Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 20 Issue 32March29, 2023 • 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 VOTE Eric Anderson for City Council Ward 4 • Custom Planting of Patio Pots 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday Closed Sunday One Mile South of Verden, ¼ Mile East 224 County Road 1340 Visit us at www.hillcrestgrowers.com Perennials - Vegetables - Grasses Accent Plants - Foliage Baskets - Hanging Baskets - Custom Planters - Potting Soil Planting Pots - Supplies • High Quality Plants and Customer Service Are Our Speciality. Customer Appreciation Week! April 8 Now Open! • Family Owned and Operated Since 2006 • Credit Cards Accepted 405-574-4846 Our Roots Go Deep, We Grew Up Here! Outside Sales and/or Phone Sales, 9-5 No Weekends! Base pay + Commission Computer Skills a plus, professional dress, positive attitude. Apply in Person 920 S. 4th Street Chickasha, OK 73018 JOIN OUR SALES TEAM Meet New Clients Central High School First Graduates - 1923 Saturday, April 8 • 10 am to 2 pm • All Current & Previous Students & Graduates • Building Tours • Finger Foods & Cake • Visit with Former Classmates & Friends • Accepting Donations for Alumni Scholarship USAO Staff Writers  The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma will host people from all across the state April 6 for the 2023 Spring Triad, the largest event held on campus annually.  Comprising of the Montmartre Chalk Art Festival, Droverstock Music Festival and Scholastic Meet, the triad gives the public a chance to explore Science & Arts’ historic campus, enjoy a spectacular variety of outdoor artwork, music, food, vendors, inflatables and other recreational activities over the course of the day. The university also invites high school juniors to visit campus for Junior Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  “For many years now, I have looked forward to the first Thursday in April as a time when this uni- versity opens its arms to so many people young and old and welcomes them to our beautiful campus to celebrate the power of learn- ing and creativity,” said President John Feaver. “When I look back at the impact our Spring Triad has had both for this institution and the surrounding area, I am immensely proud of everything we have accomplished, but I am also very eager to see this special day grow and evolve well into the future, as it seems to just get better every year.”  Within the confines of a 6-foot by 6-foot square, the Montmartre Festival in- vites artists of all ages and skill levels to flex their creative muscles in water-based temporary chalk. Science & Arts art alumni will judge each entry and winners will be announced at a ceremony in the early afternoon. Awards are given for Best in Show as well as Judges Choice in four age categories: elementary (grades 6 and below), junior high (grades 7-9), high school (grades 10-12) and college/adult. For more information and to register for the chalk art festival, visit usao.edu/montmar- tre.  A destination for bands from around the country and from many different genres, the Droverstock Music Festival provides the soundtrack for the day’s events. This year’s lineup includes TigerScouts, Tedious & Brief; the Committee on the Faculty Band, made up of current and former university faculty; Fox Royale; and stand-up comedian Cady Wollenberg. This year’s event will also feature a “life raft” debate with seven Science & Arts faculty where they will each make the case for why their discipline is the most crucial for the creation of a new society after a global disaster.  Droverstock will also feature a beer garden and a variety of food trucks such as A&J’s Sweets, Some Like It Tot, Rock Island Candy Co., Jungle Ice, Lyn’s Lumpia among others. Various inflatables, yard games and ultimate frisbee will also be available throughout the day.  During the Scholastic Meet, students from more than 40 regional high schools compete in more than two dozen subjects through tests written and proctored by Science & Arts faculty. Awards are given to the three highest scores for each competition in two divisions, as well as to the schools with the highest number of individual medal winners. Schools can register for the Scholastic Meet at usao. edu/scholastic-meet.  Aimed at high school juniors beginning their search for a college that suits them, Science & Arts’ Junior Day lets potential Drovers learn about the institu- tion’s history and traditions, sit in a mock lecture with dynamic faculty and meet current students. Holding the event during the Spring Triad also gives students a chance to see the historic campus at its liveliest, letting them see what sets Sci- ence & Arts apart from other universities. To register for Junior Day, visit usao. edu/juniorday. USAO Montmartre Festival & Droverstock