Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:45 pm

Grady County Fire was contacted and asked if they would be willing to escort the Chickasha Fighting Chick Band from their facility to the stadium prior to the Friday night football game.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month GCFD dispatched the Pocasset Stations Breast Cancer Awareness Brush/Fast Attack Engine to assist with the assigment.

The request was a result of a near accident prior to the last home game when a vehicle failed to yield or slow as it passed the marching band members enroute to the stadium.

GCFD is more than happy to assist with any public events whenever it is possible.

Chief Spurlin a former Drum Major for the Fighting Chicks indicated that he appreciated the opportunity to return to a very familiar place and event.

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Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:26 pm

During this cooler weather, com on out and enjoy the Rock Island Arts Festival. The festival lasts until October 4th and is sponsored by several local businesses. It is located at 1st Street and Chickasha Ave.

What you can expect to see

Artisans Booths

Crafter Booths

National and local bands/musicians

Performing Arts

Childen's Creation Station

Mainstreet Merchants Treasure Trove for Children

Art demos

Wine/Beer tasting

Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:08 pm

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.

Other terms for domestic violence include intimate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence.

Who is Most Likely to Suffer from Domestic Abuse or Become a Victim of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors.

Women and men can be victims of domestic violence.

How Many Men are Domestic Violence Victims?

Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the USA.

How Often Does Domestic Violence Occur?

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.

Why Does Domestic Abuse Happen?

No victim is to blame for any occurrence of domestic abuse or violence.

While there is no direct cause or explanation why domestic violence happens, it is caused by the abuser or perpetrator.

When and Where Does Domestic Violence Occur?

Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 am.

More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home.

What Happens to Victims of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

At least 1/3 of the families using New York City's family shelter system are homeless due to domestic violence.

Domestic Violence in America: General Statistics and Facts

Women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.

More than 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners.

In 2 out of 3 female homicide cases, females are killed by a family member or intimate partner.

What are the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children?

More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year.

Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).

Children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.

Children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violence against a parent - which can place a child at great risk for injury or even death.

What are the Effects of Domestic Violence on Mental Health?

Domestic violence victims face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional distress.

Domestic violence contributes to poor health for many survivors including chronic conditions such as heart disease or gastrointestinal disorders.

Most women brought to emergency rooms due to domestic violence were socially isolated and had few social and financial resources.

What is the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence costs more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.

What Happens if Domestic Violence Victims Do Not Receive Help?

Without help, girls who witness domestic violence are more vulnerable to abuse as teens and adults.

Without help, boys who witness domestic violence are far more likely to become abusers of their partners and/or children as adults, thus continuing the cycle of violence in the next generation.

#1 FACT: Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.

Help change the facts. Speak up, speak out, and make a difference for victims of domestic violence.

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Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:03 pm

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign that aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the disease.

A closer look at the staggering stats about breast cancer reveal why this is an important cause to so many people.

According to the American Cancer Society, every 2 minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer -- that's everything from "stage zero" cancer (which some doctors believe shouldn't even be called cancer) to the deadliest form: invasive breast cancer.

The cancer organization also estimates that 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States this year. And an estimated 2,350 new cases will be diagnosed in men.

The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2015 are:

About 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed About 440 men will die from breast cancer

Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, estimated that in 2012, around 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer in women occurred worldwide.

These numbers have influenced the need for early detection and screenings. According to the Food and Drug Administration, more than 39 million mammograms are performed each year in the United States.

And those mammograms may have had an impact. The American Cancer Society reports that the breast cancer death rate is down 34% since 1990. As of Jan. 1, 2014, there were more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

The World Cancer Research Fund International reports that there are more than 6 million breast cancer survivors worldwide, giving many survivors a reason to celebrate this month

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Friday, October 2, 2015, 1:46 pm

You are invited to join the Chickasha Public Library for our second Annual Teddy Bear Sleepover, on Friday, October 9th at 6:00 pm. The event will be held at the Library, 527 Iowa Avenue. Kids are invited to bring their second favorite stuffed toy (and a grown-up) to the Library for an extra-special story time. Together you will enjoy stories, games, and crafts. After the fun, the humans will go home and the stuffed toys get to spend the night in the Library. NO HUMANS ALLOWED! You come back Saturday, October 10th to pick up your friend and hear all about their fun night. For more information please call the Library 405-222-6075.

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Friday, October 2, 2015, 10:04 am


Roderick Alexander was arrested for driving under the influence of liquor or drugs/actual physical control of a motor vehicle after a traffic stop in the 800 block of West Choctaw.

A second degree burglary report was taken in the 800 block of Sleepy Hollow

A hit and run accident report was taken in the 1600 block of South 15th Street.

A first degree burglary report was taken on Hazy Brook Circle.

Failure to comply with compulsory law was the reason a vehicle was impounded in the 200 block of South 9th street

The 100 block of West Dakota Avenue was the location of a citizen making a district citizens arrest.

Utter a forge instrument was the fraud report taken in the 700 block of U.S. Highway 62 East.

Mark Shields was arrested in the 900 block of South 4th Street on a possession of a controlled and dangerous substance charge.

1 adult male and 1 adult female were arrested in the 600 block of West Choctaw Avenue on public intoxication charges.


The 1900 block of South 4th Street was the location of two arrests. Jorge Luis Espino was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of liquor or drugs/actual physical control of a motor vehicle. A passenger Alfredo Arce Martinez was taken into custody on a public intoxication charge. Both were booked into the Grady County Jail.

Almost 7000 viewers per day look at to follow-up and verify who may have been recently jailed in Grady County..............are you one of the 7000?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8:27 pm

Friday at the Rock Island Arts Festival

It's FESTIVAL TIME ... Chickasha! Activities at the 7th annual Rock Island Arts Festival (RIAF) begin at 10 am on Friday, October 2! Visitors will be greeted by over 30 artisan, crafter and business booths, food vendors, children's activities, winetasting, beer garden, the 2nd fire truck owned by the City of Chickasha, Chickasha Public Library booth and school children's drawings on display in the Depot, Graffiti Drawing Walls on the grounds, Open Studio art projects in the Depot at 4 pm and Lazer Tag at 6 pm and ... MUSIC!

The historic Mill Building and beautifully covered Stage area will be a busy place as many talented individuals, bands and dance groups bring a variety of entertainment to please all Festival-goers on Friday to Sunday, October 2-4, 2015!

On Friday afternoon, October 2, the first performer on the Mill Building Stage is Chickasha musician Richard Clift at 4:00 pm. He will be followed at 4:45 pm by Alyssa Thomas of Blanchard.

Taking the stage at 6:00 pm is 'Tim Brauer and Friends' (aka B - S and Crew), a very popular band from the Chickasha area. The group recently performed at the 2015 Grady County Centennial Fair and was set-up and ready to entertain on the Band Shell Stage at the Oklahoma State Fair this year until rain and lightning canceled their show. So, don't miss an opportunity to hear this music-loving group perform some of their favorite songs at the Festival!

On Friday at 7:15 pm the Oklahoma City-based Americana band known as 'Annie Oakley' will entertain. The band is fronted by twin sisters Sophia and Grace Babb. They released their first self-produced and recorded EP 'Annie Oakley' in 2013 and have continued to perform at venues and festivals on weekends while being concurrently enrolled in high school and college. In 2015 they received the Rising Star and Best Local Band awards. In September 2015, their debut studio album 'Though of You a God' was released.

'The Chad Todd Band' from Duncan will round out the night of performers at 8:30 pm. This band is one of Oklahoma's busiest and high-energy, variety country dance bands playing over 200 shows a year in the Tri-State area. Chad Todd, a graduate of Wetumka High School, started playing with the Soundbaux band after college and around 2005 formed his own band 'The Chad Todd Band'. He recently completed his first country album, 'The Home Brew Album'. Todd auditioned for the 2015 'The Voice' and out of 25,000 hopefuls he made it to THE TOP 25 and was the only person from Oklahoma. Todd does Vocals and plays Acoustic Guitar. Others in the band are Katie Ballew on Bass and Vocals, David Wayne Boyles on Vocals and Lead Guitar and Dean Northcutt on Drums and Vocals.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8:11 pm

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Thursday, October 1, 2015, 1:24 pm

LUNCH AT THE ROCK the weather is perfect for a day to eat outdoors! Come to the Rock Island Arts Festival at the historic Rock Island Depot for lunch this Friday 10/2, and enjoy fabulous cuisine from a variety of food trucks.

Here's just a partial listing of the fabulous lunch fare available:

Fried Catfish

Indian Tacos

Corn Dogs

Hot Dogs

Pulled Pork

Curly loaf

Chicken on a Stick

Turkey legs

Funnel cake encrusted Chicken on a Stick

Fried Oreos


Funnel cake

Chicken tenders

Elephant ears

Dessert cones - strawberry shortcake, apple pie or pumpkin filled

Much, much more!

Meet your friends for lunch at the Rock!!

Hours: Friday 10/2 and Saturday 10/3 - 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday 10/4 - 11 am to 5 pm

For a full schedule of events go to Contact us at

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