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IA)--A motorcyclist was hospitalized in Oklahoma City following in a collision with a pickup in Enid just after 4:00 Saturday afternoon at Cleveland and Oklahoma. The man sustained a major, unspecified injury and was taken by Life EMS to Oakwood Mall, where a MediFlight helicopter transported him to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. No other injuries were reported. According to the report, the injured man was not wearing a helmet. EPD is conducting a major collision investigation, into the cause and circumstances of the crash.

 

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SB)--Enid High School will have a new principal for the new school year. Enid High School’s principal is the only district school principal not renewing her contract for the 2021-22 school year. Jennifer Cruz instead is set to resign effective June after the school year ends, pending approval from Enid Public Schools Board of Education during tonight’s meeting. Cruz became EHS Principal last July, succeeding Dudley Darrow, who became EPS assistant superintendent of secondary education. Also during tonight’s meeting, EPS board members are set to also discuss a district audit report and award a contract for installing new gym floors at several elementary schools. Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6:00 in the administrative services building at 500 S. Independence and is open to the public.

 

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CN)—17 more virus-related deaths were reported since Friday, and 165 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 12,038 cases are considered active in the state, with 367 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported stand at 611.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

03.08.21

 

Cases

429,162

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 03/05/21)

3,146,300

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 03/05/21)

3,548,479

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations (As of 03/05/21)

346

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations (As of 03/05/21)

21

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

24,331

Provisional Death Count (CDC/NCHS)

7,219

 

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. As a result, counts are subject to change. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2021-03-08 at 7:00 a.m.

 

There have been 7620 positive COVID-19 cases, and 78 deaths in Garfield County. 6740 of those cases and 70 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 1997 cases, Alfalfa 1149, Blaine County is at 1005 cases, Major 941, and Grant 540.

           

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LS)—The 87th Annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Show will wrap up tonight with the Premium Sale and Dinner. The six-day event at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center on the Garfield County Fairgrounds hosted nearly 800 4-H and FFA members from across the area showing more than 2,000 animals.

 

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SP)--On Sunday, March 14th, the City of Enid Parks and Recreation department, in partnership with Wes Simmons, will present the "Spring Break Throwdown” skating competition for beginners and advanced skaters at the new Enid Skate Park at 124 North 5th Street. There will be a winner and a runner-up in the Game of Skate. Food and merchandise vendors will also be present at the event. To sign up for the competition, go to Enid.org/EventRegistration.

 

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BR)--The Stride Bank Center and the Chisholm Trail Expo Center announced Enid Ultimate Challenge Xtreme Bulls is coming to the Chisholm Trail Expo Center for one night only on Saturday, March 27th at 7:30pm. All seating will be socially distanced. Tickets are $35, $25 & $19. Tickets go on sale 10:00 AM this Friday, February 19th. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting StrideBankCenter.com or in the Stride Bank Center Administration offices on the 2nd floor of Convention Hall.

 

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