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Body found near railroad track identified

Enid police have identified a body found Thursday as 30-year-old Shane Robert Lizer. Lt. Greg Gordon said Lizer was reported as a missing person to Enid Police Department and was last seen sometime between March 12 and 16. He said it was not believed Lizer had been deaed that long before he was disc

ENID NEWS & EAGLE - 2018-03-23 20:29:40

Woman charged with exploitation of an elderly person

A 24-year-old Enid woman was arraigned Thursday on a felony charge accusing her taking money from the wallet of a 62-year-old man. Ashley D. Ramsey appeared free on $2,500 bond for arraignment on a single felony charge of exploitation of an elderly patient. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a f

ENID NEWS & EAGLE - 2018-03-22 23:14:39

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

'Steel Magnolias,' 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $15 for adult, $12 for military and $8 for students. To purchase, go to gaslighttheatre.org.EVENT [Saturday] Boy Scout Car Show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Cars will be judged in a variety of categories.

ENID NEWS & EAGLE - 2018-03-23 13:00:00

Guymon man charged with online solicitation of undercover EPD detective

ENID, Okla. - A 43-year-old Guymon man was charged Thursday with a count of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology after an undercover Enid Police Department detective responded to his Craigslist ad. The charge accuses Michael Justin Gift of facilitating, offeri

CLAREMORE PROGRESS - 2018-03-22 23:05:00

Paid extras needed for movie being filmed in area

Paid extras are needed next week for the feature film "To the Stars." Filming will be done in and around Enid, according to a news release from the film's casting director. The film, set in 1961, is about Iris, a friendless and withdrawn farmer's daughter who spends her days tiptoeing around high sc

ENID NEWS & EAGLE - 2018-03-23 02:09:11

Food truck and art festival this weekend in Enid

Food trucks line the red brick road as guests enjoy a variety of cuisine as they tour art displays in Enid Saturday, March 19, 2016. Bonnie Vculek | Enid News & Eagle ENID, Okla. - The fourth annual Red Brick Road Food Truck and Art Festival is set for this weekend. The festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. S

ENID NEWS & EAGLE - 2018-03-22 17:00:00

Compliance checks found 68 percent followed the law

ENID, Okla. - Garfield County Sheriff's Office and PreventionWorkz conducted alcohol compliance checks earlier this month and found eight of the locations checked sold low-point beer to a minor. On March 9, Deputy Dariel Momsen and Meri Spurlock of PreventionWorkz partnered with two underage volunte


Air quality health advisory in effect for central Oklahoma Thursday

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued a air quality health advisory Thursday for central Oklahoma. Oklahoma, Logan, Kingfisher, Canadian, Cleveland and McClain counties are listed as "unhealthy for sensitive groups" with the level of fine particulate matter in the air. Active c

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-03-22 15:53:00

City to purchase property in settlement

Enid City Commission has voted to settle a lawsuit by purchasing a property along the Willow Road widening project. Following an executive session Tuesday, the commission voted unanimously to purchase the property, located at 1 Woodlands Drive, for $247,900. "We started a case in 2013 to get the nee


Adult summer camp planned for June

Summer camp has been a staple for kids for decades, and in recent years, summer camp programs for adults have been popping up around the country. In June, Enid event coordinator Tammy Wilson is hosting Kamp Kooksamongus - Grown Up Summer Camp in Oklahoma. "As far as we can tell, we are the only one


Circle of Care breaks ground on new home in Enid

Oklahoma United Methodist's Circle of Care broke ground on its new specialized foster care home Monday afternoon. The site is next to the Holsinger Home on Oakwood, which first opened its doors in 1999. The home currently houses seven children - two adopted children and five siblings - said Circle


Volunteers sought to change a child's life

Garfield County Child Advocacy Council is asking Enid residents if they have three hours a week to help change a child's life. The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates program will begin a new training session March 27 The training will include 15 hours of online training and 1


Stewart, Chambers ready for national swim meet

Enid YMCA Water Rockets swimmers Asa Stewart and Micah Chambers are ready to take on older competition when they compete in the Junior Nationals Cup, which begin today in Lynchberg, Va. Stewart, who turned 17 next month and Chambers, who turns 16 in May, are well below the 21-under age limit. "It's


Second charge filed against former daycare operator

March 21, 2018 A former daycare operator is facing a second felony charge in Alfalfa County. Phillip Ray Kight, 69, of Cherokee was charged March 14 with lewd or indecent proposals to child under 16, a felony. The boy involved in this charge is age 5. Information filed in support of the charge claim


City commission to consider rejecting airport terminal bids

Enid City Commission will consider rejecting bids for the construction of a new terminal at Enid Woodring Regional Airport during a meeting tonight. "The city received three bids which significantly exceeded the city's base bid estimate of $1,556,217 and the budget," according to information provide


Gardening workshop scheduled for Enid April 7

A half-day gardening workshop, presented by Garfield County Master Gardeners and featuring two celebrity gardening experts, is slated for April 7. The workshop, "The Glories of Gardening," begins 8:00 a.m. April 7 at Autry Technology Center. Registration is $35 and includes refreshments and a packe


State Sen. A J Griffin announces she won't seek re-election

State Senator A J Griffin announced this week she will not seek re-election after the completion of the 2018 legislative session. The Guthrie Republican has served in the Senate since 2012. "I struggled for months before arriving at the decision not to seek another term, but I've continued to hear G


Enid man, woman are charged with felony child neglect

An Enid man and woman were charged this week with felony child neglect. Sonia Balderama and Gonzalo Mora Sr. each face up to a year in county jail, up to life in prison and/or a fine of $500 to $5,000 on each felony charge. Online court records show warrants have been issued for the arrest of both,


Park improvements total $10.8 million in 5 years

City of Enid park expenses have totaled $10.8 million over the past five years. "About half of it was in trails, and half of it was in other park things, but roughly that's about $2 million a year," City Manager Jerald Gilbert told the Enid Park Board last week. "And while there's plenty of needs in


Letter: 'Not a good idea'

Not a good idea Rezoning for an impound and salvage yard at 1110 W. Chestnut is being proposed. Don't be misguided by the wording in this rezoning proposal - it's a request for a junkyard at this location. The railroad overpass bridge at the intersection of West Chestnut and Oklahoma 81 is to be reb