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When I decided to accept the position of publisher and editor of the Enid News & Eagle, one of the primary reasons for my decision was my desire to drive more conversation about why communities still need a vital and reliable local newspaper.

A heated argument erupted during the Cherokee Nation Rules Committee meeting Thursday afternoon, Feb. 25, during a discussion about the tribal attorney general’s report on the status of the Freedmen.

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Hannah Appleton, a senior at Drummond Public Schools, recently was named to the Oklahoma Small School Band Directors Association All-State band.

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Oklahoma gained 798 new COVID-19 cases and 37 additional deaths, including three Enid women in the 65 and older age group, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.

State Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, pushed a bill through committee recently that would allow family and friends to visit long-term care residents during the pandemic – as long as the Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is OK.

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What a gift it is to be born with an outlook toward the bright side of things. And if not so by nature, what a triumph of grace to be made thankful through a renewed heart. It is so much more comfortable and rational to see what we have to be thankful for and to rejoice accordingly, than to have our vision forever filled with our lacks and our needs. Happy are they who possess a grateful heart. Blessings may fail and fortunes vary, but the thankful heart remains.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. gave his thoughts during a Tribal Council meeting on the decision from the tribe’s Supreme Court Monday to strike “by blood” from the CN Constitution.

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A 30-year-old Enid man was arrested early Saturday on complaints of rape, lewd molestation, using technology to solicit a minor and violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act, according to Enid Police Department.

When Johnny Cafarella was promoting a Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) event a few years ago in Oklahoma City, he and a GLOW performer stopped in a Mexican restaurant, which served Enid-based Maria Rae’s salsa.

Water pipes burst inside Antioch Temple of Hope on Friday, flooding the multilevel downtown Muskogee church from top to bottom. 

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