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UW)--United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma held its annual luncheon and meeting at Stride Bank Center on Thursday. Dan Schiedel, United Way executive director and CEO, thanked the “superheroes” of the community and at United Way, including the campaign chairs, executive committee, board of directors, working committees, partner agencies, donor, staff and volunteers, that made the past year’s success possible. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way exceeded its fundraising campaign by more than $30,000 for a total of $832,851.84. The goal was set by Alex and Kyle Williams, who served as the 2020-21 chairs for the campaign and while lofty, Alex Williams said, but the campaign chairs met the year with optimism. During the awards portion of the meeting, Carol Lambertz, widow of the late Dick “Mr. United Way” Lambertz, presented the 2021 Dick Lambertz Memorial Award to Darrell Floyd, superintendent of Enid Public Schools and an active member of the community, serving as a member on various boards. United Way also recognized top campaign fundraisers. The 2020-21 Tocqueville Society honors, the “most prestigious level of donor recognitions,” went to Mike and Kelly Wright, Bert and Janice Mackie, Great Plains Bank, Security National Bank, Gray and Johnnie Atwood, Dan and Karen Randall, Atwoods, Groendyke Transport, Hammer-Williams, Allen Family Foundation, Stride Bank and Richard Singer. The top five ranking superhero campaigns were Dillingham Insurance, Groendyke Transport, Hammer-Williams, Security National Bank and Stride Bank. The 100% employee superhero campaign participation went to Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America, CDSA, Interbank, Triangle Insurance and UPS. To close the meeting, Alex Williams, incoming United Way Board President, introduced the 2021-22 campaign chairs, Barry and Roxanne Pollard, who presented their goals in a video since they were unable to attend the meeting. The Pollards hope to raise $750,000.

 

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CN)— Fifteen more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 374 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are 195 people currently hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 251.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

 

Cases

448,305

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

3,596,882

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

4,014,690

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations 

186

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations 

9

Provisional Death Count (CDC/NCHS)

8,263

 

*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 2021-04-30 at 7:00 a.m.

 

There have been 7782 positive COVID-19 cases, and 128 deaths in Garfield County. 6884 of those cases and 118 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2050 cases, Alfalfa 1156, Blaine County is at 1040 cases, Major 954, and Grant 549. 

 

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HW)--The City of Enid's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City of Enid Service Center located at 1500 W. Poplar Avenue.

 

The following list of materials will be accepted: Pharmaceuticals, Pesticides/Herbicides, Oil-Based Paints/Stains, Lawn Care Products, Pool Chemicals, Old Fuels, and Craft & Hobby Supplies

 

Materials not accepted: Commercial Waste, Ammunition/Explosives, Medical/Infectious Waste, Radioactive Waste, or Mixed Chemicals

 

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SC)--Saturday is the Safe Kids Oklahoma car seat checkup event. With the help of the Enid Fire Department, you'll learn how to install your child's seat or booster seat. You'll also find out if it's time for a change. A limited number of car seats will be available. But, the event is by appointment only. To reserve your spot, call 405-789-6711.

 

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TA)--Enid Public Schools invites the public to celebrate Enid teachers and share their appreciation for their hard work. National Teacher Appreciation week is May 3-7 this year. Businesses in Enid have committed to providing special discounts as a “thank you” to EPS teachers.

 

  • Monday – Jumbo Foods (all locations), 10% discount on purchase with presentation of school ID, or by their reward card, if they have updated their discount offers.
  • Tuesday – Chick-Fil-A Enid, it’s Teacher Tuesday! Show your school ID and get 10% off your order.
  • Wednesday – Dandy’s Donuts, Deli & Delights, 10% discount on final order and free bag of donut holes with presentation of school ID.
  • Thursday – David Allen Memorial Ballpark, celebrating teachers at their annual Teacher Appreciation Game on May 30. Enjoy a baseball game and a free hotdog with presentation of school ID.
  • Tuesday-Friday – EPS Downtown Student Store, 10% off purchase on Tuesday, 20% off purchase on Wednesday, 50% off two items with an additional 20% off final purchase on Thursday and Friday.
  • ALL WEEK – Putnam Six Bookstore, 10% discount with presentation of school ID.

Jane Johnson, Director of HR and Communications, thanked the businesses for their continued support of EPS schools. National Teacher Appreciation Day falls on Tuesday, May 4.

 

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DP)--Prayer for our community and nation will be the focus of Enid’s 2021 National Day of Prayer gathering from noon to 12:40 p.m. Thursday, May 6. The event will be at the gazebo on the north side of the Garfield County Courthouse in downtown Enid. The prayer gathering is sponsored by the Enid Ministerial Alliance, which represents numerous churches and ministries in Enid. National Day of Prayer is not affiliated with any one denomination, and all people are encouraged to attend and pray.

 

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GT)--The recently postponed Leadership Greater Enid golf tournament (benefiting Bennie's Barn) will be held Friday May 14th at Pheasant Run. LGE is still accepting sponsorships and donations for the silent auction. Visit www.leadershipgreaterenid.com for more info.

 

 

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