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Night to Shine on Friday

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The second annual El Reno Night to Shine Prom will be held Friday evening at the Lincoln Learning Center.

The event is a way to honor those with special needs by giving them a prom night complete with dancing, music, sharp clothes and lots of fun.

Created by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Night to Shine is celebrated in 24 countries with an estimated 10,000 honored guests.

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Book signing

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Author and Calumet native K.P. Haley, left, hands a copy of his book to David Tully. Haley was at El Reno Carnegie Library Saturday signing copies of his book, Hammer Down — Discovering Your Best.

 

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ODOT work on SH 66, Banner to begin

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will begin work on SH 66 and Banner Road later this month. The effort is designed to make the intersection safer for motorists.

A Yukon man was killed at the intersection when his motorcycle collided with a truck that failed to stop at the yield sign before entering SH 66 from Banner.

A statement from ODOT said east and westbound SH-66 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at Banner Road by 4 p.m. Feb. 19 as part of an interim intersection modification in partnership with Canadian County.

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Answering the Bell

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You’re never too old for competition.

At 72, El Reno’s Mike Bell recently became a board member for the Oklahoma Senior Games, an Olympic-type event for men and women over 50.

Events include basketball, track and field, cross country, archery, golf, badminton and others. The games are hosted each year in various locations. Every other year, the top state winners get the chance to compete in the National Senior Games.

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In the groove

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Redlands Community College's mascot breaks out in a dance in the stands Thursday night trying to fire up the crowd for the Cougars basketball games with Murray State College. The visitors from Tishomingo handed both RCC squads losses in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play.