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CITY NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2013

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Mercy Me Concert Global Spectrum announced that Christian Group “Mercy Me” will be performing at the Enid Event Center on Friday, September 27th, at 7 p.m.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Tickets are available to purchase for $20, $35, and $50 online at EnidEventCenter.com, or by calling 855-TIX-ENID. Don’t miss out!

September 13– Frontier Festival Lantern Tours from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

September 1– October 20th Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb

Garfield County Fair September 5– September 9th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Downtown Enid

Back to School & Backpack Safety

According to American Academy of Pediatrics, backpacks should be designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. However, backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers. Backpacks that are not used properly may injure muscles and joints. This can lead to severe back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems. Therefore, choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. If possible, try to pack light and place heavier items closest to the center of the back. Finally, always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.

September 14– Cherokee Strip Parade & Celebration. This is an all day event. 1.

Show Up Early– Plan to show up 3 or 4 hours before the game to set up.

2.

Find a Good Parking Spot– Look for a parking space right next to a grassy area to have more space to spread out.

3.

Know the Rules– This could be simple things like cleaning up and not leaving any unattended grills.

4.

Plan Ahead– Make a list of everything you will need to bring from home. In addition, make sure to plan ahead in case of extreme weather situations.

David Allen Ballpark September 21– 4RKids Walk/ Run 2013 at 7:30 a.m. Includes free rides, carnival games, food, and fun for everyone. Enid Event Center September 28– Roller Derby. Enid Roller Girls vs. Darkside at 7 p.m. Woodring Regional Airport September 28– Woodring Regional Airport Monthly Fly-In and Flying Poker Run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go to 4RKids Foundation.

Enid had one of four U.S. Land Offices located in Oklahoma Territory. On the day of the land run, Enid’s only permanent structure was the newly constructed land office. By sun down, an estimated ten thousand people inhabited the new town (Oklahoma Historical Society).

VISIT THE CITY OF ENID’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE AT WWW.ENID.ORG


Department Appreciation Corner Street Maintenance

Police Department

580-242-7000

Fire Department

580-234-0541

Emergency Mgmt

580-249-5969

Animal Control

580-249-4910

Utility Services

580-234-0400 Ext.1801

Solid Waste

580-616-7315

PARKS & RECREATION Government Springs Park

Highlighted in the picture above are the individuals who work hard everyday to keep our streets in tip top shape. Throughout 2012 this department swept over 1,972 miles and picked up 5,745 tons of debris from the streets. Street Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 150 miles of concrete streets, have repaired a total of 62 water/sewer utility cuts and have poured approximately 200 yards of concrete including sidewalks and driveways. In addition, they have divided the City of Enid into 31 sections that are routinely checked for potholes. The Street & Traffic Department responded to 8,575 repairs during the fiscal year of 2012. The number of repairs completed include: water cuts, street cave-ins, sink holes and roadway depressions (Public Works Annual Report, 2012).

Citizens are now able to view City of Enid’s Department videos via You Tube! Get a taste of what these remarkable men and women do on a daily basis!

Looking for a job? Visit our website www.enid.org to view current employment opportunities with the City of Enid. Simply click on the Employment tab to start searching. New jobs are posted often, so if you don’t see your perfect match, check back often.

FIGHTS for a balanced budget, improved quality of life, and committed to providing high quality services to the Enid community.

Government Springs Park was established in 1911 and was one of Enid’s first parks. Facilities include 5 park shelters, waterfall, restrooms, walking trails and fishing docks. This park is equipped with one large pavilion that can be rented for weddings, concerts, and other festivities.

ABC (AMBUC) Park This park is located on 600 Block of North Jackson between West Walnut and West Oak. This newly renovated park includes two lighted baseball parks with bleachers, restrooms, concession building, and a playground for the kids. The playground equipment is ready for any child to enjoy, even a child in a wheelchair!

Leonardo’s Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse is an in-door, hands-on art museum and creative learning center for all ages. Along with its outdoor Adventure Quest discovery park located at 200 East Maple Avenue, endless exploring opportunities are available. Space is available to rent for Birthdays and events at both locations (Leonardos.org, 2013).

Every time you shop in Enid your Sales Tax

goes to things like parks, public safety,

and street maintenance for your

community. When you spend dollars

elsewhere, your money is equipping somebody else’s community.

Produced by the Public Relations Department. COMMENTS: Send to TheFuture@Enid.org

September 2013 Newsletter  

This is the official bulletin to the citizens of Enid, Oklahoma.

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