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ENID, Okla. — While the U.S. government has expanded its Medicaid benefits to people from Micronesian nations in the Pacific Ocean, Oklahoma has yet to catch up to allow these residents to actually apply before state program expansions begin this summer.

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A Mooreland juvenile was killed when a car was struck by a semi approximately one mile west of Mooreland in Woodward County Tuesday night, April 13, 2021, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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State health officials Tuesday stopped administering Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine “out of the abundance of caution” as federal regulators revealed rare blood clotting responses in six Americans.

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March saw the highest distribution of certain blood products in the 44-year history of Oklahoma Blood Institute. Donors can make appointments to donate at obi.org or walk in to any mobile blood drive or donation center to give. Enid's OBI is at 301 E Cherokee Ave.
 

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The renamed Bacon Bash is one of several competitions or events that coordinators are adding to this year’s Red Dirt BBQ, which comes as the pandemic appears to be on a downswing of new cases in Oklahoma.

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GOOD REASON TO DONATE: Online yard sales and social media like Facebook Marketplace have eaten into the sales for Hope Outreach, and people don’t donate furniture, appliances or electronics like they used to, said Matt Lohman, CEO.

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“I’ve missed the camaraderie that we get when (patrons are) in here. I care so deeply about all these people, and when I don’t see them, it concerns me.” — Our Daily Bread Director Val Ross

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Howdy market watchers. Storm season is here, it seems. Just as we were starting to get concerned about potentially hot and dry conditions, active weather returns with rain and hail threats and evening low temps still dipping into the high 30s.

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) still is offering a temporary exception for take-home exams for those needing to become a private applicator.

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The next Coffee with a Cop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 12, at the YWCA.

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Corvette enthusiasts will have at last 100 sweet rides to look at Saturday during the 29th annual expo at Chisholm Trail Expo Center Coliseum.

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All of Enid’s roughly 2,200 fire hydrants will be tested over the next several weeks to ensure they’re working efficiently for fire protection.

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Enid Police Department Officer Andy Morris will be promoted to the rank of sergeant on Monday, April 12, 2021, and is ready to continue learning and passing on what he has learned in his new role.

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A 41-year-old Enid man was arrested Tuesday on complaints of lewd or indecent acts to a child younger than 12 and manufacturing child pornography.

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