The Enid News & Eagle chose 10 heartwarming stories to feature at the end of 2017. Here are more that are worth noting as the year comes to a close.
When Jim Collins introduces people to his son, it is through the video of Michael’s home run in the 2012 World Series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
Pastor Dave Jones recounted the story of Duco being banned from Quail Springs Mall by the Oklahoma County sheriff for biting a PVC pipe during training, which subsequently flooded three stores before the leak could be stopped.
The special announcement was made during an event Friday at Oakwood Country Club by the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation.
“It’s a small price to pay to give of my time, and the payoff is multiplied through the teachers and the kids.” — Ralph Phillips
“It’s all about acceptance. It’s all about how do you fit it in. You have to be the athlete or you have to be the smart kid, the funny guy, all those things, and that’s really how I was. I tried to be every single one of those people, and eventually I had come down to the point where I was tired of trying.” — Marlin Weaver
“For me it was a miracle. It turned my life around. For me I think the fellowship, the brotherhood, the accountability helped me understand the love of Christ. From there things started gradually turning around for me.” — Jim Hager
“I’ve done it all my life. I thought you were supposed to, I thought that was part of it. Dad and Mom were always involved in that sort of thing. It’s the right thing to do.” — Dennis Luckinbill
The black German shepherd from Holland is retiring because of medical issues and will spend his time with former EPD K-9 Officer Chase Bouziden, Anakin's original handler.
"I can't express how much this means to me." — Belva Lamb
Staring at the microwave, pre-schoolers Ethan Conrady and Jayce Weaver keep asking when their popcorn will be ready, as they are told to listen to the sound corn makes while popping.
ENID, Okla. — A group of 10 students have come to Enid from Marquette University this spring break to donate time to Habitat for Humanity.