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NS)--Enid Public Schools has announced new enrollment dates for students new to EPS for the 2020-2021 school year. Dates are scheduled by grade for the following days: kindergarten enrollment will begin Monday, June 8, grades 1st-5th will begin on Monday, June 15, and all other grades will begin enrollment on Monday, June 22. Enrollment can be completed online or in person at the EPS Welcome Center, located at 500 S. Independence, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Students must be five-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 to enroll. If a child is currently an EPS pre-kindergarten student, it is not necessary to attend kindergarten enrollment because their school has sent enrollment information home with the student to complete.

Parents enrolling their children as EPS students for the first time should bring the children’s immunization record, birth certificate (no hospital footprints, please), verification of address (such as utility bill), and guardianship papers, if applicable.

Online enrollment can be done by completing the following steps:

Visit Hover over the Enrollment tab and click on New Student Registration. Sign in or create an account and follow the prompts to enroll a new EPS student

Email the proper documents listed above to

EPS is taking precautions to ensure family’s safety and the safety of staff by assisting with the following if enrolling at the Welcome Center:

Limiting the lobby to five guests at a time and the Welcome Center to four guests at a time. If there are numerous people in the lobby, please wait at the front door. EPS will take contact information and call families when it is their turn. Please limit entry to one representative per family, if possible. Staff and guests are encouraged to wear masks. Enrollment kiosks will be sanitized by staff between each use. Restrooms are currently closed to the public. Please practice social distancing of at least six feet from non-family members.

For questions and more information, contact EPS Welcome Center at 580.366.7100.

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CV)--Zero new virus-related deaths were reported and 67 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 6,573 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 334 total virus-related deaths have been reported. No new virus-related deaths have been reported since Saturday. A total of 986 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 154 patients in the hospital as of Friday evening.


There have been 26 confirmed cases in Garfield County (23 in Enid). One death has been reported in Garfield County, an 86 year-old woman in early April. There have been 11 confirmed cases in Kingfisher County; six cases in Major County (1 death); six cases in Blaine County; two in Grant County, and one in Alfalfa County.

                                    COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases

6,573 (+67)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 5/29)


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 5/29)


*Currently Hospitalized (As of 5/29)


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Deaths in the Past 24 hours


Total Cumulative Deaths

334 (-)

*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 2020-06-01 at 7:00 a.m.

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CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet in Executive Session during their meeting Tuesday night to consider an incentive package for a local development. Last week, ERDA Board of Directors voted to recommend to the Enid City Commission the approval of an incentive package with Apex Cinemas for the development of a theater and trampoline park complex. The proposed 42,000 sq. ft. theater will include 8-10 digital movie screens, reclining seats, expanded food options, and a 20,000 Sq. Ft. Big Air Trampoline Park. The incentive for the $14.5 million project would include the donation of 7.5 acres for development and a $3.5 million sales tax rebate that would be paid over 15 years. Official said the new, modern theater and trampoline park will be in addition of Hideaway Pizza, Colton’s Steakhouse, Jiffy Trip and other inline retailers at The District at the corner of Cleveland and Garriott. The Commission will meet in Study Session at 5:00 Tuesday afternoon, and Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings will be open to the public.

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AS)--Six Enid High School graduates who will be the first in their families to attend college each received $40,000 scholarships from the Allen family of Enid. All will attend private universities in Oklahoma in the fall, with a majority studying for careers in medicine. The Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, which distributes the Allen Family Opportunity Scholarship, announced the recipients shortly after they graduated May 21: Anthony Carranza, Ana Cruz Hernandez, Diego De La Torre, Josue Espinal, Jada Nichols and Vianney Orozco. For up to four years, students receive a yearly $10,000 scholarship, as established in 2017 by the Allen Family Charitable Foundation. Senior students from Enid High School, Chisholm High School, Pioneer High School and Oklahoma Bible Academy who will be attending a two-year community college or four-year university are eligible for the scholarship. First priority is given to first-generation college students who demonstrate a clear financial need. Mary Stallings, CSCF executive director, said the decision to prioritize first-generation college students came from the Allens after seeing the number of parents who often came to the United States without a full education wanting more for their children. The initial $2 million the Allens donated is expected to fund the scholarship for 15-20 years. Payments are distributed to university bursars to be used for tuition, fees, housing, food, books and other essential needs once students provide proof of enrollment.

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FC)--Farm Credit of Enid is awarding seven $1,000 college scholarships to outstanding high school seniors. These seniors are furthering their education and have parents or grandparents who are voting stockholders of Farm Credit of Enid. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the award is based on academic performance, extracurricular participation, work experience and leadership activities. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

• Derek Beach is an Altus High School graduate and plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

• Weston Church, is a Fairview High School graduate and plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

• Reagan Detrick, is a Ringwood High School graduate and plans to attend Northern Oklahoma College.

• Fisher Muegge, is a Pond Creek-Hunter High School graduate with plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

• Tate Ott of Ames plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

• Elisabeth Salyer is a homeschool graduate from Enid and plans to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

• David Schrader is a graduate of Kremlin-Hillsdale High School and will attend Oklahoma State University.


Farm Credit of Enid has been awarding scholarships annually since 1994. The Enid association is part of the Farm Credit system, which provides financial services to farmers and ranchers.

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CN)--City of Enid Engineering Department received notification from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) that pavement coring along Owen K. Garriott and Van Buren is scheduled to begin today. The work along Garriott will be between Garland Road and South 30th Street. The work along Van Buren will be between Garriott and the overpass bridge. The pavement coring will require crews to make multiple, brief stops in both lanes of Owen K. Garriott Road and Van Buren Street. The pavement coring is associated with a future ODOT project along the corridor and is expected to take one week to complete. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with caution in this area during the work effort. 


Also, utility maintenance crews will shut off water from 1200 West Willow to 1700 West Willow on Tuesday for a contractor to make water line repairs. The work is expected to last from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with caution in this area during the work effort. 

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HC)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will reopen to the public with limited access on Tuesday after being closed for two and a half months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular hours of operation will continue, opening from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturdays. Visitors to the Heritage Center will need to maintain social distancing throughout the galleries, and are encouraged to wear face masks during their visit. Due to the need for enhanced cleaning procedures, the historic buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village will be temporarily closed to public traffic. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located a 507 S. Fourth St. in Enid. For more information about Date Night at the Museum, please call 580-237-1907 or visit

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SC)--City of Enid officials announced progress has been made in the removal of tree limb debris, but much work remains throughout the city. To better manage the storm cleanup effort, Solid Waste officials are asking all residents to request a pickup of tree limbs and debris by Friday, June 12, or to discard them by utilizing the landfill. Residents can request a pickup of tree limb debris the following ways:


  • Online: Submit a Request at:; Choose “Tree Debris Pickup”
  • Smartphone App: Download SeeClickFix and Choose “Tree Debris Pickup”
  • Phone: Call (580)-616-7300 or (580)-616-7301


For those residents who wish to take their limbs to the landfill, please bring your last utility bill with the utility account number. City officials have asked residents to stack the tree limbs near the curb away from fire hydrants, mailboxes, trash cans and water meters to assist in the clean-up.


VG)—For Enid High School’s 402 graduating seniors an in-person ceremony is planned for 7:30 p.m. June 18 at D. Bruce Selby Stadium. Of the class’ 402 seniors, 99 graduated with honors, having maintained a high GPA and taken advanced classes. Forty-three of those received valedictorian honors, having maintained a 4.0 or higher GPA.


RW)--If you drive north of Enid, you'll need to allow extra time for your destination over the next several months. A $17.5 million project to reconstruct U.S.81/U.S. 60 north of Enid is scheduled to begin June 1. The work will impact traffic through spring of 2021, and drivers are urged to plan ahead for delays and congestion in the corridor. The project will rehabilitate travel lanes, reconstruct shoulders and add a left turn lane from northbound U.S.81/ U.S. 60 to westbound State Highway 45. Additionally, left turn lanes will be added throughout the project at section line roads. Work generally will occur between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with some weekend work possible as necessary.



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