Sheriff's office to offer fingerprint, applications for Self Defense Act


Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said his office is now offering fingerprint services and Self Defense Act (concealed carry) applications. 

West said citizens desiring to use these services will temporarily be required to wear a mask while inside the jail lobby and fingerprint room.

Also, anon-invasive” scan of the forehead to check for temperature will be conducted by jail staff before members of the public are allowed to enter the jail lobby.

In-page image(s)

Report identifies potential impacts of COVID-19 on state’s food industry


STILLWATER - The food processing sector plays an important role in Oklahoma’s economy, and there is no doubt the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a significant economic impact on the state’s food industry.

Experts from the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center evaluated the potential impact of COVID-19 on the state’s food industry from March to mid-April and compiled a report of current impacts as a starting point for future assessments and recovery planning.

Public Records - May 13



Citibank N.A. vs. Lacey Gann for $3,397.65 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Crown Asset Management LLC vs. Jamie Ridley for $9,601.17 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Cavalry SPV I LLC vs. Gina R. Codispoti for $4,988.90 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Crown Asset Management LLC vs. Joshua Taylor for $8,074.26 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

In-page image(s)

Mother’s Day parade


A Mother’s Day parade brought out colorful balloons, fire trucks, a police cruiser and dozens of vehicles decorated with signs telling mothers and grandmothers how much they are loved.

The parade took place Thursday afternoon outside Saint Katharine’s Retirement Center.

Kim Bowles, executive director, said the parade was a way to celebrate Mother’s Day for the residents who have been quarantined since mid-March because of COVID-19. 

In-page image(s)

School’s out


This is the first installment in a series looking back at El Reno Public Schools efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Classes for El Reno Public Schools officially ended Friday.

Missing were the normal class parties, hugs, high-fives and gift exchanges between students and teachers. Graduations, the rite of passage to the next higher grade or into adulthood, have either been canceled, postponed or moved to a digital format.

All the things which make the end of school a fun time have been robbed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In-page image(s)

Triple treat day


El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay, along with principals and central office administration, cooked and handed out dinners to district faculty as part of Teacher Appreciation Day. It was also Taco Tuesday which fell on Cinco de Mayo.

Small Image

Courthouse, administration offices remain closed for now


The Canadian County Courthouse and Administration Building will remain closed to the public for at least a while longer.

County commissioners, following the recommendations of District Judge Jack McCurdy and Court Clerk Marie Hirst, said access to the buildings would remain limited.

County Clerk Sherry Murray hinted that access to land records at the Administration Building could soon be available, though changes are likely.

Council Agenda - May 12, 2020


Regular Meeting
Tuesday – May 12, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
El Reno City Council Chambers
101 N. Choctaw Avenue


In-Person Attendees:
Matt White, Mayor
Bob Ballhorn, Council Member Ward 2
Tracey Rider, Council Member Ward 4

Teleconference Attendees:
JT Chronister, Vice Mayor, Ward 1
Tim Robinson, Council Member Ward 3

Teleconference Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799
Access Code: 960-0699-8825