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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Downtown

Where to Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Main St. Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Enid at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Demographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Getting Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Staying Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Taking Care of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Know Your Healthcare Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Finding a Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Evenings on the Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Enrolling Children in School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Job & Volunteer Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Phone, Internet & Media Services . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 24 Get Connected to the Community . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Enid Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Civic Programs and Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Pursuing Higher Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dining in Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Shopping and Salons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Discover Downtown Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Beauty and Pampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Military Discounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 4

Arts, Historic Sites and Attractions . . . Community Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports - Fitness - Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Festivals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Index of Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Special thanks to the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce for their support and wonderful resources and to Vance AFB Public Affairs Office and the Family Service Center for providing key information. Vance Newcomer’s Relocation Guide is published by Eagle Marketing, Enid, Oklahoma. Copyright (c) 2011 by Eagle Marketing. All rights reserved. No federal or Air Force endorsement of commercial advertisers. Vance AFB telephone numbers, building numbers, and military programs current at time of print. This guide is not an official federal document, thus not endorsed by the Air Force, DoD,or Vance AFB. Eagle Marketing (580) 548-8186 www.eaglemkt.com

Enid News & Eagle (580) 233-6600 www.enidnews.com

Jeff Funk—Publisher Frank Baker—Director Lynne Benkendorf—Designer Photos - Vance Air Force Base, Bonnie Vculek

Enid Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (580) 237-2494 or (888) 229-2443 www.enidchamber.com www.vistenid.org

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WHERE TO BEGIN WELCOME TO NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA, home to Vance Air Force Base - training the best military aviators in the world. The City of Enid - home to Vance AFB - has agricultural roots and a beginning that dates back to the largest land run in history. Today, Enid is a town that respectfully nods to the morals and values of yesteryear and flirtatiously winks at big city conveniences and modern expectations. There’s nothing plain about her.

Although popular restaurants and retailers like Chili’s, I-Hop and Old Navy give many newcomers a sense of familiarity, it’s the unique and privately owned businesses, sense of community and commitment to quality of life that give Enid depth and charm beyond your average cookie-cutter town. Let’s face it - as good as sizzling fajitas coupled with a cold margarita or a stack of buttery pancakes paired with a bottomless pot of coffee may be, most of us need something a bit more to get acclimated to a new town and to feel more at home. Yes, moving always jolts a shockwave through us—there is nothing admittedly fun about unpacking boxes, straining muscles, finding valuables broken and realizing you have way more stuff than you know what to do with. Even before the boxes arrive, there’s so much to consider: Where are we going to live? What school is right for my kids? Which church should I attend? Who sells organic milk? What channel airs NBC? And, where’s the local pub? Maybe you’re an airman, a student pilot, an instructor pilot, the new flight doc or a dependent. Perhaps this is your first military move, or it’s your fifteenth. Have you always hung your hat in a small town and ordered a plain ol’ cup of Joe? Or, is the big city your home and a venti-low-fat-no-whip-decaf-mocha your daily grind? Whoever you are and wherever you come from, this guide is for you. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of where to begin in Enid. Read on—and make yourself at home.

MAIN STREET ENID is all about creating quality of life. “The whole reason we exist,” explains Main Street Enid Program Director Kelly Tompkins, “is to revitalize the downtown area and make it beautiful.” Main Street is a non-profit national program that boasts a four-point approach (design, economic restructuring, membership & promotion) and focuses on the life of a community. And by the life of a community, every aspect is included from aesthetic appeal and historical integrity to economic vitality and special events. Celebrating 19 years of revitalization (1994-2013), Main Street Enid started by attracting local and regional people to the downtown area through promoting special events. Oktoberfest, held on the first Saturday in October, is an authentic German experience for the young and old. Main Street recreates an old German beer hall and entertains downtown Enid with polka bands, cloggers, German fare such as bratwurst and kolaches, and children’s activities. Enid Lights Up the Plains follows during the Thanksgiving weekend and creates a magical time filled with live entertainment at the Courthouse Gazebo, carriage rides, Santa, merchant sales, food vendors, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to holiday music. Main Street Enid’s special events and downtown revitalization have reached many benchmarks in their 19 years’ existence; however, the program will always be a work in progress. If you would like to volunteer for Main Street Enid, find out more about their mission or special events, contact Kelly Tompkins at 234-1052.

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ENID AT A GLANCE The town of Enid was born at noon on September

16, 1893, when more than one hundred thousand

land seekers charged into the Cherokee Outlet seek-

ing free land and a new start in life. Despite the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and oil booms and busts, Enid has continued to enjoy a steady growth and a diversified economy over the years.

The values of personal integrity, love of culture and

community as well as a solid economy work together to provide an excellent quality of life. Here are the

town’s stats and its geographical proximity to some major U.S. cities.

DEMOGRAPHICS Location . . . . . . . . .North Central Oklahoma County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Garfield Population/Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49,151 Garfield County/MSA Population . . .60,204 Elevation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,246 ft. Land Area/Enid . . . . . . . . . . .75.43 sq. miles Land Area/Garfield County . .1,060 sq. miles Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Central Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580 Per Capita Income/Garfield County .$21,371 Average Household Income Garfield County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,742 Median Home Value/Enid . . . . . . . .$82,397 Median Rent/Enid . . . . . . . . . . .$437 month US Census Bureau, 2000

Cost of Living Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93.1 ACCRA Cost of Living Index/ 3rd Qtr 2011

Climate Average Temperature January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.1°F July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82.6°F Annual Rainfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.4 inches Annual Snowfall . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.75 inches

Distance to Major Cities

Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954 miles

Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .785

Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531 Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300

Los Angeles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,341

New York City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,527 Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565

Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 6

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GETTING HERE Whether you choose to arrive by air or land, getting to ENID is rather simple. Traveling from Enid to other destinations is also a snap. Here’s a brief rundown of

Enid’s roadways, air, and railway transportation systems.

d Enid is served by US Highways 60, 412, 64, and 81 (all are four-lane highways).

d Interstate 35 is 28 miles east and Interstate 40 is 60 miles south of Enid.

d I-35 extends north to Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota and south to the Texas/Mexico border. I-40 runs continuously from the East Coast to the West Coast.

d The Cimarron Turnpike (US 412 and US 60) extends from Tulsa and the Arkansas River Navigation System to the Northwest Passage (Oklahoma City to Colorado corridor). The Chisholm Trail (US 81) stretches from Kansas to Texas, paralleling and providing relief for I-35.

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Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific, provide effective freight service to and from Enid, linking the area to the West Coast and Pacific Rim as well as to the NAFTA corridor to Mexico. Amtrak passenger service is available coast to coast from Newton, Kansas. Enid Woodring Regional Airport is located just seven miles east of downtown. The airport is an all-weather, tower-controlled, instrument landing facility capable of handling up to Boeing 737 aircraft and is used primarily by pilots and charter clients.

j Airport services include a restaurant, numerous

hangar facilities, avionics maintenance facilities, FAA Repair Stations, flight school, air taxi and aircraft rental.

j The nearest commercial airport is Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Area code is 580 unless otherwise noted

Emergency Numbers Ambulance 911 Fire 911 Police 911 Security Forces (on base) 213-7415

AAFES (Base Exchange) . . . . . . . . . .213-7366 Air Force Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-6330 Airman & Family Readiness Center . .213-6330 Alamo Travel (Travel Assistance) . . . .213-7436 American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237-5994 Bank (Central National) . . . . . . . . . . . .233-3535 Barber/Beauty Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234-8939 Bowling Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7331 Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7211 Child Development Center . . . . . . . . .213-7310 Clinic (Appointment Desk) . . . . . . . . .213-7416 Clothing Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7366 Command Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7384 Commissary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7788 Credit Union (Tinker Federal) . . . . . . .233-5699 Credit Union (Vance Branch) . . . . . . .213-7229 Education Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7388 Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7192 Fitness/Sports Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7670 Housing Referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7438 Information, Tickets & Tours . . . . . . . .213-6268 Law Enforcement Desk . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7415 Legal Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7404 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7368 Lodging (Vance Cherokee Lodge) . . .213-7358 Main Gate (Hairston Gate) . . . . . . . . .213-7524 Military Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7500 Operator Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-5000 Pass & ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7410 Personal Financial Management . . . .213-7873 Public Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7476 Relocation Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7120 Service Station (Base Exchange) . . . .237-7445 Spouse Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7873 Transition Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7873 Transportation Management . . . . . . . .213-7184 Vance Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7595 Youth Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213-7474

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STAYING HERE Now that you’re here, first things first—get a good

night’s sleep. Vance Cherokee Lodge, located in Bldg.

714, is open twenty-four hours and is staffed with help-

ful, knowledgeable people. They can be reached at 580213-7358. Make sure you call ahead and have a copy of your orders so you can be sure space is available. By

staying here, you will not only be guaranteed clean sheets and fresh towels, you will also get spooled up on

the community rather quickly. In fact, many consider this the off-the-record newcomers’ hub.

If Vance Cherokee Lodge doesn’t have any vacan-

cies, don’t worry, Enid has plenty of hotels and motels that provide comfort. Be sure to ask about military discounts; many accommodations offer a military rate.

1610 S. Van Buren 580-237-5270 Motel 6 2523 Mercer Dr. 580-237-3090 Ramada Inn 3005 W. Garriott 580-234-0440 Springhill Suites by Marriott 5815 KL Drive 580-540-4256 Super 8 2715 W. Garriott Rd. 580-242-6100

Keep the following list handy for when friends and fami-

Trail Motel 701 S. Van Buren 580-234-3142

for your visitors—for those of you who have a busload of

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ly come to visit. It will help you locate accommodations traveling fans, RV parks are also listed.

HOTEL/MOTEL America’s Best Value Inn 2523 Mercer Dr. 580-237-3090 Baymont Inn & Suites 3614 W. Garriott 580-234-6800 Best Western 2818 S. Van Buren 580-242-7110 580-528-1234 Chisholm Trail Motel 2915 N. 4th 580-237-7731 Comfort Inn 210 N. Van Buren 580-234-1200 Courtesy Inn 3130 S. Van Buren 580-242-2290 Country Inn Motel

S. Hwy 81, Waukomis 580-758-3206 Days Inn 2901 S. Van Buren 580-237-6000 Hampton Inn 511 Demla Court 580-234-4600 Heartland Lodge Extended Stay 3209 S. Van Buren 580-234-3356 Holiday Inn Express 4702 W. Garriott 580-237-7722 Holiday Motel 2712 Rock Island Blvd. 580-237-3373 Lazy H Motel Enid, Oklahoma

Maple Place Inn & Suites 418 W. Maple 580-234-5858 www.mapleplace.com

RV PARKS Brown’s RV Park 1418 S. Van Buren 580-237-9405 Garfield County Fairgrounds 111 W. Purdue 580-237-0238 Highpoint Mobile Home and RV Park 2700 N. Van Buren 580-234-1726 Trails West Mobile Home Community 902 Overland Trail 580-237-7094 13

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Before we move on to serious matters like where to shop, eat and play, let’s make sure you get properly checked in and are good to go. Although this guide provides a great overview of what to do and what to expect, you might need something more in-depth. That’s where the Airman and Family Readiness Center comes in—they are equipped to help. Even if you think more information is unnecessary, be sure to pay the Airman and Family Readiness Center a visit—they have a wealth of available resources and are extremely willing to help. Vance AFB also has one of the best newcomers’ orientation programs. So, make sure you attend an orientation as soon as you can—you’ll feel more connected to both the military and Enid communities. Don’t waste time being scared and confused. There are plenty of friendly people out there who are chock-full of information and willing to help—they won’t come knocking on your door, but all you have to do is get out and ask.

Duty Station Check-in Once you’ve arrived and slept well, check in at your duty station – remember first impressions are lasting – be sharp. Incoming military personnel should in-process the first day after arrival. To speed up the process, make sure you have all your records. Generally speaking, in-processing at Vance AFB begins in the orderly room of the squadron to which the active duty military member is assigned. From there you should be directed to Military Personnel Flight (MPF). MPF in-processing can be completed Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Suite 124 of Building 500. Customer Service Hours are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call the customer service section of MPF at DSN 448-7500 or commercially at 580-231-7500.

Get a P.O. Box Many of you are probably Internet billpay savvy and not concerned about whether or not you receive your bills and mail. But, are you sure you want to miss your latest subscription to Sports Illustrated or In Style? Then, there’s the rest of us who haven’t caught the web-bill-pay wave and still torture ourselves with monthly check writing—we absolutely count on the United States Postal Service. Regardless of where you may camp out in this field, make sure you contact the Postal Service Center in Bldg. 430 or call 580-2317204/5510 to get your mail in order (not to be confused with mail order).

Sign up for the newspaper Get connected to your new community. The best way to learn the services and activities offered in Enid is to subscribe to the daily Enid News & Eagle. Call (580) 548-8114 or email circulation@enidnews.com. The weekly base newspaper, The Scoop, is delivered free on base each Friday.

Register your vehicle If you need to register your car in Oklahoma, Enid tag agencies make the process a snap. Not to mention, as an activeduty military service member, vehicle registration in Oklahoma is deeply discounted. And, by the way, when traveling on base, be sure to show the gate guards some courtesy. They battle the heat in the summer, cold rain in the fall, as well as snow in the winter, just to ensure every vehicle driving on base is legitimate and safe. See map on page 28.

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Register for TRICARE Active duty military members and their families have one of the nation’s most hassle-free, com-

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properly enrolled. For medical benefits, contact the TRICARE

Kevin R. Shimanek, D.V.M Jason K. Reid, D.V.M. Kristy Rutz, D.V.M.

office at Bldg. 810 or call 800-444-5445. It’s imperative you have your military identification and a copy of your current orders to get the most expedient service. Be prepared. If you’re a dependent, dental insurance is given through MetLife and requires at least one month to officially activate. Call 855-638-8371 to

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KNOW YOUR HEALTHCARE OPTIONS

CHOOSING the right healthcare facility for you and your family is a concern for many newcomers. Here’s a very general scope of what’s available to you. If you have a condition that surpasses Vance’s Primary Care Clinic’s capabilities, discuss referrals with your physician.

Vance AFB primary clinic The base clinic is located in Bldg. 810 and can be reached by calling 580-213-7381. Active-duty members, dependents, retirees and their dependents enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Plus are treated on an appointment basis. Make an appointment by calling 580-213-7416. Primary care includes pediatrics, women’s clinic and a wellness clinic. If after hours care is needed, please call the Primary Care Manager at 580-249-4471. Clinic hours are Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. except for the second and fourth Thursdays of every month when they close at 2pm for training. The clinic pharmacy number is 580213-7783. Pharmacy hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Area Hospitals & Medical Facilities Enid has two major hospital facilities, a full-time professional ambulance service, and two minor emergency centers available to the military. INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center campus includes 207 licensed beds throughout three facilities and is located on the corner of Monroe and Garriott. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, located at 305 South Fifth, has grown to its current licensed bed capacity of 277 beds and 20 bassinets. See map on page 28.

Urgent Care Plus, 1805 W. Garriott Hours:Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Walk-in patients welcome. X-ray and lab on site. Two physicians specialized in family practice. One nurse practitioner. One physician assistant. Minor Emergency Clinic, 402 S. Oakwood Road, Suite B. 580-234-1831 Hours: Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.Walk-in patients welcome.Lab on site.One full-time physician.

Veterinary Services It’s worth taking the right steps for the health and safety of your frisky cat or loyal dog. If you live on base, your pets must be registered within one week of moving on base. To register your pet, take its current innoculation certificate to the veterinary clinic in Bldg. 247. Off-base residents must register their pets with the Enid Registration Bureau. Oklahoma requires yearly rabies vaccination, which is administered at the base veterinary clinic or at various veterinary clinics in Enid. The base veterinary clinic is open Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for vaccinations, heartworm testing and other limited outpatient care. Off base, there are many options available. Enid has a high incidence of rabies and parvo. If you have pets – or you get pets while you’re in Enid – be sure to talk to your veterinarian about the appropriate vaccination schedule for your animal(s). All reptiles carry salmonella – so keep your pet away from little grass snakes and other reptiles. Because

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there is a large stray animal population, it is a good idea to have dogs and cats neutered or spayed, unless you plan to breed them. There are a lot of great places to buy pet supplies in Enid, and many places to board your pets if you have an opportunity to take a vacation away from Enid. PLACES TO BOARD YOUR PETS: • Enid Pet Hospital- 580-237-3377 • Olson Animal Hospital- 580-6901 • Wheatland Animal Clinic- 580-237-1245

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FINDING A HOME For many, finding a home is the most stressful component of moving. There’s no question about it, a place to live is essential. If you want to live on base, contact the Military Housing office in Bldg. 714 or call 580-213-7259. This visit will get you on a housing list as well as provide some idea of how long it will take for a house to become available. Be aware, many moving veterans who want to live on base have already faxed their orders to this office and have been able to get on the housing list in a timely manner. They are usually offered a home rather promptly—it’s just a skill that comes along with experience (or age, depending upon how you look at it.) But, luck may very well be on your side and a house on base may be ready and waiting for you to move right on in.

ed each Sunday in the “Homes” section of the Enid News & Eagle. Or, click on the homes icon at the top of www.EnidNews.com for a full look at neighborhoods and homes for sale.

Visit the Loan Locker (Linen Exchange) Although you might be squared away and have a place to live, your inbound household goods could still be in transit. Now what are you going to do—sleep on the floor and order pizza for the next week? That’s always an option, but you can also visit the Loan Locker on base. These folks have cots, coffee pots, irons and more to keep you functioning until your beloved pillow-top mattress arrives. Call 580-213-7348 for more information or visit Bldg. 244.

Rental Properties & Apartments If you wish to or must rent housing off-base, there are plenty of homes and apartments available. Again, the Housing Referral office will be able to assist you in finding a rental. The folks here have plenty of resources listing rental properties, and for your safety and well-being, every rental recommended by this office must adhere to certain strict guidelines in order to be approved and recommended. Contact Housing Referral office at 580-2137438.

Purchasing a home Purchasing a home is an extremely personal choice and should be made after adequate deliberation. Many who have purchased a home in Enid enjoyed their lifestyle. Enid has many realtors who can assist a first-time buyer as well as a seasoned one. Properties in Enid range from beautiful historic homes to brand-spanking new. Be sure to do your homework. Several pages of homes for sale are listEnid, Oklahoma

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EVENINGS ON THE TOWN

ENID offers movie theaters, bowling, go-carts, night clubs, restaurants and lots of other entertaining activities perfect for a night on the town. Great options for casual dining and a cold drink around the downtown square are PaneVino and Callahan’s, to name a few. For more upscale dining experiences, Costello’s in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center, offers delicious dishes and an array of fine wines, and Panevino, located in downtown Enid, is an exquisite tapas bar with unique wines to complement each item on the menu. An evening at home with a movie sounds great, but wouldn’t it be even better with a homemade margarita or a bottle of wine? Stop in at Sundance Liquor in Heritage Hills, Buck’s Wine & Spirits on South Van Buren or Crosstown Liquor on Independence for Enid’s best selection of wine, liquor and beer. Or stroll Oakwood Mall which features Dillard’s, JC Penney, Sears and over 50 specialty stores. After a night out on a lazy Saturday morning, you might want to let someone else serve your breakfast. Take a drive out to Wee Too on North 4th Street near the fairgrounds. This unique breakfast and lunch local landmark is certainly a must-visit diner-style experience for all ages.

Winter Charity Ball

Live Theater at it’s best! NINE PLAYS A YEAR INCLUDING A CHILDREN’S SUMMER DRAMA CAMP

One Comedy Dinner Theater Free Shakespeare in the Park • Active Teen Program Summer Musical • Children’s Theater Great Entertainment Value! 221 N. Independence, Enid, Oklahoma w w w . g a s l i g h t t h e a t r e . o r g • 580-234-2307 Enid, Oklahoma

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ENROLLING CHILDREN IN SCHOOL For those of you with children, enrolling your kids in school is most likely on the top of your priority list. Finding the right school for your child is of great concern, and lucky for you, ENID has some great public and private schools. Here’s a breakdown of elementary, middle and high schools, both public and private.

Public Schools in Enid Enid public schools consist of one high school, three middle schools and ten elementary schools, which are commonly referred to as “neighborhood” schools. The district also has a nationally recognized alternative school, as well as an adult education center. In February 2010, more than $99 million in school bonds were approved to provide 2 new elementary schools, new buses, maintenance and new technology for Enid public schools. Expansion Management Magazine, in its Education Quotient ratings, has awarded a Blue Ribbon for academic excellence to the Enid Public School District. For more information, contact the Board of Education’s central office located at 500 S. Independence, call 580-366-7000 or visit them online at www.enidpublicschools.org. Chisholm public schools have a small school setting with a large school atmosphere. Chisholm High

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School, 4018 W. Carrier Road, offers all levels of core subjects and a wide variety of electives and advanced placement courses. Chisholm Middle School, built in 1996, is the newest building in the Chisholm School District. Located at 4202 W. Carrier Road, CMS is home to grades six, seven and eight. Accelerated programs are offered in math and English. Chisholm Elementary, located at 300 Colorado Avenue, provides instruction for pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade plus transitional first grade. Please contact the Office of Administration for further information, visit their website at www.chisholm.k12.ok.us or call 580-237-5512. Pioneer-Pleasant Vale schools are comprised of Pleasant Vale Elementary, Pioneer Junior High School and Pioneer High School. The elementary campus is located at 6020 E. Willow, while the junior high and high schools are located six miles east of Waukomis on a county road commonly called the Pioneer Road. The combined enrollment of all schools is approximately 600. Information can be obtained by calling 580-758-3282. Other public schools in Garfield County are Waukomis public schools, 580-758-3247; Drummond public schools, 580-493-2271; Garber public schools, 580-863-2220; KremlinHillsdale public schools, 580-874-2284; and Covington-Douglas public schools, 580-864-7481. With a few exceptions, Enid private schools mostly specialize in faith-based education. Here’s a list and a brief description of local private

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Private Schools in Enid schools. Oklahoma Bible Academy is Enid’s Christian Junior High and High School and offers a full extracurricular activity program that includes athletic and music programs for grades seven through twelve. They provide an environment that is conducive to quality academic progress as well as Christian character development in an interdenominational setting. OBA is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Students who graduate from OBA have encountered a well-rounded liberal arts education that allows them to aspire to the career of their choosing. For more information, call 580-242-4104. St. Joseph Catholic School is located on the south side of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 110 N. Madison, offering pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. This school provides small classrooms, excellent leadership, and quality education in a Christian environment. The school information line is 580-

242-4449 or visit their website at www.stfrancisenid.com. Emmanuel Christian School serves pre-kindergarten through grade six. Emmanuel Christian School’s mission focuses on “preparing students for life,” academic excellence, integration of faith and learning, a biblical worldview, and character development. Emmanuel Christian is an accredited school, located at 2505 W. Owen K. Garriott. For more information, call 580-237-0032. Cimarron Montessori School, 419 W. Maple, was founded in 1975. They offer an individualized program developed by Dr. Maria Montessori for ages two through twelve. This unique learning environment is what many parents are searching for. Discover the difference by scheduling a tour. Call 580-233-8820. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, 1626 E. Broadway, 580-234-6646. Seventh-Day Adventist School, 1501 W. Purdue, 580-234-4500. Hillsdale Christian School, Hillsdale, 580-6352211.

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PHONE, INTERNET, AND MEDIA SERVICES For local telephone, cellular, Internet, cable, or dish services, consult the Enid telephone directory. When it comes to choosing a local service, simply ask those who have been around for a while. These referrals generally stem from getting good customer service and satisfying results. After all, isn’t that precisely what you are searching for? One tiny but annoying aspect of moving is finding that your favorite networks have changed channels and your number one radio station is always jumping the dial. Here’s a listing of local television, radio channels and print media.

Media Guide Television 4 NBC 5 ABC 9 CBS 13 OETA-PBS 25 FOX 32 Weather

Enid has volunteer and part-time or full-time employment opportunities for individuals at any skill level. The Enid News and Eagle classified section advertises opportunities daily. Temporary agencies are also a good place to start. Check your phone book for listings. Volunteering offers you a great perspective into the community as well as into the organizations you are interested in becoming involved with. If your day gets to be a little too long and definitively boring, call any of the community programs or organizations that interest you and let them know you’re available to volunteer your time and skills. I guarantee they will be thrilled to hear from you—and boredom will be kicked out of your life and find another place to reside. Vance AFB has the following programs for employment and volunteer assistance. Find out more by visiting Bldg. 314 or calling 580-213-6213.

Career Focus Program

AM & FM Radio KCRC 1390 AM ESPN KGWA 960 AM News Talk FM Radio KLVV 88.7/89.7 Christian Music KNID 107.1 Great American Country KOFM 103.1 Hot Country KXLS 95.7 Modern Hits

Newspapers, Magazines & Online News Enid News & Eagle – local/regional daily newspaper EnidNews.com – local/regional news online The Scoop – free weekly (Fridays) base newspaper Shopper’s Edge - free weekly (Fridays) shopper’s guide Etown – bimonthly community magazine Uncensored- local/regional quarterly lifestyle magazine 24

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This program is available to eligible spouses and family members who need support in skill assessment, career development, education opportunities and local employment. This is a great place to get a head start on a new career.

Volunteer Resource Program The Volunteer Resource Program on base functions as the military community’s resource for basewide activity. These opportunities provide great insight into the Air Force lifestyle and are a great way to meet people and make new friends.

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GET CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY Beat the blues and make the most of your military experience in ENID by getting involved. Don’t miss out on local news and events; subscribe to The Enid News and Eagle by calling 580-233-6600 or visit them online at www.enidnews.com. If this is your first military move and you are weighed down with general questions, military-specific queries or are just plain confused, rest assured—you are not alone and you’re not the first—there’s help everywhere. Perhaps this is not your first move, but it is your first time in Enid. You may just need some questions answered regarding how to best get involved in the community, while some of you may want to find a place of worship and get involved with a church. If you fit any of the above profiles, read on. Although every program and organization cannot be listed, you’ll find a list of key military and community organizations and programs.

Military Programs & Services Air Force Aid Society Bldg. 314 (580) 213-6288 Service: Emergency interest-free loans for basic living expenses, which include needs like food, rent, utilities, etc. Within certain limits, dental and medical assistance, travel for personal emergencies, education, and vehicle repair. Auto Skills Center Bldg. 301 (580) 213-7508 Service: Minor car maintenance services and monthly car care classes. 26

Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 314 (580) 213-6330 Services: This program assists families in all aspects of family readiness, including assistance and support to families throughout all stages of mobilization, deployment, separation, reunion, readjustment as well as local or national emergencies, disasters, and evacuations. It also focuses on financial management assistance, spouse employment assistance, families with special needs, family development education, transition assistance and Air Force Aid Society applications. • Information and Referral (580) 213-6330 Services: This program links individuals and families with the right resources to meet specific needs. The information and referral specialist is available for interviews to help determine needs and to suggest referral agencies. Community and base resource phone numbers and addresses along with specific information on services offered and available. • Transition Assistance (580) 213-7873 Services: Provides separating or retiring military members and DoD civilians and their families with individualized assistance to transition to civilian life and careers. Three-day seminars are designed to provide appropriate skills and information • School Liaison (580) 213-6285 Services: Primary advocate for military children and the local point of contact for all K-12 school-related matters ranging from enrollment to graduation. Child Development Center Bldg. 336 (580) 213-7310 Service: All-day infant, toddler, and preschool care. Preschool enrichment programs are available during the academic year.

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Civilian Personnel Bldg. 500 (580) 213-7260 Service: Provides information and guidance on how to apply for Vance appropriated fund supported civilian employment (not contracted jobs). Questions regarding spouse preference, vet preference and summer hire programs can be answered by calling our office. Equipment Rental Bldg. 244 (580) 213-7348 Service: Recreational supplies rental center. Information, Tickets & Tours Bldg. 200 (580) 213-6268 Service: Assistance in various aspects of travel and entertainment, including amusement parks, weekend get-a-ways, etc. Vance Library Bldg. 314 (580)213-7368 Fax: (580)237-8106 Web site: www.youseemore.com/vanceAFB Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am8:00pm Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm Sunday, 12:00pm-6:00pm Services: Books, magazines, CD audiobooks and CD loans, Internet access, copy and fax service and free DVD rentals. Some fees apply.. Mental Health Clinic Bldg. 816 (580) 213-7419 Service: Mental Health Clinic provides a wide variety of services and programs to meet your individual needs and enhance the quality of life of all service members, military families and retirees. Some examples of services offered are: Individual Therapy-Child, Adolescent, Adult Family Counseling Marriage Counseling Stress Management/Relaxation Group Enid, Oklahoma

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ATTRACTIONS 1. Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center 507 S 4th Street / 580.237.1907 2. Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest 200 E Maple / 580.233.2787 3. Simpson’s Old Time Museum 228 E Randolph / 580.234.4998 4. Historic Downtown Square Randolph to Independence to Maine to Grand 5. Vance AFB Southgate Rd between US 81 and Cleveland / 580.213.7477 6. Railroad Museum of Oklahoma 702 N Washington / 580.233.3051 7. Enid Farmer’s Market Grand and Owen K Garriott / 580.977.4420 8. Garfield County Courthouse Murals 114 W Broadway 9. NOC Planetarium and Observatory Randolph and Hedges / 580.548.2399 10. Midgley Museum 1001 Sequoyah / 580.234.7265 11. Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum 616 Leona Mitchell Blvd. / 580.237.6989 12. Enid Woodring Wall of Honor 1026 S 66th St. / 580.233.4530 13. Enid Public Library 120 W. Maine / 580.234.6313 14. Ames Astrobleme Museum Ames, OK109 E Main / 580.753.4624 SPORTS/OUTDOOR FUN 15. Champlin Pool 400 W Cherokee / 580.237.7530 16. Comet Go Carts 3200 N 4th / 580.234.8689 17. Crosslin Dog Park Van Buren and Purdue / 580.237.2494 18. Crosslin Park Sports Complex Van Buren and Purdue / 580.237.2494 19. David Allen Memorial Ballpark 301 S Grand / 580.548.0396 20. Denny Price Family YMCA 415 W Cherokee / 580.237.4645 21. EHS Selby Stadium 801 W Iowa / 580.234.2407 22. Enid Speedway 4th and Oxford / 940.683.4742 Enid, Oklahoma

23. Enid Skate Park 401 W State / 580.234.0400 24. Gore Park Splash Pad 7th and Elm / 580.234.0400 25. Hoover Park Splash Pad Hoover and Oklahoma / 580.234.0400 26. Kellet Field 2300 S Cleveland / 580.234.0400 27. Kiwanis Train and Carousel Van Buren and Rupe / 28. Meadowlake Mini Golf and Snow Cones. Van Buren and Rupe 29. NOC Mabee Center University and Maine / 580.242.6300 30. Oakwood Bowl 4709 W Owen K Garriott / 580.233.8712 31. Putt-Putt 4R Kids 710 Overland Trail / 580.237.7888 32. Skatetown 905 Overland Trail / 580.233.5360 33. Splash Zone Water Park 1122 Trails West / 580.242.5152 WINERIES 34. Indian Creek Village Winery West of Ringwood, OK3 miles W of junction 58 and 412 / 580.883.4919 35. Plain View Winery Lahoma, OK 231 W. Lahoma Rd / 580.796.2902 EVENT LOCATIONS 36. Autry Technology Center 1201 W Willow / 580.242.2750 37. Cherokee Strip Conference Center 123 W Maine / 580.234.1919 38. Chisholm Trail Expo Center 111 W Purdue / 580.237.0238 39. Enid Symphony Center 301 W Broadway / 580.237.9646 40. Gaslight Theatre 221 N Independence / 580.234.2307 41. Hoover Building Oxford and Washington / 580.237.0238 42. Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) 100 S University / 580.242.6300 43. NOC Briggs Auditorium Maine and Hedges / 580.242.6300 44. Northwestern Okla. State Univ. (NWOSU)2929 E Randolph / 580.237.0334 29

LODGING 45. America’s Best Value Inn 2523 Mercer Dr / 580.237.3090 46. Baymont Inn and Suites 3614 W Owen K Garriott / 580.234.6800 47. Best Western 2818 S Van Buren / 580.242.7110 48. Comfort Inn 210 N Van Buren / 580.234.1200 49. Courtesy Inn 3130 S Van Buren / 580.242.2290 50. Days Inn 2901 S Van Buren / 580.237.6000 51. Hampton Inn and Suites 511 Demla Ct / 580.234.4600 52. Heartland Lodge Extended Stay 3209 S Van Buren / 580.233.8411 53. Holiday Inn Express 4701 W Owen K Garriott / 580.237.7722 54. Lazy H Motel 1610 S Van Buren / 580.237.5270 55. Ramada Inn 3005 W Owen K Garriott / 580.234.0440 56. Super 8 2713 W Owen K Garriott / 580.242.6100 57. Trail Motel 701 S Van Buren / 580.234.3142 65. SpringHill Suites by Marriott 5815 KL Drive / 580.540.4256

RV PARKS 58. Brown’s RV Park 1418 S Van Buren / 580.237.9405 59. Highpoint RV Park 2700 N Van Buren / 580.234.1726 60. Trails West Mobile Community 902 Overland Trail / 580.237.7094 BED & BREAKFAST 61. Indian Creek Village West of Ringwood, OK3 miles W of junction 58 and 412 / 580.883.4919 62. Maple Place Bed & Breakfast 418 W Maple / 580.234.5858 HEALTH CARE 63. Integris Bass Baptist Health Center 600 S Monroe / 580.233.2300 64. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center 305 S 5th / 580.233.6100

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Airsickness Evaluations for JSUPT Chronic Pain Management Emergency Referrals Suicide/Violence Awareness Prevention Assertiveness Training Insomnia Treatment Education/Treatment/Referral on Substance Abuse • Family Maltreatment, which is designed to educate, prevent and treat family maltreatment including child abuse/neglect and spouse abuse. Anyone suspecting any form of family maltreatment is encouraged to report suspicions to the Family Advocacy Officer. Any active duty members or civilian working for the Air Force is mandated to report family maltreatment per AFI 40-301. Arts and Crafts Center Bldg. 305 (580) 213-7402 Service: Monthly workshops in woodshop or other craft activities. Staff Judge Advocate Bldg. 500 (580)213-7404 Service: Legal assistance for personal (non-business) and civil (non-criminal) legal matters. Notarization is also available. Teen Center Bldg. 455 (580) 213-6762 Service: Monthly programs and activities for teenage dependents grades 7-12. VA N C E R E L O C AT I O N G U I D E

Transportation Management Office Bldg. 200 Rm. 213 (580) 213-7470 Service: Handles shipping and receiving of household goods and baggage and makes travel arrangements for DoD members and family members with valid identification. Youth Center Bldg. 323 (580) 213-7474 Service: Year-round well-supervised activity center. After-school programs during the academic year and summer day-camp programs running June through August are available for grades Kindergarten to 6th. 71st Security Forces Squadron Bldg. 527 (580) 213-7415 Service: Crime prevention, police services, and vehicle registration. 71st FTW Commander’s Straight Scoop Action Line (580) 213-7777 Service: This answering service is your direct line to the wing commander. Leave a message stating your name, phone number, concerns, suggestions, or commendations. Remember to use your chain of command to resolve problems whenever possible.

CHURCHES For some, finding a church immediately relieves the anxiety inherent in moving to a new town. Vance AFB Chapel, located in Bldg. 505, serves the military by providing Catholic and Protestant worship as well as rites and sacraments. Catholic Mass, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Catholic Religious Education, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. (September-May) Protestant Worship, Sunday, 11 a.m. Protestant Religious Education, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (September-May) Pastoral care and counseling is also available, and the Chaplain Service is the only agency in the USAF entrusted with total and complete confidentiality. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 580-213-7211/7668. Walk-ins are seen, but based on availability of chaplains—wearing your military uniform is not required. The Enid community also offers more than 90 churches representing all of the major Christian denominations plus other faiths. Ask around or try out several churches to experience different worship styles. For a listing of churches and worship times, look at the Enid News & Eagle each Friday, The Scoop base newspaper or a local phone directory. You’ll find churches representing these denominations: Assembly of God Baptist Catholic Charismatic Christian Disciples of Christ Church of Christ Church of God Church of God in Christ Seventh Day Church of God Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints Church of the Brethren Church of the Nazarene Community Churches

Congregational Churches Episcopal Evangelical Free Jehovah’s Witnesses Korean Methodist Lutheran Mennonite Methodist Non-Denominational Pentecostal Presbyterian Seventh-Day Adventist Wesleyan World Harvest Church

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For a complete list of civic programs and organizations, contact the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce at 888-229-2443 or 580-237-2494. Here is the short list of what’s available: Alcoholics Anonymous American Red Cross Aquatic Club of Enid

Board of Realtors-Enid

Booker T. Washington Community Center

Boy Scouts of America, Cimarron Council

Community Development Support Association Enid Arts and Humanities Council Enid Art Association

Enid Board of Education Enid Horse Association Enid Literacy Council

Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Enid Writers Club

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Garfield County Democratic Party Garfield County 4-H Club

Garfield County Historical Society Garfield County Republican Party Grand National Quail Hunt Habitat for Humanity March of Dimes

Northwest Oklahoma Tobacco Free Coalition Salvation Army

Tuesday Lunch Club

United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma YMCA

YWCA

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PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION Has pursuing an undergraduate or graduate

degree always been a goal of yours? Well, there’s no time like the present to start making steps toward reaching your goal and advancing your education.

Base Education Services in Bldg. 314 provides active

duty military, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard in the selected reserve, Department of Defense civil-

ian employees, adult family members of military and

civilian personnel, and military retirees education opportunities and guidance counseling. For more information, call (580) 213-7388.

Enid also has great educational opportunities.

Call or visit any of these schools and start reaching your goal toward higher education.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid With an enrollment of more than 400 students, this university provides day and evening courses in several programs leading to a bachelor’s degree and also offers graduate programs leading to a master’s degree. Northwestern-Enid offers upper-division and graduate courses, but works in conjunction with Northern Oklahoma College in Enid to provide a seamless transition from its two-year courses to Northwestern’s bachelor’s degree programs. Northwestern offers bachelor’s degree programs in elementary education, criminal justice, social work, nursing, accounting, business administration, e-commerce and psychology. Graduate programs in education and counseling psychology are offered by Northwestern, with other graduate programs including business administration (MBA) provided by other universities. For more information, call 580-237-0334 or visit us at www.nwosu.edu. Northern Oklahoma College Enid This multi-campus community college offers associate degrees in arts, science, and applied sci32

ence. Through two-plus-two articulation agreements, associate of art and science degrees are transferable to baccalaureate programs. Current enrollment on the Enid campus is 1,088, including concurrent high school students and distance learning students. Degree programs include business administration, nursing-RN, aviation-professional pilot training, and education, among others. The astronomy program features an observatory which houses a research-grade telescope capable of remote operation through the Internet. For more information call 580-242-2275 or visit us at www.north-ok.edu. Autry Technology Center This organization is one of 29 career and technology education centers statewide and provides state-of-the-art career and technical training to high school and adult students. Autry Tech consistently ranks among the top three CareerTechs in individual enrollment. Autry Tech serves approximately 800 fulltime high school and adult students annually. Full-time programs include business and information technology, health careers, trade and industrial technology and home and community. Over 10,000 individuals are served through short-term courses and specialized training. Autry Tech’s Business and Industry Services has the customized business and industry training to meet the needs of companies located in the area. The Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technical Education’s Training for Industry Program (TIP) provides training to meet the needs of new firms located in the state or expanding their operations. Autry Tech also serves as a regional center for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics for high school juniors and seniors. For more information, call 580-242-2750 or visit them at www.autrytech.com. The following Universities are located on base and are available to the public: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is the world’s premier institution of higher education that specializes in aviation and aerospace. A private, regionally accredited, not-for-profit university, EmbryRiddle Worldwide offers certificate, under-

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graduate and graduate degree programs for prospective students from diverse career fields, backgrounds, and experiences. The EmbryRiddle Worldwide campus at Vance Air Force Base has been serving military and civilian residents for several years. Students at Embry-Riddle Worldwide also have the ability to pursue programs in several fields at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as gain certifications through EmbryRiddle’s “Five Ways to Learn” platform. With access to Embry-Riddle’s 158+ campus network of highly qualified faculty and professional staff, students can pursue a degree on-campus where they reside, through online learning, and through Worldwide’s virtual classroom, known as EagleVision. Groups of students from multiple classrooms around the world connect with an instructor and students in another location, all taking the same course. So whether students take an EagleVision class from Enid, Oklahoma or Aviano, Italy, they would sit in the same class, interact with each other and the instructor, and receive the same education.For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.

Wayland Baptist University provides a quality degree with everything you’ve been dreaming about. The costs are affordable, and we work to fit your schedule and timeline. You can transfer more credits to finish faster so that you only have to take what you need while getting credit for what you’ve already earned. And of course, you get to study with faculty that bring real-world experience to the classroom. You already know about hard work but still are looking for what’s best for your family, and Wayland Baptist University has that solution. Don’t let your dreams for a better future stay that way; let us help you make it a reality. Wayland is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s levels. We exist to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind. For more information, call (580) 213-6452 or email wbuvance@wbu.edu. You can also visit our website at www.wbu.edu/vance.

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DINING IN ENID Although some believe a region’s culture or soul is found in its poetry, art and music, others tend to think it’s sautéing in neighborhood kitchens. Sure, art and music capture the essence of a people, but if you want to find out what the locals are really like—taste what they’re eating. The standard fast-food and restaurant chains can satisfy your appetite and fuel your body—and everyone has to admit there is something almost nostalgic about eating the same Big Mac combo you have relied on for years; however, while in Enid, try some of the local flavor. You’ll be so glad you did.

Golden Chick 202 N. Van Buren, 580-233-9996 KFC 3904 W. Garriott, 580-242-5271 702 E. Maine, 580-233-0802 Lenox Drive-In 1110 N. Grand, 580-237-8365 Long John Silver’s/ A&W 309 S. Van Buren, 580-237-6077 Lot-A-Burger 310 W. Willow Rd., 580-237-1471 McDonald’s Maine & Van Buren, 580-233-4500 4109 W. Garriott, 580-234-6840 1125 W. Willow, 580-234-3500

If you’re on base and don’t want to venture off for the day, visit Vance’s very own clubs, all located in Bldg. 601. From the Vance Collocated Club serving a daily lunch menu and a variety of dinner specials, to the Crazy Horse and Officers’ lounges, there’s something for every appetite. For more information and hours of operation, call 580-213-7595 or 580-2372326. The Snack Bar, located at the Bowling Center in Bldg. 345 also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 580-213-7331.

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Sonic Drive-In 905 W. Willow, 580-233-8611 4913 W. Garriott, 580-233-9100 1617 S. Van Buren, 580-234-2311 1502 E. Garriott, 580-237-9500 Taco Bandito 205 W. Willow, 580-234-2800 Taco Bell 501 S. Van Buren, 580-234-2420 Taco Bueno 1725 W. Garriott, 580-237-0780

Arby's Roast Beef 3826 W. Garriott, 580-242-6289 Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores 310 W. Garriott, 580-234-8253 1121 W. Willow, 580-242-6152 4202 W. Garriott, 580-234-8580 Boom-a-rang Diner 226 W. Randolph, 580-540-4255 Burger King 1801 N. Van Buren, 580-233-5152 Chick-fil-A

Taco Mayo 118 N. Van Buren, 580-233-5014 Wendy’s 606 S. Garland, 580-237-6892

ASIAN Chen Garden (Oakwood Mall) 4125 West Owen K. Garriott Suite B1, 580-540-8909 Combo King

Oakwood Mall, 580-234-9801

Oakwood Mall, 580-242-4495

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Joy Burger 1414 E. Chestnut, 580-234-0700 New China Buffett of Enid 4410 W. Garriott, 580-234-8818 Oriental Garden Express 923 S. Van Buren, 580-237-8111 Sakura 1935 W. Garriott, 580-237-8988 Tokyo House 4125 W. Owen K. Garriott, 580-402-0179

AMERICAN/ FAMILY DINING Applebee's 3616 W. Garriott, 580-233-1525 Barnstormers Restaurant Woodring Airport, 580-234-9913 Buffalo Wild Wings 2126 N. Van Buren, 580-237- 9453 Callahan’s Pub & Grill 220 N. Independence, 580-242-7299 CherryBerry of Enid 214 Sunset Plaza, 580-237-3700 Chicaro Club 3030 N. Grand, 580-233-7655 Chili’s 3620 W. Garriott, 580-237-2035 Daylight Donuts 209 N. Oakwood, 580-233-8017 902 W. Randolph, 580-233-8032 Door Step Diner 721 S. Oakwood, 580-237-4900 The Dutch Pantry (Best Western) 2818 S. Van Buren, 580-242-7110 Flamingo Lounge 520 S. Van Buren, 580-234-9006 Golden Corral Family Steak House 4629 W. Garriott, 580-234-1803 Grand Ave Café 423 N. Grand, 234-7544 G&P Bakery 1109 N. Grand The Hungry Bowler 4709 W. Garriott, 580-234-7896 IHOP 4125 W. Owen K. Garriott, 580-237-8999

Jimmy’s Egg 2126 N. Van Buren, Ste 100, 580-234-5160 J’s Donuts 1921 W. Owen K. Garriott 580-237-7444 Jubilee Bakery 220 E, Maple Ave. 234-1989 580-237-7444 Napoli’s 223 S. Grand, 580-237-8464 Raymie’s (Ramada Inn) 3005 W. Garriott Rd., 580-233-3552 Rendezvous Club & Grill 421 S. Van Buren, 580-237-7345 Scheiber’s Donuts & Deli 207 E. Owen K. Garriott, 580-242-5000 Trails End Cafe 213 W. Willow, 580-242-8155 Wee Too Restaurant 4002 N. 4th, 580-233-4663 Western Sizzlin’ Steak House 4722 W. Garriott, 580-234-4121 Winchell’s Donut House 308 S. VanBuren, 580-234-2882 Willow Inn Café 364 E. Willow, 580-242-3105 Wings to Go 2316 W. Garriott, 580-237-9464

La Fiesta Mexican Café 2709 W. Garriott, 580-242-1200 La Salsa 1732 S. Van Buren, 580-237-3128 Playa Azul 2731 W. Garriott, 580-242-4875 Marisco Los Primos 701 E. Broadway, 580-242-1194 Taco Bandito 205 W. Willow, 580-234-2800 Taste of Mexico 1937 S. Van Buren, 580-233-0700 The Original Macarena 2713 W. Garriott, 580-237-1955 Octavio’s Taco 226 W. Broadway, 580-237-5256

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Subway Sandwiches & Salads

Blaze’s BBQ 1732 S. Van Buren, 580-540-8941 Elmers’ Down Home Barbeque 217 E. Owen K. Garriott, 580-234-0927 Phil’s Slow Smoked Barbeque 2209 N. Grand, 580-237-7595 Rib Crib 4901 W. Owen K. Garriott, 580-237-7333 Wooden Nickel BBQ 410 W. Walnut, 580-237-5554

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Angel Delight Catering & Tearoom 417 S. Washington, 580-542-2639 Jumbo Deli 2311 W. Willow, 580-237-4170 221 S. 30th, 580-237-9700 Katy’s Pantry 2302 W. Willow, 580-233-1304 Port Lugano 813 S. Van Buren, 580-233-6012 Quizno’s 3518 W. Garriott, 580-233-7849 2402 W. Garriott, 580-237-3997 515 S. Van Buren, 580-242-0400 2333 W. Willow, 580-242-6760 Uptown Subs 1909 W. Garriott, 580-242-7827

OAKWOOD MALL FOOD COURT Chen Garden Oakwood Mall, 580-540-8909 Chick-fil-A Oakwood Mall, 580-234-9801 Combo King Oakwood Mall, 580-242-4495 Great American Cookie Co. Oakwood Mall, 580-242-4495 35

Mystic Pizza Oakwood Mall, 580-540-8935 Tokyo House Oakwood Mall, 580-402-0179

FINE DINING Costello’s 222 Sunset Plaza, 580-234-7510 PaneVino 124 W. Randolph, 580-237-8488 On the Sidewalk Bar & Grill 114 W. Randolph, 580-234-3050

COFFEE HOUSE Davinci’s Coffee House 2315 W. Willow, 580-234-2080 Hardback Cafe (Inside Hastings) 600 S. Cleveland, 580-242-6838 Port Lugano 813 S. Van Buren, 580-233-6012 Starbucks 2326 W. Garriott, 580-234-3726

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ITALIAN Cheezie’s Pizza 201 N. Van Buren, 580-234-9222 CiCi’s Pizza 3604 W. Garriott, 580-237-3000 Domino’s Pizza 1119 S. Van Buren, 580-242-2004 Godfather’s Pizza 2101 W. Garriott, 580-233-5766 Little Caesars 2404 W. Garriott, 580-237-3322 Mazzio’s Pizza 4905 W. Garriott, 580-234-1558 Mystic Pizza Oakwood Mall, 580-540-8935 Napoli’s 225 S. Grand, 580-237-8464 Papa John’s 4330 W. Garriott, 580-233-2100 Papa Murphy’s Pizza 204 S. VanBuren, 580-237-1037 Pizza Hut 4125 W. Owen K. Garriott, 580-233-9911

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SHOPPING & SALONS For most women and some men, two needs must be met—finding the best shopping and hair stylist in town. The easiest way to locate a hair stylist and other beauty treatments is to ask around—if someone has a great cut and color, find out who did it. Or, be more traditional and consult your telephone directory or newspaper. Finally, if you haven’t seen a good hair day in months and your skin is looking as dull as wilted celery, just hop in your car and start driving. While driving around town (albeit, wearing your favorite cap), you’re bound to find stores that carry most things on your shopping list. With eleven shopping centers all offering something a little different, shopping in Enid is best tackled by location. ☛ Downtown Enid—a six-block shopping square framed by Independence, Grand, Randolph, and Maine. ☛ Oakwood Mall—Oakwood and Garriott ☛ Sycamore Square—Willow and Cleveland ☛ Heritage Hills Shopping Center— Willow and Cleveland ☛ Indian Hills Shopping Center—

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Johnson and Garriott Neilson Square—3400 W. Garriott South Van Buren Square—north of Rupe and Van Buren Northgate Shopping Center—Willow and Van Buren Sunset Plaza—southwest corner of Garriott and Cleveland Varsity Square—30th and Randolph La Mesa West—Randolph and Oakwood Westgate Shopping Center—Owen K. Garriott and Cleveland. Willow Plaza—Willow and Cleveland. Oakwood Centre—Garriott and Oakwood. Williamsburg Square—Hayes and Garriott. Mulberry Plaza—Mulberry and Van Buren.

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DISCOVER DOWNTOWN ENID When you first cruise down US 412, also known as Owen K. Garriott, you’ll be greeted by familiar restaurants and stores on both sides of the street. But don’t forget to drive around and explore! Enid’s downtown square, located East of Van Buren on Broadway and Randolph is just a few blocks north of Garriott. The downtown district is home to high quality gift shops, jewelry galleries, coffee houses, a newly renovated public library and other fine businesses. Just off the square you’ll also find Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse (awesome for kids!) and the David Allen Memorial Ballpark. The downtown district is also home to some great restaurants including Pastimes, Callahan’s and more.

Beauty & Pampering in Enid Although Enid is smaller than some cities you may have lived in before, there are still plenty of places for professional hair, nail, facial, massage and other pampering services. Enjoy a massage on base (check hours and rates at the gym), or go off base to one of the beautiful spas or salons in town. The prices are very reasonable compared to large metropolitan areas and the services are top notch. Lots of women will treat themselves to a massage or a pedicure on occasion, and everyone loves a great haircut! Or, consider having a girls day at a local spa. Couples massages are also offered at some locations. 40

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MILITARY DISCOUNTS OFFERED BY THESE GREATER ENID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS 4R K i ds 2nd Story Gift & Book Store 580-237-7890 10% discount with military I.D.

B u c k ’s W i n e & S p i r i t s 580-233-3633 10% discount with military I.D. on Wednesdays

Co m f o r t I nn 580-234-1200 Military rate of $70 per night with military ID

4RK id s Putt-Putt 580-237-7890 Buy one get one free game of golf with military I.D. on Mondays

Bu ffalo Wild Win g s 580-237-9453 10% discount to all military with I.D.

C y c l e W a rd , L L C 580-234-6933 10% discount with military I.D.

B u rg u n d y A p a r t m e n t s 580-233-8993 10% discount on rent for Military Veterans

Fa c t o r y C o n n e c t i o n 580-234-2011 10% discount with military I.D. (does not include sale items)

A n g e l D e l i g h t C a t e r i n g & Te a Ro om 580-234-0113 10% discount on Mondays with military I.D.

Fo r Yo u ! 580-237-1346 10% discount with military I.D. on full price merchandise

AT & T M o b i l i t y 580-242-2576 Up to 15% on monthly services

D o c ’s, a Fo r t re s s S t o ra g e So l u ti o n s Pro p e r t y 580-234-8941 Waive the administration fee ($15)

B a ym o nt I n n & Sui t es 234-6800 Regular military rates (vary by room size)

El C hi c o 580-234-1918 10% discount with military I.D.

Bed s Un limited 580-242-6915 Discount with military I.D. B e l l Je w e l e rs 580-234-8434 15% discount with military I.D. (excluding repairs) B e s t We s t e r n I n n 580-242-7110 Discount on room & 10% discount @ Dutch Pantry B l a z e ’s B B Q 580-540-8941 10% discount with military I.D. B rew er Ca r p et O n e 580-233-1182 20% off retail price (sale prices excluded) Bu c kle 580-233-7335 Discount with military I.D.

E m r i c k ’s Va n & S t o ra g e 580-234-5736 10% off of the nomal prices for self-storage units C a r pe t P lu s F ur n it ure O u t l e t 580-233-9600 10% discount with military I.D. C h e r o ke e S t r i p R e g i o n a l H er t i a g e Ce nt e r 580-237-1907 Free Admission for Active Duty military and veterans with military I.D. Ch er ry B er ry - E n i d 580-237-3700 20% discount with military I.D. C h i ck - f i l- A 580-234-9801 10% discount with military I.D. on Mondays Enid, Oklahoma

En i d S up e r L ub e ( 2 lo c a ti on s ) 580-242-5200 $2.00 off oil change with military I.D. E v an s D r ug C e nt e r 580-234-2612 10% discount on firearms and ammunition with military I.D. E w b a n k , H e n n i g h & M c Va y, P L L C 580-234-4334 10% discount on all legal services for active military Fi n er P h ys i qu es 580-242-1861 military discount: Individual $33/mo or $346/1yr pd in full or Individual & Spouse $45/month or $492/1 yr paid in full 42

Fl a m i n g Au t o m o t i v e 580-242-2727 Discounts vary Go l den Ch i ck 580-233-9996 10% discount with military I.D. at both locations Go l f U SA 580-237-4653 10% discount with military I.D. G o o d y ’s 580-234-1426 Discount with military I.D. G r a n d Av e n u e L i g h t i n g 580-237-4656 10% discount on purchases

L o w e ’s 580-242-3000 10% off on product purchased for personal use with military I.D. M a p l e P l a c e B e d & B re a k f a s t 580-234-5858 Corporate rate 7 days a week (starting at $75) M a t t re s s H u b 580-237-3955 Check with store for details as discounts vary Ma z z io P iz z a 580-234-1558 10% discount with military I.D.

H o l i d a y I n n E x p re s s 580-237-7722 20% discount on room rates with military I.D. H o u s t o n P ro m o t i o n s 580-478-3160 Free Hat or other apparel with any order of $300 or more Ja c k s o n ’s o f E n i d . c o m 580-234-5400 10% discount on Parts and Service J e n k i n s & P r i c e, I n c . 580-237-8936 10% discount with military I.D.

Pa r a m o u n t H o m e s R e a l E s t a t e C o. 580-237-6200 Brokerage discounts for home sales Call for details P i zz a H u t 580-233-9911 10% discount with military I.D. on regular priced menu items R i d d l e ’s Je w e l r y 580-234-1677 Discounts vary on all purchases & repairs with military I.D.

G re a t e r E n i d C h a m b e r o f C o m m erc e 580-237-2494 10% discount on Cherokee Strip Belt Buckles G re e n b r i e r A s s i s t e d L i v i n g 580-233-0121 10% discount to military veterans

Oa kw o od C ou n tr y C l ub 580-234-5811 Membership initiation fees waived. $170 monthly dues + $40 food and beverage minimum. All amenities included. Full Time Active Military Only

S a l v a t i o n A r m y Fa m i l y S t o re 580-237-1910 10% discount with military I.D.

M c D o n a l d ’s 580-233-4500 10% discount (Enid locations) Merrifi eld O ffi ce Su p p ly 580-233-5921 15% discount with military I.D. M u n c y P h o t og ra p h y 580-233-0570 25% off family session fees for all active or retired military No r t h we st Ok l a h om a B l o o d I n st i t u t e 580-233-9323 Appreciation item given for blood donation (Items vary)

S p r i n g - G re e n L a w n C a re 580-758-1800 3% military discount on services T h i rd H e l i x Te c h n o l o g y 580-233-1125 10% discount with military I.D. T P I S t a f f i n g S e r vi c e s 580-234-1267 Free gift bag with pen, message pad and misc. if you register for work with them. U n i q u e D e s i g n s S t u d i o & M o re 580-237-0034 10% discount with military I.D.

J u m b o Fo o d s 580-237-4170 10% discount every Monday L e o n a rd o ’s 580-233-2787 10% military discount on admissions and memberships

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ARTS, HISTORICAL SITES & ATTRACTIONS As an active Oklahoma Main Street community, ENID presents an exciting menu of cultural activities and related attractions including “First Fridays Downtown” where many stores stay open late and have live music during the first Friday of each month. You might even be surprised at discovering what there is to do and see right here in Enid. So, if you joined the military seeking some adventure, start in your own backyard—adventures do await.

The NOC Enid Community Band This music community has two ensembles, a jazz band and a concert band. They are directed by Dr. Michael Moore & assisted by Dr. Joe Bryant and meet on the campus of NOC—Enid in the Art Building. All interested musicians can apply. Call Northern Oklahoma College at 580-2426300.

Historic Treasures The Arts

The Enid Symphony Orchestra Music director Douglas Newell leads this semiprofessional orchestra comprised of musicians from within a 120-mile radius. The ESO performs an annual subscription concert series, Christmas at Pops, and a patriotic Fourth of July concert. The ESO features classical and popular guest artists of regional, national and international stature. Performances are given in the newly restored Enid Symphony Center located at 301 W. Broadway. The center includes the Symphony Hall, the Jane Champlin Art Gallery, the Eleanor Hornbaker Banquet Hall, and the Theater Ballroom. For ticket or facility rental information, please call 580-237-9646. Jane Champlin Art Gallery and Educational Classroom Visit the contemporary art gallery located on the fifth floor of the Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. For more information please call 580-2379646. The Gaslight Theatre This live theatre troupe regularly presents stage productions in the refurbished old Criterion movie theater just one block north of the Square on Independence. There are four main season shows and a children’s production. From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” the Gaslight Theatre has a varied and exciting program. Call 580-234-2307 for more information on auditions, performances and building rental availability. 46

Enid’s turn of the century prominence and its heady days during the oil boom of the 1910s & 1930s gave way to stunning architecture. Wealthy citizens embellished the area’s homes and buildings with beautiful architectural elements. Wide front porches, stained-glass windows, original hardwood floors and claw-foot tubs are still found in the homes of the city’s two historic districts—Kenwood and Waverley.

Kenwood and Waverley Historic Districts The Kenwood Historic Preservation District is a ten-block area located just northwest of downtown Enid. It includes approximately 50 homes and a few businesses that were built between 1895 and 1932. The Waverly Historic Preservation District has 287 historic homes, two churches and one apartment building. Most homes in this district were built between 1906 and the 1920s. Waverly embraces a twenty-fourblock area, eleven blocks west of downtown Enid. These historic districts each have a walking-tour brochure available through the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce. Call 580-237-2494 for more information or to pick up a brochure.

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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Located at 507 S. 4th, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and Humphrey Heritage Village stand side by side on the west side of Enid’s historic Government Springs Park. Historical artifacts in the museum tell the story of the

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Cherokee Strip Land Run and Oklahoma events dating from 1540 to the present. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The Humphrey Heritage Village This attraction includes the Glidewell Home, an elaborate Victorian style house that has been refurbished. The original land office, where pioneers lined up to file their claims after the great land run of 1893, is on the premises, as well as Enid’s oldest church and an original one-room schoolhouse. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Please call ahead for hours. 580237-1907.

David Allen Memorial Ballpark is the finest high school baseball facility in the United States. It is the venue for many regional and national high school, American Legion, and college tournaments. For more information, call Bill Mayberry at 580-5480396 or visit the website at www.davidallenballpark.com. 301 South Grand Ave.

Simpson’s Old Time Museum: Come see where westerns are made! Visit Simpson’s Old Time Museum and Skeleton Creek Productions Movie Studio and step back into the Old West. Listen to honky-tonk piano music and sip an ice cold sarsaparilla in the 1880s saloon. If you get too rowdy you might get taken to the marshal’s office and thrown in our 1880s jail. Visit our 1880s hotel lobby complete with stairway and see our hotel hallway and authentic hotel room. Come witness how the cowboys lived in a real line shack, shop in our General Store, or have a quiet moment in our 1880s church. All are full-sized movie sets used in Skeleton Creek’s action-packed family westerns. In fact, the Stormy Lane Fan Club, based on our three movie heroes, now has members all across Oklahoma and in 40 other states and three foreign countries. Simpson’s Old Time Museum has a wide variety of collections and artifacts. Hop-along Cassidy memorabilia, baseball collectibles, train sets, and a wide range of military items from the Cavalry days through WWII are just a few of the many displays found in the museum. Bring your camera and come join in the fun! We’re right downtown and just a few blocks away at 228 E. Randolph or give us a call at (580) 234-4998 or (580) 541-2831. It’s all free and we’d love to have you! Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, located at 616 Leona Mitchell

ENID’S NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES While living in Enid or just visiting, take the time

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on the National Register of Historic Places. They are a unique catalog of Enid’s culture, history and architecture. The City of Enid Plans Office also has more information regarding these properties. Broadway Tower—1931 114 E. Broadway H. H. Champlin House—1938 612 S. Tyler T. T. Eason Mansion—1919 1305 W. Broadway Enid Armory 6th & Elm Enid & Calvary Catholic Cemeteries 200 W. Willow Garfield County Courthouse—1934 100 W. Broadway Jackson School—1936 415 E. Illinois Lamerton House 1420 W. Indian Drive McCristy-Knox Mansion—1909 1323 W. Broadway Rock Island Depot—1928 200 Owen K. Garriott

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Blvd., provides life-long learning opportunities in appreciation of the ancestry, heritage and history of Ethnic Native Americans of the Americas, Ethnic Pioneer Settlers and African Ancestral Americans. Exhibits include, “The Leona Mitchell Collection”, Ethnic Indians of the Americas, Booker T. Washington and Carver School Experience and more. Hours of Operation are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. Large groups and Sunday tours by special arrangement only. (580)237-6989. NOC Planetarium & Observatory is located at Randolph and Hedges on the NOC campus. View the night sky as it appears during any hour/year/location on the Earth inside one of the largest planetariums in Oklahoma. Open Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. during the fall and winter and at 9:00 p.m. during spring and summer. Call 580-548-2399 for more information. Chisholm Trail Coalition Historic Downtown Walking Tours The colorful & sometimes controversial history of downtown Enid comes to life through the eyes of “Cactus Jack” and other re-enactment characters. 123 West Maine 580-242-2233. Third Saturday of the month April through October. Reservations required. Call for availability / Groups of 20.

The Midgley Museum Located at 1001 Sequoyah Drive, this museum displays an eclectic assortment of objects and artifacts collected over a lifetime by rock collectors, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Midgley. Gem and mineral enthusiasts will enjoy the collection and the gift shop. It is operated by the Northwest Oklahoma Masonic Lodges. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is free. Call 580-234-7265 for more information. Veterans Museum The Enid Woodring Wall of Honor & Veterans Park was dedicated in the year 2000 and is located at the Enid Woodring Regional Airport. The dedication honors the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. For further information, call 580-233-4530. 48

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest Come play and learn at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest—an interactive, hands-on art and science children’s museum. The indoor museum is located in an old, red brick grocery warehouse that has been converted into a discovery zone for the whole family to enjoy. The outdoor playground—Adventure Quest—is one of the nation’s largest community-built outdoor science parks. Call to find out about weekly programs and special events. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Call for seasonal museum hours. Admission is $7 per person. Children under age two are free. Enid’s family fun is located at 200 E. Maple. Call 580-233-ARTS (2787) for more information.

The Railroad Museum of Oklahoma If you find trains fascinating, you will enjoy this museum located at 702 N. Washington. Within the museum compound, there are eight cabooses from railroads that have served Enid, a baggage car, motor cars, a three-dome tank car, a 50-ton engine, a Champlin tank car, a Frisco 1915 Steam Engine and a Frisco boxcar and hopper car. New additions to the collection include an Amtrak lounge car, two flat cars and three other boxcars. The model railroad room includes HO-gauge, N-gauge and Lionel layouts. More than 900 pieces of railroad dining car china, plus an array of railroad memorabilia, is also on display. Open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Donations are accepted as admission. Call 580233-3051 for more information or to make an appointment.

Indian Creek Village Winery This winery is located three miles west and 1/2 mile north of the junction of State Hwy. 58 and U.S. Hwy. 412 near Ringwood. Visitors can tour the winery, sample the wines and purchase a gift basket, hand-created items or wine accessories in the gift shop. More information is available by calling 580-883-4919 or visiting them online at www.indiancreekvillage.com. Plain View Winery Plain View Winery is packed with a full spectrum of fine fruit wines and Oklahoma food prod-

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ucts. Stop by the store located in Lahoma on Highway 412. Bring an appetite; owners Con and Hart Pekrul will serve you plenty of samples of their fine products. They’ll also give you some wonderful ideas for cooking with wine. Call 580796-2902 for more information.

The Enid Farmer’s Market The Enid Farmer’s Market is located on the corner of Owen K. Garriott and Grand at the historic Rock Island Train Station and is a great place to shop for fresh produce and other unique made-in-Oklahoma items. It is open May thru September on Saturdays from 8am-11am.

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Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities The Enid Motor Speedway The speedway is located at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and conducts races that include pure stock, cruiser, mini, factory stock, street stock and modified cars. Races run March through October every Saturday at 7 p.m. Call 580-233-9755 for details. Oakwood Bowl This bowling alley, located at 4709 W. Garriott, is a 40-lane facility and is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 580-233-8712 for details. Vance Bowling Located on base in Bldg. 345, this bowling center, with a full-service snack bar, has monthly specials, intramural leagues and youth and senior bowling specials. Bowling and birthday party opportunities are also available. Call 580-213-7331 for hours and information.

Comet Go-Carts Enjoy the outdoors and ride some go-carts at 3200 N. 4th. For more information, call 580-2348689. Meadowlake Park This park has something for everyone. During the season, Meadowlake Park Miniature Golf is open Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 1 to 11 p.m. Admission is $3. Call 580-234-7597 for season dates. Splash Zone Water Park Located at 1122 Trails West, this ultimate water park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from noon to 8 p.m. daily. A snack bar as well as volleyball and basketball courts are available. Call 580-242-5152 to schedule a company or birthday party. For details, visit their website at www.splashz.com.

Putt-Putt Golf Course Located at 710 Overland Trail down the street from Skatetown, this putt-putt course offers tons of family fun. During the season, it’s open at noon, seven days a week. Call 580-237-7888 for season information and details. Skatetown Located at 905 Overland Trail, Skatetown is fun for the whole family. Call 580-233-5360 for more information.

Kiwanis Train and Fun Rides at Meadowlake Park Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Train and carousel rides are $1 and other rides are $.50. Open weekdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. Extended hours are available on holidays. For more information or to rent rides for parties, call 580-234-8832. The Enid Dog Park The Enid Dog Park, located at Crosslin Park (between West Purdue and West Oxford, just west of North Van Buren) is a new recreation location for Enid. The park has two sections: one for dogs who weigh less than 20 pounds and the other for dogs weighing 20 pounds or more.

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ENID has plenty of facilities for business meetings, community and family events, graduation parties or any favorite festivity. The following lists facilities both great and small.

The Chisholm Trail Expo Center This massive structure includes an enclosed 100,000 sq. ft. pavilion with meeting and banquet facilities and a concession area that can service business, trade, livestock, farm and machinery shows. The Expo Center provides seating for up to 9,000 and is designed to accommodate major entertainment events ranging from rodeos to concerts. The Chisholm Trail Expo Center is part of the 160-acre Garfield County Fairgrounds complex, which also includes a 5,000-seat speedway,

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livestock buildings, outdoor arena, the Hoover Multipurpose Building and Youth Building. For more information, call 580-237-0238. The Cherokee Strip Conference Center Located at 123 W. Maine on the downtown square, this center blends historic architecture with contemporary design to create a dynamic environment for conferences, banquets, trade shows and seminars. The 11,000-square-foot Pioneer Exhibit Hall divides into three independent exhibit areas and eight meeting rooms. Call 580-234-1919 for details.

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SPORTS - FITNESS - GOLF With college and high school football, basketball & baseball, ENID is Northwest Oklahoma’s sports hub. Read on and find out more about these teams as well as great places to train your body to be the next most-valuable athlete.

Local Sports Sports rule in Enid and the surrounding area. We have great college basketball, and superb high school and college baseball and American Legion, much of which is played at the showcase David Allen Memorial Ballpark in downtown Enid. Friday nights in the fall, top high school football action abounds in Enid and the nearby communities.

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Finer Physiques This personal training studio offers a full line of fitness services. The professional, certified and dedicated staff of Finer Physiques have unique programs to challenge all fitness levels. Call 580-242-1861 for more information. Vance Fitness & Sports Center Located in Bldg. 316, this state-of-the-art facility is home to over 90 pieces of exercise equipment and a wide variety of free weights. It is equipped with a regulation size basketball/volleyball court, three racquetball courts, dry saunas

and locker rooms. Outdoor facilities include four tennis courts, a multipurpose court, flag football, soccer and softball fields, volleyball courts and a quarter mile tartan surface running track. The center offers over 20 group exercise classes and a Parent/Child Fitness Room to give you the comfort of working out while watching your child. The Plains Pool also offers great fun and variety to any fitness routine. The Denny Price Family YMCA of Enid The Denny Price Family YMCA of Enid features Northwest Oklahoma’s most complete fitness facility. This 63,000 square foot facility includes two full sized gymnasiums, two complete Cybex and cardiovascular centers, indoor running track, free weight room, two racquetball courts, a family adventure center, climbing wall, spacious locker rooms and an indoor swimming pool complex with a lap/exercise pool and family recreation pool. The Denny Price Family YMCA also provides programs for the whole family such as youth and adult sports leagues, group exercise classes, nursery, swim lessons, water exercise, after school care, summer day camp and much more. For more information call 580-237-4645 or visit us at www.enidymca.com. IF GOLFING is your thing, you sure have a place to perfect that swing. From a 9-hole, hilly layout to an 18-hole course, Enid has plenty of green to keep you golfing.

Meadowlake Municipal Golf Course This 18-hole course is located just east of the intersection of Rupe and Cleveland. Green fees are $19 on weekdays and $23 on weekends. Call for tee times. 580-234-3080.

Oakwood Country Club A private, 18-hole course that has hosted regional amateur and PGA events is located at 1601 N. Oakwood. Call 580-242-5408 for more information.

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Northern Hills Golf Course Located at 303 S. Montgomery, this course is a 9-hole hilly layout that opens at 8 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends. Green fees are $8 on weekdays and $9 on weekends and holidays. Call 580-234-5131 for details. Golden Oaks Golf Course A par-3 pitch and putt course located at 5801 N. Oakwood, Golden Oaks is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to sundown and Sunday from 1 p.m. to sundown. Green fees are $5 for nine holes and $2 for an additional 9 holes. A large bucket of driving range balls is $3 and a small bucket is $1.50. For more information, call 580-542-6723. Turkey Creek Golf Club This par 70, 18-hole course is located five miles west of Hennessey on Highway 51. Green fees are $10 Monday through Friday before 10 a.m., $15 after 10 a.m., and $20 on weekends. The fee includes a cart. For more information, call 405-853-2100. Rolling Meadows Golf Club Known as a challenging nine-hole course, Rolling Meadows is located 17 miles east of Enid on Highway 412 and 1 1/2 miles south. Call 580-863-2207 for details. Pheasant Run Golf Club This golf club is an 18-hole, par 72, championship, link-style course with water in play on twelve holes and four sets of tees for players of every ability level. Green fees are $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends and holidays. A bag of balls at the driving range is $1.50 and cart rental is $10 per person. Mulligan’s Bar & Grill offers full food and beverage service on site. This course is located at 1702 Clubhouse Drive just west of Garland Road. For more information, call 580-233-2355. 52

LOCAL FESTIVALS The city of Enid keeps things exciting all year round with festivals and events. From an agricultural festival to a beautiful show of lights in downtown, the community hosts events that are bound to pique your interest. Below is a list of annual events—be sure to visit the community calendar on the chamber’s website for a more complete and current listing. www.enidchamber.com. Also, read the “Get Out” section in each Friday’s Enid News & Eagle for details on numerous local activities. Enid Farmers’ Market Every Saturday, May- September, Corner of Grand & Garriott First Fridays First Friday of the month, Downtown Enid 580-234-1052 Third Thursdays/Turpin Tunes Third Thursday of the month, Gaslight Theatre 580-233-1052 KNID Agrifest January 11 & 12, 2013 Chisholm Trail Expo Center (580) 237-1390 (580) 249-5963 8th Annual Roberts Ranch KCBS Smokin Red Dirt BBQ Cookoff April 19 - 20 2013 Convention Hall (580) 548-8194 39th Annual Enid Home Show April 26-28 Chisholm Trail Expo Center. 580-234-3549 NJCAA Div II World Series May 25-June 1, David Allen Memorial Ballpark Summer Chautauqua in the Park June 11, Humphrey Heritage Village. 551-9792 Gaslight’s Shakespeare in the Park June 28-30, free admission, Government Springs Park 580-234-2307 Crazy Days

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(City-Wide Retail Promotion) July 27 Oakwood Mall Oakfest July 27 Tour de Trykes / Twilight Criterium August 17, Downtown Enid 405-255-6349 4rd Annual Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash August 18, 2012, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Garfield County Fair September 5-8, 2013 Garfield County Fairgrounds (580) 237-0238 Cherokee Strip Celebration September 14, 2013 Downtown Enid (580)237-2494 OktoberFest October 4, 2013 Downtown Enid SRS Retriever Series October 3-6, Oakwood Mall Enid Lights Up the Plains Begins November 29, 2013 Downtown Enid (580) 234-1919 Candy Cane Cash December 7, 2013 David Allen Memorial Ballpark (580) 548-8186

DAY TRIPS Miles and miles of good ol’ pioneer fun awaits you in Northwest Oklahoma. Affectionately known as “Red Carpet Country,” Northwest Oklahoma has oneof-a-kind plans for your weekend or next vacation—from dune buggy tours in Little Sahara State Park and crystal digging at Salt Plains State Park to rattlesnake hunts and a mile-long alabaster cavern underground tour, Northwest Oklahoma is sure to impress even the most skeptical of visitors. If you’re the less outdoorsy type, events like the Watonga Cheese Festival and the Ponca City Fine Arts Festival are sure to keep your weekends actionpacked. Visit www.redcarpetcountry.com or www.tourism.state.ok.us for more information or stop by The Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce and pick up an Oklahoma visitor’s guide. In the meantime, get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Here’s a list of fishing lakes and state parks within a day’s drive. Spend a day (or camp for the weekend!) at Roman Nose State Park – near Watonga and Canton. There you will find great hiking and biking trails. Follow the signs toward the pool and natural springs – the cold springs are frigid and refreshing after a hike in the hot sun. The water will gush over your toes and you can follow it into a small cave-like area with a waterfall. Canton Lake is only an hour from Enid and offers a great swimming and boating lake. Bring your fishing pole, your sunscreen and your beach towels. There are also many different camping sites complete with fire pits, grills and picnic tables. A slightly longer drive, but a definite adventure is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. You’ll hike along beautiful trails with free-roaming buffalo, longhorn steer and hundreds of prairie dogs!

The landscape is beautiful and you will certainly enjoy an afternoon of hiking – or a weekend of camping. There are also some great lodging options nearby if you look at www.medicinepark.com. If you’re headed to Oklahoma City (Oak City, “The City,” OKC), take U.S. Highway 81 South into Okarche. Stop at Eischen’s Bar for the state’s best fried chicken and okra. Don’t be ordering any fancy drinks or ask for a side salad…this finger-lickin’-good chicken comes with pickles and onions, a few slices of bread, paper plates and plastic silverware. Order a cold one and you’re set to go. Mmmmm. Take a Left at the stoplight in Okarche and it’s on your right side attached to the IGA. Oklahoma City and Tulsa offer a lot of shopping and dining options, if that’s what you like to do. Bricktown in OKC has some fun and tasty restaurants – it’s near the Chesapeake Arena and the ballpark. There are several shopping malls (Quail Springs, Penn Square, and more) to shop to your heart’s content. If you head toward Tulsa, check out Utica Square for distinctive shops like Restoration Hardware, White House/Black Market and a natural foods store.

Fishing Lakes (call ahead to check water levels) Canton Lake—580-886-2989 Great Salt Plains Lake—580-626-4731 Kaw Lake—580-762-5611 Lake Carl Blackwell—405-372-5157 Sooner Lake—405-723-4415

State Parks Alabaster Caverns—580-621-3381 Beaver State Park—580-625-3373 Black Mesa—580-426-2222 Boiling Springs—580-256-7664 Great Salt Plains—580-626-4731 Little Sahara State Park—580-824-1471 Roman Nose State Park—580-623-7281

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Index of Advertisers AdvancePierre Food Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

NBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Andrew Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

North Garland Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Autry Technology Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Northern Oklahoma College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Basket Kase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Northcutt Toyota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Buck's Party Shop & Buck’s Wine & Spirits . . . . . .41

Oakwood Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Buffalo Wild Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Oakwood Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Cakes by Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Oxford Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Chick-Fil-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Paramount Homes Real Estate Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Central Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Pearson’s Natural Food Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

City of Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Playa Azul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Communication Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . .9

Security National Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Comfort Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Sonrise Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Courtney Colby-Remax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

St. Joseph's Catholic School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Crescent Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . .12

Curttright Honda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Suddenlink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

David Burrows Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Sundance Wine & Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Ediger’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Emmanuel Baptist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

Westminster Presbyterian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Enid Board of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Western Sizzlin’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Enid Event Center & Conventin Hall . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Enid First Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Enid Pet Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Enid Travel Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Etown Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Exit Homeseller’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 First Presbyterian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Finer Physiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Garfield Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Gaslight Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Galaxy Mattress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Groendyke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Healthy Smiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Integris Bass Baptist Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Koehn Liquor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 LaFiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Main Street Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 McDonald’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Medic RX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Napoli’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 54

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