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  • CS)--An Enid man was transported to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center this morning after he was shot by his father. Enid Police Capt. Jack Morris said the father told police his son was trying to attack him and his wife with a machete. Enid Police received a 9-1-1 call at 9:32 this morning reporting a shooting. Morris said the 45-year-old man reportedly had been drinking and was arguing with his parents at their home in the 1100 block of Nottingham when he attacked. The father shot him in the abdomen with a .22 caliber gun. The parents, who are in their early 70’s, suffered minor, multiple puncture wounds. The son is currently in critical condition at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and could face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No arrest has been made because of the urgent medical situation and no names were released. The investigation is ongoing.

     

     

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    LN)—It’s a big weekend for Leonardo’s Children’s Museum. Saturday from 10 to 5, Leonardo's will celebrate 20 years in Enid. Then there will be a 20-year Gala Saturday night at Convention Hall with special guests and founders Dr. Owen K Garriott and Helen Walker Garriott as well as founding executive director Cheryl Swanson. Leonardo’s executive director Julie Baird tells us more.

     

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    Leonardo's will close Sunday for renovations. During the work, Leonardo's will have a temporary home thanks to Messer Bowers Insurance. Leonardo's will move to 301 West Maine. By mid-August, all educational classes, animals, birthday parties and some exhibits will be on display at their new temporary location. Some renovations will include moving the front entrance to Maple and closing off the west side with a brick wall. They will also be adding a tower that will allow kids to climb from the first floor to the top of the second floor. They hope to triple the amount of usable space in the building. The scheduled reopening is set for the spring of 2016. The renovations won't affect Adventure Quest, the outside park across the street from Leonardo's. It will operate as usual. For any questions during the process, call Leonardo's at 233.2787.

     

     

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    ND)--Students living on Northern Oklahoma College's Enid campus can opt for a new dorm room this fall. NOC is building a state-of-the-art, 84-bed dormitory on the Enid campus with suite-style rooms. Each of the 21 suites has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two walk-in closets and four beds. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Jets Residence Hall is the first residence hall built at NOC Enid campus in 30 years, and will have a safe room on the first floor with heavy-duty doors and windows rated for an EF 5 tornado. The dorm has on-site laundry, vending areas, study rooms, a genius bar, live-in residence hall staff, 24-hour security with proximity card access control and 24-hour video surveillance, close parking, and every room is ADA accessible. Many students already have reserved rooms in the new residence hall, but rooms still are available. The dorm won’t be ready for occupancy before school starts Aug. 17, but officials say they are planning to move students by fall break.

     

     

     

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    EQ)--There were two more earthquakes just north of Crescent last night in Logan County. At 8:39pm, there was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake followed by a 2.7 quake at 9:10pm. Meanwhile, there was a 2.7 quake in Pawnee County just northeast of Pawnee at 11:04 yesterday morning.

     

     

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    FP)--The Drummond food pantry needs donations. A group of local churches and residents run the food pantry out of the Drummond town hall. And according to the Enid News and Eagle, their outreach doesn't stop with food. Sometimes they help families with utility bills as well. When several people living in Drummond where laid off due to the downturn in the oil industry, they turn to the Drummond food pantry for help, and that's taken a toll on supplies. The pantry is requesting canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned meat and other non-perishable items like pasta and peanut butter be dropped off at town hall during business hours, about 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The pantry also takes frozen dinners and other frozen items.

     

     

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    EB)--Thanks to a $2,500 grant from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) with funds made available by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Keep Enid Beautiful (KEB) the southwest corner of Grand and Garriott has been filled with flowers, shrubs and trees. Keep Enid Beautiful co-chair Suzy Meibergen says her group wanted to not only improve the aesthetics of the corner but to prepare it to become home for a piece of public art showcasing the fact that the historic Chisholm Trail ran right through this spot in the late 1800s.

     

     

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    BF)--Enid mothers are being asked to join a world record attempt Saturday. Organizers of the local “The 2015 Big Latch On” want breast-feeding mothers to join the effort at B Hip Kids, 207 N. Independence. The Enid News and Eagle reports that at 10:30 tomorrow morning, all those in attendance will breast feed their babies at the same time for one minute. They will be joining mothers and children around the world in an attempt to break the world record for most number of babies breast feeding at the same time.

     

     

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    CS)--Beginning Monday the city of Enid’s 2015 Crack Seal Program will get underway for the purpose of repairing pavement. During next week, workers will be sealing cracks on Randolph from Johnson to Washington, Chestnut from 4th to 10th, Randolph from 19th to 30th, and 16th street from Broadway to Garriott. Signs and flagmen will be in place during this pavement repair project and motorists are urged to use extreme caution whenever entering any construction zone.

     

     

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    CW)--The contractor for the La Quinta Inns located at 4914 W. Owen K. Garriott Road will be working in the right-of-way constructing the new driveway. The work will begin Monday and is expected to take three weeks.  The motoring public is asked to use caution in this construction area.

     

     

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    ES--Starting Aug. 4 and continuing every Tuesday night in August, the Enid Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Wine Series will allow audiences to enjoy wine, provided by Park Avenue Thrift, before enjoying performances featuring several artists in Enid Symphony Hall. According to the orchestra’s artistic director, Douglas Newell, performances are at 7 p.m. and tickets will be $10 at the door. The first performance on Aug. 4 will preview the orchestra’s full stage production of the opera “Carmen,” coming in April 2016.

     

     

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    FF)—August’s First Friday will feature thrillers, comedies, dramas, and sci-fi films made in France, Switzerland, Canada, across the United States and Oklahoma as the 2nd Annual FLY Film Festival comes to Enid August 7th - 9th. Independent films will be shown on Friday and Saturday, with the Award Ceremony on Sunday. The festival begins at noon Friday with a kick-off lunch at Five80 Coffeehouse. Soon after lunch, the movies begin at Gaslight Theatre and the Enid Symphony Center!

     

    Aspiring actors will get a chance to work with one of Oklahoma’s most experienced on-camera actors in the region. Darryl Cox has appeared in over 60 feature film and network television productions and brings real-world, present-day knowledge to an Acting Workshop during this year's FLY. And that's just a small example of the activities. Passes, film synopses, acting workshop registration and schedule of films can be seen at FlyFilmFestival.org.

     

     

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    GF)--Event planners seeking grant funding from Visit Enid, the City of Enid’s official Destination Marketing Organization, need to be aware of changes coming to the deadline for application. All grant applications must be submitted no later than August 31 for events to be held October 1-April 30. Local events staged May 1-September 30 will have a March 31 deadline to submit its application. The Visit Enid Advisory Board awards grants based upon the event’s ability to attract visitors to Enid. Recipients of Visit Enid grants in past years include Tour de Trykes and Twilight Criterium, Summer Chautauqua and the Mid-America National Youth Wrestling Tournament. For more information on grants available through Visit Enid, contact director Marcy Jarrett at 580.616.7368.

     

     

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    ES--Starting Aug. 4 and continuing every Tuesday night in August, the Enid Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Wine Series will allow audiences to enjoy wine, provided by Park Avenue Thrift, before enjoying performances featuring several artists in Enid Symphony Hall. According to the orchestra’s artistic director, Douglas Newell, performances are at 7 p.m. and tickets will be $10 at the door. The first performance on Aug. 4 will preview the orchestra’s full stage production of the opera “Carmen,” coming in April 2016.

     

     

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    WF)--Do you know someone you think needs to be recognized for what they do to make Enid a better place to live? Nominations for the Walk of Fame Award are being accepted by the city of Enid. To be considered for the Walk of Fame, a person must demonstrate a lifetime of service to the community in general or have made an extraordinary contribution or act of selflessness or statesmanship for Enid. The award is given by the mayor and Enid City Commission each year, in September, during the Cherokee Strip Days celebration, to two people, one living and one posthumously. Nominations are being accepted at the city clerk’s office until 5 p.m. Aug. 5. More information is available at the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott, or by calling (580) 616-7271.

     

     

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    MB)---Mark your calendars now. The annual KGWA / KOFM Make A Burger, Make A Wish event, presented by Enid Super Lube, is coming September 26th to Leonardo’s Adventure Quest in the Enid Arts District. If you would like to help wishes come true for kids in our area through the Oklahoma Chapter of Make A Wish, there are several ways to get involved. If you cook a great burger, you can be a vendor for the cook-off competition; you can be a sponsor of this year's fundraiser; you can come be a judge and sample the burgers; you can volunteer to help out; or you can simply make a donation to the Make A Wish organization. Along with the burger cook-off, there will be other activities for the whole family, and other opportunities to help raise money. If you would like to be a part of an incredibly rewarding experience, call us at 234-4230 and we'll tell you how to help Make A Wish with KOFM and KGWA radio.

     

     

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    TI)--Enid-based Triangle Insurance has stepped up as the new corporate sponsor for the annual The Great Land Run. In recent years, Hiland Partners sponsored the Great Land Run, but when Kinder Morgan bought Hiland Partners this spring, Triangle Insurance in Enid offered to take on the community event. Proceeds from the run go to Enid and Chisholm public schools. To date, the Great Land Run has donated about $400,000 to the schools.

     

    The run will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, on Independence between Maple and Elm; runners have the option of a certified 5K or 10K course, which is the same course as last year. Online registration will be open until Sept. 16, but in order to receive a T-shirt, racers are encouraged to register before Sept. 4. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal. For more information, visit www.greatlandrun.com.

     

     

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    CC)--Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns, with special guest Lauren Daigle, are set to play in Enid Event Center Friday, Oct. 23, according to Spectra, formally Global Spectrum. Tickets priced at $25, $35 and $55 will go on sale at 10 am on Friday, June 19. There is a group ticket option, for $30 — $35 ticket price level only, for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be ordered by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or at Enid Event Center Box Office.

     

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    MP)--The premiere of “Canyon Trail” has been set for 6:00 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. Produced by locally owned Skeleton Creek Productions, the film continues the adventures of Stormy Lane and his two side-kicks, Texas Clapsaddle and Cimarron Simmons. “Canyon Trail” was filmed in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. The film stars Rick Simpson, Larry Simpson, Tom Ward, Buck Taylor, R.W. Hampton, Wyatt McCrae, Bryana Holt and CMSA World Champion shooter Kenda Lenseigne. Tickets to the premiere, which includes a buffet dinner, are available now for $25 and may be purchased by calling 855-TIX-ENID, or by visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or the Event Center box office. Attire for the premiere is best dress casual.

     

     

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    CC)--Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns, with special guest Lauren Daigle, are set to play in Enid Event Center Friday, Oct. 23, according to Spectra, formally Global Spectrum. Tickets priced at $25, $35 and $55 will go on sale at 10 am on Friday, June 19. There is a group ticket option, for $30 — $35 ticket price level only, for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be ordered by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or at Enid Event Center Box Office.

     

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    MS)--Mannheim Steamroller will perform live at Enid Event Center on December 10. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. “We are excited to announce a world class Christmas show in Mannheim Steamroller,” said Global Spectrum's Keller Taylor, General Manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. “In addition to one of the best Christmas shows around, you can take advantage of our Chef’s Holiday dinner package to make it the complete night.” This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

     

    Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices.  There will be a Holiday Buffet Dinner package available to add on to ticket orders.  The dinner package will be good for two guests’ tickets and meals, and a limited number of seats are available in Convention Hall’s Grand Ballroom.  Group discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. 

     

     

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    WA)--Wonder what the weather is doing in Garfield County?  Well, now there's an app for that! Designed for Androids and Iphones, the “Garfield County EM” was launched in January and is a direct link to the Garfield County Emergency Management team. On the app you can get the local forecast, weather radar, weather alerts, and other emergency information that's specifically catered to Enid and Garfield County. The app is administered by Mike Honigsberg, Garfield County Emergency Management Director. It also has the option of push notifications to alert you in emergencies. Other options include Honigsberg's daily blog, a damage report page, a list of emergency contacts, the storm shelter registry, nixle registration, storm preparedness, and more. Best of all the app is free.  

     

     

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