an awareness benefit concert on Saturday, March 18, at Settlers Brewing Company featuring Nashville artist Jake Gill. The 4th Judicial District CASA is a nonprofit organization that walks side by side with a child when they are removed from a home due to abuse or neglect. The group is seeking sponsors and monetary tax deductible donations to cover the cost of the Rock for a Cause event. The $500 title sponsor will get title event naming rights, VIP seating for six and a sponsor mention in all media. A $100 table sponsor receives VIP seating for six and sponsor mention in all media. A $50 sponsor receives sponsor mention in all media. Admission to the concert is free, and door prizes will be offered. To sponsor, contact (580) 242-1153.

 

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