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    FC)--One of three Enid teens involved in an accident early last Thursday in Kansas died from injuries sustained in the collision. Funeral services will be held Saturday for 18 year-old David Devereaux who died Thursday at a Wichita hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 19 year-old Bryan Hladik, of Enid, was southbound on U.S. 281 in Russell County. The car, with two passengers, Devereaux and 18 year-old Larry Bell, traveled left of center, striking another vehicle driven by 38 year-old Shawn Ernst of Byers, Kan. Ernst was driving a 2011 Chevrolet pickup with passenger Clarence Messick. Ernst's pickup went into a ditch, rolling at least two times before coming to a rest on its wheel. Hladik’s Grand Prix spun around and stopped on the roadway. Hladik was transported to the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. Bell was transported to Russell County Hospital. Devereaux was transported to Via-Christi in Wichita where he died Thursday evening. Ernst was transported to a hospital in Salina, Kan. Messick was transported to a hospital in Russell, Kan. Authorities said Devereaux was the only person involved in the collision not wearing a seat belt. Funeral services for Devereaux will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

     

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    RG)--A Covington man is in custody after being arrested in connection with the recent robberies at to Enid stores. Enid Police Department arrested 52-year-old Jimmie Cade Boepple on two complaints of robbery following the robbery of Family Dollar Saturday evening. Boepple also was arrested in connection to the April 23 robbery of Pete's Market #2 at 510 N. 30th. Enid Police received a 911 call at 6:22 Saturday evening from Family Dollar, 102 W. Garriott, reporting a robbery. Officers responded and learned a man entered Family Dollar and announced he was robbing the store. No one saw him brandish a weapon, and he fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Lt. Tim Jacobi told Enid News and Eagle officers used video surveillance from Family Dollar and identified Boepple as the robber. He said officers located Boepple at a residence in the 1800 block of South 4th. According to Jacobi, officers executed search warrants at the house and for Boepple's truck, and found clothing that matched the description from both robberies. In addition, Boepple was positively identified by clerks from both stores as the robber. According to online court records, Boepple pleaded guilty in April in three felony cases, including a case involving two counts of second-degree burglary and 54 counts of false declaration of ownership  to a pawnbroker.

     

     

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    TS)—The 84th Annual Tri-State Music Festival takes place in Enid this week. Band members from across the region will compete Wednesday through Friday in a number of individual and group judged competitions. In other activities:

     

    There will be a Garage Band Competition at the courthouse lawn gazebo on Thursday night at 6:00pm. Tri-State participants will have their own dance Thursday night at the Gantz Center on the NOC campus from 8:30-10:30pm. 
     

    The Million Dollar Parade will take place at 6:00pm Friday evening along with Main Street Enid’s First Friday. After Friday night’s parade around the square there will a Grand Concert at Enid Convention Hall at 8:00pm. The Grand Concert costs $3.00 per person. There will plenty of live music, food trucks, late shopping and fun around the square. The normal parade route takes the bands around the square beginning on W. Broadway then going north on Independence, east on Randolph and then south on Grand. Elementary Honor Band Concert in the Enid High School auditorium at 7:00pm. The cost of the concert is $2.00 per person.

     

     

     

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    RT)--Jury selection got underway today in Garfield County District Court for a 28-year-old Enid man accused of attempted first-degree rape and sexual battery. Reid Andrew Dawson is accused of attempting to have sex with a woman who was unconscious in April 2015. Dawson also faces a charge of sexual battery and assault and battery. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. If found guilty, he faces up to life in prison.

     

     

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    PT)—The Enid Police Department needs your help finding two people suspected of stealing a cellphone on April 26th from the Boost Mobile store in the 2100 block of West Garriott.  Employees with Boost Mobile said two females and one male had just left the store when it was learned the iPhone 5C was missing. If you know anything about the theft, call Crime Stoppers at 233-6233, or text your tip to 274637. You won't have to testify, won't be identified, and could get a $1,000 reward in the case.

     

     

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    MS)--Main Street Enid has been named a finalists in a number of categories for the Oklahoma Main Street Center’s annual statewide awards competition. MSE is a finalist for Best Creative Fundraising Effort (Food for Thought); Outstanding Image Promotion (Downtown Enid History Website); Best Placemaking Project (The Breeze); Best Sustainable Design Project (Keep Enid Beautiful Corners).  The Community of the Year Award will recognize the Main Street Community who led other towns by earning the most quality assurance points during the 2015 calendar year.  The top 11 communities include: Enid, Ada, Altus, Collinsville, El Reno, Hobart, Newkirk, Ponca City, Prague, Pryor and Woodward.  The top community will also be announced at the banquet. All finalists will be honored, and the winners announced Tuesday, at the 27th annual Main Street Awards Banquet at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center Hotel. Tickets can be purchased from your local Main Street Program for $45.

     

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    LD)--The Garfield County Oklahoma Home and Community Education chapter on Wednesday will host exhibits and talks to improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans. The event at the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will feature craft and skills demonstrations in the lobby throughout the morning, and seminars and other demonstrations beginning at noon. Lesa Rauh, family and consumer sciences educator for the Garfield County Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service said the Library Day in Enid will feature several speakers, including an earthquake preparedness presentation from Enid and Garfield County Emergency Manager Mike Honigsberg; looking out for signs of Alzheimer’s disease; and infant positional asphyxiation from Shepard’s Watch founder Ali Dodd, whose child died from after being left to sleep at a daycare in a position in which he couldn’t breathe. Demonstrations how to make hooded bath towels, canning, pillow cases, pie crust and more will also be available throughout the day. The events are free and open to the public.

     

     

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    MF)--May Fete has been rescheduled to May 10th, due to a conflict with soccer state play-offs. Enid Public Schools spokeswoman Amber Graham Fitzgerald said, the annual spring event for Enid High School students had been scheduled for May 3.

     

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    BB)--The Beach Boys will perform May 22 at Enid Event Center. Tickets are $50 and $75, and patrons will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Beach Party, which will include dinner and music for $16 before the concert. Fans can order tickets by calling (855) TIX-ENID, going to www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall administration offices. 

     

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    SC)--Leonardo’s Children’s Mu­­seum is accepting enrollments for its summer day camp program. Summer Camp 2016 will take place in a temporary classroom space, Leonardo’s Annex, donated by Randy Miller LLC, and located next door at 210 E. Maple, formerly World Harvest Church. The camp will begin June 6 and run through Aug. 5. This year’s Summer Camp theme is Adventure Games, and it will feature a new game-related theme each week like “Pictionary,” “Clue,” “Operation” and “Minecraft.” The camp is made possible in part by a grant from Oklahoma Arts Council. This is the 23rd consecutive year Leonardo’s has offered this educational outreach program. Morning, afternoon and all-day sessions are available by the week. Camp children (ages 4-12) will explore both artistic and scientific ways to play and learn with these games throughout each week.

    This year, for the first time, Leonardo’s will open up one week of summer camp to toddlers (3 plus) who will be creative thinkers with the game “Candyland.” Toddler Camp will be July 5-7, mornings only, and will be limited to 15 3-year-olds and 15 4-year-olds who have not yet attended pre-K. There are numerous discounts available, including early registration discounts, as well as multiple child discounts and parents can register their children for as many weeks as they desire, and there is no minimum. A 20 percent early enrollment discount is available for all enrollments during April. Scholarships also are available to those with demonstrated need on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment forms may be found online at www.leonardos.org.

     

     

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    VG)--Grammy Award-winning artist Vince Gill will perform Saturday, June 4, at Enid Event Center, with fellow Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack opening. Tickets are priced at $45 and $65. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. 

     

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    CS)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is now accepting applications for the “Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers Institute.  The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide area teachers with more information on the history of Vance Air Force Base from its beginnings in WWII to present.  The workshop will be held July 13-14 in conjunction with the Heritage Center’s exciting new exhibit “Keep ‘em Flying:  75th Anniversary of Vance Air Force Base.” The Teachers Institute will include living history presentations, primary and secondary resources, hands-on history kits and a tour of Vance AFB.  The workshop sessions will be led by Heritage Center staff and guest speakers.  The second day of the workshop will be spent on an in depth tour of Vance AFB.  The registration fee for the “Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers Institute is $40 per teacher with registration limited to 15 teachers.  Applications are available at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center or may be downloaded from the Heritage Center’s website, www.csrhc.org.  The workshop registration deadline is June 24, 2016.

     

    The exhibit, “Keep ‘em Flying: 75th Anniversary of Vance Air Force Base,” will open Memorial Day weekend and will remain on display in the Heritage Center’s J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Veteran’s Day weekend. 

     

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    WA)--Weird Al Yankovic will perform at the Enid Event Center this summer. Weird Al’s Mandatory World Tour will perform in Enid July 17. Tickets are $35 and $50. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. Fans who are part of the Weird Al Yankovic Fan Club can sign up for the VIP experience.

     

     

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    TB)--The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's elite aerial demonstration team, is coming back to Enid next summer. The team's 2016 schedule includes a scheduled performance July 23 at Vance Air Force Base. The appearance will be part of Vance's 75th anniversary celebration. The Thunderbirds have not appeared at Vance since the fall of 2008. An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 people attended that year's air show and open house.

     

     

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    KR)--Kenny Rogers’ final world tour, “The Gamblers Last Deal,” will take place at the Enid Event Center Friday, July 15, with special guest Linda Davis. The Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. Tickets are $49 and $75 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting   www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall administration offices. 

     

     

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