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Storm cuts power, makes mess of roads


City of El Reno street crews sanded roadways Monday night into Tuesday as Mother Nature pummeled much of the state with a combination of rain, sleet and ice.

City Manager Matt Sandidge said main roads were sanded Monday night. He said rain that arrived early Tuesday did not help, washing away much of the mixture, before the freezing precipitation began to accumulate.

By mid morning Tuesday, Sandidge said crews were waiting for the rain to subside before applying another batch of sand to the streets. Sanding during rain is pointless because it washes away, he said.

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McVay to join White for El Reno Live show


El Reno School Superintendent Craig McVay will join Mayor Matt White Thursday afternoon for El Reno Live.

The pair created El Reno Now, a monthly gathering, that was interrupted by COVID-19.

The program was held at the Public Safety Center off SW 27th and featured updates on city and school happenings as well as guest speakers. A banquet held to celebrate the program after its first year and the accomplishments throughout the community raised more than $15,000 for four local nonprofits.    

Early votes can be cast starting Thursday at election board


Voters will go to the polls for the Nov. 3 General Election, City of El Reno Ward 1 Council Member Election and the City of Oklahoma City Special Election.

Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said voters should keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.

Early voting will be available at the county election board office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Early voting is also available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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EHS Veterans Day, Gifts to the Yanks programs go virtual


Two of the most popular student-driven events on the calendar each year at El Reno High School will take place despite COVID-19, but the gatherings will look different than in the past.

El Reno Public Schools Veterans Day and Gifts to the Yanks assemblies will be held virtually.

“We looked for ways in this environment we could still do the events. We don’t ever want to stop doing it and felt like it was in the best interest of everyone to do it virtually.

Scouting for Food campaign set for Nov. 7 collection


El Reno Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will be canvassing neighborhoods on Nov. 7, hoping to collect canned and non-perishable food items as part of the annual Scouting for Food campaign.

The food will go to The Lord’s Harvest, a local food bank ministry that has been involved in helping the community for about three decades.

Lori Benge said Scouts will be out in force that Saturday morning, collecting plastic bags that have hopefully been filled with food items by residents.

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Sheriff's office works to find owners of costume jewelry


More than 100 pieces of jewelry remains locked away inside the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.

The presumed costume jewelry was stored for safekeeping at the old Canadian County Jail before 2016 after a possible store burglary.

Lt. Jerry Hendrick, who began working to find the owner of the jewelry in the spring of 2016, said the 80 to 100 pieces of inexpensive jewelry has manufacturing tags still attached.  

The sheriff’s office has been unable to identify where the jewelry came from because there is not a store name on the tags, just the company that made it.

Public Records - October 28



AmeriHome Mortgage Company LLC vs. Wade Greggory Chase for $157,622.62 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees and foreclosure of a mortgage on Lot 16, Block 3, Summerhill Phase I Addition, Oklahoma City.

Citizen Energy III LLC vs. Carl Samek for $244,818.72 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

King Electric vs. Intrada El Reno, LP for $101,324.40 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

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Parks plan


The City of El Reno wants to know what you want when it comes to parks and recreation.

The city is circulating a survey in this issue of the Tribune as well as on the City of El Reno Facebook site. The questions are being asked to help determine a strategic plan to make improvements to the parks system.

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Pratt to speak at Veterans Day Parade


U.S. Marine Corps veteran and renowned artist Harvey Pratt will be the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual Canadian County Veterans Day Parade and Program.

The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in downtown El Reno. The annual tribute to county veterans was created by the El Reno Chamber of Commerce. It attracts participation from veterans and organizations from throughout the county.