Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 20 Week 38 September 20, 2023 • Offices: 920 S. 4th - Chickasha, OK • wvshopper@att.net • Phone: 405-224-7467 • www.ChickashaToday.com Washita Valley Community News FREE! Take One PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 American Owned Printed in U.S.A. VISIT A STORE NEAR YOU! LIMITED-TIME OFFER! PURE *Terms and Conditions apply. While supplies last. Visit www.assistwireless.com/terms-and-conditions for complete details. * + FREE UNLIMITED TALK/TEXT/DATA REQUIRES QUALIFYING ENROLLMENT IN TRIBAL LIFELINE & ACP SERVICE * * FREE ROOFING GUTTERS SIDING 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE WAC w C S ROOFING Rodney Christian Suehzen Mosley Realtor/Broker 405-222-8625 Mosley Real Estate Five Oaks Medical Group has expanded its pain management department along- side Dr. Miller with the addition of Jacob Byers, MD, Interventional Pain Management – Anesthesiologist with Pain Management Fellowship from Duke. Dr. Byers, born and raised in Cleveland, Oklahoma, graduated from medical school from Oklahoma University and went on to complete his residency at the University of Birmingham. Dr. Byers’ practice will be comprehensive, and his main areas of focus will include: back pain, sciatica, neck pain, as well as joints with arthritis such as knees, hips, and shoulders. Dr. Byers is thrilled to start his journey at both Grady Memo- rial Hospital and Five Oaks Medical Group. Dr. Byers comes to Chickasha with his wife Courtney (married for 9 years) and daughter, Scarlett. “Growing up in rural Oklahoma as the son of a pipe liner, I know firsthand the active, hard-working lifestyle many Oklahomans live. Through my training, I’ve learned many procedures and methods to help ease pain and restore patients to a functional, active life that pain would otherwise prevent.” Dr. Byers also stressed the importance and value of providing quality care and building trust with his patients. Ty Pool, Vice President Physician Services and Clinics said, “The addition of Dr. Jacob Byers will greatly add to our al- ready stellar Pain Management department. Dr. Byers will be an excellent asset, and we are confident he will deliver high- quality care to our community and surrounding areas.” To learn more, contact Emily Miracle (405) 779-2496 or Ty Pool (405) 224-2100. Five Oaks Medical Group Welcomes Jacob Byers, MD – Interventional Pain Management USAO to celebrate 50 years of Drover Athletics during Homecoming Weekend  The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma invites all alumni to celebrate 50 years of Drover Athletics Nov. 3-5 during the 2023 homecoming weekend. This year’s celebration will honor athletes throughout the university’s history. The weekend will feature special guests including Coach John Hudson and other members of the first men’s basketball team, the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1973, and all other members of the USAO family.  Registration for the full weekend is $60 and in- cludes a branded swag bag, two drink tickets, Saturday brunch, popcorn at the Saturday afternoon tailgate party and a ticket to that night’s “Wish You Were Here” reception and concert at Legends Pubhouse. Registration for the brunch and awards ceremony only is $30. Participants must register by Oct. 27 at usao.edu/homecoming.  The 2023 inductees into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame are Dr. Michael Blake, a 2003 graduate and member of USAO’s first soccer team, and Dr. Stan Brown, a 2002 grad and member of the Drover basketball team. Scott Parkin- Rock Island Art Festival, now Rock Island Weekend: Bites, Bikes, and Art Vibes in Chickasha”  The Rock Island Art Festival has grown tremendously over the past 14 years and this year will see some dramatic changes particularly in the location of the artist booths and activity set ups.  With the recent activity around the Depot with Chet Hitt’s Townsend purchase of the Mill Building and remodeling going on at the old Savoy Hotel, a decision was made to move from the park like setting in and around the Depot and famous Leg Lamp, to be located west of 4th street to 6th street in downtown Chickasha.  On the Rock Island Arts Festival facebook page, the comment when asked about the Depot location was “We didn’t know how much construction would be going on at the mill building and areas surrounding the depot when it was festival time so we made the decision to move the festival this year. We will reevaluate for next year.”  The Festival promises to be one of the best with artists, crafters, food trucks, See ‘Bites, Bikes, Vibes’ on Page 2 See ‘USAO Homecoming’ on Page 2