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KGWA Local News Monday 04.24.23

NR)--There will be good chances for much needed rain across the KGWA listening area this week. National Weather Service meteorologists are reporting possible drought relief is in the forecast for the coming week across Western Oklahoma. Rain chances in the Enid area range from 30% later today to 90% on Tuesday, and 80% on Wednesday, before diminishing on Thursday. NWS said Enid and the area could see substantial totals. According to a map of precipitation potential, Enid falls in the 2-3 inch rainfall range, with far Northwestern Oklahoma in the 1.5 to 2 inch range. All of Northwest Oklahoma is in extreme and exceptional drought, the two worst categories, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which looks at soil samples for moisture weekly.

 

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TE)--Enid Public School Foundation’s “The Event”, an evening of musical and artistic performances, featuring EPS students of all ages will be held this evening. Bands, choirs and elementary groups will take the stage throughout the evening. The family event is scheduled 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.

 

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AD)--In celebration of Arbor Day and as a designated Tree City USA, the City of Enid will have a tree planting ceremony at Government Springs Park South Ballpark at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Each year the Enid Tree Board members plan an annual event and invite a classroom to assist with those plantings to encourage a love for trees and to provide an opportunity to be involved in a hands-on environmentally rewarding educational experience. This year, the tree board will plant three Leyland Cypress trees at the ballpark at Government Springs South with students from Carver Early Childhood Center.

 

The tree board has a downloadable “Tree Care and Selection Guide” on the City website: www.Enid.org/TreeBoard. According to the guide, some of the best trees for Enid are Bald cypress, Lacebark elm, Cedar elm, Chinese pistache, hackberry, Shumard oak, Shantung maple, Oklahoma redbud, Bur oak, American holly, Loblolly pine, and Caddo sugar maple.

 

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