The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Progress 2012

Progress 2012
  • Shepherd's Cupboard_5_BV.jpg In their own backyard

    Shepherd’s Cupboard was started 13 years ago by then-pastor’s wife Tara Foos and a small number of church volunteers. With a small collection of donated and purchased food, the women of Bethany United Methodist began providing food weekly to about 12 people.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • St_Mary_SaintMobile_2_BH.jpg Offering visitors, patients a lift

    At St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 18 volunteers do their best to lighten the load, at least the burden the walk from the main parking lot places on visitors’ feet.

    April 14, 2012 4 Photos

  • Hope Outreach_1_BV.jpg Something wonderful is in store

    Local thrift stores give back to community in big ways.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • Carolyn Nicholas_2_BV.jpg Courting the community

    Carolyn Nicholas served on Enid Park Board for about nine years, part of the time as chairwoman. During that time, she was one of those instrumental in building several new tennis courts in Enid.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos

  • JWL_1_BH.jpg On the move

    JWL officials hope to be moved into its their location at 121 and 123 N. Grand by the end of 2012, but while they are renovating the members plan on continuing to provide their volunteer services to help many people in Enid.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • progress cover.jpg Agriculture & energy

    Enid News & Eagle's 2012 On the Horizon edition continues with the role of agriculture and energy.

    Click HERE for text version of the stories.

    Click HERE for pdf version of the edition.

    April 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Oil_Field_Jobs_BH.jpg Economic drivers

    The low number of available workers and a still-increasing demand for labor in the oil fields have industry employers and trainers working hard to fill job openings.

    April 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Johnston_1_BH.jpg business isn’t drying up ...

    W.B. Johnston Grain, 411 W. Chestnut, found a niche in the oil field market by offering a service others do not: storing and handling fracturing sand — a fine sand used in drilling to hold open a fracture in the rock so oil and gas can flow through.

    April 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Booming_BH.jpg Northwest Oklahoma goes boom

    Oil and gas activity has markedly increased throughout the past year, as evidenced — if not by the crowded businesses — by the total number of drilling rigs operating in the state.

    April 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Agritourism_1.jpg Entering a new field

    Stan Ralstin, rural development specialist with Garfield County Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Center, said agritourism in Oklahoma encompasses many specialties the state has to offer, from wineries and vineyards to hunting and fishing venues and farmers markets.

    April 7, 2012 2 Photos