In a move that may become more common if COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Integris Bass Baptist Health Center accepted a COVID patient transfer from Oklahoma City on Monday — part of an informal practice of hospitals coordinating for bed space during a shortage.
As ice moves out and thaws begin, city and county officials are warning the public to be aware of flooding risks, and to exercise caution while commencing cleanup of storm damage.
Another 13 deaths in which COVID-19 was the cause or a contributor and 743 new cases of the virus were reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health Wednesday.
Water has been shut off on North 13 from Chestnut to Pine, as city of Enid crews work to repair a water main break.
Local volunteers are organizing a Halloween parade for local nursing home residents, and are asking members of the community to dress up in costumes and spread some joy to those in need.
Enid and a large portion of Oklahoma remains in an ice storm warning, with freezing rain, sleet and rain turning to ice expected much of the day, according the National Weather Service.
Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 22 more deaths, including an Enid man, in which COVID-19 was the cause or a contributor on Tuesday. Cases rose by more than 1,000.
More than 100,000 Oklahomans have contracted and recovered from the Coronavirus, a rate of 85.5%, since it was first detected in the state March 6, 2020, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oklahoma gained 1,051 new COVID-19 cases, and four more deaths, including one in Enid, were reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday.
Every night after dinner, hungry men at Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite without money on their books to buy snacks like potato chips, ramen noodles and candy bars would make the rounds, asking to “borrow” food from the more well-off prisoners, recalls Zachary Starnes, who was released in July.
As I thought about this article, I had to reflect on past decades and things that happened as I started my first grade in 1945 at a one-room school (Eureka) south of Hunter.
During the summer of 1919, three dozen cities across the United States erupted with white supremacist terrorism and violent race riots, including Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Oklahoma set a new record for the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in a 24-hour period Saturday, as 1,829 new tests positive for the virus were recorded, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Wellston farmer-rancher and small business owner Zoe Midyett is taking on U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas for Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District seat, with the Democrat saying the incumbent is "out of touch" with his constituents.
"A child who was once scared to face the world now realizes that her words and motions mean so much — she can control a 1,200-pound animal. That is power. That is the first step to each day — each horse, each rider."
The Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale will be a combination of online auctions and small, local church events, in place of the usual large gathering at Chisholm Trail Expo Center, due to concerns over COVID-19.
Garfield County and much of the state remained in the orange, or moderate, risk alert for COVID-19 as designated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Music abounds this weekend with Women In Music: Put A Spell On You Halloween, Chloe Beth and Lost River Band performing at Enid Moose Lodge and For King & Country coming up. Also, Gaslight Theatre set to deliver 'Deathtrap.'
Standing at “a major crossroads,” tribes and legislative leaders must decide if Oklahoma can continue to function as one state and share paying for roads, bridges and schools or create parallel societies, the Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty announced Thursday.
Astronauts on the International Space Station will carry out the class’ design, and the experiment will be returned to the students for harvesting and analysis.
Two people have been arrested in connection to a pair of drive-by shootings after it was discovered a dash-cam recorded the crimes and the two suspects revisiting the sites of the shootings.
Another record day was set Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, for the number of COVID-19 case increases in the state, and the deaths of 11 more Oklahomans were reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Friday's event at Da Vinci's Coffeehouse, 2315 W. Willow, being held in hopes of recruiting more Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to serve abused and neglected children in the county.
Health Department officials reported 19 more deaths in the state in which COVID-19 was a cause or contributor, while the number of cases in Oklahoma rose 1,307 on Wednesday.
The book sale, which occurs each spring and fall, will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, in the North Building at Hospice Circle of Love’s Enid office, 314 S. Third.
❝That was always my long-term goal, was to return to a rural area and provide the services I could see growing up that were a challenge in rural areas.❞ — Dr. Christopher Hutchinson
City commissioners on Tuesday night approved a letter of intent for the city of Enid to purchase the downtown Great Plains Bank building for $250,000.
The program will provide online sessions and hands-on activities Nov. 8-13. The workshops, geared for kids ages preschool to middle school, will be open to all families who want to learn about topics ranging from art to engineering, according to a Girl Scouts press release.
Community Development Support Association is seeking candy donors and community supporters for a downtown Halloween Extravaganza Car Parade, set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30.
The free, family-based, school-readiness enrichment program for ages birth through 5, "arms you with information, activities and educational toys and books to use with your young child to stimulate their development and learning."
Two Garfield County women were among 18 new deaths associated with COVID-19 reported Tuesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which also announced an increase of 1,475 cases of the virus.
This Week's Circulars
- Events force closure of some Enid streets
- Quake center east of Enid near I-35
- Bennie's Barn seeking public help to fill $50K fundraising gap
- TSET program helps bring new doctor to Enid
- EPS sees increase in COVID-19 quarantine, isolation cases
- Enid Elks to host parking lot Halloween event
- 3.2 earthquake reported near Lucien
- Mennonite Relief Sale to have preview event Sunday
- Hospice Circle of Love Book Sale this weekend
- OSDH: Garfield County, much of state, in moderate COVID-19 risk; Enid schools to continue in-person instruction
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