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Planning Commission column

By Ray Dyer George Wells asked the question of the week at the Municipal Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday night. “Well, do you want them to live in El Reno…

El Reno and COWRA – Is being a good neighbor worth $100,000?

El Reno and COWRA – Is being a good neighbor worth $100,000?

By Ray Dyer A few years ago the El Reno City Council bristled over the fact the Central Oklahoma Water Resources Authority was paying its lobbyist more than 90 percent…

Fossil fuel guilt

By Ray Dyer The sign looked as though it was made with a stencil and spray paint. It was stuck to a brick wall on the side of a building…

Scouts’ agenda should be their own

Maybe I’m having a senior moment or just blocking something, but I honestly don’t remember the subject of sexual orientation coming up when sitting around the campfire with fellow Boy…

Ray Dyer’s trip to Washington DC part 1

Thoughts while riding in a bus to Washington, D.C., for National March for Life. Tennessee looks just like Oklahoma if we had trees and mountains. Alveda King, niece of Dr.…

Emotions and opinions are fine, but it takes math to operate a hospital

Math deals with logic. But it’s no match for emotion. On Tuesday night El Reno City Councilman Kent Myers said he believes the city-owned hospital will be closed. Who knows,…

Bond issue looks to be a great investment in future of El Reno

By Ray Dyer Over the past several years, outgoing Superintendent Ranet Tippens was able to help keep El Reno Public Schools’ head above water by working to bring in grants.…