CAAC schedules first 2015 meeting

The Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) will have its first meeting of 2015 on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7 pm in The Chickasha Public Library Community Room, 527 Iowa.

At the annual meeting in December, elections were held for the Executive Board and Board of Directors. The 2015 Executive Board includes President: Adam Heilman, Vice-President: Susan McCaughtry, Secretary: Susan Gearhart and Treasurer: Sue Getman.

The CAAC Board of Directors is composed of 14 individuals who serve a two year term. Half of the Directors are elected each year. Those elected in December to serve from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016 are Brian Feltner, Susan Gearhart, Adam Heilman, Angela Moore, Jimmie Smith, Russell Thompson and Ila Watson. Serving through 2015 are Carrie Chavers, Erin Ledford, Sue Getman, Susan McCaughtry, David Setayesh, Darlene Troup and Charles Watson.

Agenda items for the January 26 meeting include receiving updates on CAAC's quest to find a 'home' for the Arts Council, CAAC's free First Saturday Morning Art Classes for Children, ArtScope 2015, Rock Island Arts Festival 2015, Grant Applications, CAAC's participation in the Chocolate Celebration fundraiser, as well as other topics.

Memberships for 2015 are now being received. The fee rate remains the same as 2014 with an Individual Membership of $15, Family $25 and Arts Organization $50. Application forms can be found on the website www.chickashaarts.org or by calling Susan at (405) 222-4797. Payments and contributions may be made by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Contributions are always welcome! The CAAC is sincerely grateful for any funds designated to the (1) Gwen Brooks Memorial Arts Scholarship Fund, (2) ArtScope - 2 week summer arts camp for 8-12 year old students - several receive scholarships, (3) Rock Island Arts Festival 2015, (3) Saturday Morning Art Class for Children, and the (4) CAAC Building Fund - Finding a 'home under one roof' for the CAAC in which to have workshops, meetings, classes, office space, storage, etc. Contributions may be made also in memory of or in honor of someone special.

Questions and comments may be emailed to info@chickashaarts.org, mailed to CAAC, PO Box 505, Chickasha, OK 73023-0505 or call Susan (405) 222-4797. Find CAAC on www.chickashaarts.org and Facebook.

All CAAC members and others interested in supporting and promoting 'The Arts' in Chickasha are invited to attend any of the CAAC meetings.

CAAC Motto ... 'Arts for All'

CAAC Mission Statement ... 'This body shall be a nonprofit cultural and educational agency to support, encourage, coordinate and promote high-quality activities and programs in the arts and humanities for the Chickasha area community'.

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Conditions allowed this controlled burn to get out of control

The Naples Station of the Grady County Fire Department responded to a controlled burn that got out of control.

The landowner was burning a pile of brush on his property east of Chickasha this afternoon.

The landowner stated that all was going well until the wind shifted allowing the fire to escape his containment efforts. The fire then spread across his pasture into his neighbors pasture burning about 7 acres of grassland.

Conditions are going to be conducive to rapid ignition and spread of wildland fires for the next few days. Please be cautious with all outdoor fires including controlled burns, grilling, etc.

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Grady County 4-H Poster & Photography Contest

Grady County 4-H Poster & Photography Contest Chickasha 12/16/2014 Bee Keeping, My Hometown and The Constitution were just a few of the interesting subjects Grady County 4-H members spoke about during the county public speaking contest held Saturday, January 10th at Ninnekah MiddleSchool. Communication and public speaking are important life skills taught by 4-H. Public Presentations are used in 4-H by both members and leaders as ways of sharing information, teaching poise, and gaining self-confidence. Through giving public speaking presentations, 4-H members learn to express themselves clearly and convincingly, organize their ideas and present them in a logical order as well as research specific topics and ideas. 4-H members compete in 3 age categories, Beginners (9-11 years old), Intermediates (12-14 years old) and Advanced (15 to 19 years old) Cloverbuds are 5 to 8 years old and they presented but are non-competitive. Twenty-two 4-H members gave 37 presentations with the following results: Speeches: Cloverbuds - Chase Patterson, Tuttle Beginners - 1st Chandler Patterson, Tuttle Intermediate - 1st, Blake White, Ninnekah; 2nd, Nathan Ratcliff, Am-Po Sr.; 3rd, Colten Lumpkin, Ninnekah Advanced - 1st, Ella Chaffin, Teen Leaders

Illustrated Presentations: Cloverbuds - Maggie Evans and Mesa Payne, Faithwalkers Beginners - 1st Sage Payne, Faithwalkers; 2nd, Bailey White, Ninnekah; 3rd, Brooke White, Ninnekah Intermediate - 1st, Beth Armstrong, Tuttle; 2nd, Gavin Johnston, Am-Po Sr.; 3rd Brandon Lambert, Tuttle Advanced - 1st, Seth Hagler, Shooting Sports; 2nd Keely Ratcliff, Am-Po Sr.; 3rd, Breanna Conrad, Tuttle

PowerPoint: Intermediate - 1st, Beth Armstrong, Tuttle; 2nd Braden Conrad, Tuttle Advanced - 1st, Morgan Johnston, Am-Po Sr.; 2nd, Ella Chaffin, Teen Leaders; 3rd(tie) Breanna Conrad, Tuttle & Seth Hagler, Shooting Sports

For more information about 4-H Youth Development, please contact the Grady County OSU Cooperative Extension Service at (405) 224-2216. We are located at 828 West Choctaw in Chickasha.

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Arts Council Meeting

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Roll over

Responders from Minco and Grady County Fire responded to a reported single vehicle rollover accident early this morning.

Upon arrival they found a vehicle on its top in the ditch near the intersection of CS 2770 and CR 1190. The vehicle was unoccupied and no victims were located.

This was the third rollover accident in Grady County this week.

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An observation from the farm.

My Dad was my vo-ag instructor. In fact over a nearly four decade long career, he taught me, all three of my brothers and hundreds of other young men in our rural community. He taught us a lot about a lot more than just agriculture.

This week my oldest brother, Roy and I were discussing that experience.

Roy recalled the time in his freshman Ag I class when Dad had just showed the group how to set up a heat lamp in a farrowing pen over a litter of pigs. As the new pigs scrambled toward the light and settled in a mound, Dad stepped back satisfied that the light was the proper height. Dad asked the question, "Why are the pigs piling on top of each other?" and one of the boys responded, "To keep each other warm." Dad smiled, shook his head and said, "Those pigs don't care about each other. They are piling on each other to keep themselves warm."

In math, we know about "absolute values," in science, we know about "absolute zero," and in politics, we know about "absolute majorities." However, what my father taught a group of Oklahoma farm boys on that day in the winter of 1961 was an "absolute truth." The survival instinct and pure selfish interest of animals overrides any potential for feelings of compassion toward others and outright trumps the concept of community. It's true. The Golden Rule was not written for animals.

However, as Oklahomans, it is imperative that we seek the common good of our state. When we become aware that Oklahoma lags behind all but one or two states in physical health and mental health, we should ask "why?"

When we learn that Oklahoma's teen pregnancy rate, its prescription drug abuse rate and its divorce rate is among the highest in the country, we should actively seek the cause of these deplorable statistics.

Historically, we Oklahomans have had a deep seated pride in our state. That pride comes from our heritage of surviving the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. It comes from winning sports teams, an abundance of natural resources and breathtaking panoramas of natural beauty.

Today, there are fewer and fewer of our citizens who experienced the 1930's. While sports teams provide diversion, we realize that strings of subpar seasons undermine excitement and do little to improve our lot in life.

Painfully we receive repeat lessons that hanging our hat on the price of oil is precarious.

The direction of our state's future must be to enact legislation and policies that will lower incarceration rates for nonviolent crimes. Governmental policy must encourage a diverse economy that will provide living wages so that employees and their families can have access to quality health care and educational opportunities. To be business friendly, we must value education. We have to maintain and improve roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and high speed internet.

We didn't get here overnight and neither party can wholly blame the other; however, the direction that we are headed now is down, and it will not get any better until Oklahomans engage as good citizens and take a stand to reverse the current decline in our quality of life.

We have the potential to care enough about others to reach out for the common good. That is what makes us different from a baby pig that piles up with the rest of the litter under a heat lamp to simply keep itself warm.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as State Representative. If you have questions or comments about this issue or any other matter, please contact me at David.Perryman@okhouse.gov or 800-522-8502.

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Grady County Republicans to meet February 12th

PLANS FOR THE GRADY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY BY DWAIN SEHON THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN.

The meeting will be held February 12 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Canadian Valley Center (Vo-Tech) Seminar Center in Chickasha. This meeting will include Precinct meetings for Grady County and the Grady County Republican Convention.

Those persons planning to participate in the meeting must provide voter identification cards from the Grady County Election board. Further information may be obtained by email at gradygop.1@gmail.com.

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OCHE planning more events

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"Heart Throb" sketched on canvas workshop

Chickasha Art Center, home of Paint On Canvas Workshops is hosting the first of two painting workshops for Valentine's Day.

"Heart Throb" is sketched on canvas and you just follow along and paint.

The workshop will be held on two different dates which gives you two opportunities to participate. The first will be Sunday, January 25th from 5 - 8:00 p.m. the second will be Friday, February 6th from 6 - 9:00 p.m.

The workshop will be held at The Chickasha Art Center located at 624 Chickasha Ave.,

Bring your own beverage and snack.

You may register at www.paintoncanvas.net or by calling Carrie Chavers at 405.574.6689

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