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  • WW)--Rain is expected across much of the state through the Memorial Day weekend. About 2 to 4 inches of rain is forecast in the Enid area over the weekend, according to National Weather Service. In northwest Oklahoma rainfall is expected to be somewhat less, while to our south and southeast projections call for anywhere from 4 to 7 inches to fall through Monday.

     

     

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    CG)—Approximately 425 Enid High School seniors, including 37 valedictorians, received their diplomas Thursday night during commencement at D. Bruce Selby Stadium. Those attending were greeted by Ernie Currier, president of the Enid School Board, and heard from several student speakers as well as. Valedictorian Connor Angelton said it’s taken a long time to get to this point, but they made it. He said, “Personally, falling up the stairs in freshman year and using the girls’ bathroom made me wonder if I would even make it to graduation.”  Valedictorian Sunghyun Hwang thanked his parents and grandparents in their native tongue before he encouraged the senior class to never give up. After the ceremonies last night, many seniors attended Project Graduation, and were just getting home around 5 this morning with $50 in their pockets as a reward for staying the entire night.   

    Oklahoma Bible Academy seniors will receive their diplomas tonight at 7:30 in the school auditorium.

     

     

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    BI)—The Enid Police Department and Union Pacific Railroad Police are investigating a collision with the railroad bridge in the 300 block of East Elm sometime Wednesday evening. Police and special agents are seeking a white Peterbilt tandem-axle truck with a boom that struck the bridge sometime between 7:00 and 7:30 Wednesday evening. Officers also are seeking a dark-colored, early 2000s Chevy crew-cab pickup seen with the Peterbilt. According to the Enid News and Eagle, the bridge was struck and moved 14 inches. Crews are working on the bridge to make repairs. Elm Street will be closed between 3rd and 4th until the repair work can be completed. If you know anything about the incident, contact the Enid Police Department at (580) 242-7000.

     

     

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    AA)--This weekend's activities at the Woodring Air Park will go ahead as scheduled despite the expected rainfall. Glenn McDaniel, race coordinator with the Red Dirt Run, said Saturday morning's 5K run will happen, even in the rain. He said the only thing that would stop the run would be lightning. If you are signed up to run, check your email for the latest updates from Glenn. On Monday, the Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies have been moved from outdoors in the Veteran’s Park into the large City Hanger due to the amount of rain we expect to receive. Executive Director Elaine Johns told us they will continue with the same theme of honoring our WWII veterans and have special medals and flags for each who attend. They will have special parking and people movers to transport people from the parking lot next to the Vietnam Memorial wall to the hanger. The entire ceremony to include unveiling the newest name additions to the Living Walls and the Name addition ceremony at the Vietnam Wall will continue as planned inside the City Hanger. The meal will follow in the same hanger as the services.

     

     

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    VE)--Visit Enid, the official destination marketing organization for the City of Enid, came away with one of the state’s highest honors given in the Oklahoma tourism industry when it was named the winner of the 2015 RedBud Award for Best Tri-Fold or Single Sheet Brochure or Publication. The award honors the brochure featuring Ruth Monro Augur’s murals at the Garfield County Courthouse. It was handed out at the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) RedBud Awards Gala on May 19 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

    The murals’ brochure was the brainchild of Garfield County District Court Clerk Margaret Jones and made possible thanks to grants by Outhier and Caruthers, and the Enid Arts Council. Designed by Enid’s Kevin Friesen of Friesen Design, the brochure provides the visitor with a self-guided tour of the murals thanks to the brilliant photography of renowned Enid photographer Mike Klemme, and text that gives a historic background of each of the six murals. A short biography of the artist is also included in the brochure, which was released in August, 2014. The murals depict life in this region from the time Indians lived off the land through the Great Land Run of 1893.The brochure is available free of charge at the Garfield County Courthouse and at the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W Garriott. It is also available at the 12 Oklahoma Travel Information Centers.

     

     

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    NP)--Two local men have joined the ranks at the Enid Police Department. On Thursday Steven Williams of Enid and Joshua Courtney of Hillsdale took the oath to defend, enforce and obey the Constitution and laws of the United States, the state of Oklahoma and the charter and ordinances of the city of Enid. The men will now begin months of specialized training and certification.

     

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has given final approval to a roughly $7.1 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, despite concerns that state leaders didn't do enough to rein in millions of dollars' worth of costly tax credits. The general appropriations bill easily cleared the Senate today on a 38-9 vote and now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin, who is expected to sign it. The bill represents a budget deal that takes funds from dozens of agency revolving accounts and other one-time sources of money to close nearly all of a $611 million budget hole. Under the plan, most agencies will receive funding cuts ranging from less than 1 percent to 7.25 percent, although some agencies will receive an increase.

     

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after failing to pass a $25 million bond proposal to build a new museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma House reversed course and narrowly passed a plan to build the facility dedicated to the state's icons of popular culture. The House voted 51-40 today to approve the bond issue, one day after the same measure fell seven votes short of passing. A bill needs 51 votes to pass in the House. It now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin for consideration. The bill passed despite fierce resistance from some Republicans who argued the state shouldn't be in the business of operating museums. The museum's business plan calls for the construction of an adjacent parking garage to generate revenue to help fund operations.

     

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has adjourned the 2015 legislative session one week earlier than is required while the House is continuing to discuss and consider legislation. The presiding officer of the Senate dropped the gavel shortly after 3:00 this afternoon and adjourned sine (SY'-nee) die. The Oklahoma Legislature is constitutionally required to adjourn by the last Friday in May, but lawmakers rushed to complete their work this week to finish before the Memorial Day weekend.

     

     

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    NS)--This weekend the Skeleton Creek Productions crew was scheduled to head to Wichita to do the latest filming of their movie, “Canyon Trail”. Larry Simpson, the movie's producer, told us that because of the rainfall, the production has been re-scheduled. The new filming date is June 14th. So, if you are in the movie, or on the crew, don't go to Wichita this weekend.

     

     

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    TT)--AAA Oklahoma is offering its Tipsy Tow service in Enid and several other communities for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Tipsy Tow will give up to two people and their vehicle a ride home at no charge, no questions asked. The service is open to everyone, AAA members and non-members alike, from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, in Enid, metropolitan Tulsa, metropolitan Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Lawton, Shawnee, Bartlesville, Tahlequah and Ardmore. To access the service, call 1-800-222-4357 (1-800-AAA-HELP) and say, “I need a Tipsy Tow.” AAA will come get you and your vehicle and up to one more person and give you all a free ride and tow home, and only home, within a 15-mile radius from point of pickup.

     

     

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    FN)--Leonardo’s Children’s Museum is taking reservations for a Summer Kickoff Family Night to be held at Adventure Quest on Tuesday. Family Night will include dinner sponsored by AdvancePierre Foods. Dinner will be served 5-6:30 p.m., but playtime will continue until 8 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner by 5 p.m. Friday. Cost for the dinner is $1 per person for members and $2 for non-members. Tuesday also kicks off Twilight Time at Adventure Quest on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 29, weather permitting. Twilight Time is being sponsored again this year by Park Avenue Thrift. In the event of rain, Family Night will be moved indoors. For information about Leonardo’s or any upcoming event or activity, go online to www.leonardos.org or call (580) 233-2787.

     

     

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    SN)--As part of the national summer nutrition program, Enid Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch to children during the month of June. Meals will be available weekdays from June 1- 30, except June 4-5, to those age 18 and younger. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Garfield Elementary, Hoover Elementary, and Monroe Elementary.

     

     

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    SC)--Leonardo’s Children’s Museum is accepting enrollments for Camp Leonardo’s Summer Camp June 1-July 31. Classes are available by the week for students ages 4-12 for mornings, afternoons or all day. The 2015 hands-on interactive camp will include three weeks of science and six weeks of art. Leonardo’s also is accepting applications from certified educators to teach the classes. Finally, Leonardo’s is seeking volunteers ages 13-15 to assist with camp as part of a job training program overseen by Tracy Bittle, associate director and volunteer coordinator. Apprentices, as the teen volunteers are called, receive training in customer service, work-place safety, interviewing, resumé writing and team building throughout the summer. Julie Baird, executive director says both teacher applications and student enrollment forms are available on the website www.leonardos.org or in person at 200 E. Maple. Discounts are available for members and families enrolling multiple children. Full and partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis with demonstrated need.

     

     

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    SC)--THINKING ABOUT SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR KIDS BUT ON A

    LIMITED BUDGET? CONSIDER CAMP TOMAHAWK, A SUMMER CAMP

    DESIGNED FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES SPONSORED BY THE ENID

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VANCE AIR FORCE BASE. THE BOYS CAMP IS JUNE 1st THRU THE 5th AND THE GIRLS CAMP IS JUNE 8th  THRU THE 12th.  APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE ENID CHAMBER OFFICE, 210 KENWOOD BOULEVARD OR AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ENIDCHAMBER.COM. APLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 15TH AND SPACE IS LIMITED SO GET YOUR AP IN TODAY!  CAMP TOMAHAWK, MAKING SUMMER CAMP A LIFETIME MEMORY FOR YOUR CHILD!

     

     

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    SC)--Thanks to the annual success of another local bicycle event, the Oklahoma State Criterium will bring its annual set of state championship races to downtown Enid on Sunday, June 7. The State Criterium will hold championship races in nine categories beginning at 9:00 am with the final race expected to end around 6:00 pm. State Criterium director Freddie Karcher says the growth and success of the Twilight Criterium, held in conjunction with Tour de Trykes each August, contributed to the decision to bring their event here. Roads in the downtown area near the course will be blocked for the day, so motorists are asked to use caution when approaching downtown.

     

     

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    AP)--The History Channel’s “American Pickers” could visit Enid next month when they are scheduled to swing through Oklahoma, if they develop leads in our area. “American Pickers,” stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz who are professional pickers who travel the country looking for treasures from large private collections and accumulations of vintage memorabilia, collectables, odds and ends,  advertising signage and merchandise for sale. The show is projected to be in the area during the first two weeks of June and is looking for private collections, no retail shops or flea markets. To get on the show’s list, email americanpickers@cineflix.com, or call (855) OLD-RUST (653-7878), and include your name, contact information and a detailed description of your items.

     

     

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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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    RC)--Tulsa-based comedian Rodney Carrington will perform on June 13 in Enid Event Center. Tickets, priced at $45.75 and $180.75 for VIP ticket options, and are on sale now. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. The show is for mature audiences.

     

     

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