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County offices hold holiday coat, toy drive

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The Canadian County Bar Association and Court Clerk’s Office held a coat and toy drive for the annual Red Andrews Christmas Dinner held in Oklahoma City.

Since 1947, the Christmas Day tradition provides warm meals and toys to approximately 7,000 people each year at the Cox Convention Center.

The Canadian County Bar Association and its members, who are judges and lawyers that practice law in the county, contributed $1,665 toward the event.

Due to COVID-19 and concerns for the safety of the community, there will be no inside dining this year.

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Knights help with local efforts

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The Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council 767 of El Reno host fundraisers throughout the year, often cooking and selling fried catfish, bratwurst, fried onion burgers and smoked ribs for the community to enjoy and to help with local causes.

Because of COVID, the Knights did their cooking fundraisers this past year outdoors with curb-side food to go.

Country mourns loss of true American aviation pioneer

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An American icon and one of the most famous pilots to ever grace the skies, U.S. Air Force Captain Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager passed away Dec. 7.

Yeager was an Air Force officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot who in 1947 became the first person to break the sound barrier, becoming the first pilot to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.

Public Records - December 19

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DIVORCES GRANTED

Jerri Cadogan vs. Patrick Cadogan.

Michael James Martin vs. Danielle Martin.

Samuel Edward Lewis vs. Saqeenah Dalya Jones-Lewis.

Anthony David Grieve vs. Kayla Richelle Allison Grieve.

Miguel Quinones vs. Elizabeth Quinones.

Harley Ray vs. Sidale Ray.

Steven Hajek vs. Kendra Hajek.

Amy Loeffelholz vs. Philip Ray Loeffelholz.

Justin M. Garcia vs. Brittany J. Garcia.

LAWSUITS

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V-Day Thursday in El Reno

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The first doses of the new COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in Canadian County on Thursday at health-care sites in El Reno, Yukon and Mustang.

“We are excited and hope this will be getting back to some normalcy. This is the first step in dealing with this virus. I see this as a privilege to be a part of this unprecedented effort between science and government.

“As tough of a year this has been, this is a big part of history,” said Canadian County Health Department’s Maggie Jackson.

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Council OK's flight plan for terminal

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A new terminal could be under construction by spring of 2021 at the El Reno Regional Airport after the city council approved a plan to put the project in motion. 

Council signed off on using $750,000 in airport funds with the promise of obtaining a $500,000 grant from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to go toward the $1.2 million project. 

Airport Manager Adam Fox said the new terminal would allow El Reno “to compete with other airports for business travel.”