Washita Valley Weekly

Page 2   Washita Valley Weekly “My Community Magazine” June 29, 2022 God Bless America 100.1 FM & 91.5 FM For the best music this side of heaven Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ One Song at a Time! Service Time: 10:30 AM 4092 Norge Rd. Chickasha, OK 405-320-0055 Gather Grow Produce Aluminum Trailer Repair Campers - Slideouts - Lights - Generators AC & Common Repairs Rehme Manufacturing, Inc. 100 Cherokee - Marlow, Ok 580-658-2414 ‘Call or Drop by for a Quote’ Oral Lavaughn “Fitz” Fitzpatrick ...  Oral Lavaughn “Fitz” Fitzpatrick was born to James Oral Fitz- patrick and Mildred Myrtle (Felkner) Fitzpatrick, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on July 22, 1929. Fitz of Rockwall, Texas, passed from this life on June 18, 2022 at the age of 92.  A gathering of friends and loved ones was held at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, Texas, on Friday, June 24, 2022. A second visitation was held at Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Graveside services to im- mediately follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, Oklahoma.   At a young age, he enjoyed being in the FFA and showing cattle. Fitz retired in 1989 from Borg Warner Acceptance Company. As a hobby, he also restored antique tractors and drove them in the local parades.  Fitz leaves behind his daughters, Sheila Bishop and Sheryl Of- ner; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Carol Frieze and husband Ted.  Oral is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Mae Fitzpatrick; parents, Oral and Mildred Fitzpatrick; brother Jack Fitzpatrick, and sister-in-law Anita Fitzpatrick. Jesse David Higgins ...  Jesse David Higgins was born to David and Patricia Higgins on July 5, 1977, in Chickasha Oklahoma. It is with great sadness, heavy hearts, and profound love that the family of Jesse David Higgins announces his passing. Jesse passed away on June 18, 2022, from complications due to his long-time battle with diabe- tes. He was 44.  A memorial was held at Sevier Funeral Home Chapel in Chicka- sha, OK on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Jesse was the self-proclaimed black sheep of the family and that crazy uncle that all his nieces and nephews loved dearly. He was also a gentle giant when it came to his grandchildren whom he loved and adored dearly. He had a big personality, and an even bigger heart, and would give you the shirt off his back.  Since he was able to talk he never met a stranger. He had the most radiant personality. People were just attracted to it. Above all, Jesse was our protector. You did not dare mess with his fam- ily. He was the self-proclaimed black sheep but in all honesty, he was the son, brother, uncle, husband, father, family member, and friend that we all knew we could count on when things got rough. He would always be there, not standing behind or beside you, but he would be leading the charge.  Jesse was preceded in death by his father David Wayne Higgins.  Jesse is survived by his mother Patricia E. Higgins, son James “Bubba” Clark, daughter Lyndsey Cullifer, brothers: Mark and Tiffiny Brooks of Victoria, TX; Matt Brooks of Monroeville, PA; Mason and Rena’ Brooks of Wister, OK; and Jacob and Christina Higgins of Oklahoma City, OK; 3 grandchildren 14 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews. Vergie Lou Conner ...  Vergie Lou (Robinett) Conner was born August 19, 1920, in Tuttle, Oklahoma to William Lafayette and Eva Line (Marlow) Robinett. Vergie of Tuttle, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Blanchard, Oklahoma at the age of 101.  Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 27, 2022, at First Baptist Church Tuttle, Tuttle, Oklahoma. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Tuttle, Oklahoma under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.  She grew up in Tuttle and attended Walden Schools until 8th grade. She then went to Bridge Creek High School where she graduated.  Vergie married the love of her life, Joe Richard Conner, in August of 1940, one year after graduating. They lovingly raised 3 children, Bobby Joe, Anna Louise, and J.B. “Shorty”. Vergie and Joe lived in Tuttle their whole lives and raised their family there. Vergie and Joe were married for 64 years before Joe passed in 2005.  She worked for Tuttle Public Schools for 11 years as a Cafeteria cook and later as the Cafeteria manager. Vergie loved garden- ing, quilting, cooking meals for her family, and playing cards and dominos. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and especially her great-great-grandchildren who were very special to her.  She is preceded in death by her parents, William Lafayette Robinett and Eva Line (Marlow) Robinett; husband, Joe Richard Conner; brothers: Oscar, Ted, Virgil, Warren, Wes, and Jim; sisters: Goldie, Georgia, and Jesse, as well as another sibling who passed away at birth; daughter-in-law, Pearl Conner.  Vergie is survived by her children, Bobby Joe Conner and wife Jenna, Anna Louise Brumlow, and J.B. “Shorty” Conner; 15 grand- children; 28 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Clyda Robinett; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews and family. Death Notices Memorials Complet with pict posted o ww City Council.  The City Manager operates much in the same way that a Chief Executive Officer of a corporation does. The City Manager’s Office is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Chickasha’s city gov- ernment, including managing the city’s budget, the city’s departments and operations, and programs for communicating with residents and employees. playground equipment, roofing improvements, and a security vestibule; or in the alternative acquiring all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase ar- rangement $7,650,000.   Construct, furnish, equip, and/or acquire improve- ments at Chickasha Middle School to include but not be limited to: roofing improvements, new parking lot for staff/visitors, painting improvements, security vestibule, and certain classroom flooring improve- ments; or in the alternative acquiring all or a dis- tinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $1,980,000.   Construct, furnish, equip, and/or acquire improve- ments at Chickasha High School to include but not be limited to: roofing improvements, Media Center reno- vation, Drama classroom renovation, and Family and Consumer Science classroom renovation; or in the alternative acquiring all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $6,295,000.   Construct, furnish, equip, and/or acquire improve- ments at Chickasha Schools Memorial Stadium to include but not be limited to: grandstand renovations, press box renovations, new track and field turf, paint- ing/sealing improvements, new scoreboard, fencing around the track, sound system improvements, and lighting improvements; or in the alternative acquir- ing all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $9,765,000.  Construct, furnish, equip, and/or acquire improve- ments at Chickasha Schools Adult Learning Center to include but not be limited to: improvements and renovations to create space for a daycare; or in the alternative acquiring all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $510,000.  Construct, furnish, equip, and/or acquire improve- ments at Chickasha Schools Administration Building to include but not be limited to: new carpet; or in the alternative acquiring all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $130,000.  Acquire instructional materials and equipment district-wide as needed and as funds allow; or in the alternative to acquire all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $500,000.  Acquire technology equipment and technology related items district-wide as needed and as funds allow; or in the alternative to acquire all or a dis- tinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $1,000,000.   Acquire school furniture, fixtures, and equipment district-wide as needed and as funds allow; or in the alternative to acquire all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $1,100,000.   All remaining bond proceeds will be utilized for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquir- ing and improving school sites; or in the alternative to acquire all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $750,000. Proposition #1 Total $34,785,000  Proposition #2 Acquire transportation equipment and auxiliary transportation equipment; or in the alternative to acquire all or a distinct portion thereof by lease purchase arrangement $1,000,000 ‘Bond Issue’ continued from Page 1 ‘City Manager’ continued from Page 1 4-H Discovery Days  Discovery Days for 4-H students will take place Wednesday and Thursday, June 29-30 at the Grady County Fairgrounds. More that 50 young men and women from all over SW Oklahoma have registered for the event.  Both days will be filled with educational activities for the students. Among the activities are: photogra- phy, Lego robotics, various science experiments and activities, art, sewing, canning, and floral design Chickasha Ward 3 residents to meet  A meeting for Ward 3 residents will be on Monday, July 11 at Washita Valley Park and the meeting for Ward 1 will be August 8 at Fire Station #2.  Ward Meetings are an opportunity for residents of a ward to meet their elected officials and share ideas about the future of Chickasha. Residents are encour- aged to attend the meeting for the ward they live in. Questions may be sent ahead of time to info@ chickasha.org. Beat the heat   Todd Morris at Todd’s Muffler, Auto Repair and Tire Center is stepping up and collecting fans that will be distributed to families in need through the Salvation Army.  This is the seventh year for the shop to accept fan donations from customers and the public according to office manager Donna Cacy.  “We usually wind up collecting and donating about 100 box and circulating fans each summe,” said Cacy, “and then some people donate cash and we go buy fans to give to the Salvation Army.”  This promises to be perhaps a record heat sum- mer according to Oklahoma weather forecasters and perhaps this will help some people beat the heat.  Todd’s will take donations of fans and money through July 31st. They are located at the corner of 3rd and Texas Street in Chickasha. Call 405-222- 2747 for further information or to donate. Ice Cream for Vets  Grady County OHCE groups are making a sweet offer to veterans. Show up on Tuesday, July 5 for ice cream and cookies.  All veterans are be- ing invited to enjoy ice cream and cookies with fellow veterans from 1:30 to 3:00 at the DAV office located at 6th and Chickasha in downtown.  The event is a thank- you from the OHCE for the service provided by those who have been in the military.  There is no charge for the event.

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