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KGWA Local News Tuesday 08.22.23

EH)--An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect for the entire KGWA listening area each afternoon and evening this week. It will be dangerously hot, with daytime highs in the low triple digits and the Heat Index up to 115 degrees. People should limit their time outside, if not pace yourself, drink plenty of fluids, and take breaks to cool off and do so in an air conditioned environment if possible. Getting overheated can lead to symptoms including muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea and headaches. Anyone experiencing heat-related illness should seek medical assistance immediately. There is expected to be some relief on Sunday with a cool front dropping highs to the low 90’s.


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SB)--The Enid Public Schools Board of Education Monday night discussed the renovation or replacement of Eisenhower Elementary School located on Vance Air Force Base. District officials have not decided the path to take concerning the school, renovation or replacement of Eisenhower Elementary School. The first plan for Eisenhower was an improvement project estimated to cost $4.5 million, and EPS sought a Public Schools on Military Installations grant that requires a 20% match. To help EPS in funding its share, the city of Enid requested and received the $250,000 grant from Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission. Under that plan, school officials would have added six classrooms to Eisenhower, which would have doubled the school’s number of classrooms. However, Defense Department officials favor building a new school, which would cost between $25 million and $30 million. There would need to be a 20% match provided by Enid Public Schools, which would amount to around $5 million. EPS Superintendent Dudley Darrow said the district cannot afford $5-$6 million to build a new school at this time.  The discussions will continue.


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RG)--The public is invited to the Sons & Daughters of Liberty monthly meeting Thursday at Blaze’s Barbecue. Organizers said the group is designed for those who are civic-minded. Those attending can gather and eat dinner at 6:00 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7:00. The August meeting will feature Oklahoma Sen. Roland Pederson, who serves Enid and northcentral Oklahoma constituents in District 19. Most meetings center on elected officials and offices. Those wishing more information can contact Vicki at (580) 977-8585 or can attend one of the monthly sessions, which are normally held on the third Thursday of the month.


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FR)--4RKids Foundation will have a Laughter & Lyrics fundraiser to benefit the foundation. The event will be Saturday Aug. 26 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the show will start at 7:00 p.m. The family friendly show will feature dueling pianos and comedian Jamie Campbell. The cost of tickets, if pre-purchased by Aug. 25, is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The price is $5 more at the door.



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