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CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet at Thursday evening in Council Chambers of the City Administration Building at 401 West Garriott. The meeting should have taken place Tuesday, but was pushed back due to Monday being a holiday. According to the agenda, commissioners will make appointments to several citizen advisory boards and commissions, and approve a number of consent items. Prior to the regular meeting, the commission will hold a study session at 5:00 to hear an update the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline Project. Both meetings are open to the public.

 

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DB)--The Major County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics to take down an alleged unlicensed marijuana grow operation. Major County deputies and OBN agents executed a search warrant Tuesday morning at a facility north of Fairview, where a massive amount of marijuana plants were being grown. “In all, over 4,000 plants were seized and destroyed,” Sheriff’s Office officials said. The Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Police Department assisted. No word on any arrests, but the investigation is ongoing.  

 

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PA)-- National Bank of Enid once again will reward five lucky area students for their good grades with the SNB Pays for A’s program. Since 2002, thousands of report cards have been submitted. The bank sponsors the program twice a year, once for spring semester grades and once for fall semester grades. The program is open to students in grades 3 through 12. Public and private school students are encouraged to participate. Students will have until 5:00 p.m. June 18 to take their report cards to any of Security National Bank’s three locations. The bank will make a copy of the report card and place it in a hopper. Four cards will be drawn from the hopper. Those four students will receive $10 for each A and $5 for each B on their spring 2021 semester grades. Individual grades from each nine-week section will not be considered. All students entering their grades will receive a coupon for a frosted drink or milkshake from Chick-fil-A of Enid. In addition to the four students who will be “paid for their A’s,” one card will be drawn from the hopper for a $150 savings account with the bank.

 

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CN)—Two newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 42 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are currently 1003 active cases in Oklahoma, with 136 people hospitalized in the state for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 113.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

06.02.21 

 

COVID-19 Cases

453,285

New Cases

42

New Cases 7 day Average

113

Active Cases

1,003

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

8,473

 

There have been 7813 positive COVID-19 cases, and 139 deaths in Garfield County. 6912 of those cases and 128 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2058 cases, Alfalfa 1154, Blaine County is at 1047 cases, Major 956, and Grant 549. 

 

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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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GT)--The Garfield County Master Gardeners 2021 Garden Tour will take place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday 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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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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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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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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