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KGWA Local News Tuesday 04.18.23

SB)--The Enid Public Schools Board of Education Monday night named Annie Heathman, assistant principal at Longfellow Middle School, as the new Emerson Middle School principal. Heathman will begin her duties at Emerson on July 1. Heathman began her career in education at Enid Public Schools in 1997 as a Title I teacher. After 10 years with EPS, she then taught in Arizona until May 2012. Heathman returned to EPS in August 2012 before being appointed Longfellow assistant principal in August 2018. In other business, Torrey Turnbow was sworn into another term to her Office 2 seat, while Randy Long was sworn into another term for his Office 6 seat. Turnbow was reelected board president for another year and Chad Mantz was reelected vice president. Superintendent Darrell Floyd announced a policy change in rehiring retired teachers. They will be rehired at their previous pay scale. Board Members also recognized Tyler Cholerton and Elsa Stewart for being named Academic All-State. Only two other schools in Oklahoma had two students named to Academic All-State.

 

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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet tonight. According to the agenda, Commissioners will recognize a couple of people and organizations, as well as present several proclamations. In other business, the commission will consider approval of a couple of ordinance amendments, and consider appropriating funding for the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline, as well as other water projects. During their Study Session, commissioners will hear legislative, VDA and current construction project updates. Today’s study session will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the regular meeting at 6:30. Both meetings will be held in Council Chambers of the City Administration Building on West Garriott and will be open to the public.

 

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EY)—Enid Public Schools has set the schedule for a number of end of year activities. The Tri-State Music Festival will be May 3-5, May Fete will be 6:00 p.m. May 3 at Government Springs Park, Baccalaureate will be 6:00 p.m. May 14 in the Enid High School auditorium, the EHS Senior Awards Assembly, 6:00 p.m. May 16 in the EHS auditorium, Middle school eighth-grade promotion ceremonies will be May 17 in the EHS gym, with Longfellow at 9:00 a.m., Emerson at 11:00 a.m. and Waller at 6:30 p.m. EHS commencement will be 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Selby Stadium. If it is rained out, graduation will be 10:00 a.m. May 20 at the stadium. If that is rained out, it will be 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

 

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BM)--Autry Technology Center announced the top four finalists for the 2023 Cherokee Strip Business Model Competition. The winners will be announced Wednesday during the awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Oakwood Country Club. The four finalists are CroChic Styles, LLC; EH Metal Works, LLC; OnPoint Operations Group, LLC; and Tea and Country Estate. In addition to the prize money received, the top three winners will receive up to one year of a community desk in the working space at the Strate Center at Autry. Funding for the competition is provided by a combined effort by investors in the Enid Entrepreneur Leadership Series.

 

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TE)--Next week the Enid Public School Foundation hosts its annual celebration, The Event. The Event is an evening of musical and artistic performances, featuring EPS students of all ages. Bands, choirs and elementary groups will take the stage throughout the evening. The family event is scheduled for Monday, April 24 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Enid High School Gymnasium, 611 W. Wabash. Tickets are $5 and $2 for students performing, available for purchase at the entrance. The cost includes admission and a dinner.

 

EPSF is a non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees that supports Enid Public Schools. Proceeds from The Event, as well as other fund-raisers, benefit the organization’s Grants-To-Teachers program, which provides as much as $25,000 in materials and programs to schools every semester. The Event sponsors include Star Nails, A to Z Carpet Center, BancCentral, Harmon’s Electric, Winter Livestock and John Stambaugh as well as year-round sponsors Enid Rotary Club, Henson Construction, Northcutt Chevrolet – Buick – Toyota, Universal Management, Corbin, Merz & Haney Architects InterBank and Rick’s Pharmacy.

 

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RC)-- Beginning today the intersection of South Van Buren and Southgate Road, will be without power intermittently as Tech Service crews will be replacing the traffic control battery back-up. This outage is expected to take place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. During these outages, the intersection will operate as a 4-way stop. 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. And, part of Constitution between Franklin Drive and Willow will be closed beginning today to allow for concrete repairs. According to the city of Enid, the closure is expected to last about two weeks.

 

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