Page 2 God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM June 22 2022 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 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! 4+ Years in Childcare Very Dependable Availability for 2 Children BMK Babysitting Services Contact Brianna Mowery @ (580) 251-1211 try,” according to the post. “Until this monopoly is dismantled there will be no true choice in education, thus no fair competition. Parents need options with- out the governance of the Oklahoma State Depart- ment of Education and State Board of Education.” Sengstock’s campaign Facebook page launched in February. Among her first post was one that present- ed her platform, which included a focus on individual rights. “This is why we need to remember we have a voice,” according to the post. “Pulled right from the Oklahoma Constitution. Let your voice be heard and elect those to office that are willing to hear your voice.” The campaign trail included some negative campaigning. McEntire and Sengstock both used their campaign Facebook pages to address negative polls that went out about Campbell. McEntire and Sengstock denied. However, in a Facebook post on her campaign page, Sengstock did place blame on McEntire. “She (Campbell) and I have pledged to not attack one another as an agreement with Ekklesia Okla- homa,” according to a post on Sengstock’s campaign Facebook page. “We both agree that the goal is to get rid of Marcus and replace him with a constitutional conservative. I believe this was an attempt by Mar- cus and his fellow establishment RINOs to make it appear as though I’m attacking her to get us to fight amongst ourselves. This is the way cowards try to win, and I refuse to take the bait.” McEntire’s Facebook post did not mention Camp- bell by name, but he did specify the attack mailer did not come from his campaign. “I have been made aware that a negative mailer attacking one of my opponents dropped in the mail today,” according to the post. “I had no knowledge of this mailer, do not condone it, and hate that it was sent. I don’t want negative DC-style politics in our district because it erodes statesmanship and trust and it perverts the message I want to send to HD50. I committed in 2016 to be a statesman and I have kept that promise and will continue to keep it.” Voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 28 for the primary election. Early in-person voting is available Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the new County Election Board office located at 1075 West Elm Avenue, Duncan. Early voting is not available at polling locations. sistant principal under Wade Hampton, who is leav- ing the Duncan school district. Before moving to the high school, Elroy was also assistant principal under Hampton at the Duncan Middle School. The open assistant principal position at the Duncan Middle School will be filled once all interviews are completed. ‘Duncan Public Schools’ continued from Page 1 ‘District 50 House Race’ continued from Page 1 Early Voting begins Thursday, June 23 Early voting begins Thursday June 23 for voters in Oklahoma. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election 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. Okla- homa 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, June 23 and Friday, June 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sat- urday, June 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the new County Election Board office located at 1075 West Elm Avenue, Duncan. Dunagan reminds voters that early voting is not available at polling locations. This will be the first county-wide election since the County Election Board office moved out of the courthouse. The new office is one block south of the courthouse on 11th Street. Parking is on the west side of the building. For questions, please contact the Election Board at 580-255-8782 or StephensCounty@elections.ok.gov. Election Day Laws and Reminders Voters in Stephens County are reminded to keep the integrity of the election system in mind, when go- ing to the polls next week. While ballot “selfies” or taking photographs of a marked ballot are legal, voters may not share or distribute the image through social media or by any other means while inside the election enclosure. Voters must wait until they leave their polling place before posting or sharing the picture with anyone. Improper use of the photo could result in a violation of the law. Voters may not use the image to coerce, influence, or intimidate another voter. Stephens County Election Board Secretary, Angela Dunagan, says voters should be aware that violating the law has consequences. “While some offenses may seem minor, unlawful activity on Election Day constitutes a serious crime and could result in a misdemeanor or in some cases, a felony conviction. We want all voters to be aware of their actions and be respectful of the rights of others.” Dunagan said, it is illegal to disclose how you voted with anyone while inside the election enclosure. In addition, you may not remove a ballot from the poll- ing place. Keep in mind that electioneering is prohibited within 300 feet of any ballot box while an election is in progress. This includes wearing or bringing vis- ible campaign related paraphernalia into the election enclosure. Dunagan notes that no one except election officials and voters waiting to vote are allowed within 50 feet of any ballot box on Election Day. Certain exceptions are made for media and those assisting disabled voters. Voters are reminded that consuming alcohol of any kind or quantity within one-half mile of a polling place on Election Day is prohibited. The polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. June 28. “Vote early -- and vote often” The cynical phrases “Vote early -- and often” and “Vote early -- and vote often” are vari- ously attributed to three different Chicagoans: Al Capone, the famous gangster; Richard J. Dal- ey, mayor from 1955 to 1976; and William Hale Thompson, mayor from 1915-1923 and 1931- 1935. All three were notorious for their cor- ruption and their manip- ulation of the democratic process. It is most likely that Thompson invented the phrase, and Capone and Daley later repeated it. Hope Community Church Sunday School will begin at 9:45 am. Morning Worship is at 10:55 am with Kyle Graves leading Worship. The music special will be brought by Jenna Bechtel. This Sunday we celebrate ALL the June Birthdays and Anniversaries. Pastor Jack’s message is entitled, “THE IMPOR- TANCE OF BODILY RESURRECTION” from I Corinthians 15:12-19. On Wednesday night, June 29th, Prayer Time will be at 6:30 pm. AWANAS will not meet again until school starts in August. 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.