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Renbarger, Jech to marry in March wedding ceremony

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Steve and Lindy Renbarger of Calumet and Doug and Kim Jech of Kingfisher announce the engagement of their children, Morgan Renbarger and Kyle Jech.

Renbarger is a 2012 graduate of Calumet Public Schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2016 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2018 from Northwestern.

She is employed as a third-grade teacher and cheer coach with Calumet Public Schools.

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Cold weather brings colorful change in foliage

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The weather changed from autumn to winter with the wind chill that roared in last week.

Overnight Mother Nature began her seasonal foliage change which always provides a slow-moving, breathtaking picturesque display.

Within a few weeks the Caddo maples will begin to change, reminding the gardener the first freeze will occur within a week.

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CV Art Guild exhibit

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Canadian Valley Art Guild’s October exhibit is being hosted by MidFirst Bank. An oil painting titled “Storms are a Brewing” by art guild member Nina Goodwin was selected as Best of Show by bank employees. Pictured with Goodwin are Ryan Ross and Mayra Vazquez of MidFirst. The exhibit will be on display through the end of October at MidFirst Bank located at 100 N. Rock Island.

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Calumet CARE gift

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Calumet Public Schools donated their United Way fundraiser CARE Week this year to El Reno Blessing Baskets. Shown are Calumet students Braxton Baker, Mattie Pritchett, Xavion Blackowl and Isabelle Choate along with Calumet Elementary Principal Lindy Renbarger and Tera Dew from Blessing Baskets.

New Hope women’s group holds meeting

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Members of New Hope Women’s Missionary Union met recently at New Hope Church for the group’s monthly meeting. Carol Johnson offered opening prayer and praises. Mary Jones welcomed members and led the reading of the Watchword and Mission Statement.

A mission goal was set for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering through church and missions offerings.

Members were reminded of the annual gift bag donations for Mobile Meals in December. The bags will be filled and taken to Mobile Meals for pre-Christmas delivery.

Duncan hosts Underwood HCE monthly gathering

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Underwood Oklahoma Home and Community Education Association of Canadian County met recently in the home of Vicki Duncan. Natalia Valenzuela called the meeting to order and led the flag salute. Ann Ricketts read minutes of the previous meeting, with Sue Snyder giving the treasury report.

Members voted to bring cash donations to the next meeting for Blessing Baskets.

Vicki Duncan presented the lesson on DIY Recycling Projects. She noted that paper, newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes and wooden boxes are some of the easiest items to recycle from home.

Redlands to offer free help with FAFSA applications

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Completing the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process can be a daunting task, but the Redlands Community College financial aid team is ready to help.

Normal business hours are Mondays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., but on Mondays during the weeks of Oct. 19 to Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., the financial aid staff will be focused on helping families navigate the FAFSA.

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Carved walking stick presented to Honorary Swiss Consul

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Ernie Loganbill of Independence, Kan., carved a unique Swiss walking stick for the Honorary Swiss Consul of Western United States, Dr. Rico Buchli of Basal, Switzerland.

Loganbill presented the walking stick at a recent meeting in Oklahoma City. The walking stick was carved for the Consul to show appreciation for his contributions to Swiss families.

Dr. Buchli had contributed to the Zweiacher-Girard reunion and his contribution will be displayed on a stand along with the family cowbells from Switzerland.

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Maple Citizenship Award

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Maple September Citizenship Award winners, front row from left, Caleb Blanco, pre-kindergarten; Sophie Tredway, first grade; Elizabeth Eisenhour, kindergarten; Raina Crawford, second grade; and Stoney Baker, third grade; back row, Ayden Troncoso, fourth grade; Ashtyn Stokes, fifth grade; Halli Ferguson, sixth grade; Kennedy Arnold, seventh grade; and Jadon Olive, eighth grade.

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Frontier cookies

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Employees of Frontier Auto Group delivered cookies to El Reno Public Schools last week as a way to say thank you to local educators. Mindy Tech, Kalisha Brown and Kathy Tarver represented Frontier and all attended El Reno schools. Accepting the cookies is Kurt Myers, principal of Etta Dale Junior High.