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IA)—Three people are hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident west of Enid this morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 62 year-old Linda Annette Meister of Ringwood was eastbound on US 60 at 10:45 this morning when the Chevy pickup she was driving struck the southbound Chevy pickup driven by 84 year-old Carl Raymond Mack that had failed to yield at the yield sign on Boomer Road. Linda Meister was transported by ambulance to a landing zone at Oakwood Mall, then airlifted to OU Medical Center in OKC where she wasa admitted in critical condition with head, leg and internal injuries. Her passenger, 62 year-old Douglas Leroy Meister of Ringwood was transported to Integris Bass and admitted in stable condition with internal injuries. Mack was transported to a landing zone at Oakwood Mall then airlifted to OU Medical where he was admitted in stable condition with head and internal injuries.  

 

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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners met Monday night, a day earlier than normal because three new commissioners needed to be sworn in, and it had to be done on the first Monday of May, according to Enid’s city charter. Ward 3’s Keith Siragusa and Ward 4’s Whitney Roberts were elected to the commission in February and were sworn in last night. Their colleague, Ward 6’s Scott Orr, was also elected Feb. 9 but took office last month, He was sworn in for a second time last night. During the meeting, commissioners approved an agreement with a private company to install a new methane collection system at Enid’s landfill and then sell the leftover gas. The city will receive a portion of the revenue as rent. Commissioners also approved renaming two portions of road after two pilots from Vance Air Force Base who died in a plane crash in late 2019.

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JH)--Jody Helm is the new Garfield County Election Board secretary. The Oklahoma State Election Board approved the appointment of the former Garfield County Sheriff. State Senator Roland Pederson had asked Helm to consider the job, and after spending some time in the office with former secretary Michael Frisbie, he agreed.

 

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The Major County Sheriff's office is asking residents to be on the lookout for three juvenile runaways. Authorities said Trevor Calwonsen, Masen Wilkie and Arias Jade Fuentes, all failed to show up to school Monday. It is believed they may be driving a 2002 Ford F-150, brown in color with “Fairview Public Schools” written in cursive on the side. They may be headed toward Joplin, Missouri. If you know have any information, contact the Major County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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EC)--Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed an executive order to withdraw and rescind the COVID-19 State of Emergency effective immediately. The governor pointed out that Oklahoma’s 7-day average of new cases is down 94% from its peak and among the lowest per capita rates in the country. Stitt also mentioned that hospitalizations are down 90% and are stable. Governor Stitt said his decision was made possible by the collective actions taken by Oklahomans over the past year.

 

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CN)— Three more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 169 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. 198 people currently are hospitalized in the state for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 235.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

05.04.21

 

Cases

449,014

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

3,613,825

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date

4,032,641

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations 

188

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations 

10

Provisional Death Count (CDC/NCHS)

8,301

 

*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 2021-05-04 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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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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