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Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM July 8, 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 Antique & Vintage Clocks FOR SALE Grandfather & Grandmother Clocks Quartz Coo-Coo Clocks - Desk Clocks Mantle Clocks - others All Cleaned & Operable... Over 80 Clocks in Stock Open During Worlds Largest Garage Sale Rosine Clock Repair • 1103 S. 11th , Duncan 580-656-0025 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 ROBERT J. WEEDN M.D., F.A.C.S. Announces his retirement and closing of his General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Practice effective Thursday, September 3, 2020 Patients will no longer be seen in the office after the above date and will need to contact the office at 111 North 10th, Duncan, OK 580-255-9111 to make medical arrangements to transfer their medical records to another physician of choice. largest gathering of Republicans in the state outside a state convention. Next year, we hope to have Lt. Gov- ernor Matt Pinnell keynote like we had him scheduled to do this year. Rest assured, we will be back. In the meantime, the SCGOP hopes you stay safe.”  Farris also announced the Stephens County Re- publican Party headquarters will open in Elk Plaza on Saturday August 8th. “We will be in the old Payne Jewelry location. We invite voters to come by and pick up campaign materials and signs.”    For more information, email leon@wpmonline. com. The event began in 2004 with Congressman Tom Cole as the headline speaker and drew about 200 participants. The event has grown to 800 and more attending from all over the State of Oklahoma.  Speakers for the event have included such notables as Senator Inhofe, Senator Tom Coburn, Governor Stitt, Governor Fallin, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, for- mer Congressman and OU Football Star J.C. Watts. Also, entertainers such as a John Wayne and Will Rogers impersonators. “GOP event cancelled” continued from Page 1 Street Duncan Board Member, Tim Scifres, “and the food trucks, contests, and music make it fun for everyone.”  To register for the car cruise, please bring proof of liability insurance and a valid driver’s license the northwest parking lot of 10th and Main Street. Regis- tration is $10 per vehicle. Only street legal and regis- tered vehicles will be allowed to cruise. Burnouts will only be allowed at the contest and not on the roadway whatsoever. Pre-registration and reserved parking for clubs only can be requested by calling the Main Street Duncan office at 580.252.8696. “Friday night cruise” continued from Page 1 Humane Society to host dog wash fundraiser By Derrick Miller Anyone who has ever tried to wash their dogs probably knows how much of a pain it can be. Fortunately, the Stephens County Humane Society is work- ing with the Foreman Prairie House to help with that. A dog washing event, titled Vanity Fur/ Bubbles & Beer, is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Foreman Prairie House. The event is set to help both of the non-profit orga- nizations through the fundraising event. The cost of washing a dog is $20. In addition to partnering with the Foreman Prairie House, the Humane Society is also teaming up with Kochendorfer Brewing Company for the event, much like the non-profit did for its Yappy Hour event at the beginning of June. The family-friendly event will feature live music, lawn games, raffles and a silent auction. There will also be a food truck and beer from the Kochendorfer Brewing Company.  Dog owners are able to relax, while the Humane Society workers and volunteers wash their dogs. Duncan Golf Classic The Duncan Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic is set for Friday July 17 with a 1 pm Shotgun Start.  The Chamber is seeking sponsors, that can promote and publicize local businesses by being a part of the event. Spon- sorships run from $200 to $600 and can be purchased with team entries.  The Classic will be held at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.  To sponsor or register a team contact Sandy Stew- art, Director of Investor Services at 580-255-3644 or email DUNCANCC@DUNCANCHAMBER.COM. County Republicans to meet at Duncan Chamber   Stephens County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, July 9 at the Duncan Chamber of Commerce auditorium. The Chamber is located at 911 Walnut in downtown Duncan. En- trance is at the back of the building. The meeting begins promptly at 7:00 pm.  Agenda items include discussion of the upcoming GOP Fish Fry fundraiser, held at the Stephens County Fairgrounds Arena Complex on July 18. Lt. Gover- nor Matt Pinnell will be the keynote speaker. Volun- teers are needed to execute the event.  Other agenda items is a review of the Primary Election results from the June 30 election, opening of Campaign Headquarters on August 3, Grand Open- ing set for August 8, County Fair booth, reports from elected officials and addresses by candidates for State Senate District 43, Paul Scott and Jessica Garvin.  All Stephens County Republicans are invited to attend. For more information contact Leon Farris, chairman at 580-656-7951. Stephens County Election Board releases election results By Derrick Miller Residents of Stephens County turned out June 30 to cast their ballots in the first election since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the election, voters made their voices heard, while voting in different races and on various propositions. The results were made official Friday, when the contest period concluded and voting numbers could be con- firmed. Among the propositions was State Question 802, which was about a Medicaid expansion. In Stephens County 3,639 people voted in favor of the proposal, against 5,432 people who were not in favor of the pro- posal. The vote on SQ 802 was different than how the vote went statewide, where the proposition passed by a small margin of less than 7,000 people. In Oklahoma, a total of 674,591 people voted on the state question with 340,572 for the proposal and 334,019 against the proposal. While the state question was something all voters had a chance to cast their ballots on, other items were also up for vote. The City of Duncan had its election for Ward 2 with two people vying for the office. Nick Fischer received 2,372 votes, while Brad Bull received 1,937 votes. The City of Marlow had three propositions up for vote with all three being approved by Marlow voters. Marlow voters also got to vote in the Marlow Board of Education Office 5 election, where Terry Turner re- ceived 906 votes and Shawn Bateman received 677 votes. Another election many Stephens County residents were watching was the Republican primary for State Sen- ate District 43. Incumbent Paul Scott faced off against Jessica Garvin and Kathy Keith. Scott received 5,685 votes district-wide. Garvin received 4,474 votes district-wide. Keith received 1,237 district-wide. However, in Stephens County, Garvin received 202 more votes over Scott. Because none of the candidates received more than 50 percent of the overall vote, a runoff between Scott and Garvin will take place Aug. 25. Stephens County had other Republican primary elections, including Stephens County Sheriff and County Commissioner Ward 2. In the sheriff’s race, incumbent Wayne McKinney went up against Cris Lang. McKinney won with a vote of 4,092 votes against Lang’s 2,262 votes. The county commissioner’s race saw Todd Churchman walk away with the primary with 1,375 votes. His opponent Johnny Wilkinson received 972 votes. Churchman will face former County Commissioner Lonnie Estes in November. Estes recently re-registered as an Independent. 4.8 Million jobs created On July 2nd the Labor Department released the of- ficial jobs figures for June -- and they are stunning. A whopping 4.8 million jobs were created last month -- the biggest single-month gain in U.S. history! And the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, shattering the experts’ predictions of 12.4%.  Following multiple shootings in the anarchist controlled territory of CHAZ/CHOP, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan finally ordered police to move in this morning. You may recall that the mayor previously referred to the leftist occupation of her city as “a sum- mer of love” with a “block party atmosphere.” Now do I have your attention?  What changed her mind? Well, it appears the mayor got really miffed when radical pro- testers showed up at her house!