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KGWA Local News Friday 03.31.23

WW)--There is a Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning in effect through tonight for the entire KGWA listening area. Wind gusts from the west southwest could top 50 mph in Northwest Oklahoma today and this evening, according to NWS, with sustained wind from 20 to 35 mph. Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg

is urging people to be careful with fire as the combination of very dry conditions and strong winds makes for a dangerous situation.

 

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FL)--Oklahoma 3rd District Congressman Frank Lucas has announced he is not supporting federal legislation that would designate the Chisholm Trail as a National Historic Trail due to concerns about the intentions of President Joe Biden’s America the Beautiful Initiative. House Resolution 247 would designate the Chisholm Trail and the Western Trail, which go through Oklahoma, as National Historic Trails. Such a designation has been sought for years by supporters. However, a spokesman for Lucas said the Oklahoma Republican has concerns about the administration’s initiative, also known as 30 by 30. The president is pledging to put America on the path of protecting at least 30% of its land and 30% of its ocean areas by 2030. Lucas said he has heard the concerns of his constituents and is calling the 30 by 30 executive order a “land grab.”

 

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EV)--In-person absentee voting, more commonly referred to as early voting in Oklahoma, for the Tuesday, April 4 board of education and statutory municipal general election continues today until 6:00 p.m. 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 individuals must vote in the county in which they are registered. Voters in several Garfield County towns will have something to vote on, including City of Enid, Ward 2 Commissioner runoff between Derwin L. Norwood Jr. and Doug Boyle. There will also be races for voters in the Town of Kremlin, Town of Lahoma, Town of North Enid, and Town of Waukomis. There will also be school bond issues or board races for Waukomis, Pioneer-Pleasant Vale, Pond Creek-Hunter, Mulhall-Orlando and Cimarron. Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and voters will have to go to their designated polling places. To find your polling place and view a sample ballot for your precinct, visit https://okvoterportal.okelections.us.

 

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CS)--Oklahoma’s largest indoor Corvette Show returns to Enid this Saturday. Presented by Corvettes of Enid, the 31st annual Corvette Expo will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Coliseum. More than 100 Corvettes are expected to be on display. Organizers said the event brings a lot of people to Enid with more than 50% of the people are coming from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The Corvette Expo is a fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting local charities such as Garfield County Child Advocacy Council, Youth & Family Services of North Central Oklahoma, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and more. Around $50,000 has been given to charities in the last five years. General admission into the Corvette Expo is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 years old and younger. Anybody wanting to register their vehicles into the Corvette Expo can do so from noon to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday ahead of the event. The entry fee is $40 per vehicle for Corvettes of Enid non-members and $30 per vehicle for members of the club.

 

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EC)--A free, family-friendly event, celebrating the Week of the Young Child, is slated for Saturday and will have a variety of activities and resources available. Sponsored by the Northwest Oklahoma Early Childhood Coalition, the Family Fun Day in the Park event will be 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday at Meadowlake Park. The event will feature free hotdogs, mini-golf, paddle boats, games, a petting zoo, face painting, health screenings and more family-friendly activities. The no-cost event encourages families to enjoy the community while accessing valuable health and social care services to improve their overall health.

 

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