Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 19 Issue 42 May 18, 2022 • 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 Shop Local 602 W. Choctaw, Chickasha 405-448-5058 One-Stop-Shop for All Your Drivetrain Needs! Si Habla Español • Free Estimates • Free Towing for Major Repairs • Advanced Diagnostics • Rebuilds & Repairs 405-247-6112 • 405-919-7118 Roofing - Siding - Seamless Guttering -Windows Let us help you with your insurance claim! Public Adjustments Available! Rodney Christian BEHIND EVERY PROJECT IS A 416 Choctaw - Chickasha 405-224-2222 Skeeter Hawk Personal Mosquito Zapper Skeeter Hawk 30-Day All-Natural Essential Oils Mosquito Wristband Complete Mosquito Defense can be Found At Ross Seed True Value! Naturally Fierce Products from Mosquito Eradicator Get Yours Now Before They Get You! Malathion Spray for yards and gardens Mosquito Dunks for Bird Baths, Fish Ponds, flower pots etc. Mosqito Pellets Larvacide treatments Mosquito Bombs for Standing water Don’t Forget to pick up your “Off” products when you spend time outside Mike Day Insurance Agency Inc. Mike Day, Agent 124 N. 5th St. Chickasha, OK (405) 224-1968 www.mikedayagency.com Prepare to vote  State elections are quickly approach- ing and every vote can make an impact for Oklahoma and local communities. The deadline to register to vote is Friday, June 3rd. Registration will open again after the June 28th vote and registration will be open until October 14th and close again until after the November 8th General Election.  By Oklahoma law you cannot change your affiliation until after the August Primary runoff, but you can update your address, name change, etc.  When you vote, you are contributing not only to your future but also the future of those who come after you. You will need a photo ID, your voter registration care or some other form of approved identification,  Voting allows you to have a say in who represents you. You should study and question the candidates to find the candidate who best represents you and your values to make sure that where you live takes shape into something you can be proud of. Let your vote represent your values and beliefs.  If you have not registered to vote, or need to update your voting information, contact the Oklahoma Election Board. You can update your information online or contact the Grady County Election Board, located at 315 W. Pennsylvania Avenue Chickasha; 405-224-1430; gradycounty@elections.ok.gov  In Caddo County, Caddo County Election Board; 110 Southwest 2nd Street, Anadarko, Ok 73005; 405-247-5001 Grand Jury Finds Mistakes Made in Governor’s 2021 Commutation Order George Plummer KOOL 105.5 News  A scathing report from an Okla- homa County grand jury says accused Chickasha killer Lawrence Anderson should not have been released from prison in 2021 - a move that proved to have led to deadly consequences.  Just a few weeks after his release, Anderson was arrested for the fatal stabbing of three people and is said to have admitted cutting out one of his victim’s hearts to eat it.  The Oklahoman this past week reported that the state pardon and parole board knew that Anderson was not eligible for clemency but did nothing to keep him and others like him locked up. Anderson, serving time for a drug offense, was among 400 inmates whose sentences were commuted by Gov. Kevin Stitt in Janu- ary of last year.  The grand jury said evidence indicates that the overall push at the parole board was ‘volume’ over anything else; and that ‘corners were cut’ and ‘processes See ‘Grand Jury’ on Page 2