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WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9:00 a.m. THIS MORNING TO 1:00 a.m. CDT WEDNESDAY...

 

* WHAT...West to northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to

  50 mph expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern, northwest and southwest

  Oklahoma.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may

  result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high

profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

 

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CV)--Five new virus-related deaths were reported and 158 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 7,363 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 353 total virus-related deaths have been reported. A total of 1,061 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 148 patients currently in the hospital.

 

Garfield County has had 31 confirmed cases, up one from Monday, and one who death, an 86-year-old Garfield County woman, in April. Kingfisher County has 12  confirmed cases, Blaine County has 10 cases (+1), Major County with six cases, five recovered and one death, a woman in the 18-35 age group; Grant County with two recovered cases; and Alfalfa County with one recovered case.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

06.09.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

7,363 (+158)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

226,678

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

235,731

**Currently Hospitalized 

148

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

1,061

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

353 (+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 2020-06-09 at 7:00 a.m.

 

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ES)--Two Enid residents were charged last week with exploitation of an elderly person accusing them of scamming two men last year. Enid News and Eagle reports 84 year-old Jimmie Charles Dunlap was charged Thursday with felony counts of exploitation of an elderly person and financial neglect by caretaker. 54 year-old Norma J. Mora, also known as Norma Calderon Rodriguez was charged with two counts of exploitation of an elderly person. They are accused of defrauding a local man of tens of thousands of dollars over an approximately 18 month period. Online court records show warrants were issued for the arrest of Dunlap and Mora. Bond is set at $5,000 in Dunlap’s case and $30,000 in Mora’s. Each count of exploitation of an elderly person and financial neglect by caretaker is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or by a fine of up to $10,000.

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IW)--City of Enid street officials announced that crews will continue with maintenance today on the traffic signal at the intersection of Chestnut and Oakwood. The traffic signal power will be off due to maintenance and the intersection will be designated as a 4-way stop as the crew completes maintenance. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with caution in this area. 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: Enid.org/RequestCenter or by downloading the SeeClickFix app.

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CF)--Garfield County Republican Women will host their annual candidate rally Thursday. The rally begins at 5:30 p.m. at YWCA Enid, 525 S. Quincy. Eight candidates who will be on the June 30 primary ballot will attend the forum. Those scheduled to attend the event are: J.J. Stitt, running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Jim Inhofe; Rep. Chad Caldwell and Taylor Venus, running for state representative; Sen. Roland Pederson and David Mason, running for state Senate; and the three candidates for Garfield County sheriff, Jody Helm, Dariel Momsen and Cory Rink .Each candidate will be given 10 minutes to present their platform. Because of social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a question-and-answer session. Attendance will be limited to about 35 people, the allowed occupancy of the room according to current restrictions. The event will be streamed on the group's Facebook page. The last day to request an absentee ballot for the June 30 primary election is 5:00 p.m. June 23.

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NS)--Enid Public Schools has announced new enrollment dates for students new to EPS for the upcoming 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 enidpublicschools.org. 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 welcome@enidk12.org

 

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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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: www.SeeClickFix.com; 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.

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SA)--The Hoover and Champion splash pads and Champlin Pool are open for the 2020 season. The splash pads will be opened 10:00AM to 9:00PM, seven days a week. Those at the splash pads are asked to maintain social distancing. Champlin pool operating hours as follow:

 

Pool Schedule

Days

Time

Lap Swim

Tuesday thru Friday

11AM to 12PM

Open Swim

Tuesday thru Saturday

12PM to 1:45PM; 2PM to 3:45PM; 4PM to 5:45PM

Aqua Cardio

Tuesday thru Friday

6PM to 7PM

To adhere to COVID-19 precautions and due to the number of lifeguards available during the season, slides will not be available for use and no deep swimming will be allowed. The pool will be limited to 100 patrons at a time. Individuals will be required to have swim attire on at arrival. Although restrooms will be opened for participants, it will be limited to one person at a time. Additionally, there will be no lounging. Individuals must bring their own lawn or beach chairs and individuals must exit and reenter the pool area every 1.5 hours. The pool entrance fee is $3.00 per individual per day. To check out upcoming fall and winter events, go to: Enid.org/ParkEvents

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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.

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