ENID, Okla. —
Ever need an upgrade?
The Enid Police Department did.
A 20-plus-year-old pickup that was seized as part of a narcotics investigation has been replaced with a 2014 Dodge Promaster purchased from Jackson’s of Enid using Public Safety Sales Tax money.
Thumbs up to the EPD for the upgrade and for buying locally.
The full-sized van with custom shelving, a power inverter and crime scene lights replaces a 1992 Chevrolet pickup fitted with a camper shell and 227,000 miles on the odometer.
The new Promaster features a V6 Pentastar 3.5 liter engine, front-wheel drive and best-in-class power and fuel efficiency.
Move over, Burt Reynolds.
With a nod to “The Cannonball Run,” the reality adventure series “Fireball Run” has announced its one-night stopover later this year.
Thumbs up to Visit Enid’s Marcy Jarrett, who pitched the city as one of several stops 40 competitors will make in late-September and early October.
Each team travels 2,000 miles on the route from Frisco, Texas, to Independence, Mo. They are scheduled to make their stop in Enid on Sept. 30.
Enid Mayor Bill Shewey picked Booker T. Washington Community Center as the designated charity for teams to support.
We can’t wait for the engines to start.
On a more serious note, thumbs up to the Carver Educational Center now being certified as an online GED (General Educational Development) testing center.
Clayton Nolen, director of Carver Center, said he’s pleased with the development. Carver Center is available for testing 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Davina Demoret, 25, drove to Oklahoma City to take the first two of her four GED test modules before Carver Center was given the green light to begin giving the tests.
“It took a good little bit to get there, and it’s definitely better to take the test in Enid,” Demoret said.
Last, but not least, thumbs up to members from each of Enid’s five AMBUCS clubs for gathering recently to build a wheelchair ramp for a family on East Pine.
Enid’s First Senior, Enid Downtown, Enid AM, Enid AM Too and Enid Noon AMBUCS clubs participated in the project as part of AMBUCS National Service Day.
“It falls in line with our mission,” said Anna Blubaugh, secretary for Enid Noon AMBUCS and past national president. “Our mission is to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities.”
Enid Noon AMBUCS President Margaret Jones said the project was a great way for the clubs to make an impact in the community.
ENID, Okla. —
Ever need an upgrade?
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