The Duncan Banner


  • Payton Booth competes in hay stacking race Stephens county free fair provides activities for all ages

    Members of FFA and 4-H are typically used to hard work and the annual Farmhand Olympics put the skills of ag students from across the county to the test.
    There were four contests students competed in as four-member teams at the Stephens County Free Fair event Friday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

    August 25, 2013 3 Photos

  • 8-19 Car Cruise2.jpg Cruising down memory lane

    Charles Harris traveled down memory lane Friday as a spectator at the second monthly Main Street Car Cruise.
    Harris brought several family members and while he didn’t do any cruising, he did watch and reminiscence.

    August 23, 2013 2 Photos

  • 8-6 Velma Picnic.jpg Foster named ‘living legend’ at Velma bash

    Charles Foster has been breaking and riding horses around these parts in southwestern Oklahoma for years.
     Ask around and you’ll find that cowboys young and old look up to him, and not just because he’s on a horse.
     “He has been a role model to all the cowboys in the area,” said Shannon Williams, whose voice boomed over the loudspeakers Saturday at the Old Settlers’ 123rd Annual Picnic in Velma. “All of the youngsters still gather at his place sometimes.

    August 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • 7-25 CTHC sculpture3.jpg Bringing characters to life through sculpture

    Danielle Francis said one of her favorite cartoon shows is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”After attending this week’s Sculpture: The Original 3D summer camp at Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, she won’t have to wait until Saturday mornings to see one of her favorite characters.

    July 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Arts Explosion: Paper fun.jpg Flower recycling

    Students at the Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s Arts Explosion have spent this week learning how to make “glass” flowers by recycling plastic bottles.

    July 18, 2013 3 Photos

  • Crochet class at Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.jpg Kitsmiller keeps kids stitching at CTHC’s crochet camp

    Kaylee Foster, 9, of Duncan, was apprehensive about taking a crochet class.
    “I’ve never crocheted before and it’s very fun,” she said. “At first, I thought it would be boring but as I got into it, I thought it was cool.”

    July 17, 2013 2 Photos

  • Empire High School reunion

    Empire High School will have a multi-class reunion for the classes of 1979-84, from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 6, at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.

    July 1, 2013

  • Ready to go bald -46 Mommas1.jpg Moms go bald to help battle childhood cancer

    Each day on average, 46 families are told their child has cancer and in 2006, Shawna Weis received that news.
    Weis’ daughter Jocilyn was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain cancer, at the age of five. After five brain surgeries, several weeks of radiation and 14 months of chemotherapy, Jocilyn has been in remission for six years.

    June 23, 2013 3 Photos

  • Chisholm Trail Municipal Band to warm up for summer season

    Keeping the music going for summer, the Chisholm Trail Municipal Band is looking for participants for its performance season.

    May 27, 2013

  • Katrina Elam shares background on AI’s Kree’s new single 'All Cried Out'

    Moments after American Idol 2013 season 12’s Kree Harrison finished performing her new single, “All Cried Out” during the finale show Thursday, a former Bray resident let her friends know just how proud she was of the moment.

    May 19, 2013