The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 6, 2013

Local News Briefs for 4/7/13

Enid News & Eagle

Garfield County Republican Women to meet

The Garfield County Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, at YWCA Enid, 525 South Quincy. The program for the day will be “Focus on Women’s Heart Health,” presented by Dr. Schrader. Reservations may be made with Sandy by calling 233-8715 no later than Tuesday evening.  

Members attending the State Republican Convention in Oklahoma City on April 19-20, are reminded to register no later than April 17. Also, the club will be holding a garage sale on Saturday, May 25. Donated items are requested from those who would like to assist.


Pioneer-Pleasant Vale to enroll Wednesday

Pioneer-Pleasant Vale School will enroll Pre-K and kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year on Wednesday. Enrollment will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the elementary school, 6020 E. Willow.

Parents will need to bring birth certificate, immunization records, social security number and proof of residency. Kindergarten students will be given a Gesell test, which will take about 40 minutes.

Spears to speak at events

Willie Spears, a 2000 Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduate and member of the 1999 NAIA national champion Ranger football team, will return to the Alva area April 14 to share a message at Hopeton Church and the eXtreme event.

Spears’ message to the congregation during the 10 a.m. service in Hopeton and 1 p.m. service at the eXtreme event in downtown Alva will focus on the theme of being selfless. His message during the youth gathering at the 7 p.m. eXtreme event will focus on being the “real-deal” Christian.

All services are free and open to anyone interested in attending.

Spears, who has begun his second year as head football coach at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Fla., has been a speaker for a number of years, speaking with a mixture of comedy, love, knowledge and charisma. Through “The Willie Spears Experience,” Spears shares messages of faith in churches and camps, but also is able to provide information to young people who may be struggling with various decisions in life. He’s also been known to motivate educators and other leaders through various professional development seminars.

To learn more about The Willie Spears Experience, go to

Watson will present as Rogers

Doug Watson, professor emeritus of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform as Will Rogers for Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Wednesday.

The presentation is free and will be at noon in the Humphrey Heritage Village Church. In addition to the Brown Bag lecture, Watson will visit two schools while he is here.

Watson portraying Will Rogers will be one of the scholars featured during Summer Chautauqua June 11-15 at the Heritage Center. This year’s Chautauqua theme is The Roaring ’20s.

Watson has been involved in historical characterization since 1991, traveling with the Great Plains Chautauqua as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Stephen Crane. Since 2006, he has performed as Will Rogers hundreds of times around the United States and has presented the program in more than 300 schools around the state and other places.

For information on Heritage Center programs, call 237-1907, or go to Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. 4th.

OBI holding 2 drives this week

Oklahoma Blood Institute will have a pair of blood drives this week in the Enid area.

They are:

• Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Lowe’s, 5201 W. Garriott.

• 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Westlake Recreation Area, west of Lahoma. The drive is sponsored by American Veterans Motorcycle Club-Enid Chapter.

All donors will receive an OBI insulated lunch tote, free health screenings and Donor Reward Points. If donors choose to forgo the donor appreciation item, funds designated for this item will be directed to Global Blood Fund.