🌱 New Fairgrounds Coliseum + OKC Pastor Helps Tornado Victims

Morning, neighbors! Helen Eckhard here with your Thursday edition of the Oklahoma City Daily.

First, today's weather:

Partly sunny and cooler. High: 58 Low: 43.

Here are the top 3 stories today in Oklahoma City:

  1. Construction on a new coliseum at the Oklahoma City fairgrounds is scheduled to start next year. The plans include the demolition of the current Norick Arena and the construction of a new $84 million facility, which will be funded by the voter-approved MAPS 4 measure as well as city hotel tax revenues. The new coliseum will seat up to 8,000 people and be able to adjust layouts for different events including livestock shows, basketball games, and concerts. (news9.com KWTV)

  2. A pastor from Oklahoma City is among the relief workers who are helping Kentuckians recover from a series of deadly tornadoes last Friday. Pastor Derrick Scobey of Oklahoma City’s Ebenezer Baptist Church is helping provide the residents of Mayfield with basic supplies after much of the town's infrastructure was destroyed in the storms. The disaster relief efforts of Scobey and the other volunteers were aided by WorldVision, a humanitarian aid organization that distributed pallets of supplies across the region. (News On 6)

  3. An Oklahoma Boy Scout troop has recognized its first class of female Eagle Scouts. The Last Frontier Council, which includes scouts from 24 counties across central and southwest Oklahoma, held the recognition ceremony earlier this month. The troop leaders said they are looking forward to welcoming more young women to the rank of Eagle. (KOKI FOX 23)

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Today in Oklahoma City:

  • Cocoa & Coloring For Teens At The City Of Mustang (4:30 PM)

  • Yukon Yuletide Express Departure Party At Yukon Chamber Of Commerce (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Larceny investigators need help identifying individuals in connection with a theft at a Walmart near I-240 and Santa Fe that occurred earlier this month. (Facebook)

  • The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre is offering two new tracks for students interested in its acting program. (Facebook)

  • The Oklahoma City Caring Van is partnering with La Viña del Señor to provide regular flu and COVID vaccines at 2619 S. Harvey in Oklahoma City. (Facebook)

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Helen Eckhard

About me: Helen Eckhard is a marketing assistant at Lightning Media Partners. She is a self-professed logophile who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in library science. Outside of work, you can find Helen constructing crossword puzzles, knitting, or devising increasingly crafty ways to kill off characters in her mystery novels.

This article originally appeared on the Oklahoma City Patch