The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 4, 2012

Local News Briefs for 12/5/12


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Socks for Seniors drive organized



Northwest Oklahoma Ortho Physical Therapy is organizing a Socks for Seniors Holiday Sock Drive. Donated socks will be taken to an area nursing home for distribution. All kinds of socks are needed, from practical to bright colored socks. Donation sites located in the Parkview Medical Building, 330 S. Fifth, include Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, first floor; Scheffe’s Pharmacy, second floor; and NWOOC Physical Therapy, third floor, and also in the Springs Medical Building, 615 E. Oklahoma, at Enid Urology Clinic.

The deadline for collections is Dec. 17, at the end of the day. Contact Denise Winkleman at 233-9759 for questions.



Genealogists to meet



Garfield County Genealogists will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Plains Room of Public Library of Enid and Garfield County.

Members are encouraged to bring a snack or special treat to share for the annual tasting party.

Everyone is urged to bring a heritage item for the display table. It can be a photo, a document or any other artifact.



Toy run is Saturday



The Moose Riders of Enid toy run will be Saturday.

The run will leave Enid Moose Lodge parking lot, 302 E. Purdue, at 3 p.m. and will conclude at the lodge.

The toy run is open to anyone. All riders need to bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Moose Riders is a new group of Enid Moose Lodge members.



City to collect leaves



The city of Enid will collect unbagged leaves in green yard-waste poly carts today and Dec. 12.

The containers must be placed on the curb by 7:30 a.m. to be collected.

Toys for Tots adds drop-off locations



A couple of Toys for Tots drop-off locations have been added across town.

Joel Bragg has set up his home, 1121 Briar Ridge, as a donation center. He also has a large Christmas light display synched to music.

“My hopes are to get the people who come and see the display to drop off a gift or two for the children who might otherwise go without this Christmas,” he said. “I absolutely love this time of year ,and really try to do anything I can to give back and inspire the spirit of the season.”

The display will run from dusk to 10 p.m. each night through Jan. 9.

The Enid News & Eagle also is a donation site. Gifts should be left in the Toys for Tots box in the newspaper lobby, 227 W. Broadway.



Billings Christmas Parade is Dec. 15



Billings Christmas Parade will be 11 a.m. Dec. 15.

The theme is “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”

Registration for the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of Billings Community Building. Each parade participant will receive a 50 cent piece. Prizes will be awarded for top three places in decorated float, costume, pet, bike and ATV.

People 18 and older will be able to register for turkeys, hams and Billings Bucks, with the drawings held after the parade. Each person is allowed one entry and must be present at the time of the drawings.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos after the parade, and hot chocolate, cookies and bags of candy will be offered to those attending the parade.

To participate, or for more information, call Rick Hartz at (580) 336-7702.