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July 12, 2014

Thad, Trent Luckinbill deserve big thumbs up for producing ‘The Good Lie’

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to Thad and Trent Luckinbill for taking their backgrounds in film and finance to produce high-quality films.

On a recent visit to Enid, the brothers took a quick reprieve from their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary festivities to discuss their lives as film producers.

One of the pair’s most recent productions is “The Good Lie,” starring Reese Witherspoon. The film tells the story of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan and their transition as they reach the United States.

We wish these twin brothers the best of luck.

THUMBS UP

Sincere thumbs up to the lasting legacy of the late George W. “Bill” Athey.

Athey, who was named 2003 Citizen of the Year by Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce, died July 7 at age 76.

“He loved Enid and provided much community support. Bill was respected by his peers, he was a friend to many and he will be sorely missed,” said Jon Blankenship, Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

Athey was principal owner of Security National Bank and Athey Lumber Co. He had been serving as chairman of the Security National Bank board of directors.

The Enid community and the Security National Bank family have lost a “true friend,” Security National Bank President Brad Blankenship said.

Thanks for your longtime community support.

THUMBS UP

Thumbs up to E-Town Magazine’s Fashion Week.

The fun week was filled with events like a Ladies Night Party at Posh By Haylee and fashion mini sessions at Muncy Photography.

The Lights, Camera, Fashion! Style Show topped off celebrations with local models wearing clothing from retailers all across Enid.

Special guests included Bobbie Miller from News 9 and local Aly Akers.

Rebecca McKenny, event organizer, coordinated a styling event to highlight some of Enid’s aspiring stylists.

Conrady Electric, Curttright Honda, Rick’s Pharmacy and StarTek were the title sponsors for Fashion Week.

 Cathy Nulph, events promoter at Eagle Marketing/E-town magazine, deserves kudos for coordinating the event.

And thanks to Global Spectrum for being presenting sponsor.

THUMBS UP

Finally, thumbs up to a longtime staple of the Enid Farmers Market, Rowdy Stickhorse, soon opening a brick-and-mortar store in Enid in coming weeks.

Paulette and Gary Rink, who farm in Covington, have been a part of Enid Farmers Market since its inception six years ago.

Their yellow school bus has drawn attention for offering organic, non-manufactured, healthy foods and other items not readily available at other stores.

The Rinks said they hope to open their store in about two weeks in Indian Hills Shopping Center — Rowdy Stickhorse Farm to Fork Market and Apothecary.

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