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April 17, 2019

Enid-born Skylab and space shuttle astronaut Owen K. Garriott died Monday, April 15, 2019, at age 88, according to his family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The nonprofit Association of Space Explorers received word Garriott died at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Colleagues and fellow astronauts alike took to twitter to commemorate the Enid native when news of his passing was reported.


The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus officials said Tuesday. Also surviving was the Roman Catholic cathedral's famous 18th century organ that boasts more than 8,000 pipes, after a plan to safeguard the masterpieces and relics was quickly put into action after the fire broke out Monday. Statues removed from the roof for restoration just days ago also were saved.


U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the Oklahoma City Democrat who scored an upset victory in November, collected nearly $378,000 in the first three months of this year for her re-election campaign as Republicans made her one of the top targets in the country. It was the highest fundraising total in the seven-person Oklahoma congressional delegation, eclipsing even the amount raised by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, whose receipts for the quarter totaled $334,566.


Enid Mayor Bill Shewey cordially invites you to attend the State of the City address set for Wednesday, April 17. The doors at the Stride Bank Center will open by 11:30am with the program getting underway immediately.  There is NO cost for those attending the event; however, if you choose to enjoy the lunch buffet, the cost is $10 per person and you can pay at the door.


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