Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 18 Issue 40 April 21, 2021 • Offices: 920 S.4th - Chickasha, OK • wvshopper@att.net • Phone: 405-224-7467 • Fax: 405-224-7469 • www.ChickashaToday.com Washita Valley Community News FREE! Take One PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 602 W. Choctaw, Chickasha elitetransmissions.org elitetransmissionsllc@gmail.com 405-448-5058 Free Estimates Free Towing for Major Repairs 8 AM - 6 PM MON.- FRI. • Integrity • Strength • Protection Since 1952 and for the 21st Century Refer a Friend Receive $50 referral fee, if friend signs at least a 3/month agreement. • Covered RV Storage with Electric • Sewer Dump Station • 10x15 Mini Storage • Fresh Water • 24HR Access & Security RV - BOAT - MINI STORAGE 1 Mile East of Hwy 81 & Hwy 19 Ninnekah, OK redrockstorageoklahoma.com 10% Discount for Active & Retired Military, Senior Citizens, Teachers and Students! 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Washita Valley Community News Chickasha Schools hire Head Girls Basketball Coach  At the April 12, 2021 board meeting, the CPS Board of Education approved the hiring of Jace John- son as CHS math teacher and Head Girls Basketball Coach.    Jerry Don Bray, CPS District Activities Director, stated: “We feel great about the hire of Coach John- son. He is a great young coach with a plan to move our girls basketball program forward with excitement, energy, and toughness. Coach Johnson is going to be a huge addition for our athletic program and we are very excited about the future.”  Jace Johnson has served as a head girls basketball coach for six years, an assistant coach for two years and an associate head coach for one year. He led the girls varsity basketball team at Bethel Public Schools, where he improved the program from (14-12) record his first season to top 10 rankings and 20+ wins the next two. Johnson also took Bethel to the Oklahoma State Tournament in 2015 and was an Academic State Champion in 2016. He was also named as an OGBCA Regional Coach of the year in 2015 and has served on multiple OCA all-state committees. He is coming from Holdenville Public Schools where he lifted a two-win club to a team that ended their season ranked 19th in class 3A in his third year with the program.  He comes from a strong coaching pedigree, his father Jerry Johnson, amassed Art for Kids in Chickasha this Summer by Marylin Butorac, Community Correspondent  The Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) is a nonprofit cultural and educa- tional agency created to support, encourage, coordinate, and promote high-quality activities and programs in the arts and humanities for the Chickasha area commu- nity.  Currently the CAAC is offering Free Children’s Art Classes on the first Sat- urday of every month, ages 4-12. More information is available at info@chick- ashaarts.org or by calling 405-905-2350.  This summer the Council is offering Artscope for 8-12 year olds to explore theater, visual arts, dance and musical theater. Artscope is staffed by professional artists and instructors in each area and children have opportunities for personal growth, creative sharing, social interaction, skill development and presentation of work.  Artscope will be held at the Grady County Event Center June 7-18th Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm. Tuition is $195. Registration information can be found at https://www.chickashaarts.org/artscope-2021.html or by calling 405-222-0487.  Some need based scholarships are being offered for 2021. Information for prospective scholarship students is located at https://www.chickashaarts.org/f/ ARTSCOPE_2021_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.pdf. Applications are due by May 1st.  For older students, CAAC is offering Artscope Studio 2021. This is a visual arts intensive held at the Chickasha Area Arts Council from July 5th - 9th, from 9am - 4 pm daily. Tuition is $125.  Applications and registration information is located on the Chickasha Arts Council website and also on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ artscopechickasha/. Scholarships are also available for Studio 2021. Check the website or Facebook page for applications, which are due May 1st.  If your student has been missing their art activities this year, check out these programs! Jace Johnson See “New Coach” on Page 2