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FC)--A young Enid woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash north of Enid this morning. 22 year-old Cheyenne Webb was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on US 81 just north of Lake Hellums Road. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the crash occurred just after 7:15 this morning. According to the report, Webb was southbound in a 2017 Ford Fusion when she left of center, entered the northbound lane and struck the 2011 Ford F350 pickup driven by 26 year-old Dorothy Housworth head on. Webb was pinned in her vehicle for an hour and a half before being extricated by Kremlin Fire and Rescue. Housworth was transported to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center where she was admitted in stable condition with leg injuries. US 81 was closed in the area for nearly four hours before being reopened around noon.   

 

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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting this afternoon. According to the agenda, commissioners will address a couple of business items related to the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline Project.  Commissioners are expected to approve a proposed agreement with the Osage Nation and authorize a one-time payment of $1 million so the city’s Kaw Lake water pipeline project may begin construction. The city of Enid’s agreement with the Nation is necessary for the city to begin construction on the 70-mile pipeline and intake plant on the lake in Osage County, with construction to begin later this year and completed in 2023. Commissioners also will hear and take possible action on the city of Enid’s proposed fiscal year 2021-22 financial plans for the airport fund, Enid’s police and fire departments, Enid Economic Development Authority, Enid Public Transit Authority and Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. Commissioners then on Thursday will hear presentations and take possible action on the city’s infrastructure programs, then vote to approve the city’s budget next week, either May 18 or May 20. Today’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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MJ)--Marcy Jarrett, who has been director at Visit Enid since the organization’s inception in 2010, has submitted her resignation effective the end of May. Jarrett has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. “I am grateful to the City of Enid for entrusting me with creating and leading the city’s Destination Marketing Agency for the past decade,” Jarrett said. “I am thankful for past city leadership’s foresight in creating a travel and tourism bureau to promote Enid, and current city leadership for their continuous support in our mission of touting all that Enid has to offer to potential visitors that bring outside dollars to our city.” Visit Enid will host a reception for Jarrett on Friday, May 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W Garriott. Visit Enid communications coordinator Rob Houston will assume the title of interim director. Services manager Jenna Spencer will also shift to a new sales and marketing position within the organization.

 

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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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CF)--The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) invites the public to attend a career fair hosted at the Stride Bank Center in Enid on Wednesday. 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. Participating employers have nearly 900 positions available and ready to be filled in the Garfield County area. 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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CN)— One more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 85 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. There are 1,701 cases active in Oklahoma, with 161 people are currently hospitalized in the state for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 194.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

05.11.21 

 

COVID-19 Cases

450,400

New Cases

85

New Cases 7 day Average

194

Active Cases

1,701

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

8,337

 

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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PV)--The annual pet vaccination and licensing event is this Sunday afternoon from noon to 5:00 p.m. 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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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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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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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: Enid.org/ParkEvents.  

 

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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 Enid.org/boards.

 

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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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