Importance of Roses in the Dark Tower Series

By Alicia Ballard Before we start, here are a few terms: Constant Reader: Stephen King Fan Keystone Earth: The main version of Earth out of multiple realities   To most people, Roses symbolize love, but to Constant Readers, they symbolize something far greater. Stephen King’s Dark Tower series spans eight novels, and several short stories. …

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Canadian County Master Gardeners

By Courtney Keck: Horticulture Educator Canadian County OSU Extension Service Despite the recent weather, gardening season is about to be in full swing, and that includes Canadian County Master Gardener activity. The CCMGs represent the Canadian County Cooperative Extension Service, which is a part of Oklahoma State University – Stillwater. Their mission is to share research-based …

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Getting to know our library board: Karen Pappas

By Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the library board? Friends of the Library, various activities with Wesley UMC, Project Transformation Reading mentor How long have you been on the library board? Two years Where did you grow up? Choctaw, OK Where did you go to school? Choctaw High …

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We love our neighbor: Haynes Photo Supply and Studio

By Penny Beals First owners:  Bruce and Mary Haynes Opening Date:  1948 Location:  originally at 113 ½ S Rock Island (Moved across the street to 112 S Rock Island in 1974.  The move was made because they needed a larger space.) Current owners:  Dub and Pat Hornberger Pat began working for the Haynes’ with Dub …

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History of the Friends of the El Reno Carnegie Library

By Alicia Ballard A “Friends of the Library Group” is a collection of people that support the library through fundraisers, book sales, programs, etc. Typically the group's mission is to assist their local library, usually with fundraising and volunteering. The Friends of the Library are an essential part of any Library, be it a chain …

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Who is Dewey? And how do I get his number?

By Peggy Kindiger According to Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Melvil Dewey was an American librarian and educator in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  He revolutionized the way libraries catalog and arrange books by devising a system to categorize different subjects.   This earned him the title, “Father of Modern Librarianship”. The Dewey Decimal …

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Getting to know your neighbors: Johnnie’s Grill

By Macy Conley Johnnie’s Grill was opened in 1946 by Johnnie Siler. Since its founding, Johnnie’s core menu has remained the same by selling onion burgers and coneys but has since extended its menu to include breakfast and sandwiches. The original location for Johnnie’s Grill was located at 311 S Rock Island but moved into …

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