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MH)-- Five people charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the Sept. 11, 2019, home invasion and attack of a 41-year-old Enid woman that ultimately resulted in her death will stand trial on their charges. 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 will each face a charge of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of Baez. In addition, Sanchez was charged Tuesday with a felony count of intimidation of a witness. The five are scheduled for arraignment on the charges later this month.

 

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CV)-- Six new deaths and 427 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 14,539 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths is up to 395. A total of 1,615 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 368 patients are currently in the hospital.

 

There have been 68 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 65 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

07.02.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

14,539 (+427)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

338,511

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

355,200

*Currently Hospitalized 

368 (-6)

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

1,615

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

1

Total Cumulative Deaths

395 (+6)

*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 2020-07-02 at 7:00 a.m.

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CF)--This year’s Garfield County Free Fair has been cancelled for safety reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair had been scheduled for Sept. 9-13.Steve Barnes, general manager of Chisholm Trail Expo Center said most of it had to do with the COVID-19 situation, adding they're sorry to have to do it and look forward to next year. Although the fair has been canceled, the Garfield County Junior Livestock Show, which is held in conjunction with the fair, will continue at the Chisholm Trail Pavilion. The premium sale will be Sept. 14 as scheduled.

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ME)--The City of Enid will have its annual Independence Day Holiday Celebration event at Meadowlake Park on Saturday. The Fishing Derby registration and fish weigh-in will be at: pavilion 4 (northside) and pavilion 6 (southside) beginning at 4:00 a.m. All fishing derby participants must register and check-in before going to their fishing post. Prizes will range from fishing gear to camping equipment.

 

The City of Enid is recommending the following safety measures:

 

  • Those that elect to watch the fireworks show in public areas are encouraged to maintain social distancing of six feet apart between groups and wearing of cloth masks, if desired.
  • Individuals in the vulnerable population should watch the fireworks in their vehicles.
  • Individuals who are sick should stay home.

 

Parking is available on the northside of the park for only those vehicles with disabled license plates or placards, a member of the Enid Symphony Orchestra, or workers for the Kiwanis rides and concession stand. 

 

Schedule of Events

4 a.m.

Fishing Derby Registration/Check-In

5:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fishing Derby

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Fish Weigh-In

Noon - 9 p.m.

Paddle Boats (last boat out at 8:15 p.m.)

Noon - 10 p.m.

Train Stop Express Concessions

Noon - 10 p.m.

Miniature Golf & Sno Cones

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Enid Kiwanis Club Rides

8:35 p.m.

Enid Symphony Orchestra

Dusk (~9:30 p.m.)

Fireworks

 

 

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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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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LB)--The Enid Public Library, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Loaves & Fishes, will be offering Lunch Bunch each week, Monday through Friday, from July 6 to August 14. Lunches will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. behind Mercy House (located at 1714 S 4th Street) to anyone up to 18. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website at enid.okpls.org. The Enid Public library is located at 120 W Maine, Enid, OK 73701.

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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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