MS)--The second of three men charged in the February 2022 murder of a clerk at Maine Street Mini Mart was sentenced today in Garfield County District Court. Enid News and Eagle reports 19 year-old Alejandro Ahumada pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Ahumada was sentenced to life in prison, with all but 30 years suspended. He also was credited with time served. This is an 85% crime, meaning he must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. The first person to plead in the case was 19 year-old Jose Juan Zamarron. In May, he pleaded guilty to two of the four counts he was facing related to the shooting death of 34-year-old Kristopher Osborn. Zamarron received a life sentence without the possibility of parole on one count of first-degree murder and five years in prison, to run concurrently, on one count of assault while masked. The third person charged in the case, 22 year-old James Parker, is scheduled for plea and sentencing Sept. 7.
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SE)--Vance Air Force Base personnel and Enid first responders will be conducting a joint exercise involving an active shooter in a school, today. The exercise, formally known as Scarlet Hawk 23-04, is scheduled to last from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The exercise will take place at Eisenhower Elementary School and the area immediately surrounding the school. Eisenhower is part of the Enid Public Schools district and is located on base. Classes have not yet begun for the new school year so no students or teachers will be present in the elementary school during the exercise. Active-duty role players will help add realism to the training scenario. During the exercise, access to the base will change from normal. The Hairston Gate, the main entrance off Southgate Road, will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic. The Baker Gate, on South Cleveland, will be open for inbound and outbound traffic. Traffic barricades will be located in the Vance housing area to guide residents away from the school during the exercise. When the exercise begins, those on base will be placed in temporary lockdown. Travel will be restricted and congested. The Giant Voice speakers will make exercise announcements while emergency responders, both military and civilian, will be moving toward and around the elementary school.
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FN)--The Feed the Neighborhood Free Backpack Drive-Through giveaway will be held Sunday afternoon from 5:00-7:00 at three locations, Longfellow Middle School, Garfield Elementary, and McKinley Elementary. The giveaway is open to elementary and middle school students while supplies last. The student must be in the vehicle to receive a backpack. The backpacks will be filled with basic school supplies and a sock and underwear voucher. Organizers ask people to not to drive to a location until 5:00 or after to avoid traffic congestion.
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ES)--Enid Public Schools students and their families are invited to kick off the school year Monday at Meet the Teacher events across the district. Students and their families will be given the opportunity to meet their teachers, talk with their principals and tour their buildings. Parents can sign-up to volunteer, and they will receive valuable information about the upcoming school year. Many schools will host booths from their respective PTA organizations, as well as information on community organizations. The schedule includes elementary schools from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and middle and high school sites from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EPS classes begin Wednesday, August 16. For more information about the start of school, including school supply lists, please visit www.enidpublicschools.org.
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EC)--Enid Public Schools is updating how families can enroll in the district’s early childhood centers, Carver and Fowler. To better serve families, students that live in the Garfield Elementary zones will have four-year-old students attend Carver Early Childhood Center, located at 815 Pastor Alfred Baldwin Jr. Way, and students that live in the Adams Elementary zones will attend Fowler Early Childhood Center, located at 102 S. 30th. Enrollment is still on a first come first serve basis and students from other zones are welcome to enroll for programs at Fowler and Carver. Randy Rader, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, said the district is excited to continue the excellence in our early childhood programs. All new students enrolling in the district must visit www.enidpublicschools.org/enrollment or call the district’s Welcome Center at 580-366-7100 to schedule a time to visit 500 S. Independence to enroll. Please have a birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of address (utility bill is best) ready to enroll new students. Students with middle and high school records will need to provide those as well. For any questions on enrollment, please call the Welcome Center at 580-366-7100.
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OM)--The Oscar Mayer Frankmobile, previously known as the Wienermobile, will be in Enid next week. According to Frankmobile driver Sam Dlott, said he and co-pilot, Mary Clare, will be distributing “Frankmobilia,” including the iconic Frank Whistles, and playing games for a chance to win free coupons for all-beef franks. While in town the entire week, scheduled events are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Vance Air Force Base Commissary; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aug. 19 at Jumbo Foods West, on W. Willow; and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aug. 20, at Jumbo Foods East, on S. 30th.