The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 17, 2013

Local News Briefs for 4-18-13

Enid News and Eagle

EPS Foundation sets spring fundraiser

Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will be the scene of the spring fundraising event for Enid Public School Foundation.

“We have our second annual ‘E’vent coming up Monday, April 29,” said Jennifer Fields, EPSF executive director.

Initiatives of EPSF include teachers’ grants, given each fall and spring semester to Enid teachers selected in a competitive process; teacher scholarships, given to teachers who want to further their education; ‘E’vent, a spring community get-together when Enid residents enjoy a picnic dinner and music by Enid Public Schools bands; and the Hall of Fame banquet, a fall event to honor alumni and community leaders committed to educational excellence.

This year’s ‘E’vent will be 5-8 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a box supper. There will be two outdoor stages. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Portion of 3rd to close until Friday

City of Enid Public Works Director Jim McClain said 3rd from Birch to Poplar will be closed until Friday.

K-H enrollment set April 23 and 25

Pre-kindergarten and new kindergarten student enrollment at Kremlin-Hillsdale will be held 3:30-6 p.m. April 23 and 25 in the elementary building. Bring your child’s birth certificate and shot record. Contact Kristi Hilburn or Heather Carson for more information at 874-2283.

Meno Fire & Rescue supper Saturday

Meno Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with Ringwood Masonic Lodge, will hold its 35th annual Pancake and Sausage Supper 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Meno Gym. Cost is by donation.

Menu includes pancakes, freshly ground sausage and homemade syrups such as blueberry, maple and Dutch honey.

The Oklahoma Blood Mobile also will be available 3:30-5 p.m.

‘A Day Without Violence’ is Saturday

The Youth and Family Services and the Garfield County Domestic Violence Task Force will host “A Day Without Violence,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Enid, at the corner of Cherokee and Independence. Admission is free. Activities will include moon bounces, games and giveaways.

Legion cheeseburger supper postponed

American Legion Argonne Post 4, 121 W. Oak, has postponed its cheeseburger supper until 6 p.m. May 3. Friday’s original date was postponed so it wouldn’t conflict with the eighth annual Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ. For information, call Richard at (580) 478-7879.

Cancer support group to meet this afternoon

The Enid Spiritually Based Cancer Support Group will meet 4-5:15 p.m. today at Central Christian Church.

Guest speaker is Rick Hill, pharmacist at Rick’s Pharmacy in Enid. He will talk about the importance of a pharmacist in an individual’s battle with cancer, and the role of a pharmacist in general health issues.

Those attending will give thanks for blessings as birthdays are celebrated. The group also will pray to seek healing and support for one another and loved ones, and scripture will be read.

Any cancer patient, caregiver or cancer survivor is encouraged to attend the meeting.

Central Christian Church is located at 1111 W. Broadway.

For questions about the meeting or Enid’s Spiritually Based Cancer Support Group, contact the Rev. Don Johnson at 402-2612.