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Bun Run extends race window, Wesley boxes expand

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Tradition is looking a bit different these days, but what’s important is that it's being kept. Wesley United Methodist Church is going ahead with its usual summer missions.

The Bun Run, an annual 5K event, normally coincides with Burger Day. With that event and many others canceled, the Bun Run has changed from a one-day event to an ongoing opportunity for runners to participate through August.

Rather than running as a group, participants will complete the race on their own schedule. Racers submit their time to receive a race packet, a T-shirt and a finisher’s medal.

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CVTC nursing grad recovers from battle with COVID-19

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Alison Toney took all the precautions as a nurse working on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus.

Still, she got sick.

Early in April, her recently acquired dream job turned nightmarish as she contracted the deadly coronavirus, which the World Health Organization says has so far infected more than 6 million people and killed hundreds of thousands in 216 countries and territories.

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Legislative session: Few accomplishments gained

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Constitutionally, this year’s session of the Oklahoma Legislature had to adjourn by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29. But the session has been effectively adjourned for weeks, other than a single day when lawmakers returned to override gubernatorial vetoes.

When they effectively ended the session, lawmakers left with few accomplishments to tout, many meaningful reforms sidelined, and touting a budget the governor warns has set the state up for severe financial challenges next year.

Public Records - June 6

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LAWSUITS

Debra K. Bradfield vs. McKenzi R. Harvey for an amount in excess of $75,000 for injuries and damages alleged to have occurred during an automobile accident.

U.S. Bank Trust N.A. vs. Garry Hoskins for $84,678.02 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees and foreclosure of a mortgage on Lots 1-3, Block 86, Spencer
Addition, Yukon.

NRZ Pass-Through Trust VII vs. Sheryl Cox for $226,416.05 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees and foreclosure of mortgage.

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Worth the wait

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On Saturday, El Reno High School pulled off what might be one of the most remembered graduations in the school’s history.

The graduating class of 2020 lost about three months of its school year to the COVID-19 pandemic. Something of that nature hasn’t happened since the Spanish Flu Pandemic that plagued the world a century ago.

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Fellow EHS grad treats Class of ’20 to a burger

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Bill Edwards has never forgotten El Reno.

A 1954 graduate of El Reno High School, Edwards has lived for years in the small village of Whitesville, N.Y. He stays in touch with friends in El Reno and has on occasion penned a letter to the editor which has been published in the Tribune.

Edwards is a fan of El Reno’s onion-fried hamburgers. He’s actually a fan of all things El Reno.

He is especially fond of Marty Hall and the burgers Hall and his family create at their Sid’s Diner.

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Small Town ready to roll

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This week, we’re all going to get some much needed R and R.

In spirit, A Small Town Weekend is close to Burger Day. People from all over come to El Reno and enjoy the local hospitality, eating good food and sharing good stories.

They are both events that the whole community can get behind.

Unfortunately, Burger Day 2020 was canceled. It looked like that might happen with A Small Town Weekend as well — but the city gave the go-ahead at almost the last minute. The creators of the event, the El Reno Cruisers, had only a few weeks to get ready.

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CVTC student survives near death accident, pandemic to earn degrees

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Like many, Jonathan Johnson survived to high school graduation. But his survival story is unlike most.

On a cold winter evening a few months ago, Johnson, 17, of Yukon, drove to visit his girlfriend and her family on their Missouri farm. Heavy rains soaked the state and flash flood alerts began blaring on Johnson’s cell phone.

Public Records - June 3

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LAWSUITS

Credit Corp Solutions Inc. vs. Robert Wafer for $14,700.75 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Unifund CCR LLC vs. Michael Salisbury for $17,809.46 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Ally Financial Inc. vs. Wayne L. Bomhoff for $28,630.05 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

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Coming down

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Demolition of the Rock Island overpass began on Thursday as crews used heavy equipment to begin bringing the historic structure down. Construction of the overpass started in the 1940s, but was interrupted by World War II. It was fi nished well after the war ended in 1945. The overpass is being replaced by a boulevard that will feature decorative lighting and design. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has said the project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2021.