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KGWA Local News 04.04.23

TE)—Polls will be open until 7:00 tonight as registered voters living in Enid’s Ward 2 choose their city commissioner to serve a four year term. Incumbent Derwin Norwood Jr. and challenger Doug Boyle are facing off in the runoff. Also, voters in several Garfield County towns will have something to vote on today. There will 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. To find your polling place and view a sample ballot for your precinct, visit https://okvoterportal.okelections.us.

 

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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet in study session and regular meeting this evening. During the regular meeting, commissioners are scheduled to consider approving five resolutions authorizing the city’s participation in opioid settlement agreements and, in executive session, will talk about a new jail agreement. Enid has participated with other cities and counties in litigation over pharmaceutical opioids with the state. The current settlements, that could total up to $1.5 million, are with pharmaceutical supply chain participants, and the agenda items state that the reference to the back-stop agreements involves attorney fees. The payments would be made over multiple years. 

 

In executive session, commissioners are scheduled to discuss ongoing negotiations with the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Authority of Garfield County regarding a new jail agreement and the ongoing dispute over the Jail Administrator’s failure to accept arrestees’ personal property. The city commission will reconvene into open session to take any necessary action. In other business, the commissioners are scheduled to consider making appointments to two citizen advisory boards, and approve a number of consent items. The commission will meet today in study session at 5:00 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 6:30. Both meetings will be held Council Chambers of the City Administration Building on West Garriott and are open to the public.

 

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BS)--The Cimarron Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to suspend Superintendent Charles Anglin with pay until further notice. Board members met in executive session for just under an hour and a half before coming back into public session and voting on the motion. Anglin is facing one felony count of making a bribe offer to withdraw as a candidate. He is accused of trying to get a possible school board candidate to drop out of the race. Anglin is due to be arraigned in Garfield County district Court on Thursday.

 

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IW)--Beginning Wednesday the intersection of West Randolph and North Garland will be replacing the traffic control cabinet. The intersection will be without power intermittently, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. During these outages stop signs will be posted. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with caution in this area during the construction effort.

 

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AS)--“Frozen in Time: a Photographic History of Northwestern Oklahoma,” is a temporary special exhibit on display at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, focuses on a selection of photographs from Northwest Oklahoma, both past and present. The special exhibit features photographs from Enid photographers Mike Klemme and Wess Gray, as well as from historic photographers William S. Prettyman, William Edson and Richard “Dick” McConkay. “Frozen in Time” will be on display until April 29 and is made possible through support from Security National Bank. An opening night event, included with the price of regular admission, for “Frozen in Time” will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

 

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LA)--The Public Library of Enid and Garfield County is hosting a work of art from contemporary artist John Newsom. Newsom was born in Kansas and grew up in Enid, graduating from high school here in 1988. Today, he lives and works in New York, and is best known for his monumentally sized, heavily textured paintings of plants and animals. The artwork, titled “Homecoming,” features a buffalo and scissor-tailed flycatchers, and is on loan from Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center until October.

 

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EP)--The City of Enid Parks and Recreation department will host Egg-A-Palooza at Crosslin Park on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be a variety of free games at the event. Game winners will be awarded prize-filled eggs. Some eggs have tickets that can be entered for a drawing at 3:30 p.m. There will be six age groups for the drawings, and a mini egg hunt for kids two years-old and younger at 2:30 p.m.  Other free activities include face painting, egg coloring, flower planting and scratch off tickets. In addition, Kelley’s Cowboy Booth will have rides for $10 and under. The Raiders Baseball team will be selling hotdogs, chips and drinks. Plus a few vendors booth will be selling items as well. To check out other upcoming park events, go to: Enid.org/ParkEvents.  

 

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