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Mobile Meals stalled by virus


El Reno Mobile Meals, which serves more than 150 elderly clients with daily meal service, will be closing its doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are temporarily closing due to the coronavirus and as soon as we can get back to being around each other and be safe, we will go back to daily deliveries to the full 160 people on our list,” said El Reno Mobile Meals Director Christina Ramsey.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that adults ages 65 and older are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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Restaurant partners with El Reno churches in effort to feed families, individuals


Some churches within the El Reno Ministerial Alliance are partnering with a restaurant in an effort to help feed individuals and families that are struggling from the impact of COVID-19.

Rev. Allen Carson of Wesley United Methodist Church serves as chairman of the Alliance. He said Primo’s will provide fresh cooked food to El Reno and area residents on Saturdays.

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Ministerial Alliance works to help those impacted, but funds limited by closings


If you’re in trouble, the Ministerial Alliance is here to help.

For years, the various churches in the group have coordinated charity efforts in the community, connecting the needy with appropriate organizations. But with the advent of COVID-19, the team is facing a humanitarian crisis unlike any they’ve faced before.

With businesses shutting down, employees laid off and citizens staying home, the money usually collected by the Alliance is now a little harder to come by.

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RCC donates to fight against COVID-19


Since classes have moved to an online format for the remainder of the spring semester and students will not be utilizing the labs, Redlands Community College shared some of its resources with local health-care providers. The college gathered gloves, masks, wipes and safety glasses and delivered them to SSM Health St. Anthony El Reno and Healthcare One Urgent Care and Family Practice.

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Shopping for food safely during virus pandemic


Stocking up on essential groceries and other supplies as the COVID-19 virus threat spreads across the country will require consumers to rely on their storm season preparedness skills, but for a longer period of time.

Undoubtedly, many Oklahomans have made the trek to the grocery store to get supplies, which is a good idea, said Barbara Brown, Oklahoma State University Extension food specialist.

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Clinton’s Indian Health Clinic taking extra virus precautions


CLINTON - The Indian Health Service Clinton Service Unit (CSU) is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of patients and staff during the national emergency of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

“CSU’s three outpatient clinical facilities of Clinton, El Reno and Watonga Indian Health Centers follow guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19,” said Joe Bryant, CSU chief executive officer.

Public Records - April 1



Matthew Everett Logan, 37; Jordan Leigh Noblitt, 30.

Scott Gordon Colbert, 35; Lori Lee Steen, 45.

Austin William Barrett, 25; Chrystina Marie Kilpatrick, 24.

Peyton Craig Walcher, 31; Kayla Diahann Kingsley, 27.

Aaron Scott Franklin, 36; Allison Renee Penn, 34.

Larry Dean Autrey, 71; Mary J. Autrey, 72.

Michael Anthony Wharry, 36; Ashley Lauren Browning, 36.

Eric Bradley Esau, 36; Dru Christine Baker, 36.

Leroy D. Hindliter, 83; Carolyn Pete Cury, 80.

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Canadian County Junior Livestock results released


Following are results from the Canadian County Junior Livestock Show:



Class 1
Caden Morris, Yukon FFA, 1st; Cole Rother, Mustang FFA, 2nd.

Class 2
Payton Shelton, Mustang FFA , Breed Champion; Madison Shout, El Reno FFA, 2nd; Bryson Cooper, El Reno FFA, 3rd; Addison Adams, Mustang FFA, 4th.

Class 3
Reece Gabel, Mustang FFA, 1st; Rustin Dawson, Union City FFA, 2nd; Kellie Bradshaw, Piedmont 4-H, 3rd.

Public Records - March 29



Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Michael S. Goodson for $3,718.21 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Tinker Federal Credit Union vs. William G. Johnson for $7,198.79 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Midland Credit Management vs. Janice Montgomery for $2,411.36 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Midland Credit Management vs. Rachel A. Palmer for $3,119.23 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.