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KGWA Local News Tuesday

IA)--A Hillsdale man was hospitalized following an accident Monday night on State Highway 132, about 3.5 miles north of Carrier. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 20 year-old Billy Grant Niles was admitted to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid after the 2002 Honda motorcycle he was operating hit a deer in the roadway just after 10:00 Monday night. He was admitted in stable condition for treatment of leg and trunk injuries. According to the OHP report, Niles was wearing a helmet.


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HG)--Garfield Elementary School of Enid will receive health education funds, curriculum, evaluation tools, and support thanks to a grant from Healthy Schools Oklahoma. The school was selected to receive the support for physical activity, nutrition, injury prevention, tobacco use prevention, and oral health education. Healthy Schools OK has not disclosed the exact amount for the grant, only that the school was selected for the honor. Garfield principal, Amanda Rader, expressed her gratitude for her staff being provided this opportunity. Garfield counselor, Shannon Robinson, applied for the grant in the spring of 2021. The new curriculum and supplies will be implemented in the fall of 2021 and benefit all students at Garfield. Healthy Schools OK’s mission is to promote and maintain healthy lifestyle choices in Oklahoma through preventive, community-based, school health education programs for students, their families, and faculty. 


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MP)--A new local meat company intends to build a facility on the industrial park in eastern Enid once the city completes constructing a new access road and other infrastructure upgrades. Enid News and Eagle reports Chisholm Trail Meats LLC’s owner and manager, Eldon Campbell, said 20 full-time jobs would be added over the next five years at the distribution and processing facility, to be located at the Garfield County Industrial Park at 54th Street and Willow. Campbell said he plans to start developing the area on the south side of the park by the end of the summer. The company would be a co-venture with his Enid retail meat market, T&C Meats.


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Mr)--A new lab at Autry Technology Center in Enid will be named for the school’s retiring superintendent later this month. Autry Tech will host a retirement celebration 4:00-6:00 p.m. June 29 for Superintendent/CEO Brady McCullough and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the McCullough Lab and new construction. The McCullough Lab is a high-tech, materials fabrication lab featuring design, prototyping and light production resources for district members. The lab has two main spaces: the Rapid Prototyping Center and a production floor with zones for metal, wood and soft goods. McCullough is retiring from his position after six years at Autry Tech.


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FR)—Hedges Regional Speech and Hearing Center will host its third annual Silent Nite on the Town at 7:00 Friday night at Gaslight Theatre in downtown. Battling Butler, a 1926 comedy film starring Buster Keaton, will be screened. There will be a silent auction, raffle and a cash bar and snacks. Tickets are $15 each, two for $25, or $40 for a family of four. Funds raised will support speech therapy classes, scholarships and renovations at northwest Oklahoma’s only Speech and Hearing nonprofit. Doors Friday night will open at 6:30.  


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CN)— Two newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 80 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 936 cases considered currently active in Oklahoma, with 127 people are currently hospitalized in the state for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 104.


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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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CB)--Grammy-winning country singer Clint Black and his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, will perform 8:00 p.m. Nov. 21 at Stride Bank Center. Clint Black has 22 No. 1 singles, nearly two dozen gold and platinum awards, as well as numerous CMA, ACM and American Music awards. Tickets start at $39.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 in the Stride Bank Center office in Convention Hall and online at Pre-show packages also are available online.




PA)—Security 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.




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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