Bledsoe released early from state prison


Corliss Collins said she received notification last week that the man convicted of killing her elderly grandfather in 1985 has been released from prison.

Bobby Bledsoe was sentenced in 2008 to 30 years for the Mother’s Day stabbing death of 95-year-old C.F. Evans.

Prosecutors said Bledsoe broke into Evans’ home in the 500 block of South Hadden late at night and after being confronted by the wheelchair-bound Evans, stabbed him 31 times with a kitchen knife.

Police: Spa more than massages


After receiving various complaints, El Reno police opened an investigation into the 123 Day Spa at 2709 S. Country Club Road.

Police said on Aug. 25, officers, along with the fire marshal, code enforcement personnel and representatives from the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology conducted a license compliance check at the business.

It was found the spa did not possess a local business license to operate as a day spa.

Riverside works to identify COVID-19 symptoms before students come to school


Riverside Superintendent David Garner said the school and parents are working to identify students who may have COVID-19 symptoms before they come to school.

Garner said all school districts are working in a preventive fashion.

He said it is vital that parents routinely check their children to make sure they may not be suffering from any of the known COVID symptoms.

“As schools reopen we are faced with many new changes, but one thing we need help emphasizing is that students who have any COVID symptoms cannot be in school,” Garner said by email.

Public Records - September 2



Bethany Herman vs. Jack McDaniel for an amount in excess of $75,000 for injuries and damages alleged to have occurred during an automobile accident.

Jameson Heard, as parent of K.H., vs. Carlos J. Rivas and Shannon Rivas for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged injuries and damages.

Progressive Direct Insurance Company vs. Carlie Brooke Miles for $33,870 to pay a debt plus costs and attorney fees.

Tinker Federal Credit Union vs. Amanda K. Lister for $35,623.86 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

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Out with the old?


Marie Hirst said members of Historic Fort Reno Inc. are being locked out of the Fort Reno Visitors Center and Museum, making it impossible to raise funds to help support the efforts of the organization.

Hirst is president of the organization, she’s also Canadian County Court Clerk. Last week she turned to social media to call for those interested in the history of Fort Reno to gather to discuss concerns, especially related to the USDA tearing down structures at the historic fort.

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Race set for Ward 1 seat


Jacqueline Stevenson-Smith and Steve Jensen will face off Nov. 3 for the Ward 1 El Reno City Council seat.

Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said those two were the only ones to file for the seat during the filing period that ran from Monday through Wednesday.

Stevenson-Smith, 42, was appointed in July to fill out the term of J.T. Chronister. Chronister missed too many meetings and was automatically removed from the council.

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County mask rule discussed


County officials will decide whether to require masks to be worn by employees and visitors to their respective offices.

County commissioners left in place the mask policy that has been in place at Canadian County offices since earlier this year. The decision not to make a change came during Monday’s meeting, but followed a lengthy discussion on the policies.