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KGWA Local News Wednesday

 

CV)-- A Garfield County woman in the 36-49 age group who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health. No word on when or where the death occurred. Enid hospitals have not reported a death, however one patient was reported transferred to another facility last week. There are 11,510 cases of the virus in the state, including 482 new cases, an increase of 4.37% compared to Tuesday's report, according to the OSDH report released late this morning. There have been 372 deaths total since COVID-19 was confirmed in the state on March 6. This is the second death in Garfield County associated with COVID-19, as an 86 year-old woman died in April. 

 

There have been 62 (+2) positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 59 (+2) of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 31 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 21 cases, Blaine County is at 14 cases, Major 8, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

06.24.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

11,510 (+482)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

286,768

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

299,930

*Currently Hospitalized 

268

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

1,319

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

372

 

*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 2020-06-24 at 7:00 a.m.

 

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AC)--Today’s “United Together” coordinator’s event took on an additional element of excitement when United Way of Enid and NW Oklahoma announced their 2020-2021 campaign chairs. With several members of the business community on hand to learn about this year’s United Way Campaign, KV, Kyle, Alex and Archer Williams (4 generations) were officially named as this year’s United Way Campaign Chairs. “We are thrilled to have the Williams Family leading this year’s campaign and setting the example for others to follow,” said Mike Ruby, President of the Board of United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma. Alex Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Jiffy Trip, who serves on the local United Way Board and Executive Committee and Kyle Williams, President of Hammer-Williams Company and Williams Media Group will be representing the family during the campaign. “As life-long residents of Enid, we believe in and have always been strong advocates of the philosophy of “service above self” and support the mission of United Way. Our family has been tremendously blessed from the hard work of my grandfather, father and the numerous employees whom we employ. We enjoy giving back and are excited to chair this year’s campaign.” said Alex Williams. Kyle Williams, CEO of Hammer-Williams stated, “We need Pacesetters. These are businesses and their employees who will commit to completing their United Way campaigns prior to the official Kick-Off in early September. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way’s partner agencies have been hit hard and have expended a number of their resources to help folks in our community. That’s why we believe that we need to strive for a goal that will help meet the additional needs throughout our communities in NW OK.”

 

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CF--A forum with the 2020 Sheriff’s race candidates in Garfield County was held Monday evening at the Stride Bank Center in the grand ballroom. The candidates, current Sheriff Jody Helm, current Deputy Dariel Momsen, and Cory Rink, answered audience questions about excessive force, police transparency, jail safety and other topics. The forum was moderated by Pastor Barry Robinson. And was livestreamed on the City of Enid’s Facebook page. The primary election that includes the sheriff’s race is Tuesday June 30th.

 

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VM)— Early voting for Tuesday's primary election will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at county election board offices. Anyone may vote early, and Garfield County Election Board Secretary Michael Frisbie is urging voters to wear masks when voting, either early or on Tuesday. Early voting will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Garfield County Election Board, 903 Failing. Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. One precinct change is in effect for this election only. Voters in Precinct 110, who normally vote at Enid Health Center, will vote at Champion Park gym, 740 N. 10th. That also is the location for Precinct 103. Everyone voting will be able to cast a ballot on State Question 802, which would expand Medicaid in the state. Republicans will decide several races, depending on where in the county they live. Democrats will get to decide their nominee for U.S. Senate. Garber Public School patrons will decide the Office 5 school board race. Waukomis Public Schools patrons will decide the Office 4 school board race. For information, call Garfield County Election Board at (580) 237-6016.

 

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WF)--The City of Enid taking nominations for the 2020 “Walk of Fame” Award to be presented in September during the celebration of the Cherokee Strip Days. The Walk of Fame is given to individuals that have made significant contributions to the Enid community. To be considered for the Walk of Fame, a person shall:

 

*Have demonstrated a lifetime of service to the community in general; or

 

*Have made an extraordinary contribution or act of selflessness or statesmanship for Enid.

 

Nominations will be accepted in the office of the City Clerk until 5:00 p.m. July 15.

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