Remington Park will accept applications for more than 100
seasonal jobs at a job fair at the racetrack Jan. 6 and 7. The
jobs begin Feb. 4 with opening of the spring Thoroughbred races.
The job fair is scheduled 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 6 and 1-6 p.m. Jan.
Jobs available will include parking, guest relations,
landscaping, cleaning services, security, pari-mutuel clerks,
emergency medical technicians, and food service, including
concessions and kitchen staff.
Pari-mutuel races are scheduled at Remington Park 159 days in
three seasons in 1994.
Wheat Commission Official Resigns
The executive director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Chris
Rink, announced his resignation Tuesday to become campaign
director for Dan Webber, who plans to run for Congress. Rink has
been with the commission for 10 years and has been executive
director since 1987. His resignation is effective Monday.
Webber, a Democrat from Okarche, has resigned as spokesman for
U.S. Sen. David Boren, D-Okla., to run for the 6th District seat,
being vacated by U.S. Rep. Glenn English, a Democrat. Rink said
in a news release he decided to accept the job because of the
looming debate on the 1995 Farm Bill.
The 6th District is the third largest wheat growing district
in the country. About 75 percent of the state's wheat crop is
grown in the district.
New Year's Party Planned by Remington Park
Remington Park will open its Clubhouse Level Friday for its
first New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Two local bands,
the Hillbilly Love Gods and KGB, have been booked to perform.
Reservation price of $25 per person includes valet parking,
hors d'oeuvres and a breakfast buffet. Remington Park also will
participate with area companies and other organizations offering
free taxi service to patrons that live within 15 miles of the
racetrack. It also will participate in the "Tipsy Tow" program to
either drive patrons unable to drive safely, or provide tow
service within 15 miles.
Enid Republican Considers Race for Post
An Enid oil man is considering a race for the 6th District
congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Glenn English. Thom
Holmes, a Republican, said Monday he supports "a private health
insurance system, term limits, the right to bear arms and a
strong national defense."
He said he manages 250 producing wells and a natural gas
processing plant for an independent oil company. He has been
associated with the oil industry 14 years, he said.
Three other Republicans who have announced they will run or
are considering a race are state Sen. Brooks Douglass of Oklahoma
City, state Rep. Frank Lucas of Cheyenne and state Rep. …