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ENID, Okla. — Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host its annual Christmas in the Village 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

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❝Now’s the time — come get one this weekend,” Jackson said. “If you’re getting your booster, then you’ve got enough time for that immunity to kick in before you travel for Christmas. It’s good timing, so don’t wait.❞ — Maggie Jackson,  community engagement director for Oklahoma State Department of Health District 2

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ENID, Okla. — Northwestern Oklahoma State University is hosting a visual arts workshop investigating rematriation and ancestral venerations practices via drawing, painting and creative writing.

Lankford, a Republican, said he’s attempting to amend the National Defense Authorization Act to add a provision to prevent the Pentagon from withholding funding from individual National Guard members based on vaccination status.

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Chisholm Middle School was ranked the fourth-best middle school in Oklahoma, and Hoover Elementary School just missed the top 10 of elementary schools statewide, coming in at 11th in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

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Community Cares Partners (CCP), a program of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, is providing assistance to individuals and families facing housing crisis and eviction as a result of lost wages or hardship from COVID-19.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt and Pentagon officials each dug in Tuesday as their battle over COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Oklahoma National Guard intensified ahead of Thursday’s vaccination deadline for thousands of men and women in the Air National Guard.

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Over the last two years (and going back further to 2017) the city of Enid and Merrifield have been locked in a legal deadlock — during which several related cases have gone to the state level — over acquiring easements on his three lots in eastern Osage County for the city's long-planned water pipeline. 

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ENID, Okla. — Aaron LeCrone had never been inside a hot air balloon before, but on Monday, he got the opportunity to take a tethered ride in one.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 1-2, 2021, in the Student Center Ranger Room.

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He said the wind right now makes any possible ride decisions up in the air, but if they are offered it would be on a first-come basis as time allows. Donations would be accepted for the Children's Miracle Network, which is supported by the corporation.

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First United Methodist Church is hosting Thom Whitaker’s annual music and poetry concert Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at 401 W. Randolph, Enid. Christianne Chase will assist by reading poetry.

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Locally, much of the western half of Garfield County is listed in moderate drought — the lowest level of drought — while the eastern part is listed as abnormally dry. 

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I have had many producers asking me if this is the top of the wheat market. This is not the correct frame of mind right now. As producers, we get really excited at market tops, and in general they do not mean anything.

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Summertime weather conditions that started dry but got a much-needed boost from abundant July rainfall helped southwestern Oklahoma’s cotton crop recover nicely in time for harvest in October and November, producers said.

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Tens of thousands made their way to downtown Enid to attend the 28th annual Enid Lights Up the Plains and the lighting of the world’s largest fresh-cut Christmas tree, which together marked the official start to the Christmas season in Northwest Oklahoma.

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Rosanne will remain closed to through traffic as work continues on replacing part of the street.

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An Enid woman was injured in a single-vehicle collision early Friday morning just south of Breckinridge, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Republican Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, who currently represents the southern portion of Enid, said last week's legislative redistricting saw her House district shrink even more from May’s previously approved redistricting that removed Garfield County from the district.

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