Advisory council

members sought

Former patients and their families have an opportunity to be a part of the Jane Phillips Medical Center’s new Person and Family Advisory Council.

Patients who have been treated at Jane Phillips Medical Center within the past five years are invited to share their ideas on how to make the healthcare experience better.

The council will help Jane Phillips Medical Center improve quality of care, implement change, and develop and guide short- and long-term projects.

A one-hour information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor classroom of the medical center, 3500 E. Frank Phillips Blvd. To attend the information session or for more information on becoming a Jane Phillips advisor, please call Tilly Labadie, patient advocate, at (918) 331-1462, or email her at


Man killed

in hit-and-run

Two men were arrested early Sunday after a hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of an Enid man.

Enid Police Department Capt. Tim Jacobi said a collision occurred at about 12:13 a.m. Sunday between a blue 2014 Hyundai Sonata driven by Dick Bolear, 22, of Enid and Michael Reed, 40, of Enid, who was riding a bicycle in the 3400 block of East Randolph.

Jacobi said both the vehicle and bicyclist were proceeding westbound when Bolear’s vehicle struck Reed.

Several witnesses observed the collision, Jacobi said, and the vehicle “fled the scene without checking on the bicyclist.”

Life EMS responded to the scene and transported Reed, who subsequently was flown to University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

Reed was pronounced dead at OU Medical Center at 12:38 p.m. Sunday, 12 hours after the collision, Jacobi said.

Officers located a vehicle at New View Apartments, in the 400 block of E. Moore, matching a description from the scene of the collision shortly after the collision occurred, Jacobi said. The vehicle showed extensive damage consistent with striking Reed, Jacobi said.

Jacobi said the driver, Bolear, and a passenger, Anderson Meloktakon, 47, of Enid, were located at a party at a nearby apartment.

Bolear appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when he was interviewed, Jacobi said.

Meloktakon also was arrested on a complaint of public intoxication.

Garfield County Detention Center listed both Bolear and Meloktakon still in custody as of Monday afternoon, and bond amounts were not yet listed for either man.

— Enid News & Eagle