The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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May 1, 2013

Local News Briefs for 5/2/13

National Day of Prayer observance moved indoors

Enid’s National Day of Prayer observance will be moved indoors today because of the threat of bad weather.

The observance will be noon to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Maine.

“We were going to do it at the courthouse Gazebo, but it is suppose to be 40 degrees and 30 mph north winds,” said Brad Mendenhall, lead pastor of World Harvest Church.

National Weather Service is calling for an 80 percent chance of rain today, with a high near 41 and north wind at 20-25 mph, with gusts above 36 mph.

National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman.

Chamber, Vance sponsoring Camp Tomahawk in June

Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce and Vance Air Force Base partner each year to offer a summer camp for 40 underprivileged children in the community.

Camp Tomahawk is designed for children ages 9-11 who otherwise would be unable to attend a summer camp because of limited family income. Camp Tomahawk allows these children to experience camping traditions such as camaraderie, bonfires and sing-alongs.

The boy’s camp is scheduled for June 3-7, and the girl’s camp will be June 10-14. The children will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long overnight camp that involves activities such as swimming, skating, bowling and flight simulators. There also will be cookouts and visits to local and state attractions.

Applications are available at Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce, 210 Kenwood, or online at Completed applications must be returned to the chamber by 5 p.m. May 15. Space is limited and applications are assessed on federal poverty income guidelines and a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call Rynn Day at 237-2494 or email

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contributions to help support a child attend Camp Tomahawk may be sent to Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 907, Enid, OK 73702.

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