Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 20 Week 23 June 7, 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. 405.237.5813 Jake Phipps ROOFING • GUTTERS • SIDING 580.467.2522 • Integrity • Strength • Protection Since 1952 and for the 21st Century 428 W. Grand Ave. • P.O. Box 2100 Chickasha, OK 73023 405.224.1000 • Fax 405.224.5593 www.MosleyAgency.com ROOFING GUTTERS SIDING 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE WAC w C S ROOFING BEHIND EVERY PROJECT IS A 416 Choctaw - Chickasha 405-224-2222 BEHIND EVERY PROJECT IS A 416 Choctaw - Chickasha 405-224-2222 Now Over 416 Choctaw - Chickasha 405-224-2222 STORE HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 327 Chickasha Ave - Downtown Chickasha 405-224-9021 • 800-924-9021 & Diamonds Hours M-F 9:30-6 Sat 9-5 A legacy of exquisite form and function that has gained us worldwide attention among connois- seurs of fine objects. The seamless integration of classic natural materials and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry’s work — no compromises, no shortcuts, exceptional quality. Now At Jay’s Famous Name Brand Firearms • Colt • Remington • Winchester • Henry • Beretta • Browning • Glock • Smith and Wesson • Springfield • Martin • Mossbert • Bushmaster • Rugar • Thompson • Weatherby • EO Tech 12 Months Zero Interest Financing (wac) • Step Goal Completion • Workout Activities • Reach Your Goals • Monitor Progress • Workout Activities • Track Your Workout •Your Heart Rate INTRODUCING CITIZEN CZ SMART SMARTWATCH Train derailment blocks cross streets in Marlow  AMarlow resident was sitting on her front porch looking at the grafiti on the railcars going by Sunday afternoon when 7 of the cars of the Union Pacific train came loose folding like dominoes and careening and crashing into each other.  Geanie Allen told News 9 that all of a sudden some of the train wheels took off and landed in her parents front yard which bordered the railroad tracks in Marlow.  Seven cars that were located near the end of the train skipped the tracks, some spilling their cargo of wheat, flour and dirt. No hazardous material was released in the crash. Photo by KOCO TV See ‘Marlow Derailment’ on Page 2 Juneteenth is a day of celebration  A parade and a festival of events will take place in Chicka- sha on Saturday, June 17th to mark the emancipation of slaves in the United States.  The parade will begin at 10 am at 1st Street and Dakota and travel to Washita Valley Park with opening ceremonies at the park at 11 am. Other events be- gin at noon with live entertain- ment, a keynote speaker, games, food, prizes, rides and other activities of fun for all ages.  Deriving its name from com- bining “June” and “nineteenth”, it is celebrated on the anniversary of the order, issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved Africans Americans in Texas. Originating in Galveston, Juneteenth has since been observed annually See ‘Juneteenth’ on Page 2