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KGWA Local News Wednesday


CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the $163 million proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The budget calls for about $156.5 million in revenue, with the roughly $6.3 million deficit to be made up by fund balances that have built up over the years in several areas. The city has budgeted a 10% decrease in sales tax revenue, nearly $2 million less in water revenue and $405,000 less in police fines.


Commissioners also awarded the contract of $419,670 for pre-construction services on the Kaw Lake water pipeline project to Garney Construction as the construction manager at-risk.


In other business, City commissioners Tuesday passed two amendments to Mayor George Pankonin’s declaration that extended the city’s state of emergency to June 30, one allowing bowling leagues in Enid to resume before June 30 and another allowing City Manager Jerald Gilbert to open Champlin Pool and the city’s two splash pads if he can find the resources to operate them safely.

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FC)--During their meeting Monday night the Enid Public Schools Board of Education approved a contract extension for Superintendent Darrell Floyd. The board voted for the extension, from July 1 to June 30, 2023, at an annual salary of $156,899, plus an additional $1300 a month in several allowances and stipends. Floyd has been EPS superintendent since 2014. He came to Enid after serving 14 years as superintendent of Stephenville (Texas) schools. He replaced Shawn Hime, who became executive director for Oklahoma State School Boards Association in 2014.

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EG)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma received a $50,000 donation Tuesday from SK Innovation to support local response to the coronavirus pandemic. SK Innovation is a South Korean energy company and parent company of SK E&P America, an oil and gas company with operations in Kingfisher, Grant and Garfield counties. All the donated funds will go into the United Way COVID-19 Response Fund, organized to benefit local residents suffering from COVID-19 or its effects and  will be used to support hygiene kits and IT devices for remote learning. United Way of Enid CEO and Executive Director Dan Schiedel said it remains to be determined how the funds will be divided, but the hygiene kits will benefit Enid's homeless population and children in need, and the remainder of the funds will support remote learning initiatives at area schools. For more information visit  For information about United Way of Enid, visit

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CV)--Five more virus-related deaths were reported and 43 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 5,532 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 299 total virus-related deaths were reported.

                      The number of confirmed COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results


Confirmed Positive Cases

5,532 (+43)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 


**Currently Hospitalized 


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Deaths in the Past 24 hours


Total Cumulative Deaths

299 (+5)

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-05-20 at 7:00 a.m.

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WY)--YWCA Enid is seeking nominations for the 47th annual Woman of the Year award, to be presented Aug. 13 during the YWCA Purses with Purpose event. Nominations are due by June 5. "Each year YWCA Enid is proud to recognize one woman in our community who serves as an outstanding example of dedication to serving our community," according to a YWCA officials. To make a nomination for the 2020 YWCA Woman of the Year award, visit For more information, call YWCA Enid at (580) 234-7581 or visit

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MD)--In observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, City of Enid residents are reminded that the recycle center will be closed and the Enid Public Transportation (EPTA) will not be running. City offices are closed until phase 2 (June 1) of the Mayor’s three-phased plan. The landfill will be open with operating hours from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and the Meadowlake Golf Course will be open with tee times starting at 7:00 a.m. There will be no yard waste pickup on Monday, May 25th. Due to the holiday, the city reminds residents to place their green yard waste polycarts out with the blue trash polycarts to be picked up on the same day as the regular trash collection.

Residents can sign up for mobile app notifications to get communication about road construction, trash schedules, holiday closings, water outages, and other important events by going to: or by downloading the SeeClickFix app.

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