ATV accident claims life of local man

Chickasha EMS and the Pocasett Station of the GCFD responded to a reported ATV rollover around 9:13 a m . this morning.

Upon arrival on the scene near 2052 CS 2802 it was discovered that an ATV had rolled on top of 68 year old Don Paul "Ozzie" Nelson.

Mr. Nelson was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital were he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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  • By Editor on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:11:51 p.m. (VIEW)

Drowning victims recovered

RECOVERY OF SECOND SUBJECT

VICTIM #2: SEAN MCDONALD WHITE MALE 41 YEARS OF AGE. ADDRESS HENRYETTA. RECOVERY MADE AT 1730 HOURS ON 04/24/2015 WAS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 250 YARDS FROM THE SHORE.

A DOUBLE DROWNING INCIDENT OCCURRED ON 4-18-15 OR 4-19-15 (REPORTED TO PARK RANGER IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS OF 4-19-15) IN THE HOLIDAY COVE AREA OF LAKE EUFAULA IN MCINTOSH COUNTY.

VICTIM #1: JAMES MICHAEL GILES, WHITE MALE 23 YEARS OF AGE. ADDRESS HENRYETTA. RECOVERY MADE AT 1235 HOURS ON 4-21-15 IN APPROXIMATELY 14' OF WATER USING SIDESCAN SONAR AND DRAGGING OPERATIONS.

WHAT HAPPENED: THE TWO SUBJECTS WERE CAUGHT OUT IN A STORM WITHOUT PFD'S THE CANOE OVERTURNED CAUSING BOTH SUBJECTS TO DROWN

INVESTIGATED BY LT BRYAN HALE #168 OF TROOP W, ASSISTED BY TROOPER JEREMY TOLMAN #705 TROOPER JAY REICH #839 ALSO OF TROOP W

"THIS REPORT IS BASED ON THE TROOPER'S INVESTIGATION OF THIS COLLISION. IT MAY CONTAIN THE OPINION OF THE TROOPER."

AUTH: LT BRYAN HALE #168 OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP D MCALESTER OPER: MOORE

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Coody Joins Arvest Asset Management in Southwest Oklahoma

Coody Joins Arvest Asset Management in Southwest Oklahoma Named Client Advisor at Duncan Location

DUNCAN, Okla. (April 3, 2015) - Arvest Asset Management is pleased to announce that Joshua Coody has been named a client advisor at the Arvest Bank branch located on Main Street in Duncan. Coody has been with Arvest Bank since 2012 and is relocating to Duncan from our Northwest Arkansas market. Prior to that, he was in the communications industry for four years.

Joshua is adept and skilled within the brokerage and trust disciplines," said Brad Griffin, Area Manager of Arvest Asset Management in Oklahoma, "So we anticipate not skipping a beat as he integrates within Southwest Oklahoma communities, as well as the current client base."

A native of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Coody graduated from Siloam Springs High School and earned his Bachelor of Science, in Finance - Financial Management & Investments from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he has resided since 2008. About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a network of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board of directors and management team. These banks serve customers in 120 communities with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

Arvest Asset Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services are provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Asset Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Securities and Insurance Products are: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank.

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“Dinner with the Teacher”.

CHICKASHA, OK (April 23, 2015) - More than 200 people, including pre-enrolled students, parents, staff, faculty and current students, joined together at CV Tech's Chickasha campus earlier this week to experience "Dinner with the Teacher". All high school students who are pre-enrolled to begin their first year at CV Tech in 2015-16 were invited to the event, along with their parents. Each class had dinner together, and then spent time touring classrooms, labs and shops. The event allows incoming students to get to know their teachers better, meet other students in the class, and ask any questions that haven't already been answered. This is the forth year that CV Tech has hosted the event. According to teachers and administrative staff, the school has seen great benefits as a result. Chickasha campus Student Services Director Ronnie Bogle believes that it allows students to begin forming relationships that ensure their commitment to the tech center. "We use this event as an opportunity to welcome new students into the CV Tech family, let them know we are excited to have them, and give them a glimpse into what it will be like next year as students," Bogle said. "It's a fun, laid back experience, and students, parents and teachers alike seem to enjoy the opportunity to visit and ask questions." "We believe building strong relationships with incoming students helps increase retention rates over the summer months and into the first several days of school," Bogle said. "Often times, a student enrolls and is excited initially, but then that excitement may turn to doubt if no effort is made to contact the student between the time he or she enrolls and the time to begin school in the fall. That span is somewhere close to five months for many students." From the time high school students enroll in early spring, CV Tech staff works to keep in contact with students to keep their excitement and commitment level high. In April teachers make personal phone calls to pre-enrolled students; mailings are sent to students and parents; and Dinner with the Teacher gives students and parents a chance to meet teachers in person. In the last four years, CV Tech has seen its retention improve dramatically as a result of the increased emphasis on student contact and building relationships.

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CV TECH STUDENTS VOLUNTEER FOR FOSTER CARE EVENT

CHICKASHA, OK (April 24, 2015) - Seven students from Canadian Valley Technology Center volunteered Saturday, April 18, for the Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) Conference held at CV Tech's Chickasha campus. The students volunteered as part of the Ambassador student organization. The children at the conference were split into groups by age and gender, and each CV Tech student was assigned to a specific group. "I volunteered for this event last year, and I was looking forward to doing it again this year," Health Careers student Kailey Boswell said. "Knowing that many of them have had difficult things happen in their short lives, really makes being here to help them rewarding. We also get to see how resilient they are, which is amazing." "The event organizers have expressed their appreciation many times over to us for providing volunteers each year for their conference," Amy Simer, CV Tech Marketing Specialist and volunteer coordinator, said. "It's great to see so many students willing to give up their entire Saturday to come and spend the day with children living in foster care. It says a lot about our students." Founded in 1984, SAFY is a foster care organization emphasizing that every child is entitled to a caring and stable living environment. Many children in our nation are abused, neglected and victimized and left without loving parents to care for them. SAFY focuses on these difficult-to-place children, by helping to provide stable homes in order that they may grow into healthy and happy adults.

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Sobriety Check Point Information

Please send press release for Sobriety Check Point:

Location:

County - Cleveland

City - Norman, Oklahoma Classen and Lindsey

Time:

2300 - 0100

Saturday April 22nd

Authority Troy German

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Follow the Camel Trail for the Common Good

The 1957 Soviet Sputnik launch came as a shock to many Americans. Only 40 years after the Bolsheviks assassinated Tsar Nicholas and his family, a country that was perceived as backward and experienced total military and economic collapse, led the world in the space race. Prior to Sputnik, a relatively tiny federal agency named the U.S. Department of Education had suggested that American college students needed foreign language training to compete in an emerging global economy. President Dwight Eisenhower responded to the news of Sputnik by urging funding for enhanced physical sciences and engineering instruction in America

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Highway 277 closed 4.5 miles west of 81 due to fatality accident

A loaded petroleum product tank truck has overturned on Highway 277 approximately 4.5 miles West of Highway 81.

The roadway is currently closed due to the leaking of petroleum products the truck was transporting.

Units from Chickasha EMS, Grady County Fire Ninnekah and Pioneer Stations as well as numerous law enforcement units are on the scene.

Crews have confined the spill to a diked off area awaiting a vacuum truck to come and remove it from the area. The product is considered flammable therefore precautions are being taken to prevent an accidental ignition and fire. The cleanup is expected to take several hours therefore the road will be closed until further notice.

Reports indicate that the driver has expired at the accident scene.

ODOT and DEQ have now been contacted and are enroute to the scene to assess this spill.

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Chickasha Police Department Activity

04.22.2015

700 Block South 11th street Jay Phegley was arrested on a Grady County Warrant.

800 Block of West Grand Avenue Michael Coffin was arrested for driving with a license suspended.

500 Block of West Georgia Michael Brown was arrested on outstanding felony warrants.

800 Block of West Frisco a burglary report was taken at Frisco Stop this is still under investigation.

300 Block of East Country Club Road, Interstate Improvement reported a $21,000.00 Ditch Witch stolen.

700 Block South 5th Street and juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

100 Block North John P. Cowan Drive Brandon Richmond was arrested and transported to the Grady County Sheriff's Office whee Oklahoma Juvenile Authority took him into custody on warrant JDL 2014-41

04.23.2015

Destiny Jarrett was arrested for driving while license suspended in the 900 Block of West Grand Avenue .

A vandalism was reported in the 1900 Block of South 7th.

Tonya Lemon was arrested on a driving while license was suspended charge.

04.24.2015

1000 of west Grand Avenue Johnny Miller was arrested for driving while license was suspended.

800 Block of North 10th Street a female reported that a man forced her into a vehicle at knife point and drove her to the other end of town.

Check chickashamugs.com for more information and photos of some of these suspects.s

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A great team effort by Am-Po Panthers resulted in the fourth consecutive high school girls slow pitch softball District Championship.

The Lady Panthers run ruled two of the final three games enroute to the District Championship.

The team will be losing five Seniors to graduation, two of which will move on to play college softball on scholarships.

Congrats to the Lady Panthers and their fans for a tremendous season.

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