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Green thumbs

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As El Reno slowly begins the process of emerging from its COVID-19 lockdown, there are lessons that need to be taught about how to survive future pandemics.

Jackie and Deangelo Jenkins, through their local nonprofit organization Children of Hope Community Outreach, have come up with a teaching tool – getting your hands dirty.

In conjunction with Southern Heights Baptist Church, the couple will offer an eight-week summer camp for children with a focus on innovations in gardening.

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Music bridges gaps of social distancing

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It’s a new world. Many things have changed. But some of the deepest and most trustworthy things - like music - are still alive and kicking.

Joy Vandergrift has taught people to play piano for more than 20 years. For her, it was always very personal.

She would sit with a student for hours every week, training them to hone their skills and enjoy the music.

Public Records - May 6

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LAWSUITS

AmeriHome Mortgage Company LLC vs. Julia D. Cook for $148,554.05 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees and foreclosure of a mortgage on Lot 12, Block 2, Redstone Ranch Phase I Addition, Yukon.

U.S. Bank N.A. vs. Lynette Wright for $153,174 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees and foreclosure of a mortgage on Lot 10, Block 1, Brookstone Lakes Phase I Addition, Oklahoma City.

American Express National Bank vs. Paul Dempsey for $52,262.43 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Lucas, Oklahoma legislators ask for results from beef pricing investigation

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Congressman Frank Lucas and 24 House members, including Congressmen Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking him to release a beef pricing investigation’s findings to Congress as soon as possible.

The USDA initiated the investigation in August 2019 after a plant fire in Kansas, but recently expanded the investigation to include recent price changes.

The letter outlines the group’s concern about price changes when the country began taking measures to suppress COVID-19 infections.