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IA)--A Carrier woman was hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash this morning east of Carrier. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 26 year-old Brooke Jones was transported to Integris Bass Baptist where she was admitted in stable condition with a leg injury. According to the report, Jones was eastbound on State Highway 45 just east of Wheatridge Road just after 7:15 this morning when the 2020 Ford Fusion she was driving departed the roadway and struck a tree. It was raining at the time, and the trooper listed the cause of the crash as traveling too fast for the conditions.  


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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday. According to the agenda, commissioners will address a couple of business items related to the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline Project. The commission also is scheduled to discuss and take necessary action on the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 City of Enid Budget. Tuesday’s special meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stride Bank Center Convention Hall. The meeting is open to the public.   

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NP)--Enid Public Schools announced the appointment of new Prairie View Elementary principal, Sherri Hendrie. The reassignment was internal by Superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd after Clark Koepping announced his retirement on May 5. Hendrie has been with EPS since 1988, where she began her career with the district as a teacher at Harrison Elementary. She went on to be an instructional coach for the district and is currently the principal at Coolidge Elementary. Her new duties will begin July 1. Hendrie says she is looking forward to taking on her new role in serving students and teachers at Prairie View Elementary.

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CN)— Nine more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 667 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Friday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are 1,850 cases considered active in the state, with 190 people currently hospitalized in Oklahoma. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 206.


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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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MF)--Enid High School’s 106th May Fete celebration will be 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The celebration takes place at Government Springs Park and begins with introduction of the May Court. The court and senior class then promenade around the lake to the gazebo to be seated. After everyone is seated, the queen is crowned, followed by entertainment for the queen. The winding of the Maypole follows.


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CB)--Applications are being accepted for serving on the following City of Enid’s boards and commissions: Fire Civil Service Commission, Board of Directors of the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, and the Vance Development Authority. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 24th. For details, go to


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PA)--Park Avenue Thrift has surpassed $3 million in total money given back to Enid organizations since it opened nearly 15 years ago. The nonprofit organization and downtown Enid thrift store announced it is awarding a total of $203,305.67 to 24 different organizations and had already given out $40,000 by the end of April. “Park Avenue Thrift couldn’t have done this without the help from our shoppers, donors, and everyone who helps promote Park Avenue,” said Stela Jantzen, Park Avenue Thrift Executive Director. “ The store employs 28 people, works with agencies to provide vouchers to those in need, and gives local residents an easy way to donate items they no longer need or want, while funding important Enid programs. For more information about Park Avenue Thrift, please visit


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WR)--Beginning today construction crews will begin the relocation of the waterline along West Cherokee between South Jefferson and South Washington. Impacts to traffic on West Cherokee will be minimal, but parking in the area will be closed intermittently. The work is expected to take two to three months. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted construction signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during this effort. 


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PV)--The annual pet vaccination and licensing event is this Sunday afternoon from noon to 5:00pm at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. A license is required in Enid for every dog, cat or potbellied pig over the age of 6 months. Animal Welfare officers and local veterinarians will be on hand to administer the vaccines and issue city pet licenses for $10. No credit or debit cards will be taken. If your pet is already vaccinated, just bring the shot record and pay $2 for a city license.


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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.




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.




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 for more info.




MP)--The City of Enid Parks and Recreation department will host a Movie in the Park on Saturday, May 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Champlin Park, located at Van Buren and Garriott in Enid. Event Coordinator Kasey Lowrie says the community is invited to come and enjoy a fun summer night out with the family at Champlin Park. If you haven’t seen The Secret Life of Pets 2, now is the time. According to Parks and Recreation Supervisor Cory Buller, the City of Enid’s parks department will be providing FREE popcorn and water for a snack. Please feel free to bring your own camping chair or blanket for the best outdoor movie experience. To checkout other upcoming park events, go to:  




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