Chickasha, OKExpress-Star

Rock Island Arts Festival 2021 applications now available

Application forms for the 13th annual Rock Island Arts Festival (RIAF) 2021 are available on the website www.rockislandartsfestival.org. Festival activities are Fri. – Sun., Oct. 1-3, 2021 and are held in the beautiful and historic Train Depot area of downtown Chickasha, OK on east Chickasha Avenue. There are no fees...
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Chickasha, OKKFOR

Chickasha hosting Christmas in July

CHICKASHA, Okla. (KFOR) – The holiday spirit is returning to Chickasha today as the city will host a Christmas in July event. Today at 5 p.m., the “Christmas Cool Down & Block Party” will be held in front of the 40-foot inflatable Leg Lamp located near the Rock Island Depot in downtown Chickasha.
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Chickasha, OKKFOR

‘Christmas in July’ events centered around Chickasha leg lamp

CHICKASHA, Okla. (KFOR) – A unique inflatable that brings back Christmas memories is back to an Oklahoma community for ‘Christmas in July.’. Many people grew up watching ‘A Christmas Story’ every holiday season, and they likely will remember the leg lamp from the movie. However, very few people know that...
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Chickasha, OKKOCO

Chickasha brings back iconic 'leg lamp' statue for Christmas in July events

CHICKASHA, Okla. — The iconic 40-foot “leg lamp” statue is back in downtown Chickasha just in time for the community’s Christmas in July events. The 40-foot inflatable that sits on a 10-foot wooden box marked “Fragile” was inflated and secured Thursday morning. Last December, the Chickasha Economic Development Council paid homage to longtime Chickasha resident Noland James by having the customized inflatable Leg Lamp manufactured and put up.
Chickasha, OKExpress-Star

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church to hold back-to-school event

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church will be holding an event to help with students going back to school. The church released a flier saying it will hold a “Back-to-School Bash & Resource Fair” on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is at 728 W. Michigan Ave. in Chickasha.
Carnegie, OKkswo.com

Protest held in opposition to Kiowa Tribal Council chairman

CARNEGIE, Okla. (KSWO) - A recall petition is circulating among the Kiowa Tribe which calls for chairman Matthew Komalty to step down. More than 100 Kiowa tribal citizens gathered in Carnegie Wednesday to protest what they called corruption in the tribal leadership. ”He doesn’t have a concept of separation of...
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Washita, OKcordellbeacon.com

Treatment Court participants conduct clean up at Foss Lake

On a hot and extremely windy day, participants in the Washita-Custer County Treatment Court Program helped clean up litter at Foss State Park. The project took place on July 14, 2021 which shortly followed the annual Foss Lake Christmas in July event. Fifteen program participants cleaned up areas around Cutberth...
Grady County, OKExpress-Star

Resurrection House directors propose new shelter with American Rescue Plan funds

Representatives from the Resurrection House approached the Grady County Commissioners about using a portion of American Rescue Plan funds to build a new shelter. Pat Brooks, Board of Directors, and Zack Bowles, Executive Director of the Resurrection House attended the Grady County Commissioners meeting on Monday to propose a new dorm for about 26 male residents and two apartments for families. The shelter will include amenities such as a laundry room and chapel.
Sterling, OKkswo.com

Sterling community raises $40,000 for 2-year-old with leukemia

STERLING, Okla. (KSWO) - On May 31, Taos Rowan’s family received the news that no one wants to hear- your child has cancer. “So he has leukemia. He is right now in phase two of his treatments called consolidation. He’ll receive once weekly chemotherapy treatments,” Taos’s aunt Cassidy Teague said.
Comanche County, OKkswo.com

MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Noodling family traditions

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) -For some, enjoying the outdoors is how family traditions begin. That’s especially true for a couple of noodlers, who are hoping to pass on their love for handfishing to their kids. It’s a special Outdoor Adventure filmed on Father’s Day -- and even my dad got...
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Multi-County Pride Walk Tour scheduled for Sept. 4

Stephens County Pride has been busy since organizing the first Pride Walk in Chickasha and the formation of Grady County Pride. The group has picked up momentum across southwest Oklahoma to form pride groups in Caddo, Custer, Cotton and Jefferson Counties. On Sept. 4, Stephens County Pride will go on...
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13th Annual Rock Island Arts Festival set for Oct. 1-3

Chickasha’s own celebration of the arts, the 13th Annual Rock Island Arts Festival, is just a few months away. On Tuesday, the Chickasha City Council approved a request from the Chickasha Area Arts Council to hold the annual festival. The popular, three-day event will feature visual artists, musicians, food vendors, children’s activities and more.
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Heroes of America Fireworks Event Underway Right Now!

The weather this week has not cooperated with many events that were planned for the Independence Day festivities. Fields soggy or even worse, underwater. However, America prevailed! The City of Lawton's Event last week faced a little delay, but the fireworks went off as scheduled. This week, rain early and...