Chisholm Trail News

Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM September 21, 2022 Seeking a Church Home? Join us on 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! Todd Robertson, Owner/Broker/Auctioneer Tammy Mowdy-Vaughn, Realtor ® Associate Cace Robertson, Realtor ® Associate Venessa Swanson, Realtor ® Associate Mary Swanson, Realtor ® Associate 580-252-3880 1705 S. Hwy 81 - Duncan, OK It Pays to Talk! Up to $1,000 CASH Remain Anonymous 580-252-INFO (4636) or online at Frank Eugene Golden ...  Frank Eugene Golden, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born July 29, 1947 in Abilene, Texas to Oscar Luther and Edna Juanita (Gallaher) Golden. He completed his earthly journey on Friday, September 16, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was 75.  The family is planning a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oak- crest Cremation Center.  Frank graduated from W. T. White High School in Dallas, Texas.   He married Janis Henderson on January 12, 1968 at Dallas, Tex- as. To this union three wonderful children - Johnna Rene’, Larry, and Haylee - were born. He was employed as an automobile me- chanic for most of his life, but most recently worked as a driver for Tilley Pressure Test.  He enjoyed watching wrestling on television. He loved keep- ing the yard freshly mowed and was also very helpful around the house. A funny man, he loved to know that he made people laugh. He never met a stranger. He was a member of Connection Church.  Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joe Bob Golden, Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janis; his children: Johnna Rene’ Golden of Meunster, Texas, Larry and spouse Griselda Golden of Valley View, Texas, Haylee and husband Steven Root of Duncan; and eight grandchildren.  Online condolences can be made at . Death Notices Memorials YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! And Reach 12,000 Homes CALL 580-255-2428 Now is the time to update voter registration  With the November 08 General Election right around the corner, County Election Boards are en- couraging all registered voters to verify their voting information using the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal.  “If it’s been a while since you voted, E911 has issued you a new address, you’ve recently moved or changed your name, now is the time to make sure your registration information is up-to-date” said Stephens County Election Board Secretary Angela Dunagan. “We want everyone to have a positive ex- perience at the polls.,”  The OK Voter Portal can be found at oklahoma. gov/elections/ovp.  Dunagan said voters who have moved to another county or changed their name, will need to submit a new Voter Registration Application. Applications are available at the County Election Board or online at Most other changes such as mailing address or party affiliation can be made online at  Changes must be submitted no later than 25 days before an election, which will be October 14 for the November General Election. Changes submitted after the deadline will be processed immediately follow- ing the election. Applicants whose registration forms are accepted will be mailed a new Voter Identifica- tion Card. Applicants whose registration forms are rejected will be notified in writing.  Dunagan said voters who encounter an issue with their registration information on Election Day can always cast a provisional ballot with a signed affida- vit. Provisional ballots must be verified and counted before election results are certified.  The Stephens County Election Board is located at 1075 West Elm Avenue, Duncan. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voters with questions, should contact the County Election Board at 580-255-8782 or StephensCounty@elec-  The Grady County Election Board is located at 315 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Chickasha, 405-224-1430 or  The Caddo County Election Board is located at 110 Southwest 2nd Street, Anadarko, 405-247-5001 or Not So Classic Golf Tournament  The Not So Classic Golf Tournament spon- sored by the Duncan Chamber of Commerce is set for Friday, September 23 at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.  The Shotgun Start at 1 pm event available for Team Entries for @200. The entry includes a 4 person entry for a four person team, carts, mulli- gans and a lunch social hour featuring a cash bar.  Sponsorships are available as well from $100 to $300. Current sponsors include First Bank and Trust, Duncan Machine Products, Bank First, Bank of Commerce, Legacy Bank, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, DRH Health, and Arvest Bank.  For more information, to volunteer or register contact Duncan Chamber of Commerce, 1600 S. 81 Highway, 2nd Floor, (580) 255-3644. 2022 Duncan Arts Festival  The Social Ecological Economic Development Corporation (SEED) is hosting a 2022 Duncan Arts Festival at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center on Saturday, October 8th The Heritage Center is located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan.  The free to attend event will feature chalk art by all ages, and other media. Entry fee for the Chalk Art Contest is $10 per person and anyone under 12 years of age is free.  Booth rent for artist and other vendors is $25.00.  Several items will be available as raffle prizes by the non-profit including a 70’s era psychedelic desk, a rolltop desk, various paintings and other works of art.  Music will be provided by a deejay during the event which begins at 8am and runs until 2pm.    Several vendor booths are expected along with food trucks with snow cones and hotdogs.  The Army National Guard will have a booth with information regarding the Armed Forces.  Organizers hope to make this an annual event to impact community support and family cohesiveness.  For more information or to secure booth space call 580-647-7524 or visit  The event is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. 3 year old suffers head trauma  A three year old child was reportedly not breathing at Elm Terrace Apartments at 206 Elm Street in Dun- can. The call came into 911 on Monday, September 19th at 10:49 am.  Duncan Police Officers and medical responders arrived and a young boy was transported to Duncan Regional Hospital for treatment and then airlifted to OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Cen- ter’s trauma center.  With questionable injuries to the child inconsistent with the reported accident, Officers interviewed Ryan Towell, the boyfriend of the mother of the injured child.  Towell advised he had pushed the child down; at which time the child struck his head. Mother of the injured child, Kaitlyn Downs, advised the Officers that the child had become sick and thrown up. At the time the emergency call was made from the home, the child was not breathing.  Towell was arrested and placed in the Stephens County jail pending charges.  As of 11:59 A.M. on 9-20-22 the child’s condition was reported as deteriorated according to officials.  The investigation is ongoing with other individuals potentially involved. Additional charges may be filed. DMS features first pep rally in more than two years By Derrick Miller  Duncan Middle School is moving forward.  DMS hosted its a pep rally for the first time in more than three years Tuesday morning in the school gym. This was the first pep assembly and one of the few assemblies the school has had since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pep rally highlighted each of the school’s fall sports, including football, volleyball, softball, cross country and cheerleading. The coaches of each of the sports gave a brief introduction to their teams.  Additionally, the Duncan Middle School Honor Band and the cheerleaders performed during the as- sembly. As the pep rally ended, students and teachers stood for the Duncan fight song. Main Street Duncan Banquet set for Thursday By Derrick Miller  Main Street Duncan is ready for its annual banquet, which is coming up Thursday.  This is the 34th annual banquet for the non-profit organization, the oldest such organization in Okla- homa. The banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Think Ability Ballroom, formerly Butterfield’s Ballroom. Dinner will be catered by Rib Crib.  During the banquet outstanding community mem- bers, organizations and businesses will be recognized for their contributions to the Main Street Duncan program. The awards include Volunteer of the Year, Board Member of the Year, Bobby Richardson Com- munity Spirit Award, Best Main Street Business Revi- talization of the Year and Main Street Duncan Hero.  Tickets are $35, and seating is limited. Monarch butterfly migration  Oklahoma lies in the path of the Monarch Butterfly migration route each year.  The colorful butterfly fly south for the winter to Mexico.  Their usual route runs along I-35. They will typi- cally arrive in late September to early October.