- Progress 2013
Looking for a drought-buster
U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., is chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and he will lead the ag committee through the process of forming a new farm bill.
A dry year for wheat
“The stands of wheat in northwest Oklahoma are not at the level right now that would be consistent with average or above-average.” — Roger Gribble of Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension’s office in Garfield County.
Learning to conserve
The one bright side to all the dark news: “The situation is getting better with water education." — Tom Adams, Canton Lake Association board member
Hope sprouts eternal
“The terribly dry conditions in the fall led to some poor growing conditions. The plants didn’t set as many tillers as possible, but recent moisture has given us some hope those plants will go ahead and produce.” — Rick Nelson, agriculture educator with Garfield County Oklahoma State University Extension Office
Execute the plan
“We are growing like everybody else here in Enid.” — Derek Gipson, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Hiland Partners
Riding back into town
Construction of a shelter over the carousel is under way and not expected to be completed until late-June,or early July, said Jerald Gilbert, vice president of Enid Kiwanis Club, which operates the train.
Leonardo's has a million reasons to give back
In 2010, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse saw its millionth child come through the doors, and the facility staff is working toward making an unforgettable experience for the next few million.
YWCA is a treasure to be used
Enid’s YWCA offers four programs, each with a number of services, to all residents in northwest Oklahoma.
Keep moving at YMCA
“We have people come in here from six weeks old up into their 90s. We make it easy for families to come here together. Parents can exercise while their kids are in a safe, fun environment.” — Kim Boeckman, senior program director at Denny Price Family YMCA.
A family decision
The decision to move into an assisted living center can be a difficult one but, for many, the move can enhance family relationships.
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