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February 15, 2013

FYI — Duncan Briefs

DUNCAN —  

  • Donations accepted today for Abigail Smith fundraiser

    First Baptist Church is hosting a fundraiser, organized by Morgan Collier, for photographer Abigail Smith from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Smith has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

    Fundraising efforts include a garage sale, a bake sale and a silent auction. Several area photographers have joined together to donate professional portrait sessions. All proceeds will go to Smith to help with paying medical bills. 

    Furniture, clothes, decor, baby items or other items are being accepted at 4 p.m. today, in the church gym. For more information, call Morgan Collier at 580-606-0957. 

     

  • County youth science fair opens Friday

    The Stephens County Science Fair is set for Friday and Saturday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. Science fair projects will be judged Friday, and awards will be presented to winners Saturday.

     

  • DLT ready to perform ‘Back to the ‘80s

    “Back to the ’80s,” a Duncan Little Theatre production centered on a group of high school students in their senior year in the 1980s. 

    The musical will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Feb. 13 at the Simmons Center Theatre.

 

  • Soul food feast returns for Black History Month 

    The annual Soul Food Feast will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Douglass gym. The event, headed by the Black History Month Comittee, is one of several events planned for the month of February.

     

  • Stephens County Courthouse closed Monday

    The Stephens County County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, for President’s Day. The Stephens County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the courthouse.

     

  • Simmons Center Health Fair

    The “We (Heart) Kids” Health Fair takes place 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Simmons Center. 

    There will be numerous booth/stations set up to promote health and fitness for youth. All ages are welcome and there will be games, activities, inflatables and more. Youth fitness class demonstrations will be going on from performed by Extreme Thunder, Youth Zumba, cheer company and more. The first 250 children in the door receive a free funpack. This is a free event. 

    For more information, call 580-252-2900, Ext. 227 or 243.

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  • Council votes for cheaper, quicker water fix

    The Duncan City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to go with a $650,000 fix to its water infrastructure needs.
    The council approved a $43,000 contract with Crafton, Tull, Sparks and Associates to build a 1,000-foot long pipeline that will be capable of putting about 3 million gallons of water per day into Lake Humphreys.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23 DHS Band 0042.jpg DHS band wins fifth straight Sweepstakes

    The Duncan High School band received a rare distinction, winning Sweepstakes for the fifth consecutive year.
    Senior Cody Plumley is excited the band won Sweepstakes for its fifth year in a row, making the DHS Band one of the few school bands to do so.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Do the crime, you’ll face a bigger fine

    It just got considerably more expensive to be cruel to animals, ride a bike at night without a light, drive over a fire hose and noodle in a city lake.
    The Duncan City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to increase the amount of municipal fines and bonds associated with dozens of misdemeanor offenses.

    April 23, 2014

  • Sheriffs: State backing out on prisoner promises

    State efforts to save time and money by shuffling prisoners more swiftly through the system are riling local sheriffs who are losing money because of the efficiency program.
    A change in Department of Corrections practice is landing a “significant hit” on two-thirds of Oklahoma counties, which depend on reimbursements to house state inmates locally, said Ken McNair, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association.

    April 23, 2014

  • McKinney: DOC move will benefit Stephens County jail

    Oklahoma Department of Corrections efforts to move county inmates to DOC prisons has helped the Stephens County Jail dip below capacity.
    But Sheriff Wayne McKinney wonders why it took so long to happen when the county jail was overcrowded for several years.

    April 23, 2014

  • Officer urges volunteers to sign up for mentoring program

    A new in-school mentoring program trying to recruit volunteers got a boost on Tuesday night when Duncan Police Officer Julio Alvarez stepped onto a stage to tell a crowd of 50 spectators that a mentor helped him overcome the trauma of childhood victimization.
    “Go out and spread the word,” Alvarez said, urging people to sign up as mentors through a program that is being developed by The Well Outreach, Inc.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23 Assumption 0009.jpg Assumption Catholic to honor Pope John Paul II

    As Pope John Paul II moves toward being named a saint, Assumption Catholic Church will have its own celebration of the former head of the Catholic Church.
    Assumption will have a Divine Mercy Healing Mass at 6 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the canonization of John Paul II. John Paul II was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Tyee Percival OBIT.jpg Tyee Leon Percival

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  • City Council to consider airport runway rehabilitation

    A rehabilitation project could be coming to the runway at the Duncan Municipal Airport.

    April 22, 2014

  • High rainfall recorded for Duncan, more expected this week

    Duncan’s rainfall total for 2014 nearly doubled between Sunday night and Monday morning, when the community received 2.06 inches of precipitation.

    April 22, 2014