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    BD)--A Boise City man was arrested in Texas County after abducting his son from Enid late Tuesday night. 32 year-old Anastacio Luis Reyes Sr. was taken into custody on a complaint of DUI after an Amber Alert was issued for him and his 5-year-old son, Anastacio Luis Reyes Jr. The Amber Alert was issued at about 2 a.m. Wednesday by Enid Police and was canceled after Texas County Sheriff’s Office deputies took Reyes Sr. into custody. The 5-year-old boy was not harmed. Authorities say Reyes Sr. was in Enid Tuesday at a cookout celebrating his son’s first day of school with the boy’s mother, the custodial parent. The woman told police she got into an argument with Reyes Sr. and the argument became physical, according to the report. She said she ended up on the ground and Reyes Sr. was on top of her, choking her. She said Reyes Sr. stabbed her arm with a steak knife twice. She said they continued to argue and she placed their son in her truck to leave. She said Reyes Sr. took their son from her truck, placed the boy into his own truck and left. A warrant was issued Wednesday for Reyes Sr. after counts of kidnapping a child and domestic assault and battery with a deadly or dangerous weapon were filed in Garfield County District Court. Bond on the warrant has been denied, meaning Reyes Sr. will have to appear before a judge before he can post a bond.

     

     

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Enid-based defense attorney is opposing prosecutors' request for a mental evaluation for a man accused of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya. Prosecutors are seeking the exam for Matthew Durham, who has been indicted on three felony counts that accuse him of traveling from Oklahoma City to Kenya to sexually abuse children at the Upendo Children's Home. In court papers filed Wednesday, defense attorney Stephen Jones argued that there was no basis for the mental exam because he's given no notice of an insanity defense or an incompetency claim. Jones says Durham is assisting in his own defense and is responding appropriately during court proceedings. Prosecutors allege Durham admitted abusing the children, but Durham's attorneys have challenged the credibility of their client's statement, saying he was coerced.

     

     

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    EQ)--There were a number of earthquakes Wednesday in central Oklahoma. Residents of Logan County experienced 3 earthquakes about 4 miles south of Langston. A 3.2 quake happened at 6:01am, then a 3.3 at 6:31, then a 2.5 at 8:52am. Then, just before 5:55 Wednesday evening there was a 2.8 earthquake about 4 miles north of Stillwater in Payne County.

     

     

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    AD)--As the baby boomer generation gets older, there is an increasing amount of families in the area who are dealing with Alzheimer’s. There is an organization coming to Enid to offer some relief and advice. The Enid Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will be hosting a ribbon-cutting this Friday afternoon at 4:00 for the Enid Alzheimer’s Association branch office in the commons area at NWOSU – Enid at 30th and Randolph. The Enid office will provide Alzheimer’s services and resources to northern and northwest Oklahoma families. Meanwhile, a support group meets monthly at 2901 N. Van Buren.  For more information, call 800-272-3900.

     

     

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    FR)--There's been a lot of talk lately about the Fireball Run rally that will make a stop next month in Enid. Two local men will be competing in the multi state run. Enid City Commissioner Dr. David Vanhooser and Aaron Brownlee, Wymer Brownlee president, will be riding in Vanhooser’s 2009 Aston Martin DBS.  Here's your chance to get an up close look at the vehicle, and its new graphic designs. The car will be displayed this evening at 6:00m in front of Wymer Brownlee at 201 N. Grand.

     

     

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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Health officials in Tulsa have confirmed a second human case of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in Oklahoma this year. The Tulsa Health Department confirmed the case on Thursday. The first confirmed case was in July in Major County. Few details about the persons infected have been released, other than that both are over the age of 50. There were 84 cases of West Nile virus in Oklahoma last year, including eight deaths. The virus is spread by the Culex mosquito, which feeds on infected birds and transmits the virus when biting humans, horses and other mammals. Symptoms include a sudden fever, headache, dizziness and muscle weakness.

     

     

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma predicts that more residents will be traveling over the Labor Day holiday, with a 2 percent jump expected over last year's numbers. The organization estimated that 408,000 Oklahomans will travel over the holiday. That's compared with the 400,300 Oklahomans who traveled last Labor Day. AAA Oklahoma says nearly 85 percent of the state's travelers will get to their destination by car, with the remainder choosing to fly or travel by bus or train. Nationwide, AAA predicts that 34.7 million people will travel over the holiday period, which AAA defines as Thursday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 1.

     

     

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    BC)--Applications are being accepted for vacancies on many of the City of Enid’s boards and commissions. Vacancies exist on the Library Board, Construction Board of Adjustment & Appeals, Tree Board, and ADA Access Board. Applications will be accepted until 5 P.M. local time on September 3, 2014.  It is intended that these appointments will be made by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners at their meeting of September 16, 2014.  The City Commission may, at its discretion, conduct interviews with applicants prior to such appointments. Information and applications may be obtained in the office of the City Clerk at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Municipal Complex, 401 West Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, Oklahoma, 73701 or by calling 580-616-7271.   Application forms can also be downloaded from the City’s web-site, enid.org.

     

     

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    MM)--Leonardo’s will host the 6th annual Enid Mack Motor Mania on Saturday morning from 10 A.M.- noon. Sponsor Enid Mack Sales will also be cooking burgers and hot dogs for lunch, and the first 100 children will receive a special prize.  Lunch is being provided by AdvancePierre Foods, Sara Lee, and Mid-America Wholesale. Bottled water is being provided by Sonshine Fellowship. For more information about upcoming classes or events at Leonardo’s, visit the online calendar at www.leonardos.org or call 580-233-2787.

     

     

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    EE)--The City of Enid has launched a new website, www.EnvisionEnid.com to gather ideas from the community about Enid’s future. Officials said the website acts like a virtual townhall, enabling Enid’s residents to share their ideas 24 hours a day. Residents of Enid should visit EnvisionEnid.com to create an account and share their ideas. City of Enid Planning Administrator Chris Bauer said Envision Enid is the name of the City’s new comprehensive plan that is currently under development. The comprehensive plan is the overarching policy of the City of Enid and addresses everything from infrastructure investments and development decisions to education, health and social services. The plan will create a vision for the future of Enid and outline coordinated policies and recommendations to steer the city towards achieving the vision. The website is one of several ways to contribute the plan. You can share your ideas at the Envision Enid booth at the Cherokee Strip Celebration, and stay tuned for upcoming meetings to learn about, shape, and help implement plan recommendations.

     

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    HG)--Reservations are now being accepted for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s 5th Annual Cherokee Strip Days Gala, “Sterling & Spurs”.  The gala will be held on Friday, September 5 at the Hiland Partners Ballroom in Enid. The Western themed gala will feature Susie McEntire singing classic country hits, fun games of chance for great prizes, a wine pull and an extravagant Prime Rib dinner by Panevino.  Major sponsors of the event are Ward Petroleum, Central National Bank and Andrew Real Estate Co. The evening will conclude with a live auction of exclusive gifts including a private concert with Susie McEntire. The Heritage Center’s annual gala is the museum’s major fundraising event of the year to support museum operations. Reservations for the “Sterling & Spurs 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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    BT)--The Beatles tribute band 1964 will be in concert Friday, Sept. 5, at the Enid Event Center. The band recreates an early live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. Tickets, priced at $35.50 and $55.50, are on sale now. A limited number of VIP tickets ($55.50) are available, which will include a pre-show reception in Enid Convention Hall with appetizers and drinks. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. For more information visit  http://bit.ly/1kaSbTz

     

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    PA)--It won't be long before downtown Enid will be filled with the sights and sounds of the annual Cherokee Strip Celebration. September 12 – 14 will be  a weekend to remember, and celebrate the great land run that established settlers across a large part of Oklahoma. The Enid Chamber of Commerce wants you and your organization to be a part of the fun. They are currently taking vendor and parade entry applications. You can get an application at the chamber offices, 210 Kenwood, on the west side of downtown Enid, or online at enidchamber.com. Cost for non-profit or commercial floats is $10, with prizes awarded. Others entering will have a fee of $5, with the exception of marching bands, which will not have an entry fee.

     

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    RC)--Grammy-nominated band 3 Doors Down will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 14, in Enid Event Center. The alternative rock band is known for the hit "Kryptonite." Tickets are priced at $65.50, $59.50 and $45.50 and will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 18. 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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    SB)--The Enid Board of Education is accepting applications to fill vacancies for Office 1 and Office 2. Those interested in more information are encouraged to contact Karl White, EPS chief financial officer, by calling (580) 366-7000 or visiting 500 S. Independence. Information packets are available.


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    OL)—People wanting to reserve some city facilities can now do so online. The Enid Parks and Recreation Department has instituted a web-based program for online recreation registration and management. By using the new online program, potential renters of park pavilions, Champion Park gym or Champlin Pool can see what days are available and choose the day that best suits their needs. Park pavilion and facility rental can be done online at www.enid.org or at the Parks and Recreation office, 1110 W. Spruce. To get to the registration page, go to www.enid.org, select public works under the department’s header, then go to parks and recreation. On the parks page, click “Parks Reservations & Rental Facilities” in the menu on the left.

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    CC)--The Enid City Commission television broadcasts are being moved from Channel 11 to Channel 12 in an effect to broadcast the meetings in high definition. According to Steve Kime, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the city of Enid, “We are moving the City Commission meeting broadcast to Channel 12. This allows us to keep all government programming on one channel and provides the avenue we need to broadcast the meetings in high definition.” Kime said, the Enid Television Network staff is working with Suddenlink officials to make all the technical moves needed to allow the meetings to air on Channel 12. The city of Enid assumed operation of the local public access television programming serving Enid in February of this year.

     

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