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KGWA Local News Monday

CV)--For the fourth day in a row, more than 150 new coronavirus case have been reported in the state, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. From Sunday to Monday, 186 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus. No new virus-related deaths were reported. A total of 8,417 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths remained static at 359.


The number of COVID-19 cases remains at 47 in Garfield County. 44 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 14 cases, Kingfisher County has increased one to 13 cases, Blaine County is up 2 to 12 cases, Major 6, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases

8,417 (+186)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 6/12) 


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 6/12)


**Currently Hospitalized (As of 6/12)


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Deaths in the Past 24 hours


Total Cumulative Deaths

359 (-)


*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. **This number is a combination of hospitalized positive cases and hospitalized persons under investigation, as reported by hospitals at the time of the report. The data reflect a change in calculation and should not be compared to prior data. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health *As of 2020-06-15 at 7:00 a.m.


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RW)--City of Enid officials announced the intersection of South Hoover and West Oklahoma will be closed beginning Wednesday. This closure is expected to last approximately two weeks and will allow contractors to complete concrete repairs. Also, the area of the 2800 block of North Grant will be closed to through traffic beginning Thursday. This closure is expected to last approximately two weeks and will allow contractors to complete concrete repairs. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with caution in this area during the construction effort.


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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IA)--An Enid man was one of three people injured in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Kingfisher County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 48 year-old Teresa Lavonne Powell of Oklahoma City was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon eastbound on a county road about 12.5 miles east of Dover just before 7:00 Friday night when she ran off the roadway, overcorrected and entered a broad-slide before departing the road into a ditch. The vehicle rolled one and one-quarter times and struck a tree, coming to rest on the driver’s side. According to the report, Powell was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City by AirEvac and was admitted in critical condition with internal, head and arm injuries. A passenger, 38-year-old Eugene Patrick Robinson of Enid was transferred by Life EMS to Mercy Hospital in Kingfisher where he was treated and released. A second passenger, 56 year-old Henry Tasso Jr. of Kingfisher was transported to Mercy, and then was Mediflighted to OU Medical Center and admitted in stable condition with head, arm and internal injuries. The condition of the driver, according to the OHP report, was “odor of alcoholic beverage,” and that the cause of the crash is still under investigation. The report noted that seat belts were equipped in the vehicle but were not in use.

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FM)--Enid Police Department is asking the public for information concerning the passing of fake bills at Enid businesses and establishments. Throughout the past week, Enid Police Department has taken several reports of counterfeit money being passed at businesses. The currencies being passed are counterfeit $20 and $100 bills. The most common counterfeit money being passed says “Motion Picture Money” on the bill. Anyone with information can report a tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box or Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.

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MF)--The 105th annual May Fete, Enid High School’s rite of spring for graduating seniors, was held Sunday afternoon at Government Springs Park. May Fete, usually held the second Tuesday of May, was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions at that time.


Up next for Enid High School’s 402 graduating seniors, an in-person ceremony is planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday 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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CV)--The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 158 more positive coronavirus tests on Sunday. This after the department reported 225 news cases in Saturday’s report, the single-highest one-day jump in the state. A total of 8,231 Oklahomans have now tested positive for COVID-19. No new virus-related deaths were reported Saturday or Sunday leaving the total at 359 total virus-related deaths. So far, nearly 6,600 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus.


The number of COVID-19 cases increased by two over the weekend to 47 in Garfield County. 44 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 14 cases, Kingfisher has reported 12 cases, Blaine County 10, Major 6, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.

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DS)--Autry Technology Center is offering a free online seminar on addressing issues of diversity, unconscious bias and social justice in the workplace. The seminar will be held starting at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Organizers said many homes and workplaces are having conversations surrounding diversity and social justice due to current events, and the purpose of this webinar is to help employers know how to support this conversation and create a culture of understanding at work. The training will provide organizations with practical tools they can implement in the workforce and day-to-day lives to begin the shift towards more inclusive policies and practices. The webinar is approved for SHRM professional development credits. To register for the seminar visit

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AW)--Enid Animal Control has been rebranded as Enid Animal Welfare to better reflect the shelter's mission and role in the community Officials said some people don’t know the facility adopts animals out. The shelter works with many rescue groups and nonprofits and has employed a full-time adoption and volunteer coordinator for the past five years. In addition to the new name on the building, new patches with Enid Animal Welfare have been designed and will be phased in as uniforms are replaced due to use. In 2018, the shelter worked with Kirkpatrick Foundation to move toward becoming a 90% save rate by 2025. In the summer of 2018, the shelter had an 87% success rate for dogs and a 64% live release rate for cats. Enid Animal Welfare, 1200 S. 10th, is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed on holidays. The phone number is (580) 249-4910.

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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 began 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.



DL)--Autry Technology Center's "Dare to Lead" luncheon, originally scheduled for next week, has been moved to 11:30 a.m. July 9 in the Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom. Facilitator Linda Clark will present a "fast-paced preview of the future of leadership through the lens of bravery and courage," according to a press release. Registration for the luncheon is $39 per person. For more information about the event or to register, visit or call (580) 242-2750.


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