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CV)--The Oklahoma Health Department has confirmed there is now two cases of COVID-19 in Tulsa County. Officials said the patient is a woman in her 20's who tested positive for the virus in Tulsa. The Health Department says her results are being sent to the CDC for final testing.  They say results should be returned in 24 to 48 hours. The Health Department wants to remind the public that this case is travel-related and that the risk to the general public remains low.

 

Health officials in Oklahoma say they are planning to monitor more than two dozen people who will be returning to the state after spending time onboard a cruise ship with coronavirus patients. Officials say more than 3,500 passengers and crew members aboard The Grand Princess cruise ship are disembarking in San Francisco, including 21 people who tested positive for the coronavirus. Authorities with the Oklahoma State Department of Health said that 26 of the 3,500 passengers on the ship are Oklahomans who will return to the state. Once they are off the ship, the passengers will be screened and passengers with symptoms will be isolated. The travelers without symptoms will be released to return to Oklahoma and will be quarantined at home. Officials say state and county health officials will be in contact with the travelers to monitor for any potential symptoms.

 

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PA)--The price of oil may be falling this week, but the premium prices for livestock were on the rise Monday night at the 86th Annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Premium Auction at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. More than 2,400 animals were exhibited during this year’s show, by 840 exhibitors from 40 schools from nine counties. Monday evening’s event saw the sale of 98 animals. Show superintendent Jennifer Kisling said the sale earned exhibitors $166,900. That’s $16,000 more than last year and almost $30,000 more than 2018.

 

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TG)--Trustees of Enid Public School Foundation Monday visited 11 school campuses while awarding $25,478 in classroom grants. “Our priority is directly impacting student learning, and this semester we are thrilled to fund 50 projects at 11 different sites,” said EPSF Executive Director Janna Jackson. “We have many champions for student success who take the time to write innovative grants that elevate our student learning and the best days of the year are those when we go into classrooms and share the good news that a project has been funded. This program is possible because of the Enid community and their unwavering support for public education.” EPSF awards grants twice during the school year, in the fall and in the spring. In November, the foundation awarded $22,534 to fund 39 projects at 13 sites. To learn more about EPS Foundation, email Jackson at foundation@enidk12.org.

 

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DA)--Enid Public Schools released its required annual audit report during the EPS Board of Education regular meeting Monday evening. According to Enid News and Eagle, the audit report, prepared by certified public accountant Patrick Carroll, of Enid, noted no material weaknesses in the district's accounting. The audit was classified as "adverse," because the district uses an accounting system set forth by Oklahoma State Department of Education, which does not comply with national accounting standards. Enid Public Schools Board of Education meets in the board room at the Administrative Services Center, 500 S. Independence. The next board of education meeting is set for 6 p.m. April 20.

 

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TE)--More than 20 Enid area restaurants and food suppliers will be offering a taste of their specialties at tonight’s Festival of Flavor, a benefit event sponsored by Enid Rotary Club. The dinner will be 6:00-7:30 at Prairie View Elementary School cafeteria and gymnasium, 4700 W. Willow. The event will allow guests to sample food from multiple restaurants and food vendors set up in the school. Diners will be able to select from fares such as barbecue, chicken, Italian, Mexican, Asian, salads, desserts and drinks. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the door or in advance from any member of Enid Rotary Club. Diners may select food from as many different vendors as they wish. Proceeds from the event will benefit Project Graduation for Enid High School, Chisholm High School and OBA. It also will help benefit Rotary International’s Polio Plus program — seeking to wipe out polio worldwide in our lifetime — plus various local school projects identified by Enid Rotary Club. Representatives of the three high schools will help serve food and bus tables at the event. Attendees are asked to use the parking lot north of Prairie View and enter the building from the north side.

 

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AF)--The fourth annual Enid Author Fest will be 1:00-5:00 p.m. March 28 at the Enid-Garfield County public library. A book sale and signing will be in the first floor lobby. There will be an edible book contest, sticky note short story contest and author panels. A luncheon will be provided for involved authors and their guest. Any author wishing to be involved should go to https://enid.okpls.org/adults/enid-author-fest-call-out, for an application and information. For further questions you can email enidauthorfest@gmail.com.

 

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GC)--Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chicago will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Stride Bank Center in Enid. The legendary rock 'n' roll band with horns, Chicago came in at No. 4 in Billboard Magazine's Top Bands and Duos — the highest charting American band in the chart’s history. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, by calling (855) 849-3643 (855.TIX.ENID) or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office. Prices are $126, $100, $86, $70, $56 and $40.

 

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SB)--Enid Public Schools announced tentative dates for open houses, inviting local residents to come and tour Adams Elementary School, Longfellow Middle School, Enid High School and Fowler Early Childhood Center, as the 2016 bond construction nears completion. Superintendent Darrell Floyd told the EPS Board of Education members during their meeting Monday night that open houses are scheduled for April 2. A ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration for the new Enid High School performing arts center and gym is planned April 16. In other business Monday, the board approved $2,000 one-time signing bonuses for select teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year. Teachers certified in secondary math, secondary science, secondary world language and special education are eligible for the stipend. Board members also welcomed a new member, Frank Nelson, recently nominated to serve Office 3.

 

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RW)--Tickets are on sale for the return of comedian Ron White April 16 at Stride Bank Center. White last performed in Enid in May 2018. Best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the "Blue Collar Comedy" phenomenon, White’s new stand-up show begins at 7:30 p.m. The show is billed as “for mature audiences.” For tickets call  at (855) 849-3643 (TIX ENID), https://www.stridebankcenter.com/ or the center’s administration office on the second floor of the convention side of the center, off Independence. The show is billed as “for mature audiences.”

 

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UC)--The Fire on the Mountain tour, featuring the Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker bands, will kickoff a national road tour with its first show in Enid this spring. Tickets are on sale for the 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 23, show and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, the Stride Bank Center Box Office, or by calling (855) 849-3643 (855.TIX.ENID). The Enid show is being presented by Triangle Insurance. For information on the bands go to https://www.charliedaniels.com/ or https://www.marshalltucker.com/.

 

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BC)--Autry Technology Center’s annual Cherokee Strip Business Model Competition now is taking applications. The deadline to apply is April 24. Up to $30,000 will be awarded to the top four teams. Businesses interested in entering must be less than five years old to be eligible. “The Business Model Comp­etition is a tremendous opportunity for local businesses and entrepreneurs to present their concept to experienced judges,” said Meredith Westfahl, Autry Tech small business management coordinator. Top three winners will receive one year of co-working space at the Strate Center. More than $100,000 has been awarded in seed capital through the Cherokee Strip Business Model Competition since its start in 2012. Funding for the competition is provided in combined effort by donors in the Enid Entrepreneur Leadership Series. For more information about the competition and for an application, visit autrytech.edu/businessmodelcompetition or contact Meredith Westfahl at mwestfahl@autrytech.edu or (580) 242-2750.

 

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RC)--Rodney Carrington LIVE is coming back to the Stride Bank Center Saturday, June 6 at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale. You can order tickets at 855.TIX.ENID, or go to StrideBankCenter.com.

 

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