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God Bless America
Chisholm Trail Community News
August 7, 2019
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munity News on November 1, 2016. The Shopper will never intentionally print any erroneous reflection
upon character, standing or reputation of any individual or firm. The Shopper reserves the right to refuse
any or all material submitted for publication which seems detrimental to the paper or the communities we
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580-255-2428 • 1898 North Hwy. 81 • Duncan, OK 73533
Jobs - Careers - Employment Opportunities
The Oklahoma Department
of Transportation Division
Seven Headquarters in
has a position open for a
Fleet Specialist
(Mechanic) Level, I, II,
or III.
Apply on-line at
.; click on External
Applicants or Internal Job
If you need additional infor-
mation please contact Sam
Reynolds at 580/255-7586.
Wilkins Health
& Rehab
Now taking applications for
Apply in person at
1205 S. 4th Duncan
Duncan Regional
are currently seeking
professionals for our
local clinics.
Individuals inter-
ested in a fast paced
atmosphere with
multiple providers
are encouraged to
Experience Rep
Excellent benefits package
and salaries commensurate
with experience!
To apply contact:
Human Resources
Phone: (580) 251-8595
Fax: (580) 251-8829
To apply online visit:
dedicated , caring ,
personable nurse.
LPN or CMA preferred.
EMH experience. Duties
include some administrative
work. Monday- Thursday
working days. Position
available immediately. Mail
or deliver resume to :
West Elk Ave , Suite 3.
Duncan, OK 73533
Tom Cole is Keeping Oklahoma Aware
Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) is travel-
ling through Oklahoma
in the coming weeks to
provide a general update
on legislation and recent
news before answering
questions and hearing
concerns from partici-
For constituents who
are unable to attend one
of the in-person meet-
ings, Cole will also host
a telephone town hall
Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) looks for-
ward to visiting with his constituents at an up-
coming town hall meeting in Duncan on August
29 from noon to 2pm at the Red River technol-
ogy Center in the Seminar Room on 3300 West
Bois D’Arc Avenue.
During this meeting, Cole will talk about the
pressing issues facing the nation, provide a legis-
lative update and answer any questions.
Housekeeping, Residential
Deep thorough clean. Refer-
ences. Lisa Anderson 641-
Handy Man 736-1765 text
or call. House painting,
fencing, tree trimming, car-
pentry, odd-n-ins.
H&H Home Improvement;
All your home improve-
ment needs; Interior, ex-
terior painting, drywall,
siding, flooring, etc. Free
Heavener at 580-736-3831
mowers, string trimmers,
chainsaws, tillers, blowers,
Pick up and delivery avail-
able. Call or text 817-517-
9671, 50 years experience.
Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature update
 The Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature (OSHL) had successes in the 2019
State Legislative Session that concluded last May. Silver-Haired Legislators advo-
cated from all across the state –Woodward to Idabel, Hennessey to Tecumseh, and
Nowata to Lawton. Three of the four bill concepts
that the OSHL proposed to State Legislators this
year passed the Oklahoma House and Senate, but
only 2 were signed into law.
 One OSHL bill, House Bill 1205, passed both
the House and Senate, but the Governor vetoed it.
The bill would have created a one-year task force
to determine if an ombudsman program would be
feasible protect Oklahomans receiving In-home
or community-based Long-Term Care. Instead,
Governor Stitt has tasked his Cabinet and agency
directors to ensure the safety of these Oklahomans and work with the authors
of this legislation to implement any necessary changes discovered through their
review. Another bill that provided a sales tax exemption to Oklahomans purchas-
ing Hearing Aids, failed to advance in the State Legislature. The OSHL plans to
pursue this issue during future Legislative sessions.
 Senate Bill 990, carried by Senator Paul Scott and Representative Brad Boles,
was proposed by Oklahoma Silver Haired Senator Haljean Gillispie of Duncan. It
requires Insurance companies that sell Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans to
increase plan premiums no more than once per year and only during the Medicare
Open Enrollment period. This will end the “bait and switch” tactics that some
insurance companies have used in the past.
 Trish Emig, President of the Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature Alumni
Association, reports that one bill that will become law, Senate Bill 280 by Rep-
resentative Marcus McEntire and Senator Frank Simpson, will provide much
needed reform to nursing homes in Oklahoma. Among other significant reforms,
it enacts into law the Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature’s proposal to increase
the number of Long-Term Care Ombudsmens. OSHL was one of a coalition of
organizations that advocated for the passage of this key legislation which includes
increased direct care staffing, restrictions on what staff can be counted as “direct
care,” and four hours of dementia care training per year for all clinical staff in
nursing homes. SB 280 also replaces the current inadequate Quality Incentive Re-
imbursement Program with measurable objectives, including reducing pressure
sores, urinary tract infections, Anti-Psychotic medication use, and unintended
weight loss.
 Other aging-related bills were supported by the Oklahoma Silver Haired Leg-
islature Advocates, and many of those bills passed. Emig states, however, “There
still remains significant work to do to modernize the Aging Landscape that Older
Oklahomans face. One hundred of us turn 60 every day in Oklahoma. State Gov-
ernment has been in denial about the many services that are needed to support this
growing population.”
CTAC membership kickoff reception
set for Friday
By Derrick Miller
 A total of 51 artists have about 170 pieces of fine
art on display at the Chisholm Trail Arts Council Gal-
lery as part of CTAC’s membership kickoff exhibit.
 An opening night reception for the membership
kickoff drive is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the
CTAC Gallery. As a non-profit organization, CTAC
depends on membership.
 “Membership is about advocating what we do, gets
members support provides scholarships for kids to
attend Arts Explosion, pays artists to go into schools,
provides concert matinees for children and improves
our gallery,” CTAC Executive Director Darcy Reeves
said. “Membership is important. It’s basically our
 “If we don’t advocate what we do, people won’t
know what we do.”
 Reeves said she is excited about this year’s exhibit.
Although the gallery is full, she said it’s a good prob-
ably to have.
 The membership kick off exhibit is set to be dis-
played through Sept. 30, and it is free and open to the
 The call for artwork came in May with artists
from all around Oklahoma submitting their work for
display and sale. This display will feature work of a
mixture of new and returning artists.
 “When we started four or five years ago, we didn’t
know how to set up a gallery; we didn’t know how
to find artists,” Reeves said. “Now we have people
calling from all over Oklahoma wanting to be part of
our gallery.”
Caregivers: Respite Funds are Available!!
 Caregivers who are caring for a homebound loved
one who is age 60 or above may apply for Respite
vouchers! Grandparents or Seniors who are age 55
or above and are raising a relative child may also ap-
ply for Respite Vouchers.
 Respite vouchers may be used to pay the “respite
provider” of your choice up to $300 per quarter so
you may have time away to take care of personal
 Contact Cindy Hale at MaddieLuke Support for
more information at (580) 736-1615 or PO Box 249,
Duncan, OK 73534.
September 21st is
Smithsonian Museum
Day! Museum Day is
an annual celebration
of boundless curiosity
hosted by Smithsonian
magazine. Participating
museums and cultural
institutions across the
country provide free
entry to anyone present-
ing a Museum Day ticket.
The Museum Day ticket
provides free admission
for two people on Satur-
day, September 21, 2019.
Tickets will be avail-
able to download on
August 15 at 1pm. Do
you have a favorite
museum in mind? Come
let us know where your
curiosity will lead you
this Museum Day @
MuseumDay #Museum-
Day #YearOfMusic www.
You can also give
the gift of Smithsonian
magazine for only $12!
“Give the
world your
best and you
may get hurt.
Give the world
your best any-
way.” -
“Show me a thoroughly
satisfied man and I will
show you a failure. I
believe that restlessness is
discontent, and discontent
is merely the first neces-
sity of progress.” - Thomas
The Lemonade Stand
 A man sees a lemonade stand run by a small girl.
He notices that 1 glass of lemonade is $1 and that 3
glasses are $5.
 The man explains to the girl that buying 3 glasses
for $5 is more expensive than buying 3 glasses for $1
each. The girl disagrees and says that it costs less to
buy 3 glasses for $5.
 He tries to explain once again, but the girl still says
that buying 3 glasses for $5 is cheaper.
 Frustrated, the man buys 3 glasses of lemonade for
$5 and 3 glasses of lemonade each for $1. He shows
the girl that he bought the same amount of lemonade
for $3 instead of $5 and states that the girl is wrong.
 The girl then replies, “I may be wrong, but you’re
the one who just bought 6 glasses of my lemonade!”
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