Chisholm Trail News

PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Issue (28) 38 • September 22, 2021 • (580) 255-2428 • 1898 North Highway 81, Duncan, OK • • FREE! Take One Shop Local 10% OFF ALL REPAIRS Notvalidwithanyotheroffer. Expires:9-30-2021 602 W. Choctaw, Chickasha 405-448-5058 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL Celebrating Two Years in Business! Discount Good the Whole Month of September! EVENTS Wild Cow Milking Cowhide Drag Steer Gathering Calf-Branding Steer Doctoring Trailer Loading Chuckwagon Cooking EVENTS FOR KIDS Steer Riding (up to 18) Muttin Bustin (kids 6 & under) Nickle Toss (kids 6 & under) Kids Rodeo Saturday Tickets can be purchased from any Queen contestant, Crutcher’s WesternWear or Stockman’s the Cowboy Store Sponsored By : Fox 92 - Great Plains Kubota -Chuy’s Tires Advanced Tickets: Adult $9 Kids (6-12): $6 Tickets at Gate: Adult $10 Kids (6-12): $7 Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th At Stephens County Expo Center Fall Fest Craft/Vendor Show Sept. 24th & 25th Over 60 Craft Booths Concession by R&S Drug #1 Friday Noon to 8 PM Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Early Christmas Shopping or Come Shop for Yourself! 800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan 580-252-3880 1705 S. Hwy 81 - Duncan, OK Todd Robertson, Owner/Broker/Auctioneer Tammy Mowdy-Vaughn, Realtor ® Associate Cace Robertson, Realtor ® Associate Venessa Swanson, Realtor ® Associate Mary Swanson, Realtor ® Associate Foreman Prairie House Fall Front Porch Party Thursday, September 23 5pm - 8 pm • Vintage Truck-Fall Photo Sessions • Games • Food • Fun Memories • Premier Tasting of Kochendorfer Brewing Company Octoberfest Beer $5 per Person or $20 per Family 814 Oak Ave - Duncan YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! And Reach 12,000 Homes CALL 580-255-2428 WWI Mobile Museum makes stop in Duncan  AWorld War I Mobile Museum will be making a full week stop at the Stephens County Museum in Fuqua Park this week.  The Awakening the Mind Mobile Museum has been making a dif- fernce across the nation for years. Prior to the national shut down the museum has had hundreds of shows with over 220,000 visitors to date  Objects on display will include an authentic trenching tool of the type used to dig the 25,000 miles of trenches dug during the War, and one of the first portable movie cameras used by soldiers to record battlefield scenes. Other artifacts in the ten separate display booths include vintage pan- oramic photographs of some of America’s first Aero Squadrons, an authentic 48- star flag, and many personal equipment items from the War’s combatants.  The traveling museum continues to touch evey generation as it makes it way around the country honoring, not only the hero’s of WWI, but Veterans of all wars. WWI Mobile Museum has over 200 artifacts. Duncan Board of Education takes no action on masks By Derrick Miller  For the time being, Duncan Public Schools will not be requiring masks for anyone entering school buildings.  But during a special meeting of the Duncan Board of Education, the conversa- tion about a possible mask mandate did reemerge. By the end of the meeting and after community members had gotten their say, no action was taken regarding masks.  Earlier in the day, Superintendent Tom Deighan sent a survey to stakeholders, such as parents and teachers, to get their input about whether the school dis- trict should go back to requiring masks. The school district had a mask mandate throughout the 2020-21 school year with the mandate ending just weeks before the end of the Spring semester.  The survey sent to stakeholders including information about why the conversa- tion was taking place, citing a “high community spread of COVID and concern for the safety of staff and students.”  If the board had adopted a mask policy, there would have been several exemp- tions to whether people wore masks. For students, the exemptions would include medical reasons, religious reasons and personal reasons. For teachers, the exemp- tions were medical reasons and religious reasons.  At the beginning of the year, during the teacher kickoff breakfast, Deighan did let teachers know that masks were not required but were encouraged. With no ac- tion taking place on a mask policy, that notion remains intact. See’ WWI Mobile Museum’ on Page 2