The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 29, 2014

Michael Jerome Cade earns Carnegie Medal for heroically rescuing woman


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Ronald Reagan once said heroes may not be braver than anyone else, but “they’re just braver five minutes longer.”

Thumbs up to an Enid man recently honored as one of 22 Carnegie Medal recipients for his heroic actions last year in Houston when he helped save a woman from her estranged husband.

Michael Jerome Cade was shot in the head twice in the rescue. He now works as a civilian security forces member at Vance Air Force Base.

To his credit, Cade was quick to deflect any claim of heroism.

“It was what my Lord and savior Jesus Christ did for me,” he said.

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More thumbs up to Jackson Diamond Jewelers for presenting Enid Police Department Officer of the Year Mike Evans with a one-of-a-kind ring.

 Evans, who was named Kiwanis Club Police Officer of the Year for 2013, is the fourth officer of the year to receive a ring commemorating his award.

The ring features an EPD badge, Evans’ name, the year he won the award and the motto “Protect and Serve.”

Curt and Ryan Jackson said the rings were a way for them to show their appreciation for the officers who protect the community.

Thanks for this kind gesture.

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We love a good cause. And several worthy endeavors benefited from the Moustache March held Saturday at Government Springs Park.

The crowd cheered on five “Moustache Ambassadors” in a a citywide contest to determine which Enidite had the best ’stache.

The Moustache Ambassadors and their charities were Justin Winbolt, Enid Community Clinic; Brian Kaiser, YWCA Enid; Robert Beurlot, Community Development Support Association; Robert Barron, Enid SPCA; and last year’s grand champion of the moustache contest, Jeff Molnar, supporting 4RKids Foundation.

Thumbs up to all involved.

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We commonly hear of “ladies first,” so we’ll save the Man Club for last (no offense, guys).

The day of manly pursuits held Saturday served as a fundraiser for clean water well projects in Niger, Africa. Collected donations will be sent to Hosanna Institute of the Sahel.

Thumbs up for supporting the cause.