The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Progress 2012

Progress 2012
  • OSU_Ext_BH.jpg OSU Extension Center has expansive roots

    “I’d say 70, 75 to 80 percent of our clientele are urban or home-owner clientele. The array of topics we help people with cover agriculture to horticulture to home-energy conservation. We work with a lot of things.” — Jeff Bedwell, extension educator for agriculture and 4-H

    April 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Area is taking advantage of the mighty Mississippi

    A Mississippi lime formation stretching north and west of Enid and into Kansas is the big play in the area now, according to Mike Terry, president of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.

    April 7, 2012

  • Continental Resources 1.jpg Leaving the nest, ready to fly


    At the end of 2009, Harold Hamm — Continental Resource’s founder, board chairman and chief executive officer — set a goal of tripling the company’s production and reserve growth by 2014.

    April 7, 2012 4 Photos

  • Audie Price Inspections_1_BV.jpg The right size for right Price

    Audie Price Inspections incorporated in 1999 but remains in family hands. Audie is president; his wife, Brenda, is vice president; his daughter, Julie Walker, is office manager; and Julie’s husband, Charles, oversees welder testing and certification.

    April 7, 2012 4 Photos

  • Hiland_BH.jpg In the middle of it

    In the parlance of the petroleum business, Hiland is a midstream company, which means it purchases, gathers and markets natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil.

    April 7, 2012 2 Photos

  • Diversity_of_Crops_BH.jpg Northwest Oklahoma is ripe for diversification

    Jeff Bedwell, Garfield County Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Center ag educator, said the decline in wheat production doesn’t represent a decline in agriculture planting but rather an increase in crop diversification.

    April 7, 2012 2 Photos

  • CSRHC_3_BV.jpg Wheat, oil and ... chickens?

    Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center highlights the roles agriculture and energy industries have played throughout the history of Enid and the area.

    View more stories in the News & Eagle's On the Horizon progress series HERE

    April 7, 2012 3 Photos

  • Lew_Ward_BH.jpg Declaring independence

    Since the company’s beginning, it has drilled more than 800 wells, some as deep at 22,000 feet. Ward Petroleum has nearly 350 wells in Oklahoma.

    April 7, 2012 2 Photos

  • Beef Cattle_BH.jpg Where's the beef

    While remembering last year’s drought in Oklahoma, many people only consider the negative effect the lack of rain had on crops, but cattle producers also were affected.

    April 7, 2012 2 Photos

  • Dan_D_Drilling_BH.jpg Good times and bad ...

    The businesses range from the family farm operation to oil supply, production and service companies and stretch across the north central part of the state, specifically including presences in Lamont and Tonkawa.

    April 7, 2012 1 Photo