The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

October 4, 2013

Kudos for 10-6-13

‘Yarning of Enid’ was a great event

You know, I love a good yarn, except for those coming out of Washington on a daily basis.

The “Yarning of Enid,” however, was a really great event. I can’t imagine the amount of time and people it took to get it done. The parking meters, trees, statues — all were uniquely decorated.

Those involved deserve a big “thank you” and a slap on the back for bringing a great deal of joy to the city of Enid.

On another note, I did finally see a car with its left turn signal on. Trouble is, it was turning right. Keep smiling.

Rick Simpson

Enid (where turn signals are optional)

Thanks for arranging a much-needed event

I would like to share a great event that happened at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Feed the Children Organization came to our church and gave free eye exams to 313 people. They also furnished glasses to people who needed them after being examined.

Our pastor, John Doffer, went to Oklahoma City and drove the “dental truck” from the Baptist Dental Services back to Enid for dental examinations. I would like to say thanks to Dr. Kauk, Dr. Moore and Dr. Teft for their time and services. They examined 47 patients and extracted 81 teeth. I want to especially thank Pastor Doffer for arranging such a blessed and much-needed event. The Trinity Youth Group were wonderful helpers.

Although this was mentioned in the paper, I truly believe this could have been a wonderful hometown story from the east side of Enid.

Wilma Johnson

Enid

Acknowledgment to supporters of abstinence tea

Hope Outreach Parenting Resource Center is very fortunate to have wonderful businesses, individuals and churches to come along side us as we attempt to make a positive difference in the lives of the young people of Garfield County. We want to say “thank you” to everyone that contributed to the Girl’s Character Based Abstinence Tea held Sept. 11 at the Convention Hall Grand Ballroom.

MONETARY DONATIONS: Curtright Honda, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Middle Fork Resources, Riding for Jesus Motorcycle Club, Dense Mechanical, Rick and Laquita Roberts, Lynn Biddle-McDonalds, Kyla Hill, Kelly Gwin, Wymer Brownlee, Enid Public School Foundation, Ryan and Jullianne Arsenault, Jenkins and Price Cedar Ridge Wesleyan Church, Annie Dillingham, Mary Rumph, Becky Livesay, Barbara Blevins, Becky Woodward, Abounding Grace Ministries, Mike Benway-State Farm, First Baptist Church Sunday School class, Doug Frantz, Junior Welfare League, Dianne Frantz, Karen Chaote, Hazel Wright, Allison Alholt, Vanessa Walker, Julie Barnett and Renee Reid.

DOOR PRIZE DONATIONS: Kathy O’s, Star Nails, Posh, LaBelle, For You, YMCA, Julie Barnett, Basket Kase, Marcia Jones, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Chick-fil-a, Rose Shriver-Avon, Cedar Ridge Wesleyan Church, Kim Hayes-Emporium, Crystals Boutique, Strings and Things, Razzamatazz, Ruth’s Christian Bookstore and Hope Outreach Parenting Respurce Center.

OTHER DONATIONS: Enid Floral and Uptown Floral

Ann Price

Director of Hope Outreach Resource Center

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