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House plumbing needs warm approach in winter

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Winter temperatures can lead to frozen pipes in the home and even bigger problems if the pipes burst, said Gina Peek, interim associate dean and Oklahoma State University Extension housing and consumer specialist.

“Freezing water creates a lot of pressure inside the pipe, which in turn can cause the pipe to burst. This can lead to serious flooding, especially if it happens when no one is home or at night when everyone is asleep,” Peek said.

Public Records - January 13

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LAWSUITS

American Express National Bank vs. Jerry Carter II for $16,527.64 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

American Express National Bank vs. Micheal Hill for $35,288.62 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

American Express National Bank vs. Ernest Hubert for $10,704.89 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Randy Wayne Clyburn vs. Lowe’s Home Centers LLC for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged injuries and damages.

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Sheriff defends D.C. rally participation

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Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said he traveled to the nation’s capitol last week to attend the Save America Rally, because President Donald Trump “has done so much in support of law enforcement during a very difficult time.”

West has been criticized on social media for attending the rally that turned violent and left four people dead, including a police officer, but he said the attacks are out of place.

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County’s plan for COVID-19 vaccine enters Phase 2

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Canadian County has entered Phase 2 of the state's COVID-19 vaccination plan, even though the overall number of doses administered to qualifying adults remains low.

“It is a large volume of vaccines and we are trying to get them out as quickly as we can,” said District 2 Public Information Officer Maggie Jackson.

Canadian County is part of District 2 along with Alfalfa, Garfield, Kingfisher, Major, Grant, Blaine and Logan counties.

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Final look at ... A year like no other

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As 2020 drew to a close, El Reno and the area continued, like the rest of the world, to deal with the impact of COVID-19. But hope was on the way as the promise of the vaccine was just days away. In between, El Reno High School students reminded us of better days like when George Bailey found ZuZu’s petals and Clarence got his wings.

DECEMBER

El Reno Main Street would present the Christmas Experience in downtown El Reno. The event featured the annual Christmas parade, followed by shopping at local stores.

Vaccine Scheduler Portal available for pre-registration

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Earlier this week, OSDH announced the launch of an online COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal to notify Oklahomans when they’re eligible to receive the vaccine and provide more information on how to schedule an appointment.  Oklahomans can visit this portal at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.

Pre-registration is open for all Oklahomans to enter their personal information to determine their eligibility to receive the vaccine within Oklahoma’s priority phase plan and receive notifications when the vaccine is available to them.

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House of Healing mentor honored

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty-two Oklahoma mentors are being recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and their community mentoring organizations during National Mentor Month in January.

The honored mentors were submitted by their respective mentoring organizations across the state, and each received certificates of achievement from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. The certificates are being presented in the communities where the mentors volunteer.

Primary voting deadline looms

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Friday, Jan. 15 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 9 State Senate 22 Primary Election, City of OKC Ward 1 Council Member Election, City of OKC Ward 3 Council Member Election and Riverside School Board Member Election, said Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold.

Armold said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Public Records - January 9

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MUNICIPAL COURT

Raylen Browning Butler, El Reno, improper equipment, $105.

Carolina Strong, El Reno, failure to yield from stop sign, $195.

Michael Anthony Domingue, Lafayette, La., speeding and failure to appear warrant, $460.

Erik Chavira Talamantes, Oklahoma City, speeding, $175.

Logan Danielle Wise, Edmond, speeding, $165.

Donrell Lamar Burdine, Oklahoma City, speeding, $165.

Juan Manuel Puebla Vazquez, El Reno, driving without license issued, $252.

Christopher Trey Alexander, Yukon, speeding, $165.