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Bedlam on the pitch Friday

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Megan Warren passes the ball during a match last season

By Chuck Reherman Sports Editor Yukon opens the soccer season Friday and it will be Bedlam on the pitch time. Yukon travels to Mustang for their annual match with the Millerettes and Lady Broncos squaring off at 6 p.m. The Millers and Broncos will follow at 8 p.m. It will also be the opening Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference match for ...

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Earline Smaistrla wins at-large Council seat, defeats incumbent Ken Smith by 53.6% margin

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By Conrad Dudderar, News Editor Earline Smaistrla will return to the Yukon City Council in May after winning a four-year term in the March 3rd at-large Council election. Smaistrla defeated incumbent Ken Smith by a 53.6% vote margin (460-399) with all 11 precincts reporting. “I want to thank everyone who voted for me and supported me during the campaign,” Smaistrla said. “I ...

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County Commissioners continue talks of staff restructure

Court Clerk Marie Ramsey-Hirst

By Conrad Dudderar, News Editor EL RENO – Canadian County Commissioners are busy this week preparing job descriptions for possible restructured staff positions. The three commissioners, at their weekly meeting March 2, continued a discussion about revising job duties for some employees they supervise. They agreed to each develop proposed job descriptions for the staff positions to be reviewed at ...

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County Commissioners to start quarterly evening meetings April 13

Canadian County District 1 Commissioner Marc Hader

By Conrad Dudderar, News Editor EL RENO – Canadian County Commissioners next month will begin quarterly evening meetings in various communities to encourage more citizen participation. County Commissioners for decades have regularly met at 9 a.m. Mondays – except holidays – at the Canadian County administration building (old courthouse) in El Reno. Shortly after taking office in January, District 1 County ...

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‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ focus of March 12th Chamber luncheon

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The Yukon Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be Thursday, March 12 at Yukon Public Schools Administration Building, 600 Maple. The luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. with networking. The food line (catered by Bad Brad’s BBQ) will open at 11:45 a.m. Youth Leadership – Leaders of Tomorrow will be featured and Oklahoma Educators Credit Union will be the business ...

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Authors to promote books March 14 at Yukon Hastings

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Hastings Books, Music and Videos in Yukon will host a group of six Oklahoma authors from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the store, 1105 Garth Brooks Blvd. These six are members of a larger group of authors from Central Oklahoma who meet monthly at McLoud Historical Society Museum and Heritage Center in McLoud, Oklahoma. Bill Howard, Bethel Acres, will ...

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County treasurer reminds public second-half property tax payments due April 1

Canadian County Treasurer Carolyn Leck

Canadian County Treasurer Carolyn Leck reminds taxpayers that second-half property tax payments are due by April 1. A list of delinquent 2014 personal property taxes will be published in May and a list of delinquent 2014 real estate taxes will be published in August. Taxpayers who need a copy of their statement should call the Canadian County Treasurer’s Office between ...

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Project Graduation ham/turkey sale deadline March 30

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Order and payment deadline is March 30 for Yukon Project Graduation’s 2015 spring ham and turkey sale. Hams are $25 each and smoked turkeys are $30 each. Pick-up is 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Central Elementary’s south door. For more information, call Candi Smith at (405) 517-1419 or email

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Hearing March 30 for judge to consider CJC permanent injunction; Commissioners file appeal


By Jim Powell, Staff Writer A hearing is set March 30 before an Oklahoma County district judge to consider a permanent injunction in the Canadian County juvenile center funding case. Attorney Mark Henricksen, representing plaintiffs who are suing Canadian County Commissioners to restore the original sales tax funding for the county’s juvenile center, requested the hearing after attorneys for the Commissioners ...

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