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  • DC)--Two people were arrested Thursday on felony drug complaints after Enid Police Department officers served a narcotics-related search warrant at a local home. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Enid Police Department Narcotics detectives went to 321 E. Cottonwood to investigate neighborhood complaints of illegal drug sales. 44 year old Brad Robert Cords was in the home. At first, he gave police a false name and the tried to run away. He was arrested on outstanding Garfield County warrants and on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest. During Cords' arrest, detectives reportedly saw methamphetamine, scales, and packaging materials in the open in a bedroom. A search warrant was obtained and served at the house. 59 year old Ava Swift also was arrested on a complaints of possession of CDS and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

     

     

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    PF)--There was a small fire at AdvancePierre Foods Thursday in one of its cooking stacks. Enid Fire crews responded just after 6:00 yesterday morning. The fire activated two sprinkler systems. There were no injuries, and while it was shut down for a short time, the plant is back open. Enid Fire Marshal Ken Helms told the Enid News and Eagle the fire was probably caused by grease accumulation. Helms said firefighters had to pull back part of the roof membrane, and units were there for a couple of hours. The impacted area will be closed until repairs can be completed.

     

     

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    WD)--In July Enid’s Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash raised $9,000 for new equipment and scholarships for equine therapy at Bennie’s Barn. 40 canine athletes came from eight different communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas to compete. The champion and grand champion of each of the divisions have earned the right to compete at the National Dachshund Races in Findlay Ohio, September 26th. More information about Paws 4 the Cause can be found at enidpaws4thecause.com or on Face Book.

     

     

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    EQ)--There was a 2.7 magnitude earthquake in Grant County just after midnight this morning. It was centered about four miles southwest of Pond Creek. Yesterday afternoon there was a 2.8 quake two miles northwest of Lamont in Grant County. There was a 2.8 magnitude quake in Major County at 7:01 last night four miles north of Ames. In Noble County yesterday there were two earthquakes. There was a 2.5 quake four miles northwest of Orlando at 12:38pm, and a 2.8 quake a mile south of Perry at 10:44 last night.

     

     

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    BE)--A long time area bank continues to expand. Farmers Exchange Bank of Cherokee is entering into an agreement to purchase First National Bank of Nash. Subject to its approval, the transaction is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a release. Farmers Exchange President and CEO Loren Rieger that the company plans to continue with the existing personnel in Nash to provide services.

     

     

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    MP)--Tuesday evening at 7 the Mackie Planetarium on the NOC Enid Campus invites you to a free show titled the ‘Space Elevator,. It's a new concept for space station construction and habitation followed by a trip through the universe. The show will take visitors back in time and into the future of the universe. While the show is free, visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food items for the Horn of Plenty. After the show, if skies are clear, the observatory will be open for viewing various objects in the night sky.

     

     

     

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    CA)--The Gaslight Theatre Charlie Awards are Saturday at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre box office. The Charlie Awards are given out to actors and actresses for excellence on stage, and are named for Charles Norman Duff, a supporter of the Gaslight Theatre from the very beginning of its existence. The awards ceremony will be held at Enid's Convention Hall.

     

     

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    OH)--Autry Technology Center will hold its fall open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Visitors can meet new Superintendent Brady McCullough in the Oklahoma Room. Visitors can also see state-of-the-art equipment, including a 3D printer, plasma welding cutter and medical SIM robots; tour the new health wing; participate in hands-on classroom activities, such as hand massages in the cosmetology department or taste carbonated ice cream in the kitchen; get early enrollment discounts on select courses; and meet other students and teachers.

    The fire training department will feature a live burn on the training tower, and Enid Fire Department firefighters will demonstrate their rappelling skills on the tower. Personnel will offer blood pressure and glucose checks, as well as EMT skills and CPR demonstrations in the health wing. For information, go online to www.autrytech.edu.

     

     

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    FR)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is now taking reservations for Spangles & Speakeasies, the 1920’s themed 6th Annual Cherokee Strip Days Gala sponsored by Central National Bank in Enid.  The gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 4 in the Grand Ballroom at Convention Hall in Enid.

     

    Guests will enter the era of Prohibition and experience the extravagance of a swanky joint complete with shady games of chance at the speakeasy, 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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    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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    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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