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Chickasha Future Farmer of the week is Cody Bell.! Here is his story.

 

 

Monday, Nov. 26th

 

Death of Imprisoned Child Molester Ruled to be from Natural Causes

There is new information today regarding the prison death of long-time school administrator and Duncan preacher Jody Hilliard. Hilliard died in a state prison in Boley, Okla. back in October. Hilliard had been sent to prison after pleading no contest to child molestation charges. An autopsy from the state medical examiner's office said Hilliard's probable cause of death was atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Hilliard was 73 when he died. That was about three months after a Stephens County judge sentenced Hilliard to serve seven years for pleading no contest to five charges that stemmed from his  arrest back in 2016.

 

Crash Involving Semi Closes Highway

A traffic accident involving a semi shut down traffic on U.S. Highway 62 east of Chickasha last night. The accident happened near the Tabler Y just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday. The Highway Patrol said there were no injuries. The crash closed the highway for nearly two hours, and it was re-opened about 1:00 a.m. this morning.

 

Chickasha Water Fluoridation Process Recognized

Chickasha is among several Oklahoma communities recognized for maintaining a consistent level of fluoride in its drinking water. The State Health Department reports 13 cities across the state have been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control for their efforts. Health officials say adding fluoride to water is effective in preventing tooth decay. Community water fluoridation has been recognized by the CDC as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Authorities say studies indicate that for every one dollar a community invests in water fluoridation $20 are saved in dental treatment costs.

 

Governor-elect Transition Team Has Local Tie               

There is a local connection to Oklahoma Governor-elect Kevin Stitt's transition team. Blayne Arthur is one of nine additional members named to help Stitt with his Oklahoma Turnaround team. Arthur has family that lives in the Chickasha area. She is the executive director for the Oklahoma 4H Foundation. She previously served five years as the deputy commissioner for the state Department of Agriculture. The transition team will develop policy proposals for the 2019 legislative session and help put together Stitt's budget proposal. Stitt will take office in January.

 

Red Kettle Campaign Underway               

Nearly nine cents of every dime donated to the regional Salvation Army benefits needy families in Grady and Caddo County. Lt. David Brittle says the agency's biggest fund raiser of the year, the current Red Kettle Drive, helps its many programs.

 

               

 

While the church headquarters is in Chickasha, it is working with Southwest Youth and Family Services in Anadarko to help families in the Caddo County Area. Brittle says they are working to partner with a church in the Anadarko area by the first of the year.

 

Energy and Metals

Crude oil on the NYMEX is $50.42 per barrel.

London-based Brent crude is $58.80.

Natural gas is $4.30 per million BTUs.

Gold is $1,226 and silver is $14.49.

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 24th

 

 

Denver Court Ruling Favors Native American Landowners

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled in favor of tribal landowners in Caddo County, regarding a lawsuit they filed 20 years ago against an energy company. This week, the court ruled against an appeal filed by Enable Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission Company, previously known as Enogex. The website www.okenergytoday.com reports landowners withheld their consent to continue a right-of-way application for an easement of just under one acre of Kiowa allotted land near the Apache Y. Originally, a Bureau of Indian Affairs official ruled the landowners had to approve the new easement, however that was overturned by a BIA regional director. Enable then filed suit over THAT decision, THEN the U.S. joined the landowners who argued they had sovereign immunity. A judge agreed, awarding costs and attorney fees to landowners.  Enable appealed that decision saying the costs were too high because landowners obtained representation from east coast attorneys. The Denver court sided with the district judge who determined the landowners were unable to hire counsel or locate an attorney in Oklahoma who had expertise in Indian law.

 

STACK Play Activity Continues Booming               

Energy producers continue their active drilling in the STACK play, especially in the Kingfisher area. Newest reports show nearly 30 completions have been filed by Oklahoma Energy Acquisitions, a division of Alta Mesa Holdings out of Houston. Seven of those reports were for multi-well pads about eight to ten miles east of Kingfisher and south of State Highway 33. Each of the pads are producing 500 to nearly 1,250 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

               

Small Business Saturday Underway for Holiday Shoppers               

Black Friday has come and gone, which focuses on holiday shopping at the country's major retail outlets. Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging bargain hunters to shop mom and pop stores nationwide. Fox News says the day is to celebrate the fact that it’s Main Street, not Wall Street that drives much of the nation’s economy. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express, to encourage shoppers to support brick-and-mortar businesses in their communities which in turn contribute to local school districts and non-profit groups in their region.

 

Tour of Homes to Benefit Homeless Shelter

An opportunity to step inside some of Chickasha's most elegant homes will benefit the city's homeless shelter. It's called the Tour of Homes. There are five homes and a local church on the tour this year. The spotlighted homes are Lynn and Renee Williams at 2831 Country Club Drive; Mike and Sheila Mosley, 109 Caulder; Andy and Carol Farl, 103 Maple Lane; Glen and Denise Vernon,  1116 South 8th; Toni Ludwell, at 102 Christopher Drive; and Grand Assembly of God, 102 East Almar. Tickets are $10 per person, with proceeds going to the Resurrection House. Tickets available at the Mosley Agency; First National Bank; Jay's Jewelry; Kendall's Flowers; Liberty National Bank; Handyman Home Outlet; The Casbah; Carolyn Kay's Flowers, Creme de la Creme; and Steel Velvet. The Tour of Homes is a one-day event, set for Saturday, December 15th.

 

No. 1 Tuttle Advances to 4A Football Title Contest

The top-ranked Tuttle Tigers advance to the Class 4A state football championship with a 21-11 win over No. 2-ranked Poteau in a game played at Jenks High School Friday night. Tuttle quarterback Carson Berryhill connected with Camden Periman on an 8-yard touchdown pass on 4th and goal with 3:22 remaining in the game to seal the victory. Tuttle will play Bethany in the championship game at Yukon High School next Friday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 23rd

3rd Battalion 2nd Air Defense Artillery makes it Home for turkey day.                                                

Nearly 300 soldiers returned to Ft Sill Wednesday night just in time for the holidays after being away from their families for seven months. Holding a uncasing ceremony at the Rinehart Fitness Center where they posted their colors to signify that they were back home and ready for business. Chad Forsythe, the executive officer, said, he was proud of what was accomplished in the joint exercise mission, and he was looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with family.”

Black Friday Blues

Black Friday is considered the start of the holiday shopping season, but the good cheer that brings in the holidays can be hard to find… in crowds demanding the best deals on everything from little Tommy’s bike’ to Susie’s dolly house. If you’re out braving the mall today, mentally prepare yourself and be ready for shoppers whose behavior could land them on Santa’s naughty list. And remember Saturday is Shop Local day! You could find just the right item by waiting, and shopping in the area for Christmas gifts, creating revenue that stays in Chickasha..

 

Here’s what we’re talking about this weekend.

Lt. David Brittle with the Salvation Army, serving both Grady and Caddo County’s, is this week’s guest on our KOOL Conversation program. On Real Estate Today with John Mosley, this week’s guest is Shean Rose with the Better  business bureau. The KOOL Conversation, airs right after the 8 o’clock news tomorrow morning. That is followed at 8:30 by Real Estate Today.

 

I 40 Challenge

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is joining the Tennessee Highway Patrol in their 6th annual

"I-40 Challenge" traffic safety initiative; consisting of increased patrols during the Thanksgiving holiday;  assigning troopers every 20 miles along I-40 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, during the busiest travel day. In the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, OHP investigated 38 crashes on the day before Thanksgiving. Two of those, alcohol related.  And on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, they investigated 31 crashes, 3 of which were alcohol related. Zone Commander, Major Garrett Vowell, of OHP has these tips Make all in your vehicle buckled up. Put away the cell phone and electronic equipment. And plan ahead, get a designate non-drinking driver; if you plan to indulge.

 

Flu This Season

The Oklahoma Health Department has reported 3 people have died of flu so far this season, and 71 have been hospitalized across the state, but Grady, Caddo and Kowa counties have been spared so far with 0 hospitalizations. Those highest risk of flu complications are  Adults older than 65 and children younger than 5. The Health Department urged everyone older than six months  to get a flu shot, and to stay home if you have flu symptoms, such as fever, chills, body aches, a sore throat or a cough.

 

Oklahoma City’s auditor investigating an ethics complaint

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s auditor is investigating an ethics complaint accusing the Oklahoma City police chief, Bill Citty, of retaliating against four deputy chiefs for seeking overtime pay, and also alleges Citty confronted them again last month after an arbitration hearing over their complaint. The Oklahoma city denied the grievance in April, ruling that deputy chiefs have been paid on a salary basis and The arbitrator’s ruling is expected early next year. Citty says he welcomes an investigation but declined to discuss the allegations.

 

Public Homelessness survey

The Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness is seeking the public's input for a plan to address homelessness across Oklahoma. The council is developing a five-year plan that will lay out the state's priorities for addressing homelessness. As a part of that process, the council is surveying the public on the issue of homelessness, how it's addressed and what obstacles prevent state and local officials from making progress.

To take the survey, go to gich.Ok.gov

 

CDC Warns Not To Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid New… E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce as officials investigate a new outbreak of E. coli that has sickened at least 32 people from 11 states, including 13 who needed to be hospitalized. CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.

 

FOL

Chickasha’s Festival of Lights at Shannon Springs Park will be open to the public through the holiday evenings from6 p.m. to 11 p.m through Dec. 31. While your checking out the Christmas light display, there’s a variety of activities at the festival, including camel and carriage rides, Ferris wheel and more. There will also be a live nativity scene, and don’t forget to get a classic cinnamon roll. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the Gates.

 

 

Wednesday Nov. 21st

First Flu deaths reported in Oklahoma                   

The Oklahoma Health Department has reported 3 people have died of flu so far this season, and 71 have been hospitalized across the state, but Grady, Caddo and Kowa counties have been spared so far with 0 hospitalizations. Those highest risk of flu complications are  Adults older than 65 and children younger than 5.The Health Department urged everyone older than six months to get a flu shot, and to stay home if you have flu symptoms, such as fever, chills, body aches, a sore throat or a cough.

 

Ethics complaint on Oklahoma City Police Chief

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s auditor is investigating an , Bill Citty, of retaliating against four deputy chiefs for seeking overtime pay, and also alleges Citty confronted them again last month after an arbitration hearing over their complaint. The city denied the grievance in April, ruling that deputy chiefs have been paid on a salary basis and The arbitrator’s ruling is expected early next year. Citty says he welcomes an investigation but declined to discuss the allegations.

Homeless Survey

The Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness is seeking the public's input for a plan to address homelessness across Oklahoma.

The council is developing a five-year plan that will lay out the state's priorities for addressing homelessness. As a part of that process, the council is surveying the public on the issue of homelessness, how it's addressed and what obstacles prevent state and local officials from making progress.

To take the survey, go to gich.ok.gov

 

CDC Warns Not To Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid New… E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce as officials investigate a new outbreak of E. coli that has sickened at least 32 people from 11 states, including 13 who needed to be hospitalized. "CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.

 

Holiday and Pets

The Humane Society urges pet owners that, just because you partake in Thanksgiving, doesn't mean your pet should.  The Humane Society cautions pet parents: not to let those puppy dog eyes sucker you into giving your pet more table scraps than normal. Things like turkey bones, sweets, and alcohol can be toxic or dangerous for pets. Have a happy holiday

 

In a follow-up story about Addresses being posted on Oklahoma State Department of Health website.

The “Oklahomans for Transparency” Now Plans To Sue OSDH over Medical Marijuana Addresses postings. The head of the group says if the OHDH doesn't put the addresses back on the website by next week, they are filing a lawsuit. The Medical Marijuana Authority originally posted the names and addresses of growers, and processors on their website as a courtesy. And says when growers applied they agreed to posting information, but understanding those concerns, MMA removed address. Information is still public record, and be obtained through an open records request.

 

Chickasha FOL

Chickasha’s Festival of Lights at Shannon Springs Park will be open to the public through the holiday evenings from…. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m….. through Dec. 31. And while your checking out the Christmas light display, there’s a variety of activities at the festival, including camel and carriage rides, Ferris wheel and more. There will also be a live nativity scene, and don’t forget to get a classic cinnamon roll. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the Gates.

 

Free Thanksgiving Meal

The New Life Christian Church Chickasha Free Community Thanksgiving Meal Is at the new NLCC activity center, serving lunch Thanksgiving from 11am-1pm. There will a shuttle service running from The First Presbyterian Church to the New Life Christian Church; located at 1828 S 13th from 10:45pm - 1:00pm. For free deliveries to homebound residents in Chickasha, call 222-5433 and leave a message with your name, address, phone number, and number of people to serve. If you would like to donate or volunteer please call-361-9376

 

Obituaries Today Include

A Rosary Service for Robert Joseph Rempe, 67, of Anadarko, Will be at 6, tonight at the McRay Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon, at Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha. Interment will be in the Verden Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

 

Memorial service for Bettye Jean (Rushing) Hughes, 85, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. Bettye served on several boards and helped with numerous community activities such as Santa’s Workshop, Emergency Food Pantry, Grady County Historical Society, Community Action Council and the Nutrition Program for seniors. Memorial contributions may be made to the USAO Foundation, or the Emergency Food Pantry. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

 

 

Tuesday, No. 20th

Oklahoma City Students Suffer Minor Injuries in Dog Attack  

according to the AP/OKC Officials in Oklahoma City say about a dozen children suffered minor injuries when a dog attacked them on an elementary school playground. Authorities say about 28 students in the third and fourth grades, and three teachers were on the playground at Fillmore Elementary School at about 1 o’clock Monday. when a dog began attacking the children. Emergency crews say 12 children were taken local hospitals with superficial dog bites and other injuries received as they tried to run away from the dog. No teachers were injured, but the dog ran into the hallway where one teacher reportedly tackled the dog to get it away from the children. Then, got the dog put into a police car. An Officer said the dog is now in the custody of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.

 

Producers Address renoved from Oklahoma's  medical marijuana website.

The Oklahoma medical marijuana board has removes producers’ addresses from The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority online commercial license database Due to advocates becoming concern about information making them targets of crime. The authority had originally published the addresses of dispensaries, growers and processors on its website Oct. 31 because of Open Records Act requests. Chip Paul, a board member of Oklahomans for Health. Said "Because of the value of the product, it makes them very accessible to theft and security risks," For more information go to macon dot com

 

The Oklahoma blood Institute, and the Red Cross Need Holiday Donors!

Oklahoma is facing a “severe” blood shortage as we head into the holiday season! Donations were down in September and October, and typically drop at the end of the year. According to the Brookhaven National Laboratory; 32,000 pints of blood are necessary. Just think ,…Every three seconds,… and One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood. So let’s do our part! Todays locations are:

Chickasha YMCA

  from 8:00 am – 11am

 


 

Glenhaven Retirement Village

from 1pm - 4pm

   
           

F.O.L

Chickasha’s Festival of Lights at Shannon Springs Park will be open to the public through the holiday evenings from…. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m….. through Dec. 31. And while your checking out the Christmas light display, there’s a variety of activities at the festival, including camel and carriage rides, Ferris wheel and more. There will also be a live nativity scene and don’t forget to get a classic cinnamon roll. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the Gates.

NLCC Thanksgiving Meal

The New Life Christian Church Chickasha Free Community Thanksgiving Mealfor several years has been at the First Presbyterian Church, but now will be in the new NLCC activity center, serving lunch Thursday from 11am-1pm Including, running a shuttle service, from The First Presbyterian Church to the New Life Christian Church at 1828 S 13th from 10:45pm - 1:00pm. For free deliveries to homebound residents in Chickasha, call 222-5433 and leave a message with your name, address, phone number, and number of people to serve. If you would like to donate or volunteer please call-361-9376

Obituaries today include

A Rosary Service for Robert Joseph Rempe, 67, of Anadarko, Will be at 6, Wednesday Night, November 21, at McRay Funeral Home Funeral service will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon, at Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha. Interment will be in the Verden Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

 

Memorial service for Bettye Jean (Rushing) Hughes, 85, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday November 26, at the First Presbyterian Church. Bettye served on several boards and helped with numerous community activities such as Santa’s Workshop, Emergency Food Pantry, Grady County Historical Society, Community Action Council and the Nutrition Program for seniors. Memorial contributions may be made to the USAO Foundation, or the Emergency Food Pantry. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

 

An Oklahoma music legend will be remembered this week. The public can celebrate Hee Haw’s

Roy Clark's 85 years of life, Wednesday morning at Rhema Bible Church, beginning at 11 in Broken Arrow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, in his honor.

 

 

Monday, Nov. 19th

Wardens on the Hunt

Deer Gun Season is open till Dec. 2nd,  and the Oklahoma Game wardens our watching. Saturday night Wardens arrested three hunters who were using 4 wheelers, ATVs, and spotlights, to include several high powered rifles and three whitetail bucks; all of which were seized, and cited for using motorized vehicles, headlighting, and possession of wildlife taken illegally using hand held lights. The deer were donated to area families in need.

 

5 Canadian County Officers are now back on the Job

Five Canadian County officers are now back on the jobafter being cleared by District Attorney Mike Fields in the Oct. 8 HWY 81 fatal shooting of 24 year old Alexander Lindahl. Authorities said, Lindahl, was shot after crashing a stolen pickup and exiting the vehicle armed with a handgun. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West, said Lindahl was driving a stolen vehicle and abandoned it near,…Braum’s Dairy Farm,… in Grady County; Then stole a business pickup, driving at speeds over 100 mph. Dashcam video released Friday showed Lindahl exiting the pickup, while holding an object in his hand, before he was fatally shot. The officers were placed on administrative leave for the investigation conducted by OS B I and were cleared for duty Friday.

OBI NEED

The Oklahoma blood Institute, and the Red Cross Need Holiday Donors! Oklahoma is facing a “severe” blood shortage as we head into the holiday season! Donations were down in September and October, and typically drop at the end of the year. According to the Brookhaven National Laboratory; 32,000 pints of blood are necessary. Just think, Every three seconds, and One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood. So let’s do our part! Upcoming locations Tuesday are:

Chickasha YMCA

Are having a Mobile Drive Tuesday from 8:00 am – 11am

 


 

Glenhaven Retirement Village

Will have the Mobile Drive, from 1pm - 4pm

   
           


In The Arts

Upoming up,… the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is offering the Reduced Shakespeare Company,  performing a comical,  “The Ultimate Christmas Show” on the evening of Nov. 29 at 7:30. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. There will be a audience gift exchange where you can purchase a wrapped gift in the theatre lobby for $2.00, and place it under the tree, then select a different gift for yourself. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for students and seniors (60 and over); For more information, call 574-1310.

FFA in Community

Local Future Farmers of America visited with Local Widows over the weekend; In support of the Chickasha Masonic Lodge # 94 Thanksgiving widow’s visit, The Chickasha FFA students teamed up with The Masons to give flowers to un-expecting widows in the Chickasha Area. The young men and women ordered vases.. and arraigned flowers for 17 widows who have lost their masonic spouses. Each was excited to have visitors at their home, and the students were able to provide an uplifting presence when many would not have family in for the Holiday.

Christmas time is coming, 

It is time to get your Parade entries in before November the 27th  over At Jays Jewelry or Tom Cook Insurance. The theme this year is “Christmas Magic” and the Parade will be the evening of  December 6th at 7. Entry fees are only 25 Dollars this year. The procession will start at the YMCA, and head East on Chickasha Ave. to the depot.

Obituaries today include:

77 - year old Thurman Slayton of Chickasha. The funeral will be at 10 Wednesday morning at McRay Funeral Home. Thurman was a veteran of the National Guard.

 


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