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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet this evening. According to the agenda, Commissioners will hold several public hearings dealing with topics including commercial medical marijuana growing, and the rezoning of several properties In other business, the commission will deal with items pertaining to a plans for a skate park, public records retention, consider approving a 2-year collective bargaining deal with the Enid Police Department, and address a number of contracts for goods and services. Prior to the regular meeting, Commissioners will meet in study session to discuss a proposed project to renovate and reopen the Trail Drive-In Theater, and the transition from the Animal Control Department to Animal Welfare. Today’s study session will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room. The regular meeting at 6:30 in Council Chambers of the City Administration Building. Both meetings are open to the public.

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IC)--The City of Enid Engineering Department announced lane closures at the intersection of Cleveland and Owen K. Garriott beginning Thursday. The lane closures will consist of the:

  • Northbound outside lane of South Cleveland between Indian Drive and Owen K Garriott
  • Eastbound outside lane of  Garriott between Cleveland and South Hayes

This lane closures will allow contractors to construct new approaches and curbs associated with the new development and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and drive with extreme caution in the area during construction.


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CV)--858 new coronavirus cases and five additional deaths were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 17,220 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths now up to 404. This is the highest number of new, day-to-day cases since the state began reporting daily tallies. A total of 1,741 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 426 patients are currently in the hospital.


There have been 84 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 81 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 48 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 36 cases, Blaine County is at 18 cases, Major 8, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases


*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 


*Currently Hospitalized 


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Deaths in the Past 24 hours


Total Cumulative Deaths


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

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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 through 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 years old. 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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FF)--Senior and low-income residents in the Enid area can receive free electric box fans thanks to a partnership between OG&E, RSVP of Enid, United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma, The Salvation Army of Enid and Stride Bank. Christy Baker, Executive Director of RSVP of Enid said, the partnerships will allow 250 fans to be dispersed to the homes of the area’s most vulnerable.


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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.



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



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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