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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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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