CN)—20 more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 148 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are currently 190 people in Oklahoma hospitalized for the treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 212.
There have been 7797 positive COVID-19 cases, and 128 deaths in Garfield County. 6897 of those cases and 118 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2053 cases, Alfalfa 1155, Blaine County is at 1042 cases, Major 955, and Grant 549.
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SH)--The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) announced Dr. Sam Robinson, CFO of Enid Public Schools, as the District 3 Central Office/Assistant Superintendent Administrator of the Year for 2021. Robinson will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration’s Leadership Conference, June 8-10. For more information about OASA and CCOSA, visit www.ccosa.org.
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WF)--The City of Enid is taking nominations for recipients for the 2021 “Walk of Fame” Award to be presented in September during the Cherokee Strip Days celebration. The Walk of Fame is an award given by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners to individuals that have made significant contributions to the Enid community. To be considered for the Walk of Fame, a person shall:
- Have demonstrated a lifetime of service to the community in general; or
- Have made an extraordinary contribution or act of selflessness or statesmanship for Enid.
Nominations will be accepted in the Office of the City Clerk until 5:00 p.m. local time on July 16. Nominations received after that time will be retained for consideration the following year. The Walk of Fame committee will review the nominations, consider those persons who meet the criteria outlined above, and perform any needed investigation to insure appropriateness. The Committee may also consider persons who do not receive nominations.
Please submit an envelope with your nomination marked as follows:
Attn: City Clerk - Nomination for Walk of Fame
City of Enid
401 West Owen K. Garriott Road
Enid, OK 73701
Information may be obtained in the office of the City Clerk, Martin Luther King, Jr. Municipal Complex, 401 West Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, Oklahoma, 73701 or by calling 580-616-7274.
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CF)--The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) invites the public to attend a career fair hosted at the Stride Bank Center in Enid on May 12. The event opens to the general public at 9:00 a.m. Doors open for veterans at 8:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to register to see potential employers and find helpful resources. Along with the in-person event, there is a month long virtual career fair where employers can post available jobs and receive resumes, as well as interact with prospective employees. Both options are free to participate in because of CARES Funding that has been made available for this program. For more information about the OESC Career Fair, check them out online.
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SE)--Enid Public Schools Fowler Early Childhood Center students are invited next week to NWOSU for an afternoon of creative arts with teacher candidates. The event, also known as a service learning project, takes place on May 13 at 12:30 p.m. on the NWOSU-Enid campus. NWOSU students will attend a four-day, face-to-face class, learning about art, music, physical education, and drama for the classroom. The class, led by Dr. Martie Young, culminates with a “showcase” of everything they’ve learned and will put into practice with Fowler students.
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VB)--The Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries traffic over the BNSF Rail Yard at the 600 block of North Van Buren will be officially dedicated May 28 at 10:30 am at ABC Park. Enid AM AMBUCS, the City of Enid and State of Oklahoma ask you to join them in honoring all veterans and help kick off Memorial Day weekend.
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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.