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A new house sprang up in the Brookside Addition on Friday, as volunteers from several states gathered to build the home for a local wounded veteran.

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Social workers, foster parents, teachers and mental health care providers gathered at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid on Friday morning to learn about the effects of childhood trauma, and discuss efforts to rally community support to combat those effects.

Muskogee County District Court Judge Tim King was sworn in Thursday afternoon in a ceremony that swung between humor and reverence.

Ward III Councilor Derrick Reed won a third term Thursday after he saw the three-day filing period for the 2020 municipal elections come to a close without drawing a challenger. 

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Police were contacted at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, by a man who reported seeing two small children in the front yard of 1718 E. Cypress with few clothes on and who attempted to go into the street, according to an affidavit filed in the case. 

After appearing before a jury in September where he was found guilty on 18 different counts, Matthew Willoughby Hale was formally sentenced before a judge in court Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.



On Nov. 16, my mother turns 89 years old. Undoubtedly, she would not be happy with me if she knew I was publishing her age! In episode 3 of the recent Ken Burns documentary, "Country Music," I was pleasantly surprised to see a picture from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry from 1949 which showed my mother, who worked then for WSM as Martha White to represent the name of one of there biggest sponsors, Martha White Flour Co. I had seen this picture before, but didn’t realize that Hank Williams was also posing on the back row. She had gone to work for WSM in the summer of 1949, doing a morning radio show each weekday and then performing on the Opry on Friday and Saturday.

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"For all of you from Enid who want Panera Bread or a Target, those retailers determine whether or not they want to locate here based on that count." — Enid Regional Development Alliance Executive Director Lisa Powell


An advisory panel representing four northwestern Arkansas municipalities shelved a proposed nutrient trading program for the Illinois River watershed.

An injury pattern on a 20-month-old boy's abdomen and tread from a pair of shoes were described as "similar" by a Norman police forensic technician during testimony Wednesday in a first-degree murder trial.

Voters overwhelmingly approved a one-eighth cent sales tax increase that will fund Cleveland County public safety measures including continued maintenance and operation of the F. Dewayne Beggs Detention Center.

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Mid-range housing isn't as available a commodity as it should be, proponents say. The new Enid Development Alliance project won't fix that, but it will help.

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WAUKOMIS -- Funeral services Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm in the Stittsworth Memory Chapel. Burial following in Enid Cemetery under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Remembrances may be shared at www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com.

Orin David Kirkendall was born June 2, 1936, in Alfalfa County to Zoa Edith Martin Kirkendall and Lindley Hill Kirkendall, and passed from this life on November 15, 2019. David had many jobs throughout his younger years, from carpentry work to welding, until he moved to Nebraska where he wor…