Enid and Northwest Oklahoma have a lot of good things going on.
And, we at the Enid News & Eagle work every day to chronicle those good things. As such, we’re in the middle of publishing our annual progress edition, or rather editions. This year the project has the title Building on Tradition. Four sections — covering health and wellness, Northwest Oklahoma, economic development and education — already have appeared in the newspaper on Sundays starting Feb. 17. A fifth section, covering the arts and entertainment scene in Enid, will be in Sunday’s News & Eagle.
Each section, as the name implies, covers a specific topic, featuring people, businesses and organizations contributing to the success of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma. Some of the names will be familiar to many, but some of the names might not be. A person doesn’t necessarily have to be well known to contribute to the betterment of the community.
Health care is a major part of Enid. With St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, along with many other businesses and organizations in the field, Enid is the medical hub for Northwest Oklahoma.
The health and wellness section took a look into a variety of aspects in the health care field, from the new CBD industry, to the changes being made to physical education classes in elementary schools, to different ways people take to keeping fit.
The Northwest Oklahoma section highlighted some of the good and fun things going on across our part of the state, from a Woodward cattleman reaching out to help others, a German native who found his calling by opening a restaurant in Waynoka, to the new and growing audio-visual program at Hennessey Public Schools.
The economic development section focused on the efforts to continue to grow Enid’s economy, and education highlighted the efforts to prepare young people for today’s changing world.
In addition to appearing in print in the newspaper, all sections and stories that have published so far are available online at the News & Eagle’s website, enidnews.com/progress. After arts and entertainment publishes Sunday, there will be a week break before the final three sections — agriculture and energy, faith and community service — publish March 31, April 7 and April 14.
We encourage you to take a look and read about some of the good things going on in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma.