Recognizing a steer roping legend
No one around Duncan really knows Clark McEntire. The name may ring familiar and maybe a few old cowboys competed against him, yet, he’s a legend.
His history and humbleness is the reason the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo Committee will be honoring him when the rodeo opens Thursday at Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.
Buckholts honored for work against domestic violence
Allie Spears Buckholts, the wife of former Duncan resident Carl and daughter-in-law of Carole and E.J. Buckholts, also of Duncan, was honored as “Excellence in Action Against Domestic Violence Prosecutor of the Year” Thursday at the state capitol in Oklahoma City.
C.A.V.E., concert set to happen in Marlow’s Redbud Park
Several activities are outlined for the first C.A.V.E. Bash, which will benefit many local needy families.
Community Against Violent Expressions (C.A.V.E.) is not accepting any cash donations or entry fees at the event, set for noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Redbud Park in Marlow. Instead, only toys, hats, gloves and non-perishable foods will be accepted.
FUMC Noodle dinner organizers hope to raise $10,000 for charity
Noodles and chicken sounds fairly simple but much work goes into preparing for the First United Methodist Church’s annual Noodle Dinner.
This is the 48th year for the event, which will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at FUMC and is sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Many of the church members, men and women, have been involved for years, such as event chair this year, Barbara Braught.
Women gather to pray for leaders, schools, families
The 6th annual Women’s Prayer Dinner — Prayer and Politics 2013, took place on the third Thursday of September. The women gather yearly, on this day, to pray for the country and its leaders. This year, 18 women attended the event. Among them, keynote speaker, State Representative Pam Peterson, the first woman Majority Floor Leader. She was introduced by Rep. Ann Coody.
Duncan 8th graders get lesson in manufacturing
With manufacturing being one of the largest career fields in Stephens County, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation used Friday’s Manufacturing Day as a way to spark interests for some Duncan students.
She reigns supreme
Hayden Travis of Marlow spent more than a month preparing for the 2013 Stephens County Free Fair Pageant held Saturday and walked away as queen.
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.
Free admission on Fourth of July at Sam Noble Museum
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will offer complimentary admission on Thursday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.
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.
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