The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

September 21, 2013

Peter Markes named the 2014 Teacher of the Year in the state of Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to a Waukomis native for being named the 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi.

Peter L. Markes, orchestra and advanced placement music theory teacher at Edmond North High School, was honored during Tuesday’s ceremony at the Oklahoma State Fair.

Markes has 12 years of teaching experience, 11 in his current position and one year of service with Enid Public Schools.

Thumbs up also to Eddie Lou Strimple, McKinley Elementary School music teacher. She represented Enid Public Schools in the state competition.

Thumbs up to the memory of the late Enid Police Department Sgt. Rick Tanner, a 15-year veteran known as a trusted and reliable officer and compassionate family man.

Tanner, who unexpectedly died at home Sept. 7, joined the department Feb. 9, 1998, and received five commendations during his career.

He spent the majority of his career with the department’s Narcotics Unit and was named Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers Region V Officer of the Year for 2004-2005. He was a longtime member of the organization.

An education fund at NBC Bank has been set up for his family. Contributions can be made to the Tanner Education Fund. Contributions also can be made at any Security National Bank location, to the Family of Police Officer Rick Tanner Fund.

More thumbs up to Lew Meibergen, Lew Ward and Larry McClure, the 2013 additions to the Enid Walk of Fame.

Meibergen is chairman of Johnson Enterprises in Enid, the oldest and largest independent grain company in the state.

Ward is an oil producer and chairman of Ward Petroleum Corp., which was among the fastest-growing companies in the early 1990s.

McClure, who died in 2010, was owner of McClure Construction Co.

Congrats to the legacy of these great men.

Finally, thumbs up to Enid artist Duron Lewis unveiling his latest piece, a pencil-on-canvas mural depicting historical Enid.

He is showing the mural at Public Library of Enid and Garfield County through Monday.

Lewis started working on the piece shortly after he moved to Enid to work in the oil field industry.

It’s taken two years to complete the 30 individual drawings, largely based on photographs from the era.

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