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IC)—An Enid man was hospitalized in critical condition after being injured in an alcohol-related single vehicle crash just before 5:45 Sunday afternoon in Grant County. 45 year-old Michael David Owens was transported by Air Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in critical condition with head, trunk, leg and arm injuries. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said Owens was westbound on US 64 about 6.5 miles east of Nash when his 1993 Chevy Suburban departed the roadway and rolled 1.25 times before coming to rest in the road. The investigating trooper listed an odor of alcohol on Owens. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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CG)--A Hunter man, who flies Nazi swastika flags at his residence, was arrested early Sunday morning after reportedly shooting a woman who attempted to steal one of the flags while attending a party across the street. Enid News and Eagle reports 44 year-old Alexander John Feaster was booked in Garfield County Detention Facility on complaints of Shooting with Intent to Kill and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. He is being held without bond. According to the report, four Garfield County Sheriff units responded to the 200 block of East Cherokee in Hunter and found a woman with four gunshot entry wounds. Sheriff Jody Helm said the woman was treated at the scene and later transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Deputies learned there was a party across the street from Feaster's residence, and on a dare, the woman who was shot attempted to steal one of Feaster's flags. She was shot after taking one of the flags. Feaster was taken into custody without incident. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case.

 

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VC)--Col. Corey Simmons relinquished command of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base during a live-streamed change of command ceremony this morning. Simmons completed his two-year tour by passing command of the base and its airmen to Col. Timothy Danielson. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, commander of the 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio–Randolph, Texas, presided over the ceremony. During Simmons' tenure, Vance was the only Air Education and Training Command base to meet its production goals in both 2018 and 2019. Vance was recognized as the top AETC pilot training wing in 2018, and at one time during Simmons' tenure, the base had the top AETC squadron in T-1, T-6 and T-38 aircraft and the top operations group in AETC. Simmons was presented the Legion of Merit during the change of command for his team's accomplishments during his command tour. Simmons will move on to command the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Danielson formerly was commander of the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., responsible for rapid strategic deployment of forces assigned to Joint Special Operations Command, the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division.

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CV)—Three more virus-related deaths and 228 new coronavirus cases in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 13,172 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths rose to 385. A total of 1,440 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 329 patients in the hospital as of Friday evening. So far, 9,587 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 190 more cases considered recovered since Sunday. As of Friday evening, a total of 313,021 tests have returned negative since February.

 

There have been 66 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 63 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 38 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 27 cases, Blaine County is at 14 cases, Major 8, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

06.29.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

13,172

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 6/26)

313,021

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 6/26)

327,683

*Currently Hospitalized (As of 6/26)

329

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

1,489

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

385

*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 2020-06-29 at 7:00 a.m.

 

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BL)--Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) offers vital funding for qualifying businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic. Governor Kevin Stitt has designated $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program. Beginning today, Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP through participating financial institutions. The financial institutions will evaluate applications based on the program rules and make a preliminary determination of business eligibility. Enid Regional Development Alliance member participating banks are Security National Bank, Stride Bank, N.A., and the Bank of Kremlin. Applications and supporting documents will be submitted by the financial institution to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for a final determination of eligibility. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds will be provided to the business through the financial institution; however, at least twenty-percent of the program funds will be designated for minority owned businesses.

 

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VM)— Early voting for Tuesday's primary election concludes today at the 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. 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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HS)--In observance of the Independence Day holiday, City of Enid residents are reminded that the office schedule will be altered as follow:

 

 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Saturday, July 4, 2020

City Administration Offices

CLOSED

CLOSED

Enid Animal Welfare

CLOSED

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Enid Public Library

CLOSED

CLOSED

Enid Public Transportation

NO RIDES

NO RIDES

Landfill

OPEN 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOSED

Meadowlake Golf Course

Tee Times: 7 a.m.

Closes at 5 p.m.

Recycle Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CLOSED

 

 

There will be no adjustments for trash pickup or yard waste. They will remain the same for this week.

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FW)--The Enid Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Douglas Newell will celebrate Independence Day in Enid’s Meadowlake Park as the finale to Enid’s citywide July Fourth celebration. The concert will begin at 8:30 pm on Saturday July 4th. Security National Bank of Enid is sponsoring the symphony’s performance.  This is the bank’s third year to sponsor the symphony for the 4th of July community performance. ESO Music Director Douglas Newell has selected FREEDOM RISING! as the theme for this year’s musical celebration. Among the selections the ESO will perform are George Gershwin’s Strike Up the Band, songs of Cole Porter, John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, 1984 Olympic Theme and Fanfare and The Cowboys Overture as well as selections from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning musical Hamilton. This performance has been underwritten by Security National Bank of Enid. Additional support has been provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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BB)--The Stride Bank Center will host the OnPoint Hoops Classic on Saturday, July 11th. Youth Basketball Skills Camp begins at 2:00 pm. The Women’s All-Stars will take on College Elite at 4:00 pm and the Oklahoma Outlaws will take on the Denton Prowlers at 6:00 pm. Also, don’t miss the dunk contest featuring some of Oklahoma City’s top athletes! Tickets are $25 for floor seats, $10 for adults and $7 for kids. The Youth Skills Camp is free with the purchase of a game ticket. Tickets on sale now at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.

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