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KGWA Local News Tuesday

KV)—Long time Enid businessman and philanthropist K.V. Williams died early Monday morning. He was 90 years old. Williams was the founder of Jiffy Trip convenience stores and a founding partner of Hammer-Williams Company as well as a number of other business entities in Oklahoma, including Williams Media Group. K.V. was a pioneer in business and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be at Emmanuel Enid Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home in Enid.

 

 

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WS)--Repairs have been made to the main water line coming into Enid from the Ames/Drummond water wells. The area of the break on South Garland is being cleaned up and is open. City officials said Utility customers should see the return of normal conditions over the next two or three days, but the entire system will not be fully restored until early next week. Utility customers are encouraged to limit any non-essential or large volume water usage until staff has confirmed that the system is fully stabilized. All water lines are being returned to normal operation slowly to reduce the possibility of damage to some of the older pipe areas from a rapid increase in pressure.

 

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SC)--The number of Enid Public Schools students and staff in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 stands at 170, down from late last week. There is a Taft Elementary School class that as of Monday is in quarantine and doing virtual learning.

 

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NC)--On Sunday the retirement community at Golden Oaks gathered in their chapel to congratulate residents Millie and Virgil Fussell, who were named the longest married couple in Oklahoma by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Oklahoma Executive Team. They have been married 78 years. They received legislative commendations from the US House of Representatives, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma and a certificate naming them as the Longest Married Couple in Oklahoma. They are celebrating 78 years together.

 

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FS)--Last week, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) stocked 500 hybrid bluegills with a length of 6” to 7” each in Meadowlake Park, North Government Springs Park, and Crosslin Park. The Wildlife Department stocks fish in the Enid lakes two to three times annually. For more information on Oklahoma fishing resources, go to wildlifedepartment.com.

 

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CV)— Fifteen more virus-related deaths, including a Garfield County man in the 50-64 age group, and 1,309 new confirmed coronavirus cases 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 101,493 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tests and the total number of deaths stands at 1,119. There are currently 760 Oklahomans hospitalized for treatment of the virus.

 

There have been 2083 positive COVID-19 cases, and 23 deaths in Garfield County. 1916 of those cases and all 23 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 451 cases, Blaine County is at 160 cases, Major 127, Alfalfa 95, and Grant 68.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

10.13.20

 

Cases

101,493

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

1,272,223

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

1,387,428

*Currently Hospitalized 

760

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

7,265

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

1,119

 

*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 2020-10-13 at 7:00 a.m.

                                       
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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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BR)--Northbound and southbound SH-132 will be closed between County Rd. E0300 and E. Keowee Rd. near Carrier in Garfield County starting Oct. 19 through early winter 2020 for a bridge reconstruction over Unnamed Creek north of the SH-45 junction. Motorists are advised to locate an alternate route for the project's duration. Detour from south of the project will be eastbound SH-45 to northbound US-81/US-60 to westbound US-64 to southbound SH-132 or from north of the project take northbound SH-132 to eastbound US-64 to southbound US-81/US-60 to westbound SH-45.

 

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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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