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DF)--A Ringwood man has died due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident a few weeks ago west of Enid. 62 year old Douglas Leroy Meister died on Friday at Integris in Oklahoma City. On May 4th, he was in a pickup driven by 62 year old Linda Annette Meister of Ringwood. As she approached the intersection at US-60 and Boomer Road, another pickup driven by 84 year old Carl Raymond Mack of Drummond, failed to yield, and was struck by Meister's pickup. All three people were hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash.

 

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IC)--67 year old Donna Morris of Kremlin was injured just after 4:00 Saturday afternoon when she overturned a Suzuki All-Terrain vehicle as she turned a corner in Kremlin. The ATV reportedly hit a culvert and rolled, throwing Morris from the vehicle. She was taken to St. Mary's in Enid by Life EMS, then later flown to OU Med where she was admitted in stable condition with whole-body injuries. The OHP Trooper listed the accident as alcohol-related.

 

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SM)--Enid Public Schools is providing free daily meals for summer school students. Through June 30, EPS will offer nutrition programs at Enid High School and Adams, Garfield, Glenwood and Monroe elementary schools. Children 18 and younger will be able to come pick up breakfast and lunch Mondays through Thursdays. Meals may be picked up and taken home, and students must be present to receive a meal. Students not attending classes at the five host sites, including those at all three EPS middle schools, will be released from school 15 minutes early for meal transportation. Breakfast will be available from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

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FR)--Cancer is a scary word for everyone, including Oklahoma men. Talk 100.9 KGWA and My Country 103.1 KOFM have teamed up to show our support for finding a cure for testicular and prostate cancer by partnering with Oklahoma Proton Pals Foundation and Testicular Cancer Foundation. We saw a need to help raise money for the work done by these two support groups. We’ll be hosting an outdoor event on Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Evans Parking lot. Join us for a Calf Fry and Meatball dinner, Corn Hole tournament, Enid Axe throwing tournament, live music by Robert Allen Band and much more. Help us show support for Oklahoma men and show them they do count. Tickets will be sold at the gate.

 

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CP)--City of Enid Parks and Recreation staff expect the Champlin Pool to be open today. Enid City Manager Jerald Gilbert said previously the pool would operate at normal capacity and with normal hours this year.

 

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WY)--Each year, the YWCA is proud to recognize one woman in Enid who serves as an outstanding example of service and dedication to our community. This year is the 48th anniversary of the “Woman of the Year” award. Nominations are due this Friday at the YWCA. The qualities the selection committee seeks are: strong leadership, dedication of self and time to others, dedication to enhancing the quality of life for our community, multiple areas of interest and/or service, and serving as a role model for other women in our community. Nominations are due Friday, June 4th at the YWCA.

 

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WS)—The NJCAA Division II World Series is underway at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in downtown Enid. The World Series consists of two five-team brackets with the winners of each meeting in a Championship Series beginning Friday. The number of games in the series will vary based on the number of losses of both teams. 

 

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CN)—Fourteen newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 466 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 1,081 active cases in Oklahoma, with 145 people currently hospitalized in the state for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 124.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

06.01.21 

 

COVID-19 Cases

453,243

New Cases

44

New Cases 7 day Average

124

Active Cases

1,081

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

8,471

 

There have been 7809 positive COVID-19 cases, and 139 deaths in Garfield County. 6908 of those cases and 128 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2056 cases, Alfalfa 1154, Blaine County is at 1046 cases, Major 957, and Grant 549. 

 

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GT)--The Garfield County Master Gardeners 2021 Garden Tour will take place Friday June 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This year’s tour will feature five of Enid’s creative garden spaces. The Garden Tour has two community roles: education and philanthropy. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about plants and view design concepts. A portion of the funds raised by the Garden Tour support the Ron Robinson Memorial Horticultural Scholarship, awarded yearly to a student majoring in agriculture/horticulture at Oklahoma State University. Tickets are $10 for adults and children 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets will be available June 3 and June 4, at the Garfield County Extension Office at 316 E. Oxford in Enid, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any of the featured properties either day of the tour and are good for both days. You can begin the tour at any of the locations. For more information, watch the Garfield County Master Gardeners Facebook page – Events.

 

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CT)--Enid Police Department will participate in the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign through June 6. Enid Police officers will be out enforcing seatbelt and child restraint seat laws with one goal in mind, saving lives. During 2019, 59.2 percent of all vehicle fatality victims were not using safety belts or child restraint devices.

 

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