Chisholm Trail News

PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Issue (29) Wk 22 • May 31, 2023 • (580) 255-2428 • 3456 North Highway 81, Duncan, OK • • FREE! Take One American Owned Printed in U.S.A. WE BUY GOLD Payne Jewelry 255-0631 ELK PLAZA HIGHWAY 81 Next to Burger King Lic#pm001500 2165 West Elk - Duncan 580-255-4880 D r. M atthew B ridges, D.D.S. Now Accepting New Patients Children - Teens - Adults Also Accepts CARE CREDIT Affordable Dental Membership Program Complete Care Cosmetic, Preventive & Restorative Services, Sleep Apnea Appliances, SureSmile Clear Aligner Provider. 405.237.5813 Jake Phipps ROOFING • GUTTERS • SIDING 580.467.2522 United Way Campaign Closes Raising $245,000 from Helen Stewart, Executive Director United Way of Stephens County  Big Thank you to everyone who do- nated to our 2022-2023 campaign. While we didn’t reach our goal of $275,000, we did raise $245,000, which enabled us to fund 13 of our United Way partner agen- cies.  Your donations mean so much, your generosity has put food on the table or helped pay a utility bill. Kept a senior citizen active and having fun with card games, crafts, and a cooked meal. Children have been able to attend counseling or an after-school program allowing their parents to work full-time. Learning does not just happen in school and these programs help to enrich children’s lives through activities and mentorship. Adults can find help with legal or domestic issues and Parkinson’s assistance as well.  And of course, our wonderful volunteers who helped with our annual Day of Caring. These volunteers just show up not knowing exactly what will be ex- pected of them, oh they have a general idea that they will be painting, or garden- ing, cleaning, and sorting, but jobs have been known to change at the last minute Duncan Area Job Fair  Area residents looking for a job will have the opportunity to visit with Stephens County employers during a job fair taking place on Fri- day, June 2 from 10am – 2pm at the Simmons Center, 800 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, Oklahoma.  During the event job seekers can speak directly with employers about available jobs and fill out applications. Some companies are even planning to interview, hire on site, and offer signing bonuses. Many local companies from various industries will be present.  “We continue to host area job fairs to meet the needs of our community,” shared Henry Lehr, organizer of the job fair and Business & Industry Specialist for the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation. “Providing a single location for employers to find talent and for individuals seeking employment has simplified the process.”  The job fair is free for jobseekers and open to the public.  If a jobseeker is unable to attend the event, they can provide their information on the Duncan Area Job Board and it will be shared with employers. https://ok-  For more information visit or contact the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation at 580-255-9675 or info@ See ‘United Way Campaign’ on Page 2 Come Join Our Family! LPN Vacation- BONUS Competitive wages- flexible shifts. Wilkins Health & Rehab 1205 S. 4th St. - Duncan, OK 580-252-3955 YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! And Reach 12,000 Homes CALL 580-255-2428