VT)--Enid Police are seeking two suspects after they stole a pickup and trailer from the 1400 block of North 10th on the night of Aug. 27 or early morning of Aug. 28. The vehicle has since been recovered but the trailer is still missing. Video of the theft is posted on the Enid Police Department Facebook page. Police are asking anyone who knows either of the men or with knowledge of this crime, to message authorities directly, call EPD at (580) 242-7000, or text 847411 and enter keyword EPDTIP.
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AC)--Attorneys for a former Kingfisher football player alleging abuse and hazing want the Oklahoma Supreme Court to take up their case. They want Oklahoma's highest court to compel the school district to fire their head football coach. For some time now, families and former athletes have been in a battle with the Kingfisher School District, unable to reach a settlement over allegations of abuse and hazing within the football program. Released late Monday night, the filing starts off with strong language that the children at Kingfisher Public Schools face a clear and present danger. Most recently, attorneys for the alleged victim and the district were unable to reach a settlement in federal court. The state Supreme Court doesn't really operate on a set schedule, so it will be up to the court if or when they choose to respond to the request.
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LD)--Millions of Americans are planning on hitting the road this weekend. AAA expects Labor Day weekend travel to be busier this year than in 2022, on the road, in the air and for those who are cruising as well. As usual, most Labor Day travelers will drive to their holiday destinations, closing out the summer with one more Great American Road Trip. Gas prices, which have been on the rise since mid-July, are not expected to deter those who want to get away. Despite the recent increase, the price at the pump is actually about the same as it was over the holiday weekend last year. Last year, AAA responded to over 2,700 Emergency Roadside Service calls in Oklahoma over the Labor Day weekend, and almost half those calls required a tow. Rescue crews are gearing up for what is anticipated to be an even busier weekend this year.
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CF)--The 2023 Garfield County Free Fair is fast approaching, September 7th-9th. The Fair Premium Guide for entries is available at www.chisholmtrailexpo.com. The Fair Board has added Vendor Booths to this year’s fair. If you have a Business or Group that would like a booth, please contact the office at 580-237-0238 and ask for Coulten. Limited space available. Also new for this year there will be a free outdoor concert and other activities for all ages on Saturday September 9th.
CK)--United Way of Northwest Oklahoma will host a free Family Fun Campaign Kickoff Rally on Thursday, September 14 beginning at 6:00 PM, to raise awareness and support for its 14 nonprofit partner agencies. United Way of Northwest Oklahoma Campaign Chairs, David and Jennifer Lawrence said the event at David Allen Memorial Ballpark will include games, inflatables, food and fun. In addition to all the activities, the 14 United Way Partner agencies will be there sharing information and providing giveaways, popcorn, games and much more. All proceeds go to benefit United Way of Northwest Oklahoma and its 14 Partner Agencies. For more information regarding this event or the 2023-2024 campaign, contact the United Way office at (580) 237-0821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LR)--More than 400 individual runners are expected to participate in the 2023 Great Land Run at the Chisholm Trail Expo Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will raise funds for the Great Land Run Education Foundation, which was founded in 2008 with the goal to support Chisholm and Enid public school districts. Presented by Triangle Insurance and Wymer Brownlee Wealth Strategies, the 16th annual Great Land Run race will be a fun-filled, rain or shine event featuring a USATF certified 5K and 10K course with a 7:30 a.m. start, and a half-marathon course starting at 6:30 a.m. All sponsor donations and net proceeds from the race are divided according to school district enrollment and distributed at the following year’s event. The Great Land Run Education Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to support local public education since its establishment. Race day registration begins at 5:30 a.m. Interested participants can register online at greatlandrun.com. Prices increase after Sept. 13, 2023. For more information on the Great Land Run, contact Sally Wall at (800) 894.5020, or go to great landrun.com.
PEP)--Registration for the third annual Paint Enid Pink to be held Saturday October 7 is open. Paint Enid Pink is a 5K color fun run to raise awareness and money for Project 31. The first 100 runners signing up will receive a free race T-shirt. Project 31 is a local and Oklahoma-based agency founded by two-time breast cancer survivor Sarah McLean. Project 31 was created to help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Through peer-to-peer relationships, mentoring, support groups, activities, events, counseling scholarships and more, Project 31 will help to provide the resources women and their families need to heal. Paint Enid Pink is presented by Integris Health Imaging and My Country 103.1 KOFM.