Chisholm Trail News

Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM April 21, 2021 Village Designs and Blinds Shutters: Patio, Aluminum, Plantation, Eyebrow & Arch Shades: Motorized Interior & Exterior, Solar Roller, Shades, Drapes, Window Treatments Free Estimates 580-467-3662 Already Low Prices thru May! 15% OFF Spring Sale Hope Community Church  Hope Community Church begins with Children & Adult Sunday School Classes at 9:45 am. Morning Worship is at 10:55 am with Pam Greenwood lead- ing music and Anne Petty presenting special music. Pastor Jack Greenwood’s message will be “THE FELLOWSHIP & THE FIREPOWER – from Acts 2:40-47.  AWANSAS meets at 5:50 on Wednesday night. It’s “Awana Pinata Night” so come, have fun singing, learning Bible verses, playing games, and enjoying great refreshments.  At 6:30 pm is Bible Study and Prayer time.  Hope Church is located at the corner of Hope Road and Clear Creek Lake Road (5915 Hope Road, Marlow, OK). Call 580- 255-1482 or 580-736-3460 for more information. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with homemade tamales  The Duncan Area Literacy Council did not get to hold their annual fundraiser last year due to the CO- VID Pandemic, but they intend to work like Speedy Gonzales to catch up.  On May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, the council will offer drive-thru pick up service from 3-6 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Duncan.  Orders are now being taken until the May 1st noon deadline. One dozen freshly made tamales is $20. You can pay with cash or check when you pick up your order on May 5th.  Place an order by calling Mary at 580-467-6234 or Joy at 580-736-1170; or you can place an order by email at  The Duncan Area Literacy Council is a non-profit that helps adults ages 15 and older to read, obtain their GED, English as a Second Language (ESL) and assists in Citizenship. Iris on Route 66 flower show  The Southwest Oklahoma Iris Society presents “Iris on Route 66” Iris show on Sunday, April 25 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm.  The show is held at Central Mall in Lawton and the flowers from the 26 member flower club will be on display in front of the former Dillards Department Store Mall entrance.  There are usually around 200 entries and it is a Judged Show.  There is no entry fee, everyone is welcome to at- tend.  Southwest Oklahoma Iris Society is an affiliate of The American Iris Society of Region 22, National Garden Clubs Co-Sponsored Design Division. Baby Diaper giveaway  Free baby diapers will be distributed by Infant Crisis Services’ BabyMobile program and their drive-thru diaper sevice. The service is available to children birth through age three.  The product is available on a first come, first served basis. The Oklahoma City office is taking drive-thru appointments Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm.  A distribution will be available in Lawton on May 6 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Great Plains Coliseum, 920 SW Sheridan Road  A Grady County distribution will be held on Thursday, May 13, 10 am - 2 pm at the Chicka- sha Area YMCA, located at 725 W Chickasha Ave.  The distribution will be available on from 10 am to 2 pm on May 27 at Anadarko Variety Care, 718 West Petree Road in Anadarko.  Yara Gutierrez is the BabyMobile Program Manager for Infant Crisis Services. She can be contacted at 405-778- 7614. Republicans in Oklahoma other than the State Con- vention. The event can seat 800-900 people for a fish dinner with all the trimmings.  “Anyone interested in attending should make a reservations as soon as possible” said Farris. The seating is arranged by the date of the reservation in relation to the stage.  The Fish Fry is held in the north end of the Ste- phens County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena, but the professional sound and large video screens make the event enjoyable for all who attend according to Far- ris.  Tickets are avilable by contacting Leon Farris at 580-656-7951. ‘GOP Fish Fry’ continued from Page 1 brary will need to take any documents that could help with the application process. According to the press release, these form could include those needed as proof of insurance, proof of denials, proof of propery occupancy and/or owner- ship, rent and/or utility receipts dated within three months of the storm, a deed or title, a bill of sale, last will and testament, property insurance, ect.  “The library can help you scan and upload all documents and help you apply online,” according to the press release. “Let us know you are applying for FEMA aid so we can provide plenty of time on the computers and be ready to help.” For information, call the Duncan Public Library at 580-255-0636. ‘FEMA Aid’ continued from Page 1 Save Your Crapemyrtles By Carolyn Rodgers  The below freezing temperatures that we had in February has damaged many of our crapemyrtles. You may have noticed that very few of the crapes are leafing out and new growth can only be seen at the bottom. Crapemyrtles leaf out later than most plants but many should be by this time. However, I plan to wait until the last few days of April to see if they will finally show buds or leaves. I just want to make sure they’re not slower than usual to show new growth.  Dr. Carl Whitcomb has a research Center in Stillwater and has ap- proximately 70,000 crapemyrtles on his farm. He hybridizes crapes and has several patented ones. He says the roots are alive but the tops may have to be cut back to the ground or where you see new growth as that part of the plant is dead. Select anywhere from 3, 4, 5 or 6 stems and let them grow. Clip out any of the extra stems as the new ones you selected will grow into a new tree. Dr. Whitcomb said the plants will grow rapidly and within 2 or 3 years you’ll have an attractive plant again.  If you see any black on your stems and branches you might also give it an application of Tree & Shrub Sys- temic Insect Drench. The blackness is an indication of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale. A second application might be helpful too.  The shrub or bushy size crapemyrtles can grow without selecting stems as they are not tree size and you want them full and bushy. It breaks my heart to cut back the large ones in our yard but it seems like there isn’t any other choice. The roots are alive so if you cut it back to the ground it will grow a new plant.  If you ever decide to dig one up and move it, unless you get all the roots you will have a new plant in that same location. Crapemyrtles are hardy and love the heat, it’s a shame a rare episode of freezing weather has caused all this damage.    Good luck, I wish you much success in resurrecting your crapemyrtles into a beautiful new plant. Chamber Golf Classic set   The Duncan Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament for 2021 is coming up on May 14 at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.  This sell-out event is seeking sponsosrs for this year’s tournament. There are several levels of par- ticipation. Contact Sandy Stewart at 255-3644 or for more information or to register as a sponsor or team. Women’s Conference  Beth Nichols for Bludbot Ministries of Duncan will be the guest speaker at a Women’s Conference held at The Open Range Cowboy Church on Saturday April 24th.  The 9:00 am conference will include lunch pro- vided by the church. You are asked to RSVP so that an accurate number for lunch preparation can be determined.  The Church is located at 10th and Washington in south Duncan.  For more information or to RSVP contact Lisa Hagan at 580-736-1363 or Kathi Thomas at 580-656- 7588. Kristin Chenoweth receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, urges fellow Oklahomans to join  Singer, actress and Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth recently joined State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye to discuss questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The conversation, along with Chenoweth receiv- ing her second dose, was featured in a video that was released today.  Chenoweth discussed her own decision to get the vaccine to protect herself and others, and urged her fellow Oklahomans to do the same.  “Today I have received my second vaccina- tion,” said Chenoweth in the video. “My deci- sion early on was that as soon as I could and it was safe and allowed, I would get the vaccina- tion. One, do it for yourself so you can have peace of mind and heart and spirit; and then do it for others to stop the spread of COVID-19. God bless you all, stay safe and get the vaccine.”  As of April 20, over 2.5 million doses of the vaccine had been administered in the state, with 48% of the population 16+ receiving at least one dose, and 35% fully vaccinated.  The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no cost to anyone in Oklahoma over the age of 16. Those who are under 18 must have a parent or guard- ian present on site to give consent. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit  Martha Baxter will be the reviewer at the next meeting of the Elizabethan Book Review Club.  The meeting will take place at the First United Methodist Church, 2300 Country Club Road in Dun- can.  The presentation will begin at 11:30 am and reser- vations are encouraged by calling 580-658-6977.  Members are reminded to bring their annual dues.  Guests are welcome to attend. Elizabethan Book Club