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Battling COVID-19, the time to set priorities is now. Instead of selfishly fighting each other, let’s allow society’s stakeholders to share the sacrifice strategically to battle the pandemic.
As the number of groups signing up for Saturday's Coach-A-Kid Motorcycle Show surpass expectations, we hope that means more people signing up to be mentors for kids in need.
Here’s a shout out to Northern Oklahoma College, which found a creative way to hold a virtual commencement ceremony to honor the Class of 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing seemingly everything. Individuals, businesses and organizations are constantly challenged with finding ways to cope with the impact of this highly contagious disease. In particular, organizations are struggling with how group activities can occur, safely.
EPS and other districts, along with state education leaders, are doing what they can to navigate uncharted territory and provide the best possible situation for all students.
Thumbs up to Sam J. Jones, aka “Flash Gordon,” appearing Saturday and Sunday at Enid Comic Con at Stride Bank Center.
We’re pleased to see Garfield County Criminal Justice Authority is hiring a full-time mental health professional for the county jail.
New commander takes over at Vance Air Force Base, mobile health unit hits the road and Park Avenue hands out cash for community.
As with any decision, neither board is going to get 100% of the people behind the decisions they made. There always will be critics.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections has announced it was ending its contract with Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private prison located in Cushing.
For those who have been wondering if a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding tribal jurisdiction means they don’t have to pay taxes, the answer is no; they still have to pony up. Furthermore, property owners who don’t have CDIB cards needn’t be afraid a native will seize their land.
We want there to be good news in our community, and in the state, nation and world. It does happen and we are reporting it on a daily basis. In fact, we look forward to sharing it because, despite 75% wanting the bad news first, who doesn’t look forward to hearing the rest of the story?
Required or not, masks are a good idea. For most people, in most public situations, face masks help limit the potential spread of diseases, especially the highly contagious coronavirus.
Oklahoma has a good election system, but we can make it better: Safer and open to broader participation.
It’s good to see all the discussions have resulted in a plan that can move forward. Now, we just need the weather to cooperate so construction can proceed without too many delays.
Thumbs up to a collaboration between United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma and Community Development Support Association that brought 22,500 masks to Enid recently to support regional day care centers and nonprofits.
We are far closer to fulfilling the promise of America than we were 244 years ago, closer than we were 100 years ago, or even 50. But we’re not there yet.
Today we look around and see a lot of red, white and blue. Those are the colors of our nation’s flag, and we are pleased to see an abundance of American flags flying today in recognition of Independence Day.
YouthBuild is an education and training program that helps at-risk youth, ages 17 to 24, complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized credentials and complete a construction pre-apprenticeship while building housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in the community.
As we see new daily records of coronavirus infection, there’s no way our leaders can allow indoor crowds in confined spaces when the weather chills.
A new era began Monday at Vance Air Force Base when Col. Corey Simmons relinquished command of the 71st Flying Training Wing to Col. Timothy Danielson.
Thumbs up to Col. Corey Simmons, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing, for preparing to relinquish his post and move on to a larger command in the Air Force with the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
America’s DACA recipients are victims of circumstance, and our country should continue to allow these people to succeed under the law.
Protests in Oklahoma this past week were noteworthy for a positive reason: they were largely peaceful. The messages were strong, sometimes harsh, occasionally angry, but not destructive.
With the strict cleaning protocols in place, voters could see wait times increase Tuesday. We hope people will understand and be respectful of the volunteers who man the polling places.
While it’s regrettable anyone in the city has contracted COVID-19, it’s encouraging that out of a population of around 50,000 there have been just 57 confirmed cases.
This Week's Circulars
ENID - Service for Doris J. Jones, age 85, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, the Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Burial will follow in the Enid Cemetery under direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
ENID - Graveside services for Almeda (Kramer) Smith, 94, of Golden Oaks Village will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at Douglas Union Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
ENID - The memorial service for James Stephens is 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in the Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel.
- Former Vance officer given 24-month sentence for health fraud
- GEFCO plant to close; brand name, some employees expected to continue in new location
- OSDH reports 1st COVID-19 death involving Enid nursing home
- OSDH: 825 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths reported Saturday; cases down in weekly comparison
- OSDH: 486 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 6,911 active; no new deaths
- Police: Man shot in home invasion, robbery dies from injuries
- OSDH: Garfield County gains 32 more cases of COVID-19; 13 additional deaths in state
- UPDATED: EPS 'good to go' on cleaning supplies as school nears
- EPS announces plans for start of school as county back in 'low risk' for COVID-19
- Gov. Stitt visits Enid business leaders, hears feedback on state COVID aid