VG)--An Enid man is facing a felony charge in US District Court of making threats against several government officials. According to U.S. Attorney Robert Troester, 36 year-old Tyler Jay Marshall is facing one count of transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat. Marshall made his initial appearance in federal court in Oklahoma City on May 23. According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on or about May 15, the FBI learned that Marshall had communicated via Twitter threats to kill multiple public officials, including Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who are all Republicans. If found guilty, he faces up to five years in federal prison, a fine of $250,000. Marshall has been detained pending further proceedings in the case.
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MD)--Veterans, family, friends and residents gathered Monday at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park at Enid Woodring Regional Airport for the Enid Memorial Day ceremony. With the theme of “Above and Beyond” the observance honored all those who serve, have served, and all fallen heroes who gave their lives for their country. There were a number of speakers including Maj. Gen. Douglas Dollar (retired), founder of the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, and Col. Matthew Astroth, vice wing commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base and several other dignitaries. Two Gold Star Families who lost loved ones were recognized. The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society honored the families with a Native American blessing with feathers offering peace, hope and comfort. The ceremony ended with a free lunch provided by Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park and served by the North Enid Lions Club.
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CP)--Champlin Pool, 400 W. Cherokee, will open for the summer today. Hours for the pool will be 11:00 a.m. to noon for lap swim and noon to 6:00 p.m. for open swim Tuesday through Saturday and 6:00-7:00 p.m. for aqua cardio Tuesday through Thursday. Group swimming lessons will be available Tuesday, June 6, through July 21. The pool entrance fee is $3 per individual per day. Summer pool passes are available for open swim and cost $30 for first family member and $20 for each additional family member. Private pool parties are scheduled 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Individuals interested in swimming lessons or private pool parties, must register at (580) 616-7313.
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WS)--The NJCAA Division II College Baseball World Series continues at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in downtown. The 10-team field has been trimmed to six teams following the weekend action. There will be games today and Wednesday evening with the champion crowned later this week. Next year, the tournament will expand to 12 teams, with two at-large teams.
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WT)--The Community Development Support Association (CDSA) Wine Tour will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at the Non-Profit Center, 114 S. Independence. Foods and wines from the United States, France, Greece, Marshall Islands and Belgium will be paired together for the evening of the event for attendees to try. Cheri Ezzell, executive director of CDSA, said proceeds from the Wine Tour will benefit CDSA’s Early Childhood Services, which Ezzell said are not supported by any grant funds. Tickets are $75, and there are a limited number of $40 tickets for people under 40 years old, which Ezzell said is a way to encourage young people to be involved with CDSA’s services in the Enid community. Individuals must be at least 21 years old to attend. To purchase tickets, visit https://cdsaok.org or visit the Non-Profit Center, 114 S. Independence. For more information, call CDSA at (580) 242-6131.
BB)---United Way of Northwest Oklahoma has partnered with Hanor Family of Companies, Main Street of Enid, Yellow House Machinery, P&K Equipment and Enid Brewing Company to host an annual Bacon Bash cook-off competition and family fun event on July 7. The event will be held on the north lawn of the courthouse and on Independence and Randolph streets, the brew garden will be located on the corner of Randolph and Independence and the band will be playing at the Enid Brewing Company from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five contestants in the bacon competition. Attendees will be able to sample a variety of bacon recipes, have a chance to take pictures with BIG Machines, sample some tasty micro brews and listen to great music performed by Dually Noted.” The public will be able to sample bacon recipes from 6:00-9:00 p.m. or until the bacon samples run out. Tickets are $10 for 10 samples. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the United Way office, Suite 400 in the Triangle Business Center. Otherwise, they will be sold at the event. For more information or to register a team, call Kim Pendergraft at (580) 237-0821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FB)--Enid Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch starting May 30. The district will provide meals free of charge through June 22 to children 18 and younger at three school sites: Garfield Elementary, 400 N. 7th, Monroe Elementary, 400 W. Cottonwood, and Enid High, 611 W. Wabash. Breakfast will be available 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All sites will be closed on Fridays and weekends, and meals will not be served on those days.