Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 19 Issue 01 July 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 405-448-5058 HIRING NOW!! Looking For Top Notch Experienced R&R Tech Starting Salary $50K Apply in Person. Bingaman Law Office SAM C. (VAN) BINGAMAN Attorney At Law BANKRUPTCY • CRIMINAL • DUI • DIVORCE Family • Child Support • Juvenile • Trial • Personal Injury • Wills • Trust Guardianship • Bankruptcy • Adoption • Probate • Real Estate 127 Chickasha Ave - 222-4646 Veteran’s Discount 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! Thursday • Friday • Saturday All Diamond Earrings 20% Off!* Sets as Low as $145 Make it Personal: SeeUs forCustomLaser Engraving * Limited Time Offer - Some Restric- tions May Apply, See Store for Details PC Service & Repair - Bryan Boyd (405) 224-6718 • Virus Removal • Software Installation • Computer Upgrades • Computer Tune-ups Lewis to serve as FOLIO Director by Marylin Butorac, Community Correspondant  The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library are proud to announce that local resident and Friends member, Angie Lewis, was selected in April 2021 to serve on the state Board of Directors of FOLIO (Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma).  FOLIO is composed of a very dedicated volunteer board whose members are passionate about making librar- ies in Oklahoma and the Friends groups who support them the very best they can be.  Lewis has been a member of the Friends of the Chicka- sha Public Library since 1992, served as Board President from 2014-2019, is currently serving her fourth term as the Secretary, was the Chocolate Celebration Fundraiser Chairperson from 2013- 2018 and was Chairperson of the Bill Wallace Literary Landmark special event in 2020. She has been active on the Boards of several other organizations in the area including AAUW, Women’s Service and Family Resource Center, The Resurrec- tion House, USAO Alumni Association, Junior Social Workers, and Chickasha Kiwanis. Lewis is also a member of P.E.O. Chapter FV, Chickasha Area Arts Council, Great Plains Emmaus and the First Baptist Church. She is employed as the Office Manager of Steagall Oil Company.  Angie says, “Libraries and books have always been a major part of my life. My mother was an elementary school teacher; every day after school I spent in the school library waiting on her until her day was finished. The Library is still a very important place for me. I see what an impact it has on the community, the 76th Annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival August 14th by Marylin Butorac, Community Correspondant  Following a year off due to COVID-19, the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival is back on track. The only other time in its 76 years of operation that the festival was cancelled was during World War ll when it was put on hold for 5 years due to the war effort.  You won’t want to miss this year as the annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival at Jeff Davis Park is back in full swing with it’s many activities.  This family-friendly event, hosted by the Rush Springs Lions Club celebrates seasonal watermelons with a variety of watermelon-themed activities.    Twenty to thirty thousand visitors are expected to crowd Jeff Davis Park, lo- cated on East Main Street in Rush Springs. The Rush Springs Watermelon festival has been taking place on the 2nd Saturday in August since 1948. The first festival was held in 1940.  There is also a rodeo that will take place August 12-13 with a Rodeo Parade on Friday the 13th at 5 pm.  There will be many watermelon themed activities for families to enjoy, includ- ing largest melon showcase, a seed-spitting contest, an arts and craft fair with over Festival goers enjoy free slices of cold watermelon at the festival each year. Angie Lewis See ‘Watermelon Festival’ on Page 2 See ‘FOLIO Director’ on Page 2