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Candidates make pitch to be mayor

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Two forums featuring the candidates for El Reno mayor drew good crowds last week.

“This is a first,” said Juanita Krittenbrink, who served as moderator for the Tuesday night forum sponsored by the El Reno Chamber of Commerce.

Krittenbrink was referring to the turnout that filled a lecture hall inside Redlands Community College. She has served as moderator for several years for various candidate forums. She said this was the first time she’s seen a capacity crowd for a mayor’s race.

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El Reno remembers

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No way was Brian Rukes going to allow the Memorial Stadium Monument that was unveiled Friday evening to wait another minute. Unable to reach the top of the memorial to
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Pratt to be inducted into HOF

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Renowned Oklahoma artist and El Reno native Harvey Pratt, whose art has comforted art lovers and crime victims, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on Oct. 26. The ceremony and banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception.

A member of the Southern Cheyenne Tribe, Pratt will be one of 11 Oklahomans to be inducted during a banquet and ceremonies at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman.

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Against the wind

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This crop duster uses the wind to take off from the runway at the El Reno Airpark just minutes before the World War II B-17 bomber arrived from Guymon.