October 2019

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Edmond Dean Gordon

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Memorial services for Edmond Dean Gordon of El Reno will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Faith Family Church with Rev. Paul Roach officiating. Interment of cremains will be in the Calumet Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

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Allen Floyd Spencer Jr.

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Allen Floyd Spencer Jr. passed away Sept. 28, 2019. He was born Feb. 3, 1962, in Burbank, Calif., to Allen and Lulubelle (Pigorsch) Spencer.

Some of Allen’s hobbies were fishing and riding motorcycles and he truly loved being outdoors. He worked as a surveyor for the state transportation highway department for 30 years. His last project was Highway 81 between El Reno and Union City.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Spencer Sr. 

Charles Randall

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Funeral services for Charles Eldon Randall of Calumet were held Friday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Blount officiating.

Burial was in the Red Rock Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Randall passed away Oct. 7, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Watonga. Charles had lived in Oklahoma, Alaska and Arizona. He had served in the U.S. Army, and was a carpenter by trade.

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Candidates make pitch to be mayor

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Two forums featuring the candidates for El Reno mayor drew good crowds last week.

“This is a first,” said Juanita Krittenbrink, who served as moderator for the Tuesday night forum sponsored by the El Reno Chamber of Commerce.

Krittenbrink was referring to the turnout that filled a lecture hall inside Redlands Community College. She has served as moderator for several years for various candidate forums. She said this was the first time she’s seen a capacity crowd for a mayor’s race.

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State bound again

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While it took a pair of nail-biting victories, El Reno High School's softball team is headed back to the Class 5A State Softball Championships for the second time in four seasons.

Playing the first-ever postseason games on its new field at Adams Park North, El Reno rallied from a 10-3 deficit to defeat Noble 21-11 in five innings to win the 2019 Class 5A, Region 2 Championships.

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Calumet SB caps season with D8 title

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Calumet High School’s fast-pitch softball team wrapped up the season last week with back-to-back losses in the Class B, Region 1 Championship but still exited the postseason with a winning record.

The Chieftains went 3-2 in the playoffs after winning the District 8 Championship with a win over Timberlake (11-1) and two victories over Drummond by scores of 9-5 and 13-10.

The regional losses were to No.11 Arnett (12-2) and Chattanooga (4-0), which left Calumet with a 12-16 overall record.

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El Reno remembers

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No way was Brian Rukes going to allow the Memorial Stadium Monument that was unveiled Friday evening to wait another minute. Unable to reach the top of the memorial to