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ED)-- An Enid hospital today reported the death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19. "As COVID-19 continues to take its toll in Oklahoma and across the country, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is saddened to confirm a patient passed away who had tested positive for COVID-19. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time," Lori Boyd, director of marketing for St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center told Enid News and Eagle. Boyd said this morning there were four inpatients who have tested positive for the virus in addition to the death, which has not yet been confirmed through the Health Department. There were three patients, including one in intensive care, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman. The city of Enid actually gained 16 cases of COVID-19, according to information reported late this morning by the OSDH. The department said earlier this week that it will take a few days for numbers to beginning matching because of a backlog of 820 previously unreported cases that were discovered.

 

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PG)--An Enid man has been charged with three counts of lewd acts to a child under 16 after playing a game of truth or dare with three girls last month. Enid News and Eagle reports 41 year-old James Anthony Cramer was arrested last week following an interview with Enid Police. During the interview, Cramer reportedly admitted having the three girls, ages 14, 13 and 12, show him their breasts for money. Cramer faces three to 20 years in prison on each of the three felony counts, which accuse him of “looking upon the body or private parts” of three girls. In addition during his interview Cramer confirmed the allegation one of the girls performed fellatio on him during a trip to Oklahoma City. Cramer said this occurred in a vehicle just outside of Yukon. Enid Police forwarded this portion of the investigation to the proper law enforcement agency.

 

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CV)--Three more virus-related deaths and 737 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 28,802 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths went up to 477. A total of 2,596 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 607 patients currently in the hospital.

 

There have been 201 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 186 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 66 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 71 cases, Blaine County is at 24 cases, Major 20, Grant 5, and Alfalfa 1.

 

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PF)--Spectra Venue Management, Stride Bank Center and the Chisholm Trail Expo Center announced a second drive-in concert experience scheduled August 30 featuring "Outdoor Floyd, A Socially Distanced Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular." The drive-in event will be held in the parking lot at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices will be per vehicle, with a maximum of five people per vehicle, and are $110, $160, $210 and $310. Parking will be general admission within the designated price levels. Tickets go on sale at noon on July 24 at stridebankcenter.com, Stride Bank Center Box Office or at 855-TIX-ENID. The first drive-in concert featuring King&Country will be August 27.

 

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DC)--The 10th annual Forget Me Not dinner event benefitting Garfield County Child Advocacy Council has been canceled due to concerns from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said after rescheduling the event twice and then losing the most recent venue, the decision was made to cancel the fundraiser last week. Garfield County Child Advocacy Council is a private and nonprofit agency serving abused and neglected children and their families in throughout Northwest Oklahoma. All proceeds from the Forget Me Not dinner benefit the council through an endowment fund held by Cherokee Strip Community Foundation. Those wanting to donate can make checks payable to Garfield County Child Advocacy Council and send them to 1002 E. Broadway Ave., Enid, OK, 73701.

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SG)--The Stride Bank Center is expecting the first ever celebrity guest appearance at an Enid Comic Con. Sam J. Jones, best known for his role as Flash Gordon, will be coming to the 3rd annual event August 1st and 2nd. Jones has over 65 films and hundreds of television shows to his credit, including comedic appearances in Ted and Ted 2.

 

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AC)--Autry Technology Center's first day of the new school year will be August 13th. They will have a detailed Covid-19 Plan as well measures in place. It will feature four color-coded statuses that the school could move into at any time throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The year will begin with Status Green, which includes on campus, hands-on training with in-person instruction, limited social interaction with peers and staff, and modified access to facilities and equipment. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, updates will be made on the district website, autrytech.edu, and social media pages.

 

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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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OC)--Contemporary Christian duo for King&Country will appear in a drive-in concert, 8:00 p.m. Aug. 27 in the parking lot at Chisholm Trail Expo Center on the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Spectra Venue Management, Stride Bank Center and Chisholm Trail Expo Center are teaming up for the drive-in concert experience. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:00. Ticket prices will be per vehicle, with a maximum of five people per vehicle, and are $160, $210 and $310. Parking will be general admission within the designated price levels. Tickets go on sale to the public 10 a.m. July 24 at stridebankcenter.com, Stride Bank Center Box Office or at 855-TIX-ENID.

 

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YP)--The Enid Young Professionals Board has moved the 9th Annual EYP 10 under 40  Awards from its August date to November 10th due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases. The event will also move from a luncheon to a reception that will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stride Bank Center. If you have questions please send them to eyp@growenid.com.

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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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