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A Mooreland juvenile was killed when a car was struck by a semi approximately one mile west of Mooreland in Woodward County Tuesday night, April 13, 2021, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Those ducks (and a trip to my brother’s house over Easter) got me to thinking if I have all of my ducks in a row. Have I taken care of my affairs that are necessary when one gets older? I am no spring chicken, so I had better get some organization going and plans made.

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State health officials Tuesday stopped administering Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine “out of the abundance of caution” as federal regulators revealed rare blood clotting responses in six Americans.

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March saw the highest distribution of certain blood products in the 44-year history of Oklahoma Blood Institute. Donors can make appointments to donate at obi.org or walk in to any mobile blood drive or donation center to give. Enid's OBI is at 301 E Cherokee Ave.
 

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GOOD REASON TO DONATE: Online yard sales and social media like Facebook Marketplace have eaten into the sales for Hope Outreach, and people don’t donate furniture, appliances or electronics like they used to, said Matt Lohman, CEO.

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“I’ve missed the camaraderie that we get when (patrons are) in here. I care so deeply about all these people, and when I don’t see them, it concerns me.” — Our Daily Bread Director Val Ross

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Spring in the vegetable or flower garden is a carefully orchestrated series of events. The goal is to keep things moving forward with the warming season, taking into account weather predictions and, because those are just predictions, average spring warming trends where you garden.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Wonder Wheel began turning and the Cyclone whipped into action as Coney Island’s illustrious amusement parks reopened Friday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered New York City’s iconic summer playground all last year.

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Britain mourned the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday from the moment the BBC interrupted scheduled programming to broadcast the national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Paying a smuggler, Edgar Mejia could afford to take only one child with him to the United States. He chose his 3-year-old “warrior” son, leaving his 7- and 12-year-olds with their mother in Honduras.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.”

National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for parts of north central Oklahoma from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., as south winds are expected to gust as high as 45 mph Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

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Districts holding school board elections are Enid, Chisholm, Cimarron, Covington-Douglas, Waukomis, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Timberlake and Garber. In addition, Cimarron and Billings have bond propositions up for approval. 

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Instead of holding a big celebration on April 1, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s board of directors several days ago decided they'd celebrate the center’s anniversary throughout the rest of the year.

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People can sign up to actually ride on the 30-mile cattle drive, either as guest drovers or day riders. The cattle drive starts through downtown Pond Creek, goes onto Jefferson, along the east side of Medford, into Renfrow’s pastures, up to the state line and ends with a parade through downtown Caldwell.

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"It's a big risk. A lot of it is natural selection. We let Mother Nature determine what performs and what doesn't." — Joey Meibergen, Johnston Seed Co. president 

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A spring cleanup and décor refresh have always been able to lift moods. But after this long pandemic winter, there’s special satisfaction in clutter removal, extra joy in being creative, particular pleasure in making a space even more your own.

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ROME — Pope Francis urged his coronavirus-weary flock to not lose hope even through the continued “dark months” of the pandemic as he celebrated a scaled-back Easter vigil service in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.

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2nd Lt. Max Atkinson, a student pilot in the 71st Student Squadron at Vance AFB, used rapid response and quick thinking to resuscitate a motorcyclist after he was thrown from his motorcycle in an accident on the highway.

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Around 50 people gathered on the Garfield County Court House lawn Thursday evening for the presentation of 248 wooden children. Each one represents a confirmed case of child abuse in the county, said GCCAC Executive Director Dustin Albright.

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On April 1, 1905, the city of Enid became the host for the very first (and very last) “Sucker’s Convention” conducted anywhere. The main character in the scheme was actually an empty beer bottle that suckered them all.

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Four Enid residents and one Drummond resident, along with residents from Blaine, Major, Noble and Woodward counties, were nine of the 103 deaths reported in the past week by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.

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At Zoe Kids’ Café, after the children eat, there’s a theme-based lesson, mostly regarding social skills, moral behavior or values — the kinds of lessons you’d expect from a ministry to children, Pitts said. Praise and worship time is next, followed by outside activities, assuming the weather is cooperative.

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