FL)--The House Financial Services Committee has passed U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas’ Agricultural Risk Review Act as part of the Republican effort to curtail foreign ownership of agricultural land. For several weeks Lucas has been recovering at his home in Cheyenne following surging after he was injured by a bull while working on his western Oklahoma ranch. Lucas’ legislation would add the secretary of Agriculture as a permanent member on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for transactions related to the purchase of agriculture land, agricultural biotechnology or any other transaction related to the U.S. agriculture industry. Lucas said he plans to return to Washington D.C. next week.
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DP)--Democrat Party leaders and candidates will be in Enid on Saturday to meet people as part of a statewide bus tour to reach rural Democrats. The event will be 6:00 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Community Center, 801 S. 5th. Oklahoma Democrat Party Chair Alicia Andrews, Executive Director Scott J. Hamilton, as well as elected officials and candidates will be members of the group.
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FI)--Enid Woodring Regional Airport will have its September fly-in on Saturday. The event will be 7:30-10:00 a.m. and will feature a poker run, and breakfast at the Barnstormers Restaurant. Breakfast, which is open to the public, is $9.99 per plate, or $4.99 for children 12 and under. The A-26 Lady Liberty will be on display, and there will be 50 cent fuel for all fly-in customers.
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AF)--The annual Air Force Ball in celebration of the birthday of the Air Force will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Stride Bank Center. This year’s ball will celebrate the 76th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. The ball is an annual chance for members of Vance Air Force Base and members of the Enid community to co-mingle and further strengthen the relationship between the base and the community. Individual tickets are available online at through Eventbrite.
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