Bee the change in your neighborhood!

By Peggy Kindiger We’ve all heard the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” (and add to that “Repurpose” or “Upcycle”).  With spring being a time of renewal and Earth Day being celebrated on April 22nd, this is a good time to revisit the concept of caring for our environment. The idea of conservation is hardly a new …

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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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We Love Our Friends: Casey Taylor

by Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the Friends? Substitute teacher at Wesley Playschool, owner operator of Taylor-Made Confections, baby sitting. How long have you been with the friends? 6 months Where did you grow up? Walters, OK Where did you go to school? Walters High School Tell us …

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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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