BE)--A Blaine County judge is set to rule on Ben Ezzell’s protest to his recall petition from his position as Ward 3 Enid City Commissioner with the City of Enid. Enid News and Eagle reports due to Covid-19, Associate District Judge Allison Lafferty decided to allow all legal parties in the case to submit any supplemental briefs by Oct. 20. Both sides said they would be filing briefs before Monday. Ezzell, representing himself, is challenging City Clerk Alissa Lack’s Aug. 7 decision determining 87 signatures sufficient for a recall to be held. Lafferty then will rule if the petition is sufficient and if the recall election can be held in February as scheduled.
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CV)—Eleven more virus-related deaths and 1,222 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released this afternoon by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 13,913 cases are considered active in the state. A total of 103,836 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths stands at 1,143. So far, 88,780 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 1,205 more cases considered recovered since Wednesday.
There have been 2131 positive COVID-19 cases, and 23 deaths in Garfield County. 1932 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 460 cases, Blaine County is at 166 cases, Major 128, Alfalfa 101, and Grant 72.
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LC)--City of Enid Engineering Department officials said a lane will be closed along East Owen K. Garriott between South 8th Street and South 10th Street beginning Friday. This lane closures will allow contractors to construct new approaches and curbs associated with the new development and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and drive with extreme caution in the area during construction.
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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 www.csrhc.org.
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.
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.