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KGWA Local News Thursday 03.23.23

BA)--The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of former Enid resident Brenda Andrew in the shooting dead of her estranged husband, former Enid resident Rob Andrew, in 2001 in Oklahoma City. The 59 year-old is the only woman on death row in Oklahoma. She was convicted in 2004 and received the death penalty, as did her boyfriend, James Pavatt, in a separate trial. The vote by 10th Circuit to deny her appeal was 2-1. Brenda Andrew and Pavatt were convicted of killing advertising executive Rob Andrew to collect an $800,000 insurance policy. The couple fled to Mexico with Andrew’s children before they could be arrested. They were arrested in February 2002 when they crossed back into Texas after three months on the run. In January 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Pavatt’s appeal.

 

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FS)--Free Flu and Covid shots and boosters will be offered on a first come first served basis while supplies last this morning from 9:00 until noon at Loaves and Fishes at 701 East Maine. The Garfield County Health Department and Rural Health Projects Inc. will also offer some other services including blood pressure checks, dental varnish and TDAP. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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WO)--Beginning today there will be a planned water outage for the area of North Garland Road from West Chestnut to West Randolph to tie-in a new water line. This outage is projected to begin at 8:00 a.m. with services expected to be restored by the end of the day.

 

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TF)--Enid Public Schools will host its annual Teacher Career Fair, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday in the Administrative Services Center board room, 500 S. Independence. EPS administrators will be available to speak with potential candidates, accept resumes and schedule interviews for a later date. EPS provides a competitive starting salary, paying an average $3,800 more per step than the state scale, as well as a $2,000 signing bonus for secondary math, science, special education and foreign language. For information on employment, visit enidpublicschools.org/applytoday. For questions, call (580) 366-7000 to be directed to the EPS Human Resources Department.

 

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A)-- People 60 years of age or older will have the opportunity to receive free legal aid advice and counseling locally next week. Long Term Care Authority of Enid Area Agency on Aging will have an informative presentation at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at RSVP Senior Center, 202 W. Walnut, on senior aging documents. Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, will be available at the event to answer questions about preparing a will and power of attorney, as well as many other topics. Additionally there will be information about services LTCA of Enid AAA offers locally. The event is free to the public.

 

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CS)-- More than 100 automobiles from across Oklahoma and surrounding states will be on display Saturday at the annual Boy Scouts of America Car Show. Sponsored by Enid Antique Car Club to benefit Cimarron Council, BSA, the car show will be open 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Garfield County Fairgrounds. Bud Smith, EACC president and past president and former board member of Cimarron Council, said all of the 100-plus vehicles on display will represent each era of the automobile industry, and among those will be a 1918 Geronimo, which is believed to be the last in existence and was built in Enid, and a 1916 Monroe, which is believed to be one of 14 in the United States. Thirty awards will be handed out in several categories. Five special awards will be handed out, as well, and two People’s Choice Awards will be presented. Scouts will be operating a concession stand, offering lunch, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Pinewood Derby races will begin at 9:30 a.m. Admission to the car show is free, though donations are accepted. All proceeds will go toward Cimarron Council BSA. Anybody wanting to register for the car show can do so from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $25 per vehicle.

 

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MG)--In honor of Sam Justice, 4RKids will be have its annual mini golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday. It will be an all-day event from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 4RKids Mini Golf, 710 Overland Trail. Proceeds will benefit the 4RKids Foundation. Since its founding in 2003, the 4RKids Foundation’s mission is to promote community awareness of individuals with developmental disabilities and to provide vocational, educational and social/recreational opportunities for children and adults with special needs in Northwest Oklahoma. The mini golf tournament is open to anyone in the community. Children and families play anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Adult drinks available for purchase from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Participants may play as individuals or as teams. Players will be divided by age group. Winners will place based on the final score after completion of the 18-hole miniature golf course. Winners will be announced on Monday. The cost to enter the tournament is $5 per player or $20 for a group of four. Players can enter at any point during the event. For more information on the tournament, visit the 4RKids Facebook page, website www.4rkids.com or call 4RKids Mini Golf at (580) 237-7888.

 

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