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Public Records - May 24

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LAWSUITS

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Travis T. Edwards for $2,932.80 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Cherae Thompson for $2,472.60 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Synchrony Bank vs. Josh Linc for $846.54 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Citibank N.A. vs. Jeffrey A. Waddle for $3,520.38 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Volunteers wanted to help honor those who served

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The American Legion and VFW are asking for volunteers to help place American flags at the El Reno Cemetery. Volunteers are asked to be at the cemetery this Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m.

Flags will be placed on the gravesites of men and women who served in the U.S. military. Flags will also be placed along Elm Street, approaching the cemetery.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no service Monday at the cemetery. There will also be no lunch served by the organizations that day.

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Filling a need

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An El Reno company is making something new, filling a need brought on by the pandemic.

Gemini Coatings, a wood coating and paint manufacturer, has been producing hand sanitizer for the past two months.

Between 14,000 and 21,000 gallons are produced each workday. Contracts with some large companies, including a possible deal with an airline, are in the works.

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Opening the county

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Canadian County commissioners on Monday approved guidelines for the public as the courthouse and administrative offices reopen.

Guidelines are as follows:

▶ Doors will be open in a limited fashion.

▶ If you as a citizen are sick, stay home. If you have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, stay home.

▶ Citizens are encouraged to continue to conduct their business with Canadian County by phone, electronically or mail if possible.

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Splash pads at Legion Park, Youngheim Plaza to open

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While they won’t be able to take a dip in the municipal swimming pool, El Reno youngsters can still cool off when the city turns on its splash pads.

The splash pads will begin shooting water into the air on June 1, said a statement issued by the city. The splash pads in Legion Park and downtown at Youngheim Plaza will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be no lifeguard on duty and children need to be accompanied by an adult while at the splash pads.

Council member fed up with Lake El Reno trash

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Council member Tracey Rider has a message for people who frequent Lake El Reno: Put your trash in the trash carts and not on the ground.

Rider made the comments at last week’s city council meeting. She said after visiting the lake area, she was disgusted by all the discarded debris. Rider said there is “no excuse” for the litter at the lake.

“It’s time for we citizens to do our part,” Rider said. “Our city workers are doing their part.”

She said people should be responsible for their own debris and not “lay it off on someone else to do it for you.”

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Tips offered for storm safety while on the road

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When at home during stormy weather, Oklahomans understand all too well the importance of paying attention to news media updates and the family plan to head to a safe location when tornado sirens sound.

Knowing what to do on the road is a different matter, however. Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Extension housing and consumer specialist, said drivers cannot outrun danger.

“Seeking a safe place to shelter is of utmost importance if you’re not at home,” Peek said.

Public Records - May 20

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LAWSUITS

Barclays Bank Delaware vs. Laura J. Bowen for $4,472.17 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Citibank N.A. vs. Beth R. Hart for $3,010.23 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Synchrony Bank vs. Steven Powell for $599.54 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Barclays Bank Delaware vs. Glen Jones for $2,398.06 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

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Sandidge new city manager; facing budget shortages

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Matt Sandidge is El Reno’s new city manager starting June 1. He’ll be working with a budget that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, as well as the energy downturn.

Four of the five members of the city council met Tuesday evening. Mayor and Acting City Manager Matt White, along with council members Tracey Rider and Bob Ballhorn convened in the council chambers at the Municipal Building. Councilman Tim Robinson joined the meeting by teleconference, while Vice Mayor J.T. Chronister was not in attendance.