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We Believe in Oklahoma
Chisholm Trail Community News
August 7, 2019
Reverend David Spangler
and his wife Betty will be retiring
from full-time pastor
duties at Fair Baptist
Church on August 11,
2019, after serving 26
years. Upon completing
his pastoral education in
Texas David pastored 4
churches in Texas and 1
in Oklahoma before
coming to Fair Baptist
Church as a full-time
pastor on March 23,
1993. Not long after
David arrived at the “
Old” Fair Church, the
congregation had a
vision of a new larger
facility in a new location to better serve the Empire community.
Under David’s guidance and God’s direction there was an average
increase of 10 baptisms per year. As membership increased over the next few
years it became apparent that there was a need for an additional expansion of
Sunday School rooms.
God continued to bless Fair Baptist Church and in 2012 a new life center
was constructed for church functions and community activities.
David has been fortunate to have worked with the Fair Baptist church youth
director Ronnie Null for 22 years and Joe Bob Willeford the music minister
for 17 years.
The congregation of Fair Baptist Church will be hosting a reception / lunch
after Sunday morning services on August 11, 2019 to express our love and
thanks to brother David and Betty.
Pastor David Spangler and his wife Betty will continue to reside in Duncan
Oklahoma. David will be available to churches in the Mullins Baptist
Association to supply preaching when a pastor has to be out of the pulpit. He
can be reached at 580-467-1568 beginning in September.
North Hwy 81 & Camelback Rd.
(580)255-0275 or 252-1331
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Linda and Sarah’sCarpet
Leave No One Behind
On Wednesday, August 14 from 6 PM – 8 PM at 702 WMain St. in Marlow, the
Oklahoma State Firefighters Training organization is hosting a training especially
designed for the volunteers who make such a differ-
ence in saving lives.
OSFA is inviting ALL firefighters (active, retired,
paid, or volunteer) that are in the Oklahoma Fire-
fighters Pension and Retirement System to attend
our “Leave Nobody Behind” Regional Meetings. The
meetings will focus on the current Cost of Living
Adjustment that is pending at the State Capitol. We
will update everyone on the status of the legislation,
the impact, and what we as members need to do to
see that it happens. The Executive Directors of OSFA
and the Pension System will be there along with Board Members from the OSFA
and ORFA to discuss the issue and answer your questions. Anyone can attend any
meeting. Although, please be aware that due to differences between a paid pen-
sion and a volunteer pension, there will be an emphasis on one or the other at each
meeting to expedite the meetings.
If you are unable to make this training, there are many more trainings in Guy-
mon on August at 12th 6pm:, Lawton on August at 14th 10am, Elk City on August
16th at 10:30, Mooreland on August 16th at 6pm , Bartlesville on August 27th at
2pm & at 6pm, McAlester on August 29th at 1:30 and Antlers on August 29th at
6pm.
To firefighters and volunteer firefighters everywhere, saying thank you is not
enough for who you are, the life choices you have made, the countless lives you
have touched and saved and graced... but what would ever be enough? Thank you
for all that you are. May God’s grace shine on you always.
WELCOMES YOU TO THE
Paid for by Cole for Congress
Community organizations unite for Fiesta in Fuqua
By Derrick Miller
 A line of parents and
children began gathering
about 6:30 a.m. Saturday,
about an hour and half be-
fore things got underway
in Fuqua Park.
 The annual Fiesta in
Fuqua provided activi-
ties and school supplies
for children throughout
Stephens County. This
year also included each
child receiving backpacks,
while supplies lasted; the Duncan High School Student Council and Leadership
groups were in charge of distributing the backpacks.
 And while many children received the benefit of the school supplies, backpacks
and activities, the event also gave various organizations an opportunity to give
back to the community.
 There were numerous organizations and businesses present at Fuqua Park dur-
ing the community-driven event. For example, the Duncan Area Literacy Council
was giving away free books to children.
 The Stephens County Health Department was present, along with the Duncan
Fire Department. But still many other organizations were reaching out to children.
From the Cub Scouts to Farmers Insurance, various groups helped with the event
as a way to help out area children.
 This was the 15th year for the event.
“People who are unable
to motivate themselves
must be content with
mediocrity, no matter
how impressive their
other talents.”
Andrew Carnegie
Various organizations gather in Fuqua Park for the 15th annual
Fiesta in Fuqua. (CTCN photo by Derrick Miller)
BBQ Showdown looking
for sponsors
 United Way of Stephens
County’s second annual BBQ
Showdown is scheduled for
Steptember 7th in Fuqua Park
from 5 pm to 7 pm.
 Sponsors are being sought
now to help fund the event
which is a fundraiser for
the United Way. There are
several levels of participation.
Contact the United Way for
sponsorship details.
 There are several categories for entries including
Pork Butt & Ribs, Beef Brisket, Chicken, Beans and
Ice Cream. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd &
3rd place winners. Attendees will be able to vote for
their favorite cook as well.
 A $10 wristband will allow sampling at all entries.
 The United Way of Stephens County supports 14
local agencies.
Duncan Cemetery Cleanup
 The Quarterly cleanup of Duncan’s local cemeteries will be on Tuesday August
13.
 Anyone with flowers, grave blankets, wreaths, flags or any other ground sur-
face decorations at either Duncan Municipal Cemetery or Henderson-Harris Cem-
etery should remove them if they wish to keep them. Flowers that are in vases or
on the monuments will not be disturbed.
 Items not removed will be tagged and held ten days. If not claimed the items
will be disposed of.
 The Cemetery asks that items not be replaced on gravesites until after August
20.
 Should assistance be needed contact the Cemetery Office at 1910 Cypress, just
inside the main gate at Duncan Municipal Cemetery or call 470-2088.
 The quarterly cleanup is scheduled for the second Tuesday in February, May,
August and November each year.
Duncan Senior Citizens Center
The objective of the Duncan Senior Citizens Center is to provide service
and programs to meet the social, recreational, health and welfare needs of
senior citizens of Stephens County that are 55 years or older.
The Senior Citizens Community Center of Duncan is located at 1110 N
7th St.in Duncan. You may contact them at (580)255-6902.
A wide variety of classes are offered, such as Tai Chi, fitness, yoga, line
dancing, canasta, domino’s, and ceramics, plus more. Country and western
dancing is offered on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
What is Celibacy?
 Celibacy can be a
choice in life, or a condi-
tion imposed by circum-
stances.
 While attending a
Marriage Weekend,
Frank and his wife Ann
listened to the instructor
declare, “It is essential
that husbands and wives
know the things that are
important to each other.”
 He then addressed the
men. “Can you name
and describe your wife’s
favorite flower?”
 Frank leaned over,
touched Ann’s arm gen-
tly, and whispered, “Gold
Medal - All Purpose,
right?”
 And thus began
Frank’s long life of celi-
bacy.
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