March 31, 2012

Community Briefs

Used Book Sale

A used book sale is set for April 2-5 and 9-11 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  as well as April 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Verden School Library.

Books will range from children's books to adult books with everything in between. Books will range from 25¢ - $2.

AAUW April Meeting and Book Review

The Chickasha Branch of AAUW will meet Tuesday, April 10 at 7:15 p.m. at the Chickasha Public Library.  Member Marsha Baker will lead the book discussion on the topic of "Health and Wellness - Your Choices". The public is invited to attend the gathering.  Please call Angie at 779-6969 for more information.

All Day Music Fest

There will be a free Bluegrass/Gospel/Country/Folk Music Fest at Borden Park Community Center at 200 N. 18 in Chickasha on Saturday, April 14.

The doors will open at 9 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and will start with a jamming session until 10 a.m.  Musical groups will be scheduled from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  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.

The Music Fest will be held every month on the second Saturday.  The Music Fest in May will be Saturday, May 12.  

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

Chisholm Trail Republican Women

Chisholm Trail Republican Women will meet Monday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting will be held at Canadian Valley Tech Center, 1401 Michigan, Chickasha. Please enter through the east door and go to your right.

Pam Pollard, vice-chairman, of Oklahoma GOP Party, will be the guest speaker.

Guests are invited to our meetings and we encourage all republicans to attend and learn more about candidates running for office.  Men and women attend our meetings.  If you choose to become a member of this group, we welcome all new members.  Barbara Pfenning  is president of CTRW.  If you have any questions, call Sandra Johnson at 405-204-6435.

Boardwalk Melody Hour Murders

Chickasha Community Theatre will present an audience interactive dinner theatre, "Boardwalk Melody Hour Murders," April 13-14 and 27-28 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6th and Kansas.  Tickets are $20, with CCT members receiving a 15% discount. Advanced reservations are required because of limited seating and food preparation.  Reservations may be made by calling Jay's Jewelry 405-224-9021 and ask for Kristy.  This murder mystery comedy will keep you laughing and guessing till the last minute.

Pocasset-Meridian-Am-Po Alumni reunion

Pocasset-Meridian-Am-Po Alumni reunion is set for April 7 at the Pocasset School cafeteria. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. with the meal being served at 4 p.m.

To reserve your place or to verify your correct mailing address, please call 405-262-1207.

Vidalia onion sales

Grady County OHCE members will be taking orders for sweet Vidalia onions beginning now through mid-April. They are $10 for a 10-pound bag and all profit will go to offset the cost of transportation for county and state patients receiving care at one of 24 Shriners' Hospitals and four Burn Units. They will be available for delivery about the first week of May. If you would like to place an order or have any questions, please contact a member of your local OHCE group, stop by the Express-Star office, 302 N. 3rd or call Myrtle Elston at 224-4628 or 574-4538.

Rodeo ambassadors sought

The Chickasha Rodeo Board is seeking ambassador candidates for the 73rd annual Chickasha Rodeo.  Eligible candidates are young men and women, ages 8-21.  The winner will be awarded a brand new 14 ft. stock trailer.  All other contestants will receive 10% of their ticket sales as well as many other prizes.  Contestants will be judged on ticket sales, horsemanship, appearance and personality.  For more information, contact Sydney Painter at 405-863-4686.  Deadline for entries is April 10.

Family Fun community event

A family fun community event on Thursday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Chickasha Atwood’s.  It is sponsored by the  Grady County Interagency Coalition.

Questions please contact Rachel Myrko at or 405-250-3360.

Call for Photography Artists

 Duncan Art Guild will host a Photography Show, "Life through the Lens" June 28 through July 1, 2012. Photos will be judged for cash awards. Deadline for prespectus is June 1, 2012.  Send a SASE to Duncan Art Guild, P.O.Box 2001, Duncan, OK 73534 or download a prospectus from our Facebook page.