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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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  • 7-25 Marlow Gas.jpg Church ministry to host $1-per-gallon gas event on Saturday

    Hop & Sack Grocery should be hopping on Saturday morning.
       The annual gas buydown project, a ministry of Marlow’s First Baptist Church, will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon on Saturday.
     The church will buy down the price of gas so customers will pay only $1 per gallon for up to 20 gallons.

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  • 7-25 Chance Anderson.jpg Homegrown Marlow singer returns for free concert

        Marlow native Chance Anderson brought his  band to  Marlow’s downtown stage Thursday evening for the second of three community concerts of the summer.
     Free hot dogs and drinks were served to about 150 people who gathered for the music.
        Jason McPherson, city administrator, said he was proud of the turnout, especially with the raging heat.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • Red Cross notes importance of local participation

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25 National Day of the Cowboy 0013.jpg National Day of the Cowboy kicks off Saturday

    The annual National Day of the Cowboy will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.
    The theme is centered around Native American culture and will be showcased through a variety of different activites, specifically the ongoing Allan Houser Exhibition.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Temperature hits 101

    The temperature hit 101 in Duncan on Thursday and stayed there for about two hours before cooling down to 99 at 6:35 p.m., the National Weather Service reported.
    More hot weather is in the forecast.

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-24 Rotary Mike Nelson 0087.jpg Nelson discusses Duncan’s water supply during Rotary meeting

    Duncan Vice Mayor Mike Nelson doesn’t think Duncan residents need to worry about the city’s water supply.
    Despite Stage 3 water rationing, which limits outdoor watering to midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Nelson said the forethought of Duncan’s forefathers, who were also Duncan Rotary members, have created a backup system for the city.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-24 Douglass Pool Update 0081.jpg What’s dug up at cemetery goes down at spray pad project

       Dana Stanley knew just where to go to get fill dirt for the Douglass Park spray pad project -- the local cemetery.
       The city is building a splash pad on top of what used to be Douglass Pool, but  before that happens  a fairly large hole has to be filled.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest for Duncan man

    Bail was set at $250,000 Wednesday for a Duncan man who was allegedly found to have two bags of methamphetamine and two bags of marijuana in his home.
    Duncan Police Officer Suzannahe Weir said she stopped Steven Fontinott, 62,  for a traffic violation on Saturday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Man drives drunk, rolls truck in the process

    A felony warrant was issued for a Marlow man who was allegedly found to have been driving drunkenly following a rollover accident on Nabor Road.
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Darin Carman said William Waller, 33, was pinned under the steering wheel of his truck and smelled of alcohol.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hard year for peaches doesn't dampen summer tradition

    A rusting, silver-colored water tower tells visitors to this rural town between Muskogee and Tulsa that they've come to the “Peach Capitol of Oklahoma.”
    Residents of Stratford, the state’s other self-proclaimed peach capital, might beg to differ. Even so, Porter is known for its peaches, and every year thousands of people flood this town of about 600 residents to taste and celebrate the local crop during the three-day Peach Festival.

    July 24, 2014