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VM)— Polls will be open until 7:00 p.m. for today’s Primary Election. Garfield County Election Board Secretary Michael Frisbie is urging voters to wear masks when voting. 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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MH)--Testimony opened this week in a preliminary hearing for five people charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the September 2019, home invasion and attack of an Enid woman that ultimately resulted in her death. Prosecutors said 41 year-old Diana Baez was brutally beaten in her home while her children were present. According to Enid News and Eagle, 27 year-old Luis Octavio Macias, 48 year-old Eva Meraz-Corral, 34 year-old Leoncio Hernandez, 31 year-old Cory Mike Sanchez and 28 year-old Michael Anthony Huerta each face a charge of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of Baez. Special District Judge Brian Lovell is presiding over the hearing to determine if enough evidence exists for the cases to continue. Each of the defendants are being represented by individual counsel.

 

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CV)— Two new deaths were reported and 585 new coronavirus cases in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 13,757 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths went up to 387. So far, 10,085 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 498 more cases considered recovered since Monday.  

 

There have been 67 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 63 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 39 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 26 cases, Blaine County is at 14 cases, Major 8, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

06.30,20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

13,757 (+585)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

327,840

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

343,623

*Currently Hospitalized 

315

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

1,520

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

387 (+2)

*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 2020-06-30 at 7:00 a.m.

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CO)--Northern Oklahoma College will open all of its locations beginning Wednesday, officials said. NOC does plan to have in-person classes in the fall. NOC campuses have been closed since March 30 due to COVID-19 outbreak. More detailed plans on classes, campus housing, activities and events will be shared later in the summer. Students are encouraged to enroll for the summer or fall semester either by contacting their advisors or by contacting NOC Enrollment Management at (580) 628-6220 (Tonkawa), (580) 548-2275 (Enid) or (580) 628-6910 (Stillwater).

 

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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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DL)--Autry Technology Center's "Dare to Lead" luncheon has been scheduled for 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 autrytech.edu/daretolead or call (580) 242-2750.

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BB)--Enid’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Saturday, July 11th at Enid Fire Department between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.  All donors will receive special-edition Boots & Badges T-shirts. To show your support for the firefighters and law enforcement officers, make an appointment to donate blood at obi.org

 

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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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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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