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Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM January 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 www.midconlift.com 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” Talltimbers73533@gmail.com 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 Death Notices Memorials Joseph John Conway ...  Joseph John Conway, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Marlow, at the age of 83.  Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Rev. Bathini Balaswamy and Deacon Jim Conway officiating. Burial fol- lowed in the Sterling Cemetery under the direction of Callaway- Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Joe was born Friday, March 13, 1936 on a farm east of Elgin, to Andrew Joseph and Rosa (Fehring) Conway. He had lived in Stephens County most of his life and had previously lived in Co- manche County where he graduated from Sterling High School.  Joe married the love of his life, Thelma Lee Willis, on January 7, 1956 in Elgin; they were married for 61 wonderful years before her passing on August 26, 2017.  Joe worked as a service tech for Arkla Gas for 27 years before going to work for Whitehouse Plumbing for 3 years; he ended his career working for Cable Meat Center for 27 years and retiring in 2011. Joe was a member of the Lions Club and a well known supporter of the FFA. He enjoyed camping and waterskiing, but his most cherished time spent was with his family that he loved and adored. Joe was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Survivors include a son, Michael Conway of Central High; 3 daughters, Cindy Campbell and husband Jim of Lawton; Susan Martin and husband Paul of Wellington; CO, Patricia Goad and husband Chuck of Claremore; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grand- children. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Rosalee Conner and husband Gary of Lawton; Margaret Cotten of Moore, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends.  Along with his wife, Joe was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Raymond Conway, James Conway, and 3 sisters, Mary Lou Brown, Barbara Rodiger, Helen Landoll.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com James “J.C.” Clinton Moss ...  James “J.C.” Clinton Moss was born October 22, 1939, in Sug- den, Oklahoma to James Norton and Denzil Mae (Kennedy) Moss. He passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was 80.  There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation ar- rangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.  J.C. graduated from Waurika public schools. He married Pa- tricia Louise Minyard on August 26, 1960, in Byers, Texas. To this marriage six children - Jerry, Kelly, Tina, Pamela Jane, Stacy, and Brian - were born.  He loved to go fishing and hunting. Baseball was his favorite sport to watch. He loved his family very much and spoiled his grandchildren.  J.C. is survived by his children: Kelly and wife Brenda Lee Moss of Hastings, Tina and husband James Russel Newman of Odessa, Texas, Pamela Jane Moss of Duncan, Stacy Moss of St. Louis, Mis- souri, Brian and wife Rachel Moss of Serento, Illinois; 12 grand- children; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Tony Moss of Duncan, Larry Moss of Sugden; and sisters, Patsy and husband Tommy Martindale of Meridian, Mary Poage of Iowa Park, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat; son, Jerry Wayne Moss; parents; sister, Shirley Mae Frame; and infant brothers: Walter E. Moss, Eddie Dean Moss.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Richard Paul Crenwelge ...  Richard Paul Crenwelge, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 in Marlow, at the age of 60.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the Glory Bound Church, with Rev. David Woods officiat- ing. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Callaway-Smith- Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Richard was born Wednesday, July 8, 1959 in Elk City, to Joe Barton and Carolyn (Schreck) Crenwelge. He had lived in Marlow area most of his life and had graduated from Marlow High School.  Richard married his loving wife, Anita Skitt on October 15, 1986 in Wichita Falls, Texas; they were married for 33 wonderful years before his passing.    Richard worked in the oilfield as a driller for more than 20 years before retiring. He enjoyed eating, raising chickens, and rebuilding cars. Richard loved to fish and animals, but what he loved the most was just being a dad and PawPaw.  Survivors include his wife, Anita Crenwelge of the home, 2 sons, Robert Crenwelge of Marlow, Christopher Crenwelge and wife Paige of Orlando, FL, 2 grandchildren, his mother, Carolyn Crenwelge of Marlow, and step-mother, Betty Barton of Marlow. He is also survived by 2 brothers, William Barton of Wilson, Wayne Barton of Velma, 2 sisters, Donna Barton of Tatum, Peggy Whaley and husband Donnie of Marlow, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Richard was preceded in death by his father, Joe Barton, a sister, Tonya Dutton, 5 brothers, Jackie Ray Crenwelge, Billy Dan Crenwelge, Dale Lee Barton, Bobby Barton, and Ricky Barton.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com that record and promise to provide much more of the same if re-elected.”  Since his election, the department has cleared all major cases reported – such as rape, kidnapping, capital murder, child molestation and violent home invasions. All the criminals responsible for these horrendous crimes are now serving life, life without parole, on death row or have very lengthy prison sen- tences. Per statistics, the Sheriff’s office has cleared an unprecedented 89% of its cases according to a press release.  McKinney has implemented many significant changes in the way the Sheriff’s department operates since he was first elected eleven years ago. At that time, the department did not have a 24/7 shift sched- ule which led to many cases going unsolved. Through smart business practices, the department now has more manpower. Increased manpower provides staff- ing seven days a week, 24 hours a day with criminal investigators conducting thorough case preparation. Smart business practice also led to development of a Policy and Procedures manual, development of a chain of command, and improvement of the depart- ment’s structure by placing competent, qualified individuals in key command positions.  McKinney has implemented many significant changes in the way the Sheriff’s department operates since he was first elected eleven years ago. At that time, the department did not have a 24/7 shift sched- ule which led to many cases going unsolved. Through smart business practices, the department now has more manpower. Increased manpower provides staff- ing seven days a week, 24 hours a day with criminal investigators conducting thorough case preparation. Smart business practice also led to development of a Policy and Procedures manual, development of a chain of command, and improvement of the depart- ment’s structure by placing competent, qualified in- dividuals in key command positions. “The increased professionalism of the department has generated substantial public safety benefits”, stated McKinney. “McKinney” continued from Page 1 Music Hall of Fame. Her songs “Crazy”, “Walkin After Midnight” and “I Fall to Pieces” are part of country music lore.  Among Layne’s other accomplishments, Lisa has been the vocalist for Vince Vance and the Valliant’s and her voice adorns the famous Christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas is You!”, which is the fifth most requested Christmas song of all time! She is a mem- ber of the Louisiana Country Music Hall of Fame and recently, Lisa has been in Nashville where she has shared a stage with Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers and performed at the Grand Old Opry.  “Without question, Lisa is the premiere Patsy Cline performer and she has the track record to prove it”, says Mike Britt of Lion of Texas Entertainment. Audiences are thrilled by Lisa’s performances and I am confident Duncan and the surrounding area is go- ing to love this show. It is a rare thing for an award- winning Branson performer to come to Duncan and I think people are going to be very excited to get a chance to see this performance”.  This show is part of the Duncan Crapemyrtle Mu- sic Series presented by YS Asset Management which will include shows by Country Music legend Johnny Rodriquez on February 8th, The Cristina Tribute show - a Tribute to the Queen of Tejano on March 21, and Nashville recording artist Wade Hayes on May 23.  The Duncan Crapemyrtle Music series is sponsored by the Duncan Banner, the Chisholm Trail Com- munity News, KKEN Radio, La Fiesta Restaurant, Holiday Inn Express, Main Street Duncan, and the Duncan Visitors and Convention Bureau.  Tickets are available at www.lionoftexas.com, at the Simmons Center Box office and at 888 918 0601 and start at $20. “Patsy Cline tribute” continued from Page 1 Conn, Cox named to state Student Advisory Council By Derrick Miller  Two Duncan High School students are among the 104 Oklahoma High School students who were in- cluded in the 2020 Student Advisory Council, a group that works with State Superintendent Joy Hoffmeister and the Oklahoma State Board of Education.  Raylee Conn and Gentry Cox, both of Duncan, are announced by Hoffmeister’s office as part of this year’s group, which will meet with Hoffmeister and the State Board on matters of policy. While this is Conn’s first year on the council, Cox was a member of the 2019 Student Advisory Council.  “As we continue to improve public education, it is imperative to gather feedback and insight directly from Oklahoma students,” Hofmeister said in a press release. “Each year I continue to be touched by the wisdom, hope and compassion of these amazing young people who represent their schools and com- munities.”  The council has led to changes in Oklahoma educa- tion, leading initiatives on everything from profes- sional training on trauma-informed instruction for teacher and replacing end-of-instruction exams with ACT, SAT or comparable national testing.  Students selected for the council were recom- mended by their district superintendents. A variety of students from different locations were chosen to best represent rural, suburban and urban areas of the state. Conn and Cox are not the only students selected from Stephens County. Other local students include Rylie Pass of Bray-Doyle and Jaden Johnston of Velma- Alma.  The first meeting of the 2020 Student Advisory Council will be Jan. 29 at the Oklahoma State Capi- tol. CTAC to feature art from Baggett duo By Derrick Miller  The Chisholm Trail Arts Council is gearing up for its latest art exhibit.  Work from mother and daughter Jesse and Lou Baggett will be on display at the CTAC Art Exhibit beginning with an opening-night reception Friday evening. The reception, which will allow attendees to meet the artists, will go from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This is the first art exhibit of the year, coming after the holiday display. This exhibit will be at the CTAC Art Exhibit through Feb. 28.  Both Baggetts showcase their art talents through different art forms. Jesse Baggett works mostly in ceramics, although she does work in acrylics and oils. Lou Baggett’s favorite art form to work in is pastels with watercolors coming in a close second. Like her mother, she enjoys acrylics and oils.  “I once read an article that said a good artist should focus on one medium and do it very well, but I like all sorts of mediums and art styles,” Lou Baggett said in a post by CTAC. “Maybe that is why I am not a famous artist, but I am a happy artist doing the things I love. I love art and I love teaching and I love my student artists.”  Both have been involved in the Oklahoma art scene in some way. For the past 20 years, Lou Baggett has taught private art lessons and is part of the Chisholm Trail Arts Council. Jesse Baggett is a member of the Paseo Arts Association.  During Friday night’s reception, appetizers and wine will be served.  For information, call CTAC at 580-252-4160. Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King Day Federal Holiday - No Mail, No Money

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