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J. Curtis Huckleberry

KGWA Local News Wednesday

SC)—189 students and staff are currently in close-contact quarantine or COVID-19-positive isolation. According to today’s report from the district, 177 people are in quarantine, while 12 are in isolation.


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CV)—Thirteen more virus-related deaths and 1,121 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Officials said 749 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus.


There have been 2080 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.


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CN)--The Enid Outlaws basketball team this week announced Ed Corporal as their new head coach for the 2021 season. Corporal’s TBL experience includes being the head coach for both the Gulf Coast Lions and the KC Tornadoes. Before joining the TBL coaching ranks, Corporal coached in the ABA including being an assistant on the ABA World Champion Arkansas RimRockers. He also has over 30 years’ experience at the collegiate level. The Enid Outlaws will play their inaugural season home games at the Stride Bank Center beginning in February of 2021. Season ticket packages will be going on sale shortly. For more information visit


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IC)--The intersection of Indian Drive and South Van Buren will be closed beginning today. This closure is expected to last approximately two weeks and will allow contractors to complete concrete repairs. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during the construction effort.


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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.




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




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, Stride Bank Center Box Office or at 855-TIX-ENID.



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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