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WS)-- The City of Enid is asking residents to continue to conserve water, due to damage of a  primary water supply line. The main line from the Ames/Drummond well fields was damaged Monday near the intersection Garland and Rupe. The line supplies the majority of the water for the City of Enid and many surrounding areas. South Garland Road between Evandale Drive and West Rupe is closed to through traffic for the repair of the waterline. Traffic control and detour signs will be posted and motorists are encouraged to drive with extreme caution in this area during the repair effort. Meanwhile, the Cleo/Ringwood line is supplying water to Enid and all the surrounding areas, and that puts a limit on the supply. So, be aware of your water usage.

 

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CV)—Nine more virus-related deaths and 1,006 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 94,352 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tests and the total number of deaths increased to 1,075. Health Department officials said 738 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus.

 

There have been 1922 positive COVID-19 cases, and 22 deaths in Garfield County. 1779 of those cases and all 22 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 418 cases, Blaine County is at 145 cases, Major 103, Alfalfa 81, and Grant 55.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

10.07.20

 

Cases

94,352

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

1,196,271

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

1,305,146

**Currently Hospitalized 

738

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

6,929

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

1,075

*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 2020-10-07 at 7:00 a.m.

                                       
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SO)--Local ministries and nonprofits are seeking participants for a resource fair and a “sleep-out” event Oct. 10 in observation of World Homeless Day. Enid Faith Ways and Holy Cross Enid have scheduled a resource fair and meal from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Oct. 10 in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church, in the 500 block of West Randolph. After the resource fair and meal, participants will begin Enid's first "Sleep Out" to mimic one night on the street in Enid without shelter. Any church, nonprofit or organization that has resources to assist the unsheltered population is invited to participate in the resource fair. Sponsorship support has been offered from CDSA, First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army of Enid and Enid First Presbyterian Church. Salvation Army of Enid will serve free meals, provided by Enid Faith Ways, Holy Cross, CDSA and First Presbyterian. Sponsorships still are available for the event to help cover the cost of the meal. Participants must be 18 years old or older. To register for Enid Sleep Out, visit enidfaithwayschurch.org. To sign up for the resource fair or as a sponsor, email HolyCrossEnid@gmail.com.

 

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NE)--Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Enid will extend hours and hold an evening event during the week of Oct. 12-15 for Reach Higher: RECONNECT Week. Reach Higher is a program designed for students, who have already earned some college credit, to explore options to finish their bachelor’s degree. During this week, students will be able to apply to attend Northwestern, explore their bachelor’s degree options, receive advisement on finishing their degree, obtain financial aid counseling and tour the facilities. Northwestern-Enid, located at 2929 E. Randolph, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12-14. On Oct. 15, the campus will extend its hours to 7:00 p.m., and personnel will be available for potential students to ask questions and to have one-on-one advising to understand how to obtain their bachelor’s degree. Face coverings are required inside the campus building, and social distancing is being practiced. For more information on Northwestern-Enid’s Reach Higher: RECONNECT Week or to set up a personal virtual meeting, contact Dr. Jerry Gustafson at (580) 213-3184 or by email at jjgustafson@nwosu.edu. Additional information about becoming a student at Northwestern-Enid may be found at www.nwosu.edu/enid.
 

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AF)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is hosting an 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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OC)—The local drive-in concert featuring contemporary Christian duo King&Country has been postponed. The concert, original scheduled for August 26, will now be in concert, 8:00 p.m. October 29th 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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WR)--Enid's Wheels & Reels will be back later this month. Friday, October 30th Ghostbusters will be played on the big screen. Park your vehicle and enjoy a great film at an outdoor cinema theater. Enid's Wheels and Reels is a series of movies being played at Chisholm Trail Expo Center parking lot, where you are able to socially distance and enjoy a movie on the big screen. Tickets are $5 (plus taxes and fees) for adults and $4 (plus taxes and fees) for children 12 and under. Entrance gate is located right off Purdue. Gates open at 5:45 pm. Movie starts at 7:00 pm.

 

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IR)--An estimated 15,000 visitors will enjoy Enid’s first outdoor ice rink throughout this holiday season. As title sponsors, Jiffy Trip and Williams Media Group (My Country 103.1 and Talk 100.9 KGWA) are joining Main Street Enid, the Stride Bank Center and Visit Enid in bringing an outdoor ice rink to downtown Enid. It will be located at 400 S. Independence in the parking lot between the Stride Bank Center and the art installation Under Her Wing was the Universe. Opening Day is November 20 and the rink will be open through January 3.

 

Main Street Enid executive director Natalie Beurlot says they have a contract with Oklahoma City-based Express Ice to install the 75-foot by 45-foot rink. Operating hours will be 3:00 pm-9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 3:00 pm-11:00 pm Friday, 12:00 pm-11:00 pm Saturday and 12:00 pm-9:00 pm Sunday. Special hours during Thanksgiving break and Christmas break will be announced at a later time. Single day tickets will be $12 for general admission, which includes skate rental. A $60 Season Pass and special group and holiday party rates are also available. Tickets are available through the Stride Bank Center ticket outlets or on site. Stride Bank Center general manager Kevin Boryzcki adds the arena will provide concessions on site.

 

What is missing is the ice rink’s name, and that’s where you come in. Go to the rink’s website, SkateInEnid.com, and submit your best name for consideration. Deadline to enter is Friday, October 9 at 12 noon. Beurlot says sponsorship opportunities are available for business owners wanting to support the downtown ice rink. For more information, contact the Main Street Enid office at 580.234.1052 or visit the new ice rink website, SkateInEnid.com. Look for the ice rink on Facebook and Instagram at SkateInEnid.

 

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