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County students awarded OKC Foundation scholarships

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Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded $57,000 in scholarships to 23 Canadian County high school graduates for the 2020-21 academic year through the state’s largest independent scholarship program.

Designed to help a diverse range of students with higher education expenses, Oklahoma City Community Foundation scholarships offer students the ability to pursue careers or colleges they may not have had the opportunity to pursue otherwise.

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United Way of Canadian County kicks off annual fundraiser

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United Way of Canadian County kicked off its annual campaign in an effort to raise funds that help support 16 area agencies.

The agencies work to provide health and human services to Canadian County residents.

Richard Steanson, 2020 United Way of Canadian County campaign chair, and Jan Foreman, 2020 United Way of Canadian County president, kicked off the campaign by way of video.

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Working hard at school

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Schools in the area kicked off their second full month of classwork, both online and in-person.

Shown are Matthew Penick (fifth grade), Sarah and Rebekah Penick (third grade), Aden Lanman (sixth grade) and Zane Lanman (first grade) before the first day of school.

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Goodbye summer

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El Reno photographer Ed Zweiacher snapped this photo of the last sunset of summer. Zweiacher said he plans to have some photo calendars available in 2021, including scenes from the historic Darlington Chapel as well as El Reno.

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Ripening tomatoes indoors extends fresh flavor

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There is nothing quite like the taste of a tomato picked fresh off the vine. But with the season quickly coming to a close, some gardeners may feel a little sad knowing that vine-fresh taste is fleeting.

Fortunately, gardeners do have the ability to extend the flavor of summer just a little longer, said David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Extension consumer horticulturist.

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Art guild display

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Amy Ragland of Yukon is pictured with Rodney Knowles, vice president of InterBank, accepting Best of Show for the Canadian Valley Art Guild Group Exhibit. The display
is currently featured in the lobby of InterBank at 2409 S. Country Club. Canadian Valley Art Guild displays monthly at various bank locations in the area during the year and has individual shows as well.

New Hope Women’s Union begins 2020-21 sessions

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New Hope Women’s Missionary Union met recently at New Hope Church to begin its 2020-21 sessions. Carol Johnson offered opening prayer, while Mary Ellen Jones led the group in the WMU Watchword and Mission Statement.

Members recognized missionary donations and services provided by the group.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the yearly dessert auction has been postponed for a later date.

It was noted that a memorial plaque honoring former members and charter members of New Hope will be presented to the church.

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Yes, Catherine, those marvelous millipedes are poisonous after all

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Update: Last year I wrote about the marvelous millipede, but due to an unfortunate experience, I must update my article.

The fact is they are quite poisonous. As I was scouting the woods with my grandson, we spotted one and I wanted to show him how they curl up when touched.

This one did not curl so I picked it up to show Pierce its many legs. My hand immediately burned and I smelled an unusual odor so I dropped it.