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KGWA Local News Tuesday

HF)--No injuries were reported in a local house fire Monday afternoon. EFD officials said crews were dispatched just after 3:30 to a residence in the 700 block of North 16th after flames were seen on the back side of the house. According to the report, one of the occupants of the home was there asleep when a neighbor knocked on the door to report the fire. The resident and two dogs got out of the house safely. Authorities said the fire started on the back side of the house and got into the attic space. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. Fire officials said it is believed improperly discarded smoking materials caused the fire.

 

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YL)--Youth Leadership Greater Enid 2021 applications are open for high school juniors. The program is sponsored by Leadership Greater Enid. The youth leadership program provides students and young adults with exposure to career and life opportunities Enid has to offer and offers a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes look at Enid. The mission of Leadership Greater Enid is to inspire today’s leaders for tomorrow and prepare tomorrow’s leaders for today. Youth Leadership Greater Enid is open to all 2020-21 high school juniors residing in the Greater Enid area. Participants are selected on ability, demonstrated interest in their community and insight for effective leadership. Applications are available at www.leadershipgreater enid.com/youth-leadership-greater-enid.

 

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CN)—Four more newly-confirmed virus-related deaths and 109 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 220 people are currently hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus.  

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

04.13.21

 

Cases

443,882

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

3,450,418

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

3,862,950

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations 

212

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations 

8

Provisional Death Count (CDC/NCHS)

8,068

 

*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 2021-04-13 at 7:00 a.m.

 

There have been 7710 positive COVID-19 cases, and 126 deaths in Garfield County. 6821 of those cases and 117 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2031 cases, Alfalfa 1155, Blaine County is at 1020 cases, Major 950, and Grant 547. 

         

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RD)--The 16th annual Hanor Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ is expecting up to 50 teams from throughout the region to cook and be judged in the pursuit of cash and titles. The public is welcome to tour the cooking stations as teams prepare their entries Friday, April 23, and the morning of Saturday, April 24, in the parking lots east of Stride Bank Center. As part of the festivities on Friday the Bacon Bash will feature teams to compete for the title of champion, using pork products supplied by title sponsor Hanor Family of Companies, which is based in Enid. The bacon cook-off will benefit the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, whose annual chili cook-off fundraiser was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With one $10 ticket, a guest will be able to taste 10 bacon creations from the 15 cooks competing in the cook-off. The Bacon Bash begins at 5:30 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Stride Bank Center. In addition, with the Stride Bank Center as the event’s financial backer this year, both a bar and live music entertainment will be around for cook-off patrons to enjoy. Tickets are available by calling the United Way office at (580) 237-0821 or visiting Stride Bank Center. All proceeds from the event will go to United Way. There also will be a kid’s cooking competition, a dance sponsored by 4RKids and more. On Saturday, Enid Noon AMBUCS will hold a lunch for $8 a plate from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the grand ballroom on the first floor. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance. There will be curb-side pickup available on the east side of Stride Bank Center.

 

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AM)--United Way of Northwest Oklahoma will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony April 29th from 11:30 to 1pm in  the Grand Ballroom of the Stride Bank Center. There will be lunch, special presentations, the 2020-2021 campaign totals and an announcement from the 2021-2022 Campaign Chairs. Registration deadline is April 19th. For tickets, call the United Way office at 580-237-0821.

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DH)--Enid’s Inaugural Community Dental Day & Health Fair is scheduled for Friday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Great Plains Family Dentistry of Enid at 4125 W. Owen K. Garriott (just east of Chick Fila). Dan Schiedel, CEO of United Way of Northwest Oklahoma, said “Last year during the pandemic, Janet Cordell and I began talking about dental care and health needs for the uninsured and underserved individuals and families health needs that are going unmet in our community. So, we thought if we could put together a day for folks to get free dental services that it might help many who are in great need for this care.” Free rides to the event will be provided by the City of Enid and their public transportation system. A free lunch will be provided by the Salvation Army from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In addition to the dental component of the event, there will be a health resource fair held in the parking lot. Numerous nonprofit agencies, hospitals and clinics will be there to provide information. Also, the Garfield County Health Department will be providing vaccinations for COVID-19 for anyone eligible who has not yet had a vaccination. Cordell said, “Walk ups are welcome. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like more information please call 580-233-5300 and leave a message with your name and number and someone will get back to you with more information.”

 

Tables for the health fair are still available for anyone who would like to participate. Please contact Dan Schiedel at dan@unitedwayenid.org or by calling 580-237-0821 at United Way of Northwest Oklahoma. Special thanks to our wonderful partners, without them this event would not happen: Northwest Oklahoma Osteopathic Foundation, Enid Community Clinic, Rick's Pharmacy, United Way of Northwest Oklahoma, Enid Public Schools, City of Enid, Great Plains Family Dentistry of Enid, and Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation.

 

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