Did you now that if you stacked 1.3 billion pennies on top of each other it would reach 1,252 miles into the sky? That puts last week's announcement by Koch Industries in perspective.
Koch Industries has already operated one of North America's largest fertilizer plants in Enid for the past several years, but last week they gave final approval to a $1.3 billion investment in our community. This is one of the largest capital expenditures in the history of our state and for their company. We are very thankful for Koch's partnership with Enid.
I didn't watch the World Cup.
Sorry...just couldn't get into it. I don't know the rules or the nuances of the game, so it just didn't interest me. If the US had made the finals, I might have had the TV on in the background while I was doing something else at the house, but otherwise, I would just let the rest of the world cheer on our team. If a sport doesn't have a basket or a set of uprights, I just can't get very excited about it.
Two area Career Tech schools once again have been given top honors by Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers.
Autry Technology Center and Northwest Technology Center were recognized during the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Educators summer conference with the Gold Star Award. The award recognizes technology centers that have met rigid and demanding criteria, demonstrating a high level of excellence.
It is Autry Tech’s 10th year to get the award, and Northwest Technology Center’s eighth year.