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J. Curtis Huckleberry

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BC)--The former clerk and treasurer for the towns of Hunter and Kremlin was charged Wednesday with embezzlement of public funds. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Donna Ellen Rainey, also known as Donna Ellen Kliewer, faces no less than a year or no more than 10 years in prison and a fine equal or triple to the amount of money embezzled if she is found guilty. She is scheduled for arraignment on the charge today. The charge accuses Rainey of issuing herself just over $29,000 for personal use and possession between Nov. 1, 2015, and April 9, 2019.

 

 

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AF)--An Enid woman has been charged with a felony count of first-degree arson for setting a fire at a residence in the 1200 block of S. Washington. 31 year-old Chelsie Boswell is accused of setting the fire June 14 inside the single-family dwelling occupied at the time by two men. Enid Assistant Fire Marshal Kevin Winter said the fire, which started in the living room, caused significant damage to the living room and smoke damage throughout the residence. After arguing with one of the residents, Boswell reportedly left then returned with a gas can, poured gas on the sofa and floor and then used a lighter to set the room on fire. If found guilty, Boswell faces up to 35 years in prison and/or a fine.

 

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EL)--30 year old Chirsty Lillian Carson, also known as Chirsty Manor of Enid, was arraigned this week on a charge of embezzlement. Enid News and Eagle, Carson was released on a $5,000 recognizance bond and ordered to return to court Aug. 19 for a bond appearance. Carson is accused of taking more than $15,000 belonging to Alpha Assessments and Counseling and Alpha Health and Wellness over a two-year period. She faces up to eight years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 and restitution.

 

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SP)--An Enid man has been charged with two felony counts of indecent exposure after reportedly exposing himself at an OnCue on South Van Buren. 41 year-old Michael Dickson faces 30 days to 10 years in prison and/or a fine for each count of indecent exposure after two incidents on June 13 and June 19 at the OnCue. Enid News and Eagle reports Dickson reportedly exposed himself to a female OnCue employee. During the investigation, police were recovered video footage that shows at least one of the incidents. A warrant has been issued for Dickson’s arrest and bail has been set at $4,000.

 

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RF)--Enid Speedway will feature racing and fireworks this weekend. Saturday's show will feature racing in four divisions as the Sooner Late Model Series, sport mods, pure stocks and modified classes will be running. Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Admission for Saturday's racing and fireworks show is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students age 12-15. Kids under 12 are free. Pit passes are available for $30. Gates open at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

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CA)--Americana and bluegrass musician and Enid native Kyle Dillingham will be making his debut as a guest artist on the Grand Ole Opry on July 24. Dillingham and his band Horseshoe Road, will give a two song performance, and be introduced to the stage by Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame members, the Oak Ridge Boys.

 

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GC)--ZZ Top will perform their 50th Anniversary Tour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Stride Bank Center in Enid. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.

 

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SH)--A little coloring could earn your child a free ticket and a $15 Visa gift card to Enid Comic Con August 3rd and 4th.  Security National Bank of Enid is sponsoring the superhero coloring contest for children up to 12 years of age in conjunction with Enid Comic Con.  “It’s a fun way to be part of this growing event”, said senior vice president of corporate communications April Danahy, “We look forward to seeing the Security National Bank super hero page in full color”.  The page in question is part of the Enid Com Con magazine and is available at all three of the bank’s locations.  To enter simply pick up the magazine, color in the two superheroes and turn your entry in at the bank by Friday July 26th.  Judges, not affiliated with the bank, will pick the top 10 entries and those artists will be notified.  Each winner will receive a free ticket to Enid Comic Con and a $15 Visa gift card from Security National Bank of Enid.  

 

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FP)--Enid Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch during the months of June and July. The district will provide meals free of charge Monday-Thursday at Enid High School, located at 611 W. Wabash, June 3-July 26. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enid High School will be closed Independence Day.

 

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SF)--The Enid Public Library is teaming up with the Food Bank of Oklahoma, Loaves & Fishes, and the Parks & Recreation Department for Lunch Bunch this summer. Free lunches will be provided for kids 18 and under in two different locations, Monday through Friday from July 1st to August 9th, except for July 4th. Join the library behind Mercy House from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. each day for lunch as well as a mobile library. Children will be able to grab a book, read it, and bring it back for another selection. From 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. the library will be at Champion Park Gym. They will serve lunch at Noon, a snack at 12:45, and it will be followed by stories, music, and movement. Special programs will also be provided with special guests including Enid SPCA, OKC Zoo, Family Martial Arts, & much more. A full list of special programs each day can be found on the library’s website, enid.okpls.org. Free rides for families will also be provided through Enid Transit. Anyone interested should call Enid Transit at 580-233-7433 to make arrangements.

 

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PC)--Main Street Enid is hosting a local poetry contest for a downtown Enid mural. The poem should be no longer than 10 to 15 lines including the title and author’s name and will be painted on a mural along with original art from local artists. There will be a $150 cash prize and the notoriety of the poet’s name on the mural. The poem must be about Enid or Northwest Oklahoma and the poet must have ties to Enid and surrounding communities of Northwest Oklahoma. Contact Main Street Enid to submit your entry before July 31st.

 

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DD)--The Enid Public Library is currently seeking applicants for a Deputy Director of Library Services. The Deputy Director serves as a leader in the library and local community, working closely with the Director of Enid Public Library to build and maintain services for the public. If you’ve dreamed of working in the library and fit the requirements, the library urges applicants to apply online. A full job description and application can be accessed at enid.org under “Careers”. The deadline for applications is July 31.

 

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GP)--YWCA Enid is seeking camp counselor volunteers and participants for the 2019 Girl Power! Summit, set for Aug. 6-9 at Central Christian Church, 1111 W. Broadway. Austin Hazen, event coordinator for this year's Girl Power! said the four-day camp is designed to empower middle school girls and give them confidence to aspire to big dreams. Girl Power! is open to girls entering grades 5-9. There is a $50 camp fee, but scholarships are available for any girls in need. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The camp will meet 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, Aug. 6-9, and will include a variety of educational topics and activities by local organizations. Past camps have served 35-40 girls. Volunteer camp counselors, ages 16 and older, are needed to help run the camp and oversee participants. Candidates must pass a background check. To register for Girl Power! Summit as a camper or to request a volunteer application, email Hazen at ahazen@ywcaenid.com.

 

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AE)--Autry Tech is accepting applications for their full-time programs that are set to begin on August 14th. Full-time programs are available for both adults and high school juniors and seniors and run August through May. In-district high school juniors and seniors can attend a full-time program tuition free. The Autry Scholarship is available to recent high school graduates who (1) live in the Autry district, (2) lived in the Autry district during their senior year in high school, and (3) meet enrollment guidelines. Students may attend during any or all of the three years immediately following high school graduation. For more information about Autry Technology Center and its programs, visit autrytech.edu.

 

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CA)—KC and the Sunshine Band will be in concert this summer at the Stride Bank Center in downtown Enid. Tickets for the August 29th concert can be purchased at (855) 849-3643 (TIX.ENID); via the website, https://www.stridebankcenter.com; or at the center's box office, 301 S Independence.

 

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SN)--The 4RKids Foundation is seeking sponsors and teams for the 2019 Walk 4RKids, set for September 7 in Meadowlake Park. The annual walk raises funds to support 4RKids, which provides employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities, support and outreach to their families, and supports local enrichment opportunities for the developmentally disabled, including Miracle League and Special Olympics. Sponsors are needed to help underwrite the cost of the event and to support 4RKids initiatives. Sponsorships are available at levels of $250 and up. Businesses and individuals also can support the event by donating items or packages of goods and services for the event’s silent auction. For more information on sponsorship levels, or to register a team, visit https://www.4rkids.com/walk4rkids.html.

 

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