Chisholm Trail News

Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM January 25, 2023 Seeking a Church Home? Join us on Facebook.com/hesmyhope/ 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 Petals Flowers and Gifts www.petalsflowersngifts.com 580-439-6655 Order Early NOW! Pre-Order Discounts until Feb.1,2023 Oklahoma Gun Show Lawton Feb. 4th & 5th Comanche County Fair Grounds, Lawton OK. Shotguns, rifles, handguns, scopes, knives, shooting supplies, ammunition, reloading equipment, gun cases, military surplus. $1 OFF Entry Fee with this ad 918-955-1092 oklahomagunshows.com Death Notices Memorials Athena Alexandria Brownfield ...  Athena Alexandria Brownfield was born on September 6, 2018 in Lawton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Wesley Robert Brownfield and Jasmin Adina Kay Faircloth Brownfield, and passed from this earth on December 25, 2022.    Services for Athena, 4, a Cyril resident, will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in The Stride Bank Center in Enid with Senator Roger Thompson officiating. Services are under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.  Athena was raised in Nebraska and later in Oklahoma. Athena loved to color and Baby Shark. She and her sister were close “joined at the hip”. Athena enjoyed playing dress-up. Her favorite color was purple; Survivors include her mother, Jasmin of Stillwater, father, Wesley of Apache, Oklahoma; sister, Adina of Cyril, grandparents on both sides and aunts and uncles.  If attending the services you are asked to wear purple for Athena. Municipal office seats open for filing  Candidates interested in filing for municipal office seats in the City of Duncan and other county munici- palities can file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, February 06.  Angela Dunagan, Secretary of the Stephens County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Elec- tion Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 08 when the filing period ends.  Dunagan reminds voters that Contests of Candida- cy must be filed no later than Friday, February 10 and may only be filed by another candidate for that office, unless a candidate files unopposed.  Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices:  • City of Duncan, Councilmember Wards #1 and #2  • Town of Velma, 3 Trustees and Town Clerk/Treasurer  • City of Comanche, Councilmember Wards #3, #4 and At Large  Declaration of Candidacy forms can be down- loaded from the State Election Board website at oklahoma.gov/elections or by contacting your County Election Board office at 580-255-8782 or Stephen- sCounty@elections.ok.gov.  The municipal offices at stake will be filled in the nonpartisan General Election scheduled April 04, 2023.  The Stephens County Election Board is located at 1075 West Elm Avenue and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Seven Million Dollar Bond Issue for Bray School  Voters in the Bray School District will be asked to approve a bond issue in the amount of seven million, eighty thousand dollars for the purpose of “con- structing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites”.  The bond issue question will be on the ballot on February 14, 2023 along with the election of school board members for Office No. 3.  Those running for the open seat are Larry Osborne, Jason Smith and Amanda Archer. If one candidate does not receive more that 50% of the vote there will be a runnoff between the top two vote getters on April 4th.  If the bond issue is approved the bonds could bear no more than 10% interest and would be paid off within 10 years. This would add extra millage rates to property owners taxes.  Early Voting will be held on Thursday, February 9, 8 am - 6 pm and Friday, February 10, 8 am - 6 pm at the Stephens County Election Board Office. Precinct voting would be 7am to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th. Empire Schools proposes $825,000 bond issue  Residents in the Empire School District will select a board member to fill Office No. 3 on February 14th and approve or nix an $825,000 bond issue.  Candidates seeking to sit on the School Board are Terrie Cobbs, Jerry Thomas Whatley and Susan Kay Dresser.  The bond issue if approved would be used for “constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites”.  The bonds would draw no more that 10% interest and run for five years or less.   Early Voting will be held on Thursday, Febru- ary 9, 8 am - 6 pm and Friday, February 10, 8 am - 6 pm at the Stephens County Election Board Office. Precinct voting would be 7am to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th. Almost 4 Million Dollars sought by Comanche Schools  Comanche Public Schools is seeking approval to spend $3,950,000 on “constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquir- ing and improving school sites”.   The bonds would draw no more that 10% inter- est and run for five years or less.  District Voters will decide the issue on the Febru- ary 14th ballot.   Early Voting will be held on Thursday, Febru- ary 9, 8 am - 6 pm and Friday, February 10, 8 am - 6 pm at the Stephens County Election Board Office. Precinct voting would be 7am to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th. Velma-Alma seeks $660,000 bond is- sue  Residents in the Velma-Alma School District will be asked to approve a Six Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollar bond issue on February 14th.  The money would be used for “constructing, equip- ping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites”.  The bonds would draw no more that 10% interest and run for five years or less.  Early Voting will be held on Thursday, February 9, 8 am - 6 pm and Friday, February 10, 8 am - 6 pm at the Stephens County Election Board Office. Precinct voting would be 7am to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th. Early voting on school elections begin February 9  Early voting begins Thursday, February 9th for voters in several school districts in Stephens County.   The school districts holding elections are Bray- Doyle, Comanche, Empire and Velma-Alma. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Elec- tion Day, have the option of voting early at their County Election Board.  Stephens County Election Board Secretary, Angela Dunagan, said early voting is open to all voters.  “You do not need to provide an excuse to vote early. Oklahoma allows early voting for all elections conducted by the County Election Board or State Election Board—from school board and municipal elections to state and federal elections. This is a great option for those who will be out of town on Election Day or who want to avoid long lines,” Dunagan said.  Early voting is available Thursday, February 09 and Friday, February 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the County Election Board located at 1075 West Elm Avenue, Duncan.  Dunagan reminds voters that early voting is not available at polling locations or on Saturday for these elections.. For questions, please contact the Election Board at 580-255-8782 or StephensCounty@elections.ok.gov. Commissioners approve grant applica- tion for fingerprint machine  County Commissioners met in a special session on Wednesday, January 18 and approved the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department applying for a grant through the District Attorneys Council for a AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) finger- printing machine.  Jail Administrator, Javier Martinez, explained that the grant would provide an upgrade to the system, the surrounding glass, and the webcam. The amount of the grant would be $7,750.00.  An Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is a biometric solution consisting of a com- puter database of fingerprint records, which is able to search and compare them to identify known or unknown fingerprints. Modern AFISes are able to search over a billion fingerprint records in a single second. The current algorithms are almost 100 per- cent accurate. Hope Community Church  Sunday School will begin at 9:45am and Worship at 10:55 with Kim Spivey leading music. 5th Sunday singing and pot luck dinner will follow in the fellow- ship hall.  AWANAS will begin at 5:50 pm on February 1, 2023. Theme for the night will be “Crazy Hair night”. Prayer time is at 6:30 pm.  Hope Church is located at the corner of Hope Road and Clear Creek Lake Road (5915 Hope Road, Marlow, Ok). GFWC OWL CLUB  The Owl Club will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 2, at Jimmy’s Eggs at 11;30am. February is “Healthy Heart Month” and members are to wear red to meeting. If you are interested in joining our club or would like more information you can contact; Virginia LaQuey at 467-3976 or Karen Davidson at 255-4697. Interesting observation  Churches have the best product in the world.  It is free.  It is needed by everyone.  It is easy to obtain.  It has a life-long full warranty.  With few exceptions, they try to keep it a secret. 5th Sunday Singing  Grace Baptist Church, Duncan, will have their 5th Sunday Singing, January 29th, 5:00 pm in the multi- purpose room followed by a food fellowship.    GBC is located at 1009 S. 9th, (corner of S. 9th & Park). There will be a mixture of traditional, country, new gospel and maybe some doowap gospel. Local resident Frank Miller will be playing his shofar horn.   John Croy is the pastor at Grace Baptist church. For more information you can call 580-656-5011.    Everyone is invited to come enjoy the music, sing- ing and fellowship. Studies have shown that the weakest part of an automobile is the nut holding the steering wheel. Toljah Sowe

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