The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

June 8, 2013

Thumbs up for the new Enid Event Center sign and ribbon cutting Wednesday

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up for the snazzy new Enid Event Center sign now adorning the forthcoming facility.

An official ribbon cutting is slated 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday so we can see what things look like inside.

Construction began in early 2012 for the 73,000-square-foot facility, which has a seating capacity of more than 3,000 for concerts.

We’re excited about the upcoming events kicking off this month. Stay tuned for more coverage.

Kudos to the Waukomis Public Schools Board of Education for passing a 24/7 tobacco-free policy.

Wisely, all Waukomis school events will be tobacco-free when school starts this fall.

This also means all county schools have enacted a tobacco-free policy except Garber.

Way to go, Waukomis!

Thumbs up to three area students recently named National Merit Scholars.

Haden Hime and Elizabeth Willeford, both students at Enid High School, were awarded scholarships from the University of Oklahoma.

Hime plans to study medicine and become an internist or family practitioner.

Willeford also plans to study medicine and become a psychiatrist.

Connor Cusack, of Meno, a student at Fairview High School, was awarded a National Merit Scholarship from Oklahoma State University.

He plans to become a chemical engineer.

Congrats to all three outstanding students!

Finally, thumbs up to Crime Stoppers and its efforts fighting illegal activity.

It’s easy to participate. Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of a crime is urged to call Garfield County Crime Stoppers at 233-6233 or go to www.enid.org/police/crime_stop per_tips.asp and submit a tip anonymously.

Callers can earn a reward up to $1,000, will not be required to testify and will not be identified.

Tips also can be texted to 274637.

Just type Enid and then your message in the text box.

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