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Oklahoma lawmakers study ways to grow electric vehicle industry

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  The House Transportation Committee heard from industry experts on the future of electric vehicles and how Oklahoma can capitalize on the growing industry during an interim study last week.

Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, requested the study after he attended multiple economic and legislative conferences where he repeatedly heard that up to 90 percent of transportation will be electric by 2050. Many fleet transportation industries across the nation are already beginning to convert portions of their fleet to electric vehicles.

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El Reno High royalty

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El Reno Public Schools will hold its 2020-21 All-Sports Homecoming Ceremony Friday night before the start of the Indians football game with Noble. The queen coronation will begin at 6:20 p.m. This year’s queen candidates include Kenzie Holsted, Krystiana Guzman, Rosanelly Vite, Brilee Garrett, Madison Nichols, Avery Blount, Riley Connor and Raelyn Kouba. Escorts are Darius Moore, Cole Mitchell, Collin Vickers, Dorian Plumley, Brayden Girard and Cole Bass. Not pictured: Kevin Bigfoot and Kolton Hunt.

Public Records - September 19

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LAWSUITS

Raw Crude Oil & Gas LLC vs. Native Exploration Operating LLC for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged actual and special damages.

PennyMac Loan Services LLC vs. Virgil R. Wilbanks for $74,276.50 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees and foreclosure of a mortgage on Lot 12, Block 4, Westgate Village Northpark Addition, Oklahoma City.

Kim Weinrich vs. Laurie Koelsch for an amount in excess of $75,000 for injuries and damages alleged to have occurred during an automobile accident.

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Commissioners float ideas for old fairgrounds

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If all goes as planned, by this time next year the new Canadian County Fairgrounds will have hosted its first free fair.

Projections are the more than $15 million fairgrounds, being built north of Jensen Road and east of U.S. 81, will be up and running before the annual county fair gets under way, usually in late August.

So the question now becomes, what happens with what will become the former site of the fairgrounds?

COVID-19 hits Lincoln, district isolates 117 total

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Another teacher at Lincoln Learning Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

El Reno Public Schools issued a statement saying the teacher worked at Lincoln. It’s the second teacher at the district’s third- and fourth-grade center to test positive.

“This is very frustrating and very serious. Our employees and students’ health and safety weigh very heavy on all of us,” said Superintendent Craig McVay.

Public Records - September 16

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LAWSUITS

Unifund CCR LLC vs. Stacy J. Simms for $8,297.76 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Kino Financial Company LLC vs. Brent McDonald II for $9,458.94 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Kino Financial Company LLC vs. Alexander Eldridge and Rhealee Eldridge for $6,713.37 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Cathy Fischer vs. Life.Church for an amount in excess of $10,000 for alleged injuries and damages.

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El Reno schools has spike in COVID-19 cases, quarantines

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El Reno Public Schools seems to have landed square in the cross-hairs of the coronavirus.

On Monday, 60 students with access to El Reno High School, Jenks Simmons Field House and Lincoln Learning Center were placed into quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

“We feel like we have been dodging bullet after bullet but this time we have students and faculty not only showing symptoms but are getting sick,” said McVay.