November 2019

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Indians reach Sweet 16


Traditionally the last week of the regular season usually brings about some odd twists to the final district standings and the 2019 season did not disappoint.

El Reno High School’s football team went into week 10 seemingly headed for a rematch with Carl Albert in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

However, the Titans blasted Bishop McGuinness 40-0 to jump from third place to win the District 5A-2 title. Carl Albert will now play Duncan, which grabbed the fourth playoff pass from 5A-1 with a 34-13 win over Altus.

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Thank You


El Reno and Canadian County turned out for the annual Veterans Day Parade, held Sunday under sunny skies and mild temperatures. Perfect weather for a parade honoring the men and women who have served our nation.

Lawmen would lead the parade with an armored vehicle belonging to the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.

Right behind this colossal machine was a group of soldiers ready to march. Their faces were stoic, disciplined.

Briley Brungard


Graveside memorial services for Briley Dean Brungard of El Reno will be held by his family at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Briley passed away Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 12, 1967, in Oklahoma City.

He was a lifetime El Reno area resident and 1985 graduate of El Reno High School. Briley served in the U.S. Navy. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Southwestern State University.

Louella Potter


Memorial services for Louella Sue Potter of Minco were held Saturday at Trinity Crossings Church in Tuttle with Pastor Jerry Cradduck officiating.

Sue passed away Nov. 7, 2019, at the Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 19, 1952, in Oklahoma City. She moved to Minco in 1984 from Yukon.

Sue was a licensed cosmetologist and master instructor and had been employed for several years with Minco Public Schools in custodial services.