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KGWA Local News Thursday 04.27.23

PS)--An Enid man was sentenced Wednesday in Garfield County District Court in three separate cases, two of which involve amended charges of use of technology to instigate sexual conduct with a minor. Enid News and Eagle reports 26 year-old Jared Jay Landrum pleaded guilty and, in total, will serve 35 years with Oklahoma Department of Corrections, with 10 of those years suspended. According to an affidavit in August 2020, Enid Police Department took a report in reference to then-23-year-old Landrum having a sexual relationship with a then-15-year-old girl. During the course of the investigation a search of the contents of Landrum’s cellphone, EPD found nude photographs and videos of the victim as well as another teenage girl, who was 17 at the time. Landrum will receive credit for time he’s already served and will have to comply with the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act.

 

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FF)--All First Responders and Medical Care professional are invited to join us tomorrow for Free Food Friday. My Country 103.1 KOFM, Talk 100.9 KGWA and Jiffy Trip are teaming up to provide free BBQ. We’ll he handing out delicious Jiffy Trip barbeque to all first responders and medical care professionals from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at the Jiffy Trip at Cleveland and Garriott. Free Food Friday brought to you by Shuree Hix State Farm, Culligan Water of Enid, Jiffy Trip and KGWA/KOFM.

 

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NM)--Tri-State Music Festival Board of Directors has commissioned a new piece of music for a full concert band to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the festival this year. This new work is titled “Music for a Celebration” and written by well-known Texas composer William Owens and will be premiered by the Tri-State Music Festival Honor Band during the festival’s Grand Concert, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 5 in the Enid High School auditorium. The upcoming spring festival next week consists of solo and small ensemble competition for voice, wind and string instruments as well as piano. The Marching Band contest will be held in the fall on the first Saturday of October. Admission for the May 5th grand concert is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $10 for a family.

 

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DM)--Enid Mayor-elect David Mason has announced a new show he will be hosting twice a month on the city of Enid’s Facebook page. Mason will be sworn in as mayor on Monday, along with city commissioners beginning new terms. The city of Enid posted the first show this week with outgoing Mayor George Pankonin as Mason’s guest. Mason said the show will feature him answering questions from Enid residents. Each show will last about 10 minutes. People will be able to send in questions, Mason said. And he’ll try to keep the public informed of the things going on they have interest in. He said he also will invite city commissioners to appear with him on the show to talk about things happening in their wards. Mason previously served as city commissioner for Ward 6. Residents who would like to submit questions can email questions@enid.org. To catch the first show, go to www.facebook.com/cityofenid.

 

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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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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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