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March 29, 2013

Local News Briefs for 3-30-2013

ENID, Okla. — Northwest Oklahoma MS walk in Garber needs volunteers

The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers to help with Walk MS: Northwest Oklahoma April 27 in Garber.

The walk will be in the field across from Country Cabin Café, 321 Comanche in Garber.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., with the walk at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the National MS Society of Oklahoma.

More than 200 walkers are expected to hit the pavement and help raise the goal of $8,000.

Funds raised will support direct services and programs for people with MS and their families in Oklahoma and MS research to find a cure.

“Volunteers are the backbone of this event,” said development manager Rachel Klenda. “Volunteers can help with planning before the walk, registering walkers, monitoring the route, handing out snacks or cheering on the walkers.

Volunteers have a variety of motivations for involvement.  LaDona Hays, of Garber, is the Walk MS event chairwoman because she has made a resolution to bring more awareness of multiple sclerosis to the community.

“It is so rewarding to see this community come together. I know I am part of the movement dedicated to creating a world free of MS,” Hays said.

To participate in the walk or to volunteer, go to walkmsok.org, call (800) 344-4867 or email rachel.klenda@nmss.org. Registration is free.

Chestnut to be closed

Chestnut will be closed between 14th and Central starting Monday for about two weeks.

The closing will allow ONG to make gas line repairs, according to a city of Enid news release.

Traffic will be detoured at 10th and 16th.

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