Chisholm Trail News

Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM September 13, 2023 Oktoberfest comes to Duncan  Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest, featuring a beer festival and a travelling carnival. It is held annually in Mu- nich, Bavaria, running from mid - or late-September to around the first Sunday in October, with more than six million international and national visitors attending the event.  Locally, it is called d’Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest cel- ebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.  Kochendorfer Brewing Company, Duncan’s local brewery, will celebrate Ok- toberfest on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at their brewery located at 1155 McCurdy Road in Duncan, Oklahoma.  “Our Oktoberfest celebration brings out a large crowd to celebrate this German tradition and we look forward to welcoming everyone again this year,” stated Chris Kochendorfer, brewery co-owner. “Bring the whole family, all ages are welcome, and don’t forget to wear your Dirndl and Lederhosen!”  The two day celebration will begin Friday from 5 pm to midnight with a spe- cial Oktoberfest beer release with Commemorative Oktoberfest Bier Mugs and contests such as Stein Holding, Brat Toss, Keg Press, Keg Toss with prizes to be awarded.  Saturday’s events will include Beer Olympics with Teams of 4 competing in the Beer Mile, Keg Toss, Stein Hold, Flip Cup, and Das Boot Chug. Team regis- tration should be completed by September 15 and is limited to the first 15 teams.   Also, there will be aBest Dressed contest on Saturday along with Cornhole and other outdoor games, photo opportunities, traditional German food options on-site from local vendors and Oktoberfest live music from Jack Tidwell and the Lockbreakers on Saturday from 8-11pm. Amd you never know when you will have to break out doing the Chicken Dance!  For more information about the Oktoberfest celebration visit www. or call 580-252-BEER (2337). Seeking a Church Home? Join us on Sunday 11:00 AM Wednesday 7:00PM Small Group of Believers seek Like-Minded to Join in Worship & Praise 1009 South 9th Corner of Park & South 9th, Duncan John Croy, pastor 580-656-5011 Grace Baptist Church 100.1 FM & 91.5 FM For the best music this side of heaven Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ One Song at a Time! Lord of the Rings in Duncan The Duncan Public Li- brary has teamed up with Kochendorfer Brewery for a night of trivia surrounding the mystery of the Lord of the Rings. Individuals and groups can come to vye for the winning prize. The DPL will be providing non-alco- holic drinks. Holiday Craft Show November 3-4 Stephens County Fair Grounds Vendors Needed Call: Rachel: 209-914-9112 Hosted By Duncan Crafts, Arts, & Hobbies Assocation. VICTORY IN JESUS REVIVAL Evangelists Jimmy & Brenda Riley Come Expecting - Spiritual Solutions in Christ for your Situation. Thu. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 17 Thu. & Fri. 7:00 PM Nightly Sat. 5:00 PM Gospel Sing Sun 10:45 AM 6:00 PM Pre-Service Music Nightly - except Saturday MIRACLE REVIVAL CENTER 2865 S. 13th, Duncan, OK (1/8 mile South of Stephens County Fair & Expo Center) of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.   In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives at- tempting to fight fires and rescue people.  Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the at- tacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world. ‘Patriot’s Day’ continued from Page 1 Embezzlement Suspect Worked for State Rep’s Company  A suspect is charged with embezzling more than $1 million from a company owned by a state representa- tive.  Darren Wayne Alaniz is facing six felony counts of embezzlement for allegedly taking funds from a firm owned by State Representative Brad Boles of Marlow.    The charges were filed in Stephens County after Boles realized that Alaniz was receiving unauthorized W-2 payments from Philtek Services. Alaniz worked for the company for five years and stepped down in July of last year.  Court documents say Alaniz was authorized to sub- mit and review all of the company’s employee payroll information, including his own. Alaniz was paid a combination of regular pay, bonuses, and expense reimbursement during the time the alleged embezzle- ment took place. The unauthorized payments contin- ued until Alaniz’ manager credentials were revoked by company owners. Rock Island Arts Festival moving down the street  The Fifteenth Annual Rock Island Arts Festival is in a new place. The festival will be taking place on 4th through 6th street on Chickasha Ave in downtown Chickasha, Oklahoma on September 29th through October 1st.  The Rock Island Arts Festival is a free, family- friendly event that offers attendees the opportunity to experience art, crafts, live music, food trucks, winer- ies and breweries, and really fun kid activities—all while enjoying the beautiful fall weather in Okla- homa!  Saturday, September 30th at 9am at 100 W Chicka- sha Avenue is a charity bicycle ride to remember with routes of 10, 28, 41 (gravel), 54, 61 (gravel) and 63 miles. Enjoy the food trucks and arts festival after the ride. Register for the event on their facebook page. Hope Communty Church  Sunday school starts at 9:45 and worship service starts at 10:55. Jetty Gordon will be leading the worship service followed by Pastor Mike Bernhardt bringing the message.  Wednesday, evening services are held from 5:30- 6:30 and a meal will be served. Cost is $5.00 per person. Class begins at 6:30-7:30 in the fellowship building. Adult class is held in the church auditorium.  Hope Community Church is located at the cross- roads of Clear Creek Road and Hope Road, E1685 Rd, Bray, OK 73055 of work and life.  The $10 attendance fee for adults and $6 for children 6-12 years of age, available at the gate, or Sponsored by the Duncan Winners Circle 4-H & FFA AG Booster Club save a dollar off each ticket by pur- chasing from either a queen candidate or by prepur- chasing at Crutchers Western Wear in the Elk Plaza Shopping Center in Duncan. Also, Queen candidates can register at Crutcher’s.  Ranch events begin at 7 pm, however Mutton Busting, where youngsters attempt to ride a sheep into the arena will begin at 6:30 pm.  The Claude Gill Arena is the original outdoor rodeo event center located just south of the Stephens County Fairgrounds and north of the airport.  The proceeds from the event will be used by their Booster Committee to fund activities for the Future Farmers of America and 4-H. The majority of the proceeds will go towards the prize money for the Spring Fair Stock Show. This helps their young members with animal projects and college scholar- ships. ‘Ranch Rodeo’ continued from Page 1  Local restaurant Applebee’s is graciously allowing the girls of Powerhouse Gymnastics Competitive Girls Team, called Dyna-Flite, to raise funds for their activities by hosting a pancake fundraiser.  On Saturday, September 16th from 8 am to 10am Applebee’s will be open for a breakfast meal of pancakes, Sausage, Bacon and Drink at a cost of $10 per person.  The Dyna-Flite team will be working in the kitchen and personally serving to all who attend a breakfast with great personal service.  You can honor these young atheletes who range in age from 5 to 18 by having breakfast with them,, and this will raise funds for their competition trips and equipment costs.  Tickets are available from any of the atheletes or at the Powerhouse Gym, located in the Chisholm Mall or at the door at Applebee’s the day of the event. Any and all donations are appreciated.  Applebee’s is located at 2202 North Highway 81 in Duncan. This is a Saturday only event from 8 am to 10 am. Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause Mobile Health Unit in Duncan  A Mobile Wellness Unit of the Oklahoma Health Department will have a short stay in Dun- can at the Duncan Rescue Mission, 102 North 5th Street on Tuesday, Sep- tember 26th. The unit will be available for the public to access from 10 am to 1 pm.  Some of the services offered will be Checkups for those age 1 and older; Flu, RSV, Strep tests; STD/STI testing; Minor Illness Treatement; Cho- lesterol, A1C, Thyroid and Metabolic Panels will be offered.  COVID-19 Vaccines for adults and children, including bivalent boost- ers can be administered and resources and refer- rals can be offered.  There is no out of pock- et costs to those taking advantage of the services offered, Insurance is ac- cepted but not required to participate.