- Progress 2014
Recreating city of Enid into a work of art
“Overall, I hope to see some art that adds vibrancy and creativity throughout Enid. When you have a vibrant and creative town, it attracts more residents and work force.” — Visual Arts Committee member Kelly Tompkins, Main Street Enid director.
The Enid News & Eagle is publishing eight special sections that explore the progress made and the challenges faced in Enid and northwest Oklahoma. Please click on the ENE's Progress 2014 section front to view the featured individuals, businesses and organizations, concluding this week with Community Service, and see prior editions, Health and Wellness and Economic Development, Education, Northwest Oklahoma, Family, Agriculture and Energy and Faith.
A historic trail from trash to treasure
When Frank “Watermelon” Campbell kicked off his 42-year career with the railroad, he was given a lantern.“It didn’t prove very satisfactory because it would go out on me,” Campbell said, adding railroad officials told him to buy a new lantern and throw the first lantern in the garbage. “Well, I never (threw) it in the garbage. I kept it at home. And that’s what started my railroad collection.”
A great partnership
“There is no doubt we have good numbers. We can’t brag on ATS enough for our guys, because it’s rare.”
John Lipsey, DOC Assistant Supervisor for the Northwest District
Roots dig deep to keep Enid beautiful
There is property value, pride, visitors coming, businesses coming,. The way your city looks, they’ve proven over and over again it’s in the top five things they’re going to notice.” — Suzy Meibergen, chairwoman of Keep Enid Beautiful
Project is growing
Garfield County Master Gardeners is brought to the county by Oklahoma State University Extension, and there currently are more than 60 members of the volunteer group.
Life for ESO director is more than music
I have just been very fortunate to be around so many people with so many diverse skills. I don’t think there is anyone I’ve ever met that didn’t make an impression, that didn’t make me a more well-rounded person.”
Douglas Newell, music and executive director, Enid Symphony Orchestra
Park Avenue Thrift is passionate about Enid
“People are jealous of David and I because we have a wonderful job. But we’re nothing without our people.” — Paula Nightengale
City committees are like a 2nd pair of eyes
“The value is they see things I don’t see. Sometimes they’ll have questions on things I haven’t thought of." — Enid Woodring Regional Airport Director Dan Ohnesorge
Getting involved all part of a good education
Jenny Root, special education teacher at EHS, has served as sponsor of Community Service Club at Enid High School for about 10 years. “I believe community service is an important part of education,” Root said.
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