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  • VC)--A four-vehicle pile-up shut down West Willow just west of Van Buren late this morning. The crash, in the east bound lanes happened at 11:35 when a pickup rear-ended a car that the rear-ended the vehicle in front of it, which then did the same to a fourth vehicle. The initial emergency response shut down all five lanes of Willow into the early noon hour. At least one person was transported by Life EMS from the scene.

     

     

    IA)—Authorities say alcohol may have played a role in a crash that injured a Garber man early this morning in Garfield County. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials, 53 year-old Alan Jeffrey Grubb was transported from the scene of the crash on State Highway 74, just north of Rupe, by Life EMS to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center following the crash just before 3:00 am. Grubb was admitted in stable condition with internal injuries. According to the report, Grubb was southbound on Highway 74 in a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup when he left the road and struck a bridge abutment. The truck rolled into a creek, coming to rest on the passenger side. Grubb's condition is listed in the report as "odor of alcohol." The cause is listed as "driver inattention."

     

     

    DD)--24-year-old Omar Diaz Amador of Enid is being held in lieu of $1 million bond after being charged with trafficking in illegal drugs following an August 29th traffic stop by Enid police. He appeared via video Thursday in Garfield County District Court. The Enid News and Eagle reports Amador was charged with felony trafficking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, false personation, no valid driver’s license and failure to wear a seat belt. Special District Judge Brian Lovell ordered Amador to return to court September 28th for a bond appearance.

     

     

    LD)--Due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the trash route will not be collected on Monday.  Monday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday next week. All other routes will remain the same. Additionally, the city’s landfill will open 7am-2pm on Monday, September 7th.  However, the recycle center and Enid Transit will be closed Monday.

     

     

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    DD)--The Enid Police Department is participating in a national crackdown on drunken driving. The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ENDUI campaign lasts through Labor Day. Authorities said officers of the Enid Police De­­partment will be out both day and night cra­cking down on impaired drivers, and if you are stopped driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you will go to jail. No exceptions.

     

     

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    TT)--AAA Oklahoma will be working hard to make it a safer Labor Day holiday for everyone this year. The auto club’s “Tipsy Tow” services will be available in Enid to motorists who feel unsafe behind the wheel after drinking at parties or bars over the long weekend. The program is offered free to AAA members and non-members alike.  Tipsy Tow is available from 6:00 p.m. this Friday until 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Enid as well as metropolitan Oklahoma City, metropolitan Tulsa, Lawton, Bartlesville, Ardmore, Shawnee, Muskogee and Tahlequah. AAA will safely transport the driver, the vehicle and up to one more person home within a 15-mile radius from point of pickup, no questions asked. To request a free Tipsy Tow, call (800) AAA-HELP and tell the dispatcher, “I need a Tipsy Tow.” AAA doesn’t care if the caller is at a residential party, a bar or a restaurant, the auto club will dispatch a truck to get the motorist and the vehicle home safely. 

     

     

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    FR)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host “Spangles & Speakeasies”, the 1920’s themed 6th Annual Cherokee Strip Days Gala sponsored by Central National Bank. The gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight in the Grand Ballroom at Convention Hall in downtown. Guests will enter the era of Prohibition and experience the extravagance of a swanky joint complete with shady games of chance, signature cocktails, jazz music by Civilized Tribe Dixieland Band from the University of Central Oklahoma, a lavish dinner featuring a 1920’s inspired menu and a live auction.

     

    The annual gala is the major fundraising event of the year for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.  Proceeds from the event provide much needed support for programs and daily operations of the museum. Reservations for the Spangles & Speakeasies Gala can be made at the Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th Street in Enid or by calling 580-237-1907 with credit card information.  The cost is $200 per couple, $125 per person or $750 for a table of eight. For additional information on this or other CSRHC programs visit the website at www.csrhc.org

     

     

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    CS)--The Gloss Mountain Car Cruisers car show is this Saturday in Fairview starting at 9:00 and running throughout the day, ending with a cruise in the evening. Along with the annual car show will be a balloon race, a burnout contest and a loud exhaust contest. The entry fee is $20 and everyone and all kinds of vehicles are welcome. For more information, contact the Fairview Chamber of Commerce.

     

     

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    WF)--The annual Cleo Springs Watermelon Festival is Sunday with a hog roast, beauty pageant and the Confederate Knots will be hosting a street dance. Monday there will be a parade, old time western pictures taken, antique tractor show and many vendors. The fire department will have hamburgers and corn on the cob, and that evening there will be an antique tractor pull.

     

     

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    BL)--Bring your lunch and join the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center for a Brown Bag Lecture with Adam Lynn, Director of the Chisholm Trail Museum and the Seay Mansion in Kingfisher. The Brown Bag Lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at noon in the Village Church and is free to the public. Lynn will share the history of Governor Seay who served as the second Territorial Governor of Oklahoma from 1892 to 1893. His three-story mansion, Horizon Hill, was built on fifteen acres of land just outside of Kingfisher. The mansion was completed in March of 1892 to host dignitaries present for the opening of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Land Run. The monthly brown bag program is free and open to the public on the second Wednesday of each month in the Village Church at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The Heritage Center is located at 507 S. 4th Street and is open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm. For more details call 237-1907 or visit our website at www.csrhc.org.

     

     

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    TS)--Do you have talent? Last year's talent search at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center was such a success that Utopia Artists have returned to host Dream Night Talent Search at the Garfield County Fair September 11th and 12th. It's a guaranteed audition for ‘America’s Got Talent. Dallas-based pop group Jagged Row, won last year’s competition in Enid. There are three age categories: 9 to 17, 18 to 29, and 30 years and older. You must enter online and submit a music video to the Oklahoma Dream Night Talent Search website. Winners from the online entry will compete here in Enid in September.

     

     

     

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    LT)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center presents its Living History Lantern Tours at Humphrey Heritage Village the night of September 18th. Guests will encounter schoolmarms, Land Office agents, fine Victorian ladies, homestead families and more along their lantern-led tour. Tickets are $10 and sell out fast.  Call 580.237.1907 to order your tickets or purchase them at the Heritage Center, 507 S 4th.

     


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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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