The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 25, 2014

NODA’s $1 million REAP grants will help communities

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to Northern Oklahoma Development Authority for the $1 million in grants approved for several communities in the area.

The Rural Economic Action Plan grants still must be approved by Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

They will be used for a variety of projects in the towns, including water and wastewater system improvements, street work and support of volunteer fire departments.

The REAP program, created in 1996, is a great program for small communities.


Thumbs up to the Enid community for supporting events here.

Darius Rucker’s March 7 concert stop at Enid Event Center for his True Believers Tour is a sellout. It’s the first sellout at the facility, which opened last year.

As more and more events are brought in, we figure there will be more sellouts. Thumbs up to Global Spectrum for bringing in quality entertainment, and thumbs up to Enid residents for supporting them.


Enid Police Department has a new look on the streets.

Some of the department’s new 2014 Ford Police Interceptors are being used now.

The vehicles are replacing Ford Crown Victorias, which no longer are being made.

The Police Interceptors are SUVs and are built exclusively for law enforcement.

Money for the new vehicles came from the public safety tax. Six of the Police Interceptors are on the streets now, with another four coming soon.


Thumbs down to area businesses and employees who continue to sell alcohol to underage people.

A recent countywide compliance check showed that nine of 20 establishments checked sold alcohol to people too young to buy the stuff. That’s really sad.

It doesn’t take that much time and effort to get this right.

All you have to do is check an I.D. And, Responsible Beverage Service and Sales training is available by calling PreventionWorkz at (580) 234-1046.

There really is no excuse for this.

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