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KGWA Local News Friday

HS)--More than 300 people were on hand at the Stride Bank Center’s Grand Ballroom throughout the day for the state’s first Hope Summit, part of the Hope Rising Oklahoma initiative, co-founded by first lady Sarah Stitt and Chan Hellman, a professor at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and founding director of the Hope Research Center. The Hope Summit explored the science of hope and discussed how hopeful Enid is and how to build hope in the community and across Oklahoma. Thursday’s summit included four sessions, featuring, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Sarah Stitt, Hellman and Mart Green, of Hobby Lobby. Organizers said Enid is a “hopeful” community. A senior researcher with Hope Research Center said that of the 930 Enid residents who responded to the Hope Assessment Survey, about 88% had moderate or high hope.

 

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TV)--Each year, U.S. Air Force first-assignment instructor pilots (FAIPs) from the pilot-training bases gather for flying competition, leadership seminars and lots and lots of team building. Team Vance was the host, and the overall competition winner, for the gathering known as FAIP FLAG 2021, which was held at Nellis Air Force Base, in Las Vegas. The 300 pilots had five chances to take home a prize for their base. They competed in a spot landing, time on target, in-flight selfie and the coveted crud tournament award. For the flying competitions, there was a winner for each of the three training aircraft. All of these were tabulated into an overall wing winner. After a full day of competition between the bases, Vance emerged as the overall wing winner of FAIP FLAG 2021. Congratulations to Team Vance.

 

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CC)--The City of Enid Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the annual Community Cultural Celebration on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at North Government Springs Park. The event is an opportunity to highlight and identify the different cultures, ethnicities, heritages and people that make the Enid such a wonderful city to put down roots. There will be live music and dances, handmade and original items/crafts for sell, and authentic and ethnic foods.

 

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CV)— Twenty virus-related deaths and 445 newly confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said the number of cases reported today were underreported due to a disruption in data processing. Cases missing from today's count will be included in the weekend's numbers. Currently, 9,418 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, with 881 people currently hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 1,080.

Situation Update: COVID-19

Data shown are preliminary and subject to change
as additional information is obtained

 

COVID-19 Cases:

622,780

New Cases

445

New Cases 7 day Average

1,080

Active Cases

9,418

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

10,616

 

 

There have been 9672 positive COVID-19 cases, and 153 deaths in Garfield County. 8586 of those cases and 142 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2525 cases, Blaine County is at 1468 cases, Alfalfa 1272, Major 1192, and Grant 686.

 

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SP)--City of Enid Parks and Recreation announced the closure of the Hoover and Champion splash pads for the 2021 season. Sunday will be the last day to take a splash. The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. The Hoover Splash Pad is located at 3000 West Oklahoma, and the Champion Splash Pad is located at 700 North 10th Street. Both city splash pads are scheduled to reopen for the 2022 Summer Season.

 

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TH)--City of Enid officials announced a Citywide Town Hall Meeting for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12th at the Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom in Downtown Enid. The purpose of the town hall meeting is to get input from residents and hear their concerns. Note cards will be provided to allow the public to ask a question or suggest a topic. Residents who wish to be recognized, should place their name on the card. City Commissioners and city staff will respond to the topics or questions, but no decisions or votes will occur during town hall meeting.

 

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