Chisholm Trail News

Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM November 30, 2022 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! WE HAVE AND ALWAYS APPRECIATED YOUR BUSINESS WE’RE NOT CLOSING! WE’RE JUST MOVING! 580-252-3880 1705 S. Hwy 81 - Duncan, OK 38 Years in the Land Business State & National Marketing Real Estate & Auction Co. each other.”  The parade is hosted by the Marlow Chamber of Commerce but is completely organized by volunteers. Almost 20 members of the community volunteer their time for this quality-of-life event. Pre-registration is not required. Parade participants can simply show up and volunteers will direct them where to line up as well as register them for the potential awards of trophies and prize money. Tossing candy and treats in encouraged but definitely not required.  “I’ve been volunteering since 2007 when I came to the Chamber. It’s a tradition that’s been going on for quite some time and brings the community together” said Chamber President Larry Johnson, “and an awe- some to kick off the Christmas season.”  The float winners receive $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place, and $25 for fourth place; checks will be mailed to winning recipients. 1st and 2nd place trophies are given for the horse division and horse drawn division. 1st place trophies are awarded to the following categories: Modified vehicle, truck, original vehicle, Christmas Decorated Vehicle. Trophies are also given to the best: decorated off-road vehicle, original tractor, and unique tractor. As always, Santa is making a special appear- ance for all to see!  “As long as I remember, it’s been great for Mar- low.” said Kyle Jones, Chamber Board Member.  If you or someone you know would like more information, please call 580.658.2212 or visit the Marlow Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for up- to-date details. budget, and hire/supervise the superintendent who serves as CEO. It’s an important commitment and should be considered thoughtfully.  Board members have a tremendous opportunity to invest their time and energy in a cause that has trans- formative power: public education. Board members who are already serving have much to offer their com- munities through continued service because they have valuable experience and historical knowledge. Other community members may find school board service a meaningful opportunity to contribute and offer new or different viewpoints and experiences. Boards need diverse perspectives and voices!  There are 9 Stephens County school districts that will have open seats. Candidates can file their Decla- rations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 5, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Stephens County Election Board Secretary Angela Dunagan said today.  Dunagan said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7. All candidate fil- ings will occur at the new Stephens County Election Board office at 1075 West Elm Avenue, in Duncan, Dunagan said. That is located on the west end of the old Duncan Banner Building, one block south of the Courthouse.  The Board of Education positions at stake will be filled at the Board of Education Primary Election scheduled February 14, 2023, and the Board of Edu- cation General Election on Tuesday, April 04, 2023. If only two candidates file, the position will be filled at the General Election. If more than two candidates file for the same seat, a Primary Election will be held. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the Primary Election, the two candi- dates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in the General Election.  Candidates may file for the following offices:  • Duncan School District---Office No. 3  • Duncan School District---Office No. 4 unexpired term  • Comanche School District---Office No. 3  • Marlow School District---Office No. 3  • Velma-Alma School District---Office No. 3  • Velma-Alma School District--- Office No. 1 unexpired term  • Empire School District---Office No. 3  • Central High School District---Office No. 3  • Bray-Doyle School District---Office No. 3  • Red River Tech Center School District---Office No. 3  • Grandview School District---Office No. 2  For more information, contact the Stephens County Election Board at 580-255-8782. ‘School Board’ continued from Page 1 ‘Christmas Parade’ continued from Page 1 New Hope West to distribute holiday goodie sacks  Christmas sacks of fruit and candy will be distrib- uted by the members of New Hope Baptist Church West this week.  Members will be filling one-thousand sacks of goodies to be presented to those in local nursing and assisted living homes in the county including those in Marlow, Duncan and Meridian.  The Church along with Pastor Randy Southerland have have missioned this project for 42 years. Hope Community Church  Sunday School will begin at 9:45 am. Leading Worship at 10:55 am will be Pam Greenwood. The Special will be brought by the Graves Family. Play- ing instruments will be Susan Denard at the piano and Kyle Graves on Guitar. Bro. Jack’s message will be “IF THE FOUNDATIONS BE DESTROYED” from Psalm 11:1-3.  Awanas will begin at 5:50 pm on Wednesday, De- cember 7th ; with AWANA Store Night”.  Prayer time will begin at 6:30 pm, with Bible Study following in the Educational Bldg..  Hope Church is located at the corner of Hope Road and Clear Creek Lake Road (5915 Hope Road, Mar- low, OK). Call 580-255-1482 or 580-736-3460 for more information. McCoy headlining Think Ability Benefit Concert By Derrick Miller  On Monday, Think Ability announced country singer Neal McCoy will be head- lining its benefit concert in April.  This will be Think Ability’s first ever benefit concert. The concert is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 28 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. Tickets will go on sale this coming Monday.  According to the Facebook event page, “All pro- ceeds from this concert will go toward the expansion of Think Ability’s vocational program, in order to provide more job opportunities to the individuals we serve.  “Think Ability provides opportunities for success for people with intellectual and developmental dis- abilities through residential, vocational and training supports.”  McCoy is known for various hit songs, such as “The Shake,” “Wink” and “No Doubt About It.”  In addition to McCoy’s performance, the benefit concert will include special guest Dani Carson. Stephens County Commissioners consider replacement for Ag Educator  One of the agenda items was the discussion of a vacant OSU Extension Ag Educator for Stephens County created by the resignation of current Ag Edu- cator, Spencer McGuire.  The current position is considered an 80/20 posi- tion with Jefferson County whereby McGuire would spend four (4) days in Stephens County and one (1) day in Jefferson County. OSU Extension Director, Brenda Gandy-Jones, sought the Board’s direction regarding making the position a full-time Stephens County position which would require an additional $16,000 till the end of this fiscal year to cover the missing 20% in the budget that is currently being covered by Jefferson County.  Gandy-Jones thought that a salary increase to the position and alleviating travel to Jefferson County might possibly attract a higher quality candidate.  The Commissioners hated to leave Jefferson County without an Ag Educator but also understood that a candidate might not want to travel and might want to be located full time in one county.  Motion by Churchman, seconded by Morgan to post the position as it is right now as an 80/20 split with Jefferson County with the option of making the position a 100% Stephens County position according to preference. The Board will supplement the budget if needed. Voting: Churchman, aye; Murphree, aye; Morgan, aye Lakeside Baptist Church is seeking a full or part- time piano player and or music leader for services. Contact the Church or Sherry Woolwine at 580-704- 3178. Shawn Bitner is the pastor.  Lakeside Church is located just south of the Clear Creek Lake north-east of Duncan. Weekly Gospel/Country Jam Session  Lakeside Baptist Church, located just south of the Clear Creek Lake Dam on Clear Creek Road is host- ing a Friday Night Gospel/Country Jam Session from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend or participate.  Contact Sherry Woolwine for more information at 580-704-3178.