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Washita Valley Weekly
“My Community Magazine”
August 15, 2018
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Discount
CV Tech’s Short-Term Courses to
Begin
 Daytime and evening short-term classes begin
Monday at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s
three area campuses.
 Hundreds of options are available to anyone at
least age 16. Classes range from computers to health
and special interest to trade and industry. Online
courses also are available. A complete course list
is available at cvtech.edu. New courses are added
throughout the year.
 Full-time programs for high school students and
adults begin Aug. 16 at all campus sites.
Amber-Pocasset and Tuttle American Legion well
represented at State
 Amber-Pocasset
Public Schools and Tuttle
American Legion were
represented by two young
men and one young lady
this summer at Boys State
and Girls State. These
young adults are required
to have high morals and
characteristics to attend.
The students attending
were: Kaylee Berman,
Carson Shaw, and
Nicholas Mesa-Salas.
 Kaylee Berman is the
daughter of Zac Tryon
and Cherie Tryon. She
is currently holding the
office of President of B. P. A. at the Canadian Valley Technology Center and plans
on running next year for a National Office for B.P.A. While attending Amber-
Pocasset, she has received Student of the Month and has received rewards from
Canadian Valley Technology Center including Silver Award and an Ambassador
Award. Being a member of B.P.A. and an ambassador for CVTech, Kaylee sets up
community service projects for the B.P.A. officers. She enjoys the opportunities
to give back to her schools and community and is also interested in politics and
bettering the world around her. Her plans include attending college to attain her
Law degree and hopefully be involved with Oklahoma State Capital issues.
 Carson Shaw is the son of Mark and Michelle Shaw and the grandson of Doug
Shaw, Rosemary Patmore and Bob and Connie Marion. Carson has held the office
of Junior Class Reporter and was a House of Representative Page. He has been
on the National Honor Society, was the 8th Valedictorian at Middleberg, and has
been on the Am-Po FFA Farm Business Management team—being first place
twice. He has been active in FFA, Boys Basketball, Boy Scouts, Baseball and is
active in his Church activities as well. Carson plans on attending college after
high school.
 Nicholas Mesa-Salas’ guardians are Tiffany and Albert Buitenhuis and the son
of Jenell and Joseph Mesa-Salas. He is also the grandson of Frank Mesa. Nicholas
enjoys school and has been on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. His favorite
classes are yearbook and music. He likes to keep his mind busy by reading,
writing and working. Nicholas is open to his opportunities and is undecided as
to whether he will be going to college to become a nuclear engineer, joining the
military, working at Chickasha Meat Company, or maybe all three!
Pictured left to right are Nicholas Mesa-Salas, Kaylee Berman, and
Carson Shaw.
Alzheimer’s Association program set
for Sept. 10 
 Canadian Valley Technology Center will host an
educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association
Monday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in
Building 200, Room 4.
 The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often
dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or
someone you know is experiencing memory loss or
behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early
detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy,
enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of
Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality
and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s
in America. Hear people who have the disease and
learn how to recognize signs in yourself and others.
 This program is sponsored by Brookdale Senior
Living Solutions, Lifeline Home Health and Hospice,
Physician Housecalls, and Physician’s Choice
Hospice. Admission is free, but space is limited.
Please RSVP by email at:
or by calling (405) 274-0530.
Medical Marijuana and the Workplace
Webinar at CV Tech
 Thursday, August 16, from 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.,
Chickasha Chamber of Commerce and Canadian
Valley Technology Center will host a one-hour
free webinar and discussion entitled “Going Green
Medical Marijuana: An Action Plan for Employers”
to clarify and answer questions employers may have
about medical marijuana and the workplace.
 The webinar will take place at Canadian Valley
Tech’s Helen Ward Seminar Center, 1401 Michigan
Avenue, and has been made possible by McAfree and
Taft Law Firm.
 RSVP for this event by calling (405) 222-7552.
Chickasha Youth Soccer 2018 Fall Registration scheduled
 Chickasha Youth Soccer Association has released the
registration dates for the fall 2018 season.
 Registration will be held at the Chickasha Public Library,
527 W. Iowa Ave, Chickasha, on Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-
noon;Tues., Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.,
Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., and Sat., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.
to noon.
 New registers must provide a copy of their birth certificate.
No exceptions.
 Youths born in or before 2014 are eligible to register.
Cost for children born between 2011 and 2014 is $50, and will play Sundays
at the Sports Complex. Children born 2010 or before pay $65, and will play at
Southlakes in Oklahoma City on Saturdays. Youths born in or before 2005 may be
a traveling team.
  For more information, go to
or email cysasoccer@
yahoo.com.
International Prescription Overdose Awareness Day
 The Red Rock PFS
(Partnership for Success)
Program would like
the community to be
aware of the upcoming
International Prescription
(Rx) Overdose Awareness Day on Friday, August 31, 2018. The International Rx
Overdose Awareness Day was started by the Salvation Army in Australia in 2001
to mourn publicly the loss of loved ones without feeling the guilt or shame. This
year’s theme is “Time to Remember. Time to Act.”
 According to 2017 World Drug Report, The United States accounts for
approximately one quarter of the estimated number of drug-related deaths
worldwide, including overdose deaths, which continue to rise. Mostly driven by
opioids, overdose deaths in the United States more than tripled during the period
of 1999-2015, from 16,849 to 52,404 annually.
 In honor of International Rx Overdose Awareness Day, the silver badge is the
universal symbol of awareness of overdose and its effects. Wearing silver can
signify the loss of someone cherished or demonstrate support to those with a
burden of grief.
 One way to help decrease prescription overdose is to properly dispose of your
unwanted or expired pain medications through the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
(OBN) drop boxes. There are now MedSafe Disposal Boxes in the Grady County
pharmacies listed below to utilize as well. The drop boxes are located at the
following locations: Grady County Sheriff’s Office, 302 N. 3rd; Chickasha Police
Department, 2001 W. Iowa; Chickasha Clinic Pharmacy, 2224 W. Iowa; Grand
Care Pharmacy, 2103 W. Iowa; or Liberty Drug, 315 W. Chickasha.
Pharmacist to customer: “Sir, please understand, to
buy an anti-depression pill you need a proper pre-
scription ... Simply showing marriage certificate and
wife’s picture is not enough !
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