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Washita Valley Weekly
“My Community Magazine”
July 18, 2018
God Bless America
Driving
Academy
405-503- 2133
Chickasha Area
Call to Enroll
Weekend Classes
Driving Instruction for
Students and Adults
Marlon Gay
Owner / Instructor
Fresh Desserts Made Daily
118 North 5th - Downtown Chickasha
405-274-1982
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 Children 2-12 years old general admission tickets
are $14, adult general admission is $20, V.I.P. tickets
(ages 2 and up) are just $25.
 Advance tickets are available in Chickasha
at: Homeland Grocery, Spencers Supermarket,
Interurban, Chuy’s Wheels and Tires, Standridge
Equipment, and the Grady County Fairgrounds; in
Blanchard at Spencers Supermarket; in Duncan at
Standridge Equipment; and online at:
com/event/extreme-monster-truck-summer-nationals.
 Tickets will also be available at the gate each night
of the show.
 The 2018 Extreme Monster Truck Summer
Nationals are brought to you by Horsepower
Promotions and sponsored locally by KOOL
105.5, 106.1 The Ranch, Coors Light, Two Vets
Clothing Co., Hilliary Communications, Standridge
Equipment, Interurban, C&R Print Shop, and Chuy’s
Wheels and Tires.
“Monster Trucks”
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 Mike Hawkins purchased the Equalizer name and
truck from David Morris years ago and has lived up
to the championship-caliber driving it was known for
ever since. His construction company made possible
the eventual purchase of two great race trucks,
which eventually became the current Hot Tamale
and Equalizer pieces on the circuit today. Always an
entertainer, Hawkins has never been known to back
down from any challenge in racing, or obstacle in
freestyle.
 “The trucks are paid for, and I didn’t come
around monster trucks to go easy on them!” says the
Virginian. “I drive them hard and I want them driven
hard, like they’re supposed to be!”
 Hawkins has taken many wins in both racing and
freestyle, and is the featured truck at many events he
attends.
 “I go out to thrill the fans and give them the best
I can every time,” he says. “That’s what matters to
me.”
Equalizer is built on a 2012 Chevy Silverado body
with a 572 cubic inch Chevy motor backed with a 2
Speed Powerglide transmission on a chassis built by
Patrick Enterprises and held up with Knight Stalker
Shocks and riding on 66x43x25 Goodyear tires.
The Equalizer
Chickasha’s Movie on Main
 Chickasha Main Street Association hosted their
Movie on Main event Thursday night on Chickasha
Avenue. The event had been scheduled for June but
was postponed due to inclement weather.
 City of Chickasha employees blocked off the 300
block of Chickasha Avenue and set up the giant
inflatable screen, projector, and sound system.  
 Jay’s Jewelry sponsored Popworth’s Kettle Corn,
whose sweet n’ salty or caramel corn made for the
perfect snack as members of the audience brought
lawn chairs and blankets, sat under the stars and the
nice easterly breeze, and watched The Sandlot. The
Sandlot is a 1993 family classic about the adventures
of a group of nine boys who become friends in 1962
as they play baseball and try to conquer The Beast.
 Special thanks goes to Chickasha Main Street, City
of Chickasha Public Works employees, Jay’s Jewelry,
and Popworth’s Kettle Corn.
 For more information about Chickasha Main Street
and upcoming events, follow them on Facebook at:
.
Salvation Army partners with energy
companies to help those in need
 July is The Salvation Army’s
Home Energy Aid Month. The
Salvation Army has partnered
with OG&E’s Lend-A-Hand,
ONG Gas’ Share the Warmth,
and PSO’s Light-A-Life
programs.
 Last year, more than $404,000
was provided in utility assistance to
9,632 individuals. The number of persons requesting
utility assistance continues to grow each year.
 Imagine being without air conditioning in the
Oklahoma summers or without heat in the winters
when temperatures reach single digits. For many,
such as persons with disabilities, young children
and people with breathing issues, it can be life
threatening.
 Unfortunately, in most communities we are only
able to help a handful of households per month due to
limited funds available for utility assistance. It is not
uncommon after the first couple of days of the month
to be out of utility assistance funding, yet the calls
keep coming.
 To help assist those in need, utility customers are
encouraged to support energy assistance programs
year-round. The Salvation Army receives between
hundreds to thousands of requests for assistance with
utility bills annually.
 If someone wishes to support the utility assistance
program, a donation marked “Home Energy Aid
Month” may be sent to: The Salvation Army, 2402 S.
16th Street, Chickasha, OK 73018, or they can submit
a donation by checking the box on their utility bill.  
 For more information, call The Salvation Army at
(405) 224-5647, or to make an online contribution,
visit
.
Chamber of Commerce Celebration set
 Chickasha’s Fifth Annual Fall Chamber
Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grady County Fairgrounds.  
 The Chamber Celebration is an evening to
celebrate the bright future ahead as we collectively
invest our time, talent and treasure.
 Chickasha’s own Dollar 98 will be performing hits
from their 2016 album “South of the Crossroads” as
well as covers from red dirt and country music greats.
 This year’s celebration will be catered by
Interurban and will feature pot roast, garlic mashed
potatoes, green beans, salad and a roll, with tea and/or
lemonade to drink. For dessert, Interurban is serving
their famous Tequila Bread Pudding.
 RSVP/Sponsorship forms are available by email at:
. Completed RSVP/
Sponsorship forms may be returned via email or fax
(405) 222-3730.
 For more information, contact the Chickasha
Chamber of Commerce at (405) 224-0787. 
Upcoming OHAI (Oklahoma Healthy Aging
Initiative) Class
 Talking with your Doctor is scheduled for Tuesday,
July 24, from 3 to 4 p.m. This interactive workshop
will teach participants how to communicate more
effectively with healthcare professionals. Instructors
will discuss the healthcare system and provide skills
for a more positive interaction between patients,
caregivers, and healthcare providers. This class is
designed for individuals and caregivers who want to
learn how to take an active role in their healthcare by
working with their provider.
 Register by calling the Chickasha Public Library at
405-222-6075, registrations are required.
“Judges,
therefore,
should be always men of
learning and experience
in the laws, of exemplary
morals, great patience,
calmness, coolness, and
attention. Their minds
should not be distracted
with jarring interests;
they should not be de-
pendent upon any man,
or body of men.” —John
Adams (1776) first Vice
President (1789–1797)
and second President of
the United States (1797–
1801).
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