Chisholm Trail News

Page 4   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM November 23, 2022 TOP DRAWER Maid & Cleaning Service Elaine Scott 405-892-2105 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! 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 Christmas Craft Show December 2-3 Friday 10-6 Saturday 9-5 Stephens County Fair Grounds Free parking & admission & drawings 3 full rooms of hand made crafts Lots of Christmas Decorations, Fudge, Doll Clothes, Crochet Items, Little Girls Skirts, Aprons & Towels, Wooden Crafts, Wreaths & Flower Arrangements. Food vendor inside Hosted By Duncan Crafts, Arts, & Hobbies Assocation. GFW Owl Club names HOBY recipient General Federation of Women’s Owl Club and Philomathic Club chose a Duncan High School Soph- omore for the HOBY Recipient. Nevaeh Kamrath, will be attending a three to four day Leadership Seminar based on three perspectives, Personal, Group and Societal. There the youth will have enriched their leadership talents and apply them to become effective ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. HOBY stands for Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadersip Program and was founded in 1958 by Hugh O’Brian (an actor), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a global community of youth volunteers to life of leadership service and innova- tions. Hugh’s belief is the potential of every human be- ing and his commitment to helping the youth of the world to become major contributions to society in his legacy. If for any reason Neaveh is unable to attend the al- ternate Reagan Hicks will take her place. The seminar will be held in the spring at Edmond. GFWC OWL CLUB will have a short meeting and Christmas Party, Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the First Baptist Church on 901 W. Ash, in the Family Center Church Parlor at 11:30am.  A menu will be provided by Owl member Dee Lister and cost will be $10.00 per person. Members will bring a toy gift and will donate them to Toy Shop instead of exchanging gifts, also members will exchange Christmas Cards as Tradition.  If you are interested in our club or would like to join you can contact Virginia LaQuey-(580)-467-3679 or Karen Davidson at (580)-255-4697. The most famous poem in American Literature  What is the most fa- mous poem in American Literature? That’s right “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. This year marks the two hundred year anniversary of the poem. The poem was written in 1822 by Clem- ent Clarke Moore for his family. It has become a staple for families for two centuries.  This year the collection will be brought to life with an exhibit at 416 S Main Street, Lindsay, Oklahoma.   J. Curtis Smith will display many of his rare books collection which includes the very first book the poem was published.  Along with the display Curtis is going to exhibit his collection of A Christmas Carol and display the book that story was first published in. These are rare items that most people may never get to see, but Cur- tis wants to display them in his home town.  The Collections and The Ghosts Of Christmas Past will be on display December 8th From 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Then again from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm on December 9th and 10th. There will be a limit to the number of people inside the building but any special showings can be arranged by Curtis during the three days.  Curtis will also have copies of his own Christmas book “A Gilded Christmas” for sale and will be there to sign the book personally.  There is no charge for entry, but donations, and all funds will go to the Joy Store, in care of the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce. Clement C. Moore County Commissioners meet monday  Stephens County Commissioners will meet on Monday, November 28, in Room 200 of the Stephens County Courthouse. The regular meeting will con- vene at 9:30 am and is open to the public.  Serving as County Commissioners are Todd Churchman, Chairman, District 2, Kreg Murphree, District 1,Vice Chair, Russell Morgan, District 3, member. AGENDA 1. Call meeting to order. 2. The Board will discuss and possibly take action to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. 3. The Board will discuss and possibly take action to approve the payment of purchase orders and issuance of any blanket purchase orders. 4. The Board will discuss and possibly take action to approve any county utility permits. 5. The Board will discuss and possibly take action to approve a Memorandum of Understanding by and between the Chickasaw Nation and the Board of County Commissioners for Stephens County and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office for the purpose of housing and caring for detainees of the Chickasaw Nation in the Stephens County Jail for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. 6. The Board will discuss and possibly take action to adopt a Resolution calling for the election of the Board of Directors of the Fair Board and setting the filing period of said election in accordance with 2 O.S. § 15-68. 7. The Board will discuss and possibly take action to approve a Stephens County Fair & Expo Center Rent- al Agreement by and between the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center “Fairgrounds” by and through the Stephens County Board of County Commissioners and Mike Covington for the Duncan Bible Methodist Church Dinner event to be held in the Harvest Room on December 9, 2022. 8. Discussion on report from Commissioner Morgan regarding the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. 9. Discussion on report from Commissioner Morgan regarding the ARPA grant and/or ARPA projects for Stephens County. 10. New Business 11. Adjournment  County employee holidays were approved by County Commissioners at their meeting on Novem- ber 14 for the upcoming year of 2023.  The official holidays will be: New Year’s Day, January 2, 2023; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Janu- ary 16, 2023; President’s Day, February 20, 2023; Good Friday, April 7, 2023; Memorial Day, May 29, 2023; Independence Day, July 4, 2023; Labor Day, September 4, 2023; Columbus Day, October 9, 2023; Veterans Day, November 10, 2023; Thanksgiving, November 23 & 24, 2023; Christmas, December 25 & 26, 2023.  County Commissioners approved the Alloca- tion of Alcoholic Beverage Tax for October, 2022 in their meeting on November 14.   Alcoholic Beverage Tax: Bray $691.23, Central $857.50, Comanche $1,000.54, Dun- can $16,476.20, Empire $510.43, Loco $71.88, Marlow $3,183.86, Velma $402.25 – Total $23,463.89. County Employees Holidays Alcohol Taxes distributed Mar-a-Lago Raid Update  Remember the raid? Heavily-armed FBI agents showed up at Mar-a-Lago in the early hours of the morning. Dozens of them entered the residence, threw Trump’s aides out of the rooms and searched every “nook & cranny.” They even went through Melania’s closet. They were looking for top-secret documents.  In the weeks that followed, the Washington Post, New York Times, and other major media published one article after another, quoting unnamed sources at the Justice Department, FBI, and intelligence services on what they found. Trump had nuclear codes! Trump was going to give classified material to Putin! Trump was going to blackmail his political enemies. Trump took the documents to sell them. On and on it went.  Fast forward to November 14th. With virtually no fanfare and no apologies, the Washington Post did a follow-up. Here’s the key quote: The investigation “has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s posses- sion,” nor “any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets.” Where did they go?  Two years ago, Donald Trump got 74 million votes. This year, House Republicans got 53 million votes. That means millions of conservatives just didn’t bother to vote this year. Senior Citizen Center hosts Saturday dances  The Shadow Riders provide music for dancers at the Duncan Senior Citizen Center every Saturday night. Admission is $6 per person.  The weekly event is from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. 2nd Saturday of each month is snack night,4th Satur- day is pot luck.  Bring your own soft drinks, cups and ice and coffee furnished.  The Senior Citizen Center is located at 1110 North 7th in Duncan. Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulls over out of state driver going 109 MPH  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to slow down.  A trooper pulled over a driver going 109 MPH on the Turner Turnpike just east of Sapulpa.  “The driver of the Acura was from Delaware and apolo- gized for his speed and said ‘wow’ when he saw the ticket price - $379,” the Oklahoma Highway Patrol wrote on Face- book.  Beyond the cost of a ticket, troopers warn speed can cause a serious or fatal crash.  “Obey the posted speed limit,” the OHP said. $64.05 for dinner  The American Farm Bureau Federation es- timates that a “classic Thanksgiving feast for 10” will cost families an average of $64.05 in 2022.