Washita Valley Weekly

Page 2   Washita Valley Weekly “My Community Magazine” August 17, 2022 God Bless America “We appreciate your business” SAVE 7 DAYS AWEEK Mon - Sat 10 - 7 Sun 1 - 6 3420 S 4th CHICKASHA 405-825-3510 Dining & Bedroom Furniture 25% OFF NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN! 20%OFF ENTIRE STORE tractor pull in the US the National Farm Machinery Show held each February in Louisville, KY.  Josh Runion of Chickasha is the promoter for this show. When he is not promoting a show, he is an- nouncing at other similar shows.  Runion said, “I Am proud to have the Outlaws re- turning to Chickasha, and to have the chance to share with my hometown what I get to do. It has been years since the pulls have been held here in Chickasha until the Outlaws returned last year”.  The show will have an open pit area where fans can meet the drivers, take pictures, get autographs and get upclose to the monster machines.  The pit area is free with a paid ticket. Tickets are $20 each and kids 5 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 4:30, the excitement begins at 7:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday. ‘Thunder in Tornado Alley’ continued from Page 1 Gomes faces additional charges  An Oklahoma contrac- tor is now facing an ad- ditional charge after being accused of defrauding Oklahomans.  In July 2021, the Okla- homa Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protec- tion Unit began investi- gating a consumer fraud case involving 40-year-old Norman “Buddy” Gomes, who owned BNV Con- struction, after receiving several complaints.  Officials say Gomes is accused of requesting money up front from victims for home repair projects he never started.  As a result of the investigation, Gomes was charged with five counts of embezzlement and one count of pattern of criminal offenses.  After charges were filed, officials say another vic- tim came forward.  Gomes has now been charged with six counts of embezzlement and one count of pattern of criminal offenses.  In all, authorities allege that Gomes stole $49,384 from those victims.  “The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit is committed to finding and elimi- nating bad actors in the state’s home improvement industry,” said Attorney General O’Connor.  If convicted, Gomes faces up to 28 years in prison and up to $51,000 in fines, along with restitution owed to the victims. Your New Source For Everything Firearms and Accessories! www.jaysjewelryandfirearms.com 327 Chickasha Ave. - Chickasha 405-224-9021 327 W. Chickasha Ave, Ste. 8 - Chickasha M - F 10 - 5:30 • Sat. 10 - 3:00 Closed Sunday Bring us your photos, sketches or tattoos ... We’ll create it just for YOU! Use your own gold & diamonds and $AVE Toward any custom design piece of $1000 or more Gold is at a near all time high Paying top dollar for gold and silver! Diamonds and Rolex! M - F 9 - 5:30 • Sat 9 - 3:00 • Closed Sunday www.jaysjewelry.com Just Launched! Kendra Scott Jewelry! Rock Island Arts Festival 2022 Coming Soon  The 14th annual Rock Island Arts Festival (RIAF) 2022 is only a few weeks away, scheduled for Sep- tember 30-October 2, 2022.  Festival activities are held in the historic Train De- pot area of downtown Chickasha, on east Chickasha Avenue.  More than 65 vendors have registered for the Festival which include artists, crafters, businesses, community groups, food trucks, breweries, wineries, musicians, performers and more. The latest updates can be found on the website www.rockislandartsfes- tival.org.  The Festival and parking are free and open to the public. Live music and other entertainmet is provid- ed without charge to enjoy.  For additional information, to become a sponsor or signup for the dunk tank, email director@rockisland- artsfestival.org OR call (405) 274-7547.  Other major events are held in conjunction with the Festival activities, including the 5th annual ‘Okla- homa Food Truck Championship’ competition and Chickasha’s ‘Rock Island Ride’ charity bicycle event, both scheduled for Saturday of the event.  The RIAF is a multi-faceted, family-friendly arts event organized and facilitated by the Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) each fall since 2009.