Enid will dedicate a $4 million plant today which will allow the
firm to introduce its "Oklahoma chicken fried steak" to the entire
Advance Meats currently distributes meat products to 22 states.
The new, 25,000-square-foot plant will eventually increase the
Advance workforce by 100 for a total employment of 250.
Projected sales are $32 million annually.
Hauck Named Publisher of Enid Paper ENID - Ed Hauck, who has
spent the past 17 years as publisher of a North Dakota newspaper,
has been named publisher of the Enid Morning News and Enid Daily
Hauck, 53, comes to Enid after spending 25 years at the daily
Dickinson (N.D.) Press. He was born in Marshall, N.D., and has
lived in Dickinson most of his life. He began his duties at the
Enid newspapers Wednesday.
Navajo Sculptor Exhibit to Open ANADARKO - A special exhibition,
"Young Navajo Sculptors," will be displayed at the Southern Plains
Indian Museum and Crafts Center, State Hwy. 62 E in Anadarko,
In Sunday's preview event, sculptors Oreland C. Joe, Greg
Johnson and George Benally will be present to discuss their work.
The show will remain on view until April 20.
Sculpture by Greg Johnson
Environmentalists to Fight Project WASHINGTON - Oklahoma
environmentalists threaten to take their fight to the courts if the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fails to rescend its decision
on a water supply project.
The FERC approved a license Wednesday to Fort Smith, Ark., for a
license for its Lee Creek water-supply project. With approval in
hand, the city has all of the federal permits and licenses it needs
to begin construction of the controversial water-supply reservoir.
But environmentalist opponents renewed their pledge to fight the
project in court.
The state still must approve a dam-safety permit and a
drinking-water permit, but city officials say they don't expect
difficulty obtaining those.
Opponents have 30 days to ask FERC for a rehearing.
The stream rises in northwestern Arkansas, crosses the state
line into Oklahoma, and then returns to Arkansas to empty into the
Arkansas River. The dam would be built in Crawford County,
northwest of Van Buren.
State officials in Oklahoma, where the watercourse is called
Lee's Creek and is prized as a free-flowing stream, say they're
still studying their options. But an official with the Oklahoma
Wildlife Federation said Wednesday a lawsuit will be filed if FERC's
``There's no doubt whatsoever,'' said Chet Bynum, a Norman
doctor who heads the federation's scenic rivers committee. ``I think
there will be an administrative appeal and-or a lawsuit.''
Fort Smith officials said they will now focus on financing
construction of the $25 million to $30 million reservoir and on
trying to win Oklahoma's support for the project. City officials
plan to meet with Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon and Attorney General
Robert Henry early next month in an effort to discuss the state's
concerns, Fort Smith city administrator Strib Boynton said.
YMCA Branch Plans Dinner The Young Men's Christian Association
Central Branch will hold its fourth annual benefit auction dinner at
6:15 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Applewood's Restaurant, 4301 SW 3rd
Guthrie Inn Selected for Program Harrison House, a Guthrie
bed-and-breakfast inn, has been selected as a site for Elderhostel,
and international educational program for adults. …