- Progress 2013
A healthy habit
The volunteers do everything from greet at the front door to working in the emergency room, and they all share one passion: to stay active and give back to the community.
Christy Northcutt said she is excited about the organizations, calling Leonardo’s a unique quality children’s museum and pointing out how the Arts Council raises money for local arts projects in schools.
Not enough hours in the day
“Once you start volunteering you get hung for everything.” — Ron Schulz, who joined Lions Club in the 1960s and upon his retirement got more involved in the club and his church
Service in any language
English as a Second Language classes meet weekly at Emmanuel. Classes are free, and enrollment is always open. Anyone needing to learn how to speak, read and write English is welcome to show up for the two-hour class.
Planting its roots in Enid
Enid has been chosen as the site of a new canola plant, and company officials are reaching out to Enid and area residents to make use of the plant for storage.
An underground movement
The city has long since outgrown the capacity of this aquifer and now relies predominantly on water pumped from wells fed by Cimarron Alluvial Aquifer.
Wealth of fortune for area
Industry forecasts and local economic development officials are predicting continued production and service activity to remain strong through the foreseeable future.
A different grain
Brent Kisling, executive director of Enid Regional Development Alliance, said Enid is seeing the amount of fracking sand brought into the area and taken out into the oil fields growing steadily.
Windfall for the future
The farms bring in approximately $5 million annually between royalties paid and ad valorem taxes.
Burning up an opportunity
“I think we should utilize the resource. To me there is something sad about burning up good, solid wood.” — Craig McKinley, professor and extension forester with the Oklahoma State University department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management
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