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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CC)--Enid City Commissioners will consider mandating masks for the third time in a special meeting Thursday. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Stride Bank Center. An agenda, including the specific mandate proposal, will be made available today. The commission has voted down two previous proposals to mandate masks and other preventative measures recommended by health officials. Enid Mayor George Pankonin said he and the other commissioners decided to consider another mandate after reviewing statistics on rising cases in the city.

 

In the meantime, the Enid City Commission will meet today in study and regular session. During the study session, the commission will discuss the possible purchase of a downtown property at 401 West Broadway. During the regular meeting, commissioners are scheduled to approve a resolution concerning federal funding related to COVID-19, and address a number of regular business items. Tuesday’s study session will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stride Bank Center Convention Hall. The regular meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.  

 

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CV)—The Oklahoma State Department of Health today reported 666 new coronavirus cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 59,399. Nine additional deaths were reported today. Officials said there have been 4,903 total hospitalizations, and that 535 people are currently hospitalized.

 

There have been 993 positive COVID-19 cases, and 12 deaths in Garfield County. 933 of those cases and all 12 deaths have been in Enid. Currently, Garfield County is in a "moderate risk" or Orange Level 2 category as defined by the OSDH. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 263 cases, Blaine County is at 75 cases, Major 52, Grant 25, and Alfalfa 14.


                                                        COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

                                                                           09.01.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

59,399

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

827,513

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

898,288

**Currently Hospitalized 

535

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

4,903

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

809

 

*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 2020-09-01 at 7:00 a.m.

 

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RW)--Ron White LIVE has been rescheduled again, this time for late summer of 2021. Stride Bank Center officials say the popular comedian will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. He originally was scheduled to perform in Enid in April when it was rescheduled to October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Promoters ultimately decided to cancel the performance this year. Tickets for the original and rescheduled performances will be honored for the 2021 show. Tickets range from $40 to $70 and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, (855) 849-3643 (TIX.ENID) or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office. Upcoming shows at Stride Bank Center include Pink Floyd Laser Phenomenon on Sept. 17 and For King & Country, Oct. 29.

 

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CT)--Enid Police Department is asking the public for help in its investigation of a theft from a local store. On Aug. 22, officers were dispatched to Atwoods at Garriott and Garland in reference to theft. It was reported man came into the store wearing a black trench coat, black jeans and a ball cap. The man took a $128 game camera and left the store without paying for it. The man was seen on video driving out of the parking lot in a navy blue Grand Marquise. Anyone with information about this or any crime can submit a tip anonymously by calling Garfield County Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, texting 847411, typing EPDTIP and then a message in the text box or going to the website at https://www.enid.org/services/police. Tipsters will not be required to testify nor be identified. Those with information leading to an arrest or prosecution of a crime could earn a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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FD)--Forgotten Ministries will provide free food and clothes at 6:00 this afternoon at Don Haskins Park north of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Forgotten Ministries officials said a hot meal, the chance to shop on the clothes truck and "receive the love of Jesus" will be available. Forgotten Ministries is at the park ever Tuesday with food and clothing.

 

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AF)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center today will open a new exhibit titled American Farmer. The exhibit showcases 45 images selected from the works of photographer Paul Mobley. As he traveled across the United States, Mobley set out to capture the soul of the country’s farm communities by highlighting enduring rural traditions, family, integrity, close connections to the land, and hard work. The resulting images are a series of portraits of farmers in their local settings, exploring how their day-to-day work affects the greater world. American Farmer will be on exhibit at the Heritage Center through October 20. Visitors to the Heritage Center will need to maintain social distancing throughout the galleries, and are required to wear face masks during their visit. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located a 507 S. Fourth St. in Enid. For more information, please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

 

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BS)--Oklahoma Blood Institute faces an immediate need for donors of all blood types. All healthy adults are strongly urged to donate blood as soon as possible at their nearest Oklahoma Blood Institute donor center or mobile blood drive. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Appointments are preferred to help with social distancing, but walk-ins will be accepted as schedules allow. CDC guidelines will be followed at all donor centers and mobile drives. Donors may visit obi.org or call 877-340-8777 to schedule their appointment now at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Enid donor center located at 301 E. Cherokee.

 

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