Chickashanews.com

October 18, 2013

Around the Area

Donna Buckner, Community News Editor, areas@chickashanews.com
The Express-Star

— Oct. 17-19



Chickasha Antique

Auto Swap Meet

• When: Oct. 17-19, rain or shine - outside event; Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, close at 8 p.m.

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Cost: Vendor spaces 10 x 30 - $50 each for all 3 days

• Details: come look for your hard to find auto parts, signs, cars, trucks, and much much more, ANYTHING auto related at the LARGEST SWAP MEET IN OKLAHOMA.

• Admission : FREE

• Parking - $4 - Benefits Local Youth Group

• Information:  visit www.chickashaautoswapmeet.



Oct. 19



Cement Fall Festival

• When: Saturday, Oct. 19, starts at 12 noon

• Where: Fairgrounds

• Details: Starts at noon with a free hot dog feed, ends with street dance in the evening, featuring CrossFire Band. Free games, prizes and contests for kids & adults. Bluegrass music 3 p.m. Cement Community Assoc. benefit bean supper, 5 p.m.

• To reserve your space:  call 405-489-3605



6th annual

Day in the 60s reunion

• When: Oct. 19, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

• Where: Best Western

• Cost: $20 per person

• Details/Contact: Sharon at 224-4302



2nd Base Savers Tour of Home

• When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

• Where: 1801 Carolina, home of Jerry & Fran Morris

• Cost: $8/advance; $10/at door

• Details: All proceeds go to 2nd Base Savers



Oct. 21



American Farmers & Ranchers Banquet

• When: Oct. 21

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Chisholm Trail Republican Women

• When: Monday, Oct. 21, 6;30 p.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center, 1401 Michigan Ave., Chickasha

• Speaker: Lesley March, Chief of the Victim Services Unit of the office of the Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma

• Details: We welcome all men & women.  You don’t have to be a member to attend.  If you choose to join, we welcome you.  Membership dues for women is $20.00 a year and for men, as associate members, $10.00.  Donnia Utsler is president of the group.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Sandra Johnson at 405-204-6435.



OCT. 22



Celebrate the Treasures of Education

Chickasha Public School Foundation annual gala

• When: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Ballroom

• Details:  The evening will highlight public school “treasures” from students to teachers, in addition to providing guests a great night of entertainment. The gala will include a seated dinner, guest speaker, a silent and live auction, wine pull and raffle. All funds raised from this event will be used to improve the quality of education in the Chickasha Public Schools. For sponsorship or ticket information please contact Debbie Fritter at 405.222.6506, ext. 1009.



Student Recital

• When: Oct 22, 12 noon

• Where: USAO Davis Hall 124

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



OHCE Fall Council

• When: Oct 22

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Oct. 24



Bunco Nite

• Sponsored by: 2nd Base Savers

• When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Best Western Inn, 4th & Grand in Chickasha

• Cost: $20/ea.

• Details: Prizes available for most wins, most buncos and for bringing the MOST friends.



Merry Chicks Red Hat Society

• When: Thursday, Oct. 24, noon

• Where: In the home of Dixie Cobb, 6 Circle

• Details: Our Halloween gathering, come in costume if you choose.



Oct. 24-27



Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

• When:    Thursday, Oct. 24 - 4:30 pm to 8 pm; Friday, Oct. 25 - 10 am to 7 pm ;  Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, Oct. 27 - 1 pm to 4 pm

• Where:    Chickasha Public Library, 527 W Iowa

• Details: Volunteers are needed for set-up and during the sale. To volunteer, call the Library at 222-6075. Set-up is October 19 and 21. Thursday is Preview Night for members. Memberships start at $5.00. Sunday is Bag Day--buy a bag for $3.00 to fill with all the books, CDs, and DVDs it will hold.



Oct. 25



Ninnekah PTO Fall Festival

• When: Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.

• Where: Ninnekah cafeteria

• Details: Indian tacos dinner served from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; decorated pumpkins, seed spitting contest. Fun for all ages.



Oct. 26



Chickasha Firefighters

Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

• When: Oct. 26

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Kid’s Halloween Party

• When: Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m.

• Where: Eagles Ballroom, 701 W. Hwy. 19, Chickasha

• Details: Games, refreshments, [rizes & costume contest.



Oct 26-27



Oklahoma Jr. High Rodeo

• When: Oct. 26-27

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



OCT. 27



Chickasha Antique Auto Club Meeting

• When: 7:30 p.m., Oct 27

• Where: Rock Island Train Depot, 100 E Chickasha Ave.

• Details: Questions about the Chickasha Antique Auto Club or either of the Chickasha Swap Meet Events call 405-224-4700 or 405-224-OKLA for more information. Office hours: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Mon-Fri.



Oct. 28



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



OCT. 29



Piano Duets Recital

• When: Oct 29, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Alumni Chapel at USAO

• Details: call 574-1293 for info





Nov. 1



Grady County TEA Party

• When: Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, 1401 Michigan. 

• Contact:  Mark at 405.320.8797 for information



Nov. 2



First Saturday Morning Art for Children

• When: Saturday, Nov. 2



Norge Storm Siren Monthly Testing

• When: Beginning Nov. 2, 12 noon; afterwards the first Sat. monthly at noon for one minute

• Details: In the event that there are severe storm warnings, the sirens will not be sounded unless necessary for the community to take safety precautions.



CHS Class of ‘73 reunion

• When: Nov. 2, 6 p.m.

• Where: Elks Lodge

• Details: Contact Charlie Ferguson at charlieferguson@sbcglobal.net for additional information. If you have not been contacted, please email Ferguson.



Glory Promise Center annual Craft Show

• When: Saturday, Nov. 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• For info: call 405-387-2117 or 405-306-5176



Alumni Concert

• When: Nov. 2, 4 p.m.

• Where: Alumni Chapel at USAO

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Nov. 2-3



Oklahoma High School Rodeo

• When: Nov 2-3

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Nov. 4



Chickasha High School PTO

• When: Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: CHS Commons Area

• Info: contact Kimberly Sanders, PTO president at 405-820-0885



Lifeline Hospice Memorial Service

• When: Monday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Chapel

• Details: A special time for Lifeline Hospice staff, bereaved families and volunteers to remember thos who have passed from Oct. 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2013.

• Contact: Loxie, MSW, Bereavment and Volunteer Coordinator



Nov. 5



Fall Fundraiser Banquet

• Theme: Harvest Blessing

• For: Women’s Care Pregnancy Center

• When: Nov 5, 6 p.m.

• Where: USAO Ballroom

• Details: call 222-5483 for reservation or information



Student Recital

• When: Nov. 5, 12 noon

• Where: USAO Davis Hall 124

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Nov. 9



Chickasha Pig Sale

• When: Nov. 9

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Nov. 10



Bible Baptist Church Banquet

• When: Nov. 10

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Event:

Golden Dragon Acrobats  (from China)

• When: Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

• Tickets: call 574-1213



nov. 14



Grady County

Democratic Party

• When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

• Where: CV Tech Center

• Details: Everyone welcome. For more info, call Steve Cox at 405-320-5355



USAO Opera Workshop

• When: Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Alumni Chapel at USAO

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Nov. 14-17



SW Regional Swine Show

• When: Nov. 14-17

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Nov. 15-16



OHCE Craft Show

• When: Nov. 15-16

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Nov. 16



Music Fest at the Art and Craft Show

• When: Saturday, Nov. 16

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: To schedule, to play, or for information, contact Jallane or Chet Link at (405) 224-6790 or (405) 222-6926.  



Nov. 19



CAAC Meeting

• When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.

• Where: USAO Alumni House



LaLeche League of Chickasha

• When: Nov. 19, 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact: Jan at 222-0723



Student Recital

• When: Nov. 19, 12 noon

• Where: USAO Davis Hall 124

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Nov. 20



Interagency and Community Coalition

of Grady County

• When: 3rd Wednesday, 10 a.m.

• Where: CV Tech Center



Nov. 22



USAO Showband Concert

• When: Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Nov. 23



Festival of Light Opening Night

• When: Nov. 23, 6 p.m.

• Where: Shannon Springs Park

• Details: call 224-2600



Antique Auction

• When: Nov. 23

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: call 224-2031



Nov. 25



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



USAO Concert Band

& Key Players Concert

• When: Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Dec. 2



Chickasha High School PTO

• When: Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: CHS Commons Area

• Info: contact Kimberly Sanders, PTO president at 405-820-0885



Dec. 3



Student Recital

• When: Dec. 3, 12 noon

• Where: USAO Davis Hall 124

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



USAO Woodwind Ensemble Concert

• When: Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Alumni Chapel at USAO

• Details: call 574-1293 for info



Dec. 5



USAO Concert Choir

• When: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Epworth United Methodist Church

• Details: call 574-1293 for info. Free and open to the public. Includes choral music, handbell choir and instrumental seasonal music



Dec. 6



Grady County TEA Party

• When: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, 1401 Michigan. 

• Contact:  Mark at 405.320.8797 for information



Dec. 7



First Saturday Morning Art for Children

• When: Sat., Dec. 7, 2013



Dec. 12



Grady County

Democratic Party

• When: Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

• Where: CV Tech Center

• Details: Everyone welcome. For more info, call Steve Cox at 405-320-5355



Dec. 17



CAAC Annual Membership Meeting

• When: Tuesday, Dec. 17

• Where: USAO Alumni House



LaLeche League of Chickasha

• When: Dec. 17, 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact: Jan at 222-0723



Dec. 18



Interagency and Community Coalition

of Grady County

• When: 3rd Wednesday, 10 a.m.

• Where: CV Tech Center



Dec. 30



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



On-Going Activities



Parenting classes,  by appt.

• When: Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays, by appt.

• Where: Women’s Care Pregnancy Center, 1201 W. Choctaw Ave.,

• Details: Attend parenting classes to earn Baby Bucks vouchers to be redeemed on Thursday at the Center. Call 222-5483 for more details or appt.



Veteran’s Support Group

• When: Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

• Where: Byte & Associates, 117 S. 7th, Chickasha, OK. 

• Cost: sliding scale based on income and ability to pay.

• Co-Facilitated by Gary McAtee and Glyn Byte



Borden Community Center

• What: Performances by True Country

• When: First Thursdays monthly, 7-9 p.m.

• What: Performances by Second Chance

• When: Second & Fourth Thursdays monthly, 7-9 p.m.

• What: Performances by Silver Creek

• When:  Every Friday, 7-9 p.m.

• Contact Us: T-W-Th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 224-1975

• Details: The community center can be rented for different activities. Please call 224-1975 or 224-6625 Stella



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: Third Wednesday monthly

• Where: Sterling House in Chickasha

• Sponsored by: Aspire Home Care and Hospice

• Details: Call Holly Miller at 580-371-8236



Anger Management for Kids

• When: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Anger Management for Adults

• When: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session.



Parenting Class

• When: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Bullied Children & Teenager Support

• When: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Domestic Violence for Adults

• When: Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Relationship Building for Adults

• When: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session.



Bike Nights and Billy Bob Burgers

• When: 1st & 3rd Friday of every month

• Where: Chickasha Eagles Lodge 4070, 701 W Hwy. 19

• Food: Burgers are $7 available 6-8 p.m.

• Details: All profits from the food will go to benefit Santa’s Workshop. Come have fun, while raising money to help our community’s children. MUST BE 21



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Road to Recovery

• When: Monday nights, 6 to 8 p.m..

• Where: 3340 South 16th, Chickasha

• Call: 405.224.7889 for information. Life’s struggles are many - anger, grief, hurt, loneliness, addiction, rejection, etc., etc. Let this faith based program help bring hope to you. Classes are small and are open to anyone.



LaLeche League of Chickasha

• When: Third Tuesday monthly, 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact: Jan at 222-0723



Divorce Care (for adults)

DC4-K (for children)

• When: Mondays,  6-8 p.m.

• Where: Epworth United Methodist Church

• Details: This is a free program to help those in pain of possible separation and for those who have don’t know where to turn for help. We run a concurrent program for children ages 4-11. Come join us at Epworth United Methodist Church or call 222-5128 if you want to know more ask for Dianna.



Chickasha Optimist Club

• When: Thursday Mornings,  7 a.m..

• Where: Holiday Inn Express

• Contact: Margaret Davis, 222-1969



Preschool Storytime

• When: Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library, 527 W. Iowa Ave., Chickasha

• Details: Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited.  The program is free. For more information call the Library at 222-6075.



Chickasha

Senior Nutrition Center

• When: Monday - Friday, meals start at 11:20 a.m.

• Cost: $1.50 donation requested

• Programs: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. music program before lunch; Thursday, 10 a.m. bingo then lunch; Puzzles and pool tables are always available for all seniors 60+.

• Contact: Lola Brown or Harold Irby at 224-4315



TOPS Weight Loss Support

• What: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a weekly support group that promotes a healthy lifestyle and supports sensible weight loss. Open to men and women of all ages.

• When: Every Monday, 5:30 p.m.

• Where: First Christian Church basement, 202 S. 6th, Chickasha

• Details:  Visitors are invited to attend an introductory meeting, call 405-224-0413, or email letitia.bugner@yahoo.com for information.



Swinging Chicks

Square Dance Club

• When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays monthly at 8 p.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center, 200 N 18

• Details: No admission fee for visitors. Call Mark or Nancy at 779-3371 or 779-1677 for information.



Cancer Support Group

• When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Grady Memorial Hospital Administrative Conference Room, go in front entrance, go to the left of the elevators toward radiology.

• Details: These meetings are for anyone dealing with cancer. Meetings are sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Grady Memorial Hospital. For information, call Alyson Kopycinski, 224-2300 or Maggie Griffith, 222-2551



Churndash Quilt Guild

• When: First Thursday monthly, 9:30 a.m.

• Where: Parkview Christian Church

• Information: Call 405-2244-7270



Grief Recovery

• When: First Thursday monthly at 6 p.m.

• Where: 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Ste. 1, Chickasha

• Sponsored by: Options Counceling Service

• Details: Grief issues related to death, chronic illness, divorce, change in health, disaster victim, loss of employment, caregiver for chronically ill or other concerns will be discussed. To register call 405-222-3018



Saturday Night Cruisers (SNC)

• When: Second Saturday monthly at 7 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Library



Ducks Unlimited

• Details: For information, please call 222-1510 or 222-4799.



Interagency and Community

Coalition of Grady County

• When: Third Wednesday, monthly, 10 a.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center, Chickasha

• Details: Call 224-1210 for information. All interested parties are welcome to join.



Bereavement Support Group

• Where: LifeLine Hospice Office, 1701 Iowa, Chickasha.  

• Details: Call for monthly meeting dates.. LifeLine Staff will provide lunch. For further information please contact Johnny Tims, chaplain or Tonna Shoffit at 405-222-2051.



Adult Education Classes

• Where: Adult Learning Center, 628 W. Kansas. Locations available in El Reno, Mustang, Newcastle, Tuttle & Yukon

• When: Classes vary, M-Th.

• Details: Call (405) 222-6562 for additional information.  FAX (405) 222-6561.



English as a Second Language

• Where: Adult Learning Center, 628 W. Kansas Avenue. Locations also available in El Reno & Mustang.

• When: M/W 5:30 - 8 p.m.

• Details: Call (405) 222-6562 for additional information.  FAX (405) 222-6561.



Kid’s Crew Worship

• Who: First Baptist Church, Chickasha

• When: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

• Details: A worship service designed especially for students in grade K-5. Rides are available by calling 224-5196. Vans run at 9 a.m. for Sunday school and again at 11:45 a.m. to return children home.



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Wednesday Night

fishing tournaments

• Where: Chickasha Lake at the south ramp.

• Entry fee: $30 per boat with a $5 per member sign up fee.

• Details: Any questions call 405-224-4040.



Gospel Opry

• Where: Cowboy Country Church, Hwy. 92 South

• Details: Call 405-320-0055 for more info. Concession will be available.



Blood Drive

• Details: Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will reward each donor’s giving spirit with a warm beanie cap.  Anyone, who is healthy and 17 years or older, can donate blood. Contact Oklahoma Blood Institute at (877)-340-8777.  Donors always receive free health screenings and Members for Life points, redeemable for merchandise from OBI’s online store.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



Chickasha Antique

Auto Club museum

• Where: Rock Island Train Depot. 

• When: Hours are MWF 10:30 a.m. - 2:30.p.m. Other times may be available by calling 405.224.4700



The Lexington Opry

• When: Every 4th Friday

• Where: Lexington Senior Citizens on Main Street,  second building on right south of light.

• Details: Deral, Oteka and Joe invite you to come for an evening of entertainment and good traditional Country and gospel music and fun. See and listen to the music of the New Country Cousins and friends. For information: call 405-872-9057.



Disabled American Veterans,

Chapter 17

• What: Third Tuesday, every other month, 6 p.m.

• Where: Eduardo’s, 4th and County Club

• Contact: Roy Sampley Commander 405-387-5653 or Tommy Howell Chaplain 580-656-5758 for more information.



Grady County TEA Party

• When: Monthly on the first Thursday

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, Helen Ward Seminar Center, 1401 Michigan Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

•  Details: For more information, please contact Mark Keeling at 405-314-4730 or email gradycountyteaparty@yahoo.com. You may also visit www.gradycountyteaparty.com for additional information.



Grady Co. Democratic Party

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, Helen Ward Seminar Center “C” in the east end of the main building, 1401 Michigan Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

• When: second Thursday of each month.

• Details: Contact Dr. Keith Harrison, Secretary, 1-405-224-8604 for additional information.



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: 2nd Monday monthly, 7 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact Information: All those interested in promoting the arts and activities of the CAAC are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Email info@chickashaarts.org



All Day Music Fest featuring

Bluegrass/Gospel/Country/Folk

• Details: Bring a finger food and enjoy music and singing.  All ages are welcome and the event is wheelchair accessible.  Admission is by donations to pay for the rent for the one-day event at the Community Center.    To schedule to play or for more information contact Jallane or Chet Link at (405) 224-6790 or (405) 222-6926.



Emergency Food Pantry

• When: Monday - Thursday, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday evenings, 6-8p.m.

• Where: First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Minnesota, north side