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Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM March 18, 2020 580-255-3867 • Matt Rogers 580-656-3989 517 W. Bois D’Arc • Duncan, OK 73533 Sales • Service • Parts • Rentals FORKLIFTS & EQUIPMENT • ALTERNATORS HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS REPACKED • WINCH & BALE SPIKE MOTORS NEW & REBUILD • STARTERS BUY • SELL • TRADE Financing Available 40 ft. SHIPPING CONTAINERS Starting at $ 3100 Delivered Used UTVs View Our Inventory 580-560-3466 “we go to great HEIGHTS for you” Locally Owned & Operated Insured “Ask me about referral bonuses” T a l l T i m b e r T r e e S e r v i c e s Firewood • Bulk Mulch Available Audiology & Hearing Aid of Duncan 1206 N. Hwy 81 Chisholm Mall *South Entrance ••Hearing Evaluations: Hearing Aids • All Brands Free Service Batteries $3 pkg. • Insurance Accepted Cynthia Reidenbach - Aid Technician • Matt Campbell M.S.,CCC-A--Audiologist 580-252-9005 While statewide school closures may be among the largest shutdowns in Oklahoma, other places are also closing. On Monday, the Duncan Public Library announced it would be closing indefinitely after 5 p.m. Mon- day. However, the staff would be at work to answer phones. In the days leading up to the library’s closure, all of the children’s programming was suspended to reduce the possible numbers of children who could be exposed to the virus. At the state level, the Oklahoma State Capitol an- nounced Monday that the building would be closed to the public indefinitely, too. Limited access would be granted for elected officials, credentialed press and essential employees. This will result in the suspending of the page program and the canceling of various other programs across the Capitol. It’s also worth noting that many events, especially those for 50 or more people are also being canceled. From concerts to social gatherings to various other public forums, many organizers are working to re- duce the risk of exposure. On Monday, the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended for people to avoid social gath- erings of more than 10 people. People who may have been exposed to the virus can be tested and quaran- tined up to two weeks. It’s also recommended for people to practice “social distancing.” It’s unknown how long the United States will be dealing with COVID-19. However, more closures, shutdowns and cancellations can be expected before the end. mance. The Chris- tians Concerned’s working board will be involved in put- ting the event and dinner together. Tickets are $25 each or $160 per table of eight. The absolute ticket deadline is April 10 to give the organization an idea of how much food needs to be purchased. Tickets are available through board members, First United Meth- odist Church, First Baptist Church, ACE Hardware or by contacting the Christians Concerned office. This year will also feature a silent auction. Board members will be bringing at least one silent auction item that they got through donation or by purchasing themselves. “It will be a night of Disco, fun and fellowship,” Gardner said. “COVID-19 Closures” continued from Page 1 “CC murder mystery” continued from Page 1 Duncan Fast Food Restaurant’s Closing Lobby’s  Local fast food restaurant’s McDonalds, Burger King, Arby, Chicken Express, Taco Bell, Subway, Wendy’s, and KFC have all closed their lobby’s until further notice due to the Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19.  Since COVID-19 has been made world-wide and made a huge impact, restaurants all over are begin- ning to take precautions to keep their employees, and customers safe.  Other restaurants such as Braum’s, Taco Tico, Taco Casa and Carl’s Jr. are still debating on closing their lobby’s or not and quoting “at this moment our lobby is still open until further notice.”  Most will continue to serve through their drive throughs or curbside pickups.  The closings are an attempt to keep the spreading of the virus to a minimum. Duncan Swap Meet Canceled  The 14th annual Duncan Swap Meet has been can- celed for 2020 to take purcations of the Corona Virus situation.  Attracting several thousand people every year the risks of the virus spreading would have gone up tremendously. To keep everyone safe and well the Duncan Swap Meet Coordinator Kevin Hammack made the executive decision to cancel the Duncan Swap Meet to give everyone the chance to stay home and stay well.  For 13 years the Duncan Swap Meet has brought people from across the Nation to view classic and restored vehicles of all kinds for all ages. The Duncan Swap Meet will be back March of 2021. Walmart Changes Open Hours  As of March 15 Walmart officials have changed the hours of Super-Centers and the Neighbothood Markets to 6am - 11pm until further notice. Doing so will help associates stock products, clean and sanitize the stores.  Executive Vise President and Chied Operating Of- ficer, Dacona Smith said “I could not be prouder of our associates and what they continue to accomplish for our customers. I don’t think any of us have been through an experience like this, and we continue to be amazed at what our people, whether in the stores or in the supply chain, are doing to make sure customers have what they need.”  The Walmart website has also mentioned that online delivery and store pickup is also a valuble opportunity to stay clear of public areas and to stay home or stay in your vehicle while getting grocery’s. Chisholm Trail Casino Temporarily Closed  The Chisholm Trail Casino will be temporarily closing from March 16 - March 31, 2020. While there have been no reported cases of the Corona Virus at the casino, managment believe it is in the best inter- est for patron members, employees and customers to keep the transmission of the virus to a minimum.  The Chisholm Trail Casino has over 600 electronic games, offers dining and drinks at Aces Sports Grill, and the gift shop, Rustic Trail Gift Shop.  Health offical directives discourages mass gather- ings of 50 or more people in hopes it will slow the spread virus. VFW Cookout Canceled A cookout honoring Vietnam Veterams at the VFW 1192 on Saturday, March 28 has been canceled due to precautionary measures taken because of the current Corona Virus situation.  This cookout was to coincide with National Viet- nam Veterans day on Sunday, March 29.   For more information contact, Bill Hughes Chair- man, at (580)467-5317; or Larry E. Davidson, Quartermaster: (580)255-4697( home) or (580)467- 6364;(cell phone); Email: . DAR, State Contest Winners 2020  The Duncan I.T. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have 4 state winners in the Christopher Columbus and American History Con- test.  Kaylee Graves – 1st Place in the Christopher Columbus contest with her essay going on to dis- trict, Kyle Graves – 2nd place in grade 7, American History contest, Laura Stewart – 2nd place in grade 6, American History contest, and Blake Ridley – 3rd place in Grade 5, in American History contest.  All will receive a check from the State DAR.  For information about our annual American His- tory contest please call Pam Greenwood at 580-255- 1482. Oklahoma State Beekeepers Conference  The Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association’s Spring Conference at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Duncan set for March 21, has been cancelled according to organizers. “The Cristina Tribute Show: A Tribute to the Queen of Tejano” sched- uled for March 21st at the Simmons Center Theater in Duncan has been postponed due to the Coronavirus out- break. Christina Show postponed to later date These are challenging times.  And yes, you should carefully protect yourself.  • Stay away from people spreading fear  • Stay away from those trying to damage  your dream  • Don’t spend time with complainers and those pointing blame  • Protect your confidence and optimism  • Be creative about seeing new opportuni- ties - as always • And yes, wash your hands. REAL ID  Starting April 30, 2020, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will issue REAL ID in select tag agencies in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, ahead of the Oct. 1, 2020 deadline.  Oklahomans are not required to get a REAL ID, but this form of identification will be required to fly domestically and access federal facilities after the deadline. A passport is also acceptable.  Oklahomans will need to provide proof of identity, Social Security Number and address in order to obtain REAL ID.  For more information on documents needed to get a REAL ID, locations to ap- ply and more, visit . Which Machine Works Best  An old man was work- ing out at the gym when he spotted a fit, trim, cur- vaceous, sweet young thing walking in ....  He asked the trainer standing next to him, “Which machine should I use to impress that young lady over there?”  The trainer looked him over and said, “I would recommend the ATM in the lobby.” SUNSHINE Be Happy in the Moment, that’s enough. Each Moment is all We Need, not More. ... Mother Teresa