Five area Easter egg hunts are planned for Saturday.
The first egg hunt is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Simmons Center. This is the Simmons Center’s annual egg hunt. The age categories include walkers to age 3, ages 4 to 7 years old, and ages 8 to 109 years old. For information, call Lori Belcher at 580-252-2900, ext. 227.
From there, egg hunters can make their way to Redbud Park in Marlow for the Marlow Chamber of Commerce annual egg hunt. For this egg hunt, the Marlow Fire Department will sound the starting signal at 11 a.m. Parents and little hunters should be in place by 10:45 a.m.
The age groups for the Marlow Chamber egg hunt include newborns to 1-year-olds who will hunt inside The Hideout, ages 2 to 3 years who will line up to the south of The Hideout, ages 4 to 5 years who will line up to the north of the North Pavilion, ages 6 to 8 years who will hunt eggs south of the North Pavilion, and ages 9 to 12 years who will linup by the middle stage footbridge.
For information, call the Chamber at 658-2212.
The third egg hunt of the day will be at and hosted by the Moose Lodge. This hunt is slated to start at 1 p.m. The age divisions include newborns to 3 years old, 4 to 7 years old, and 8 to 12 years old. For information, call the Moose Lodge at 255-1001.
Faith Church is also hosting an egg hunt. The day begins at 11 a.m. at 1209 S. 10th Street in Duncan. There will be inflatables, free hot dogs, pictures with the Easter bunny. The actual hunt will be at 1 p.m. for ages 0-4, 5-7, and 8 and up. For information, see www.faith4duncan.com.
The final egg hunt of the day will be the First Baptist Church Community Easter Egg Hunt. For this egg hunt, children will be searching for egg at 3 p.m. in Fuqua Park. The age groups include newborns to 3 years old, 4 to 7 years old, and 8 to 12 years old.
In addition to the egg hunt, the First Baptist event will include extreme inflatables, face painting, cookies, and prize drawings. For information, call Susan Mitchell at 252-5885.
Five area Easter egg hunts are planned for Saturday.
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It sells their carcasses to science.
The practice, which has been going on for about five years now, not only furthers the cause of educational science, but provides some money for the cash-strapped Duncan’s general fund.
Prisons expand their reach to train new officers
Joshua Drake once was offered the chance to be a corrections officer but turned it down because he didn’t want to leave his wife and aging parents for six weeks to train hundreds of miles away in El Reno.
Cable ONE starts lineup changes
Cable One, the cable TV service provider for Duncan and Marlow, will begin a series of changes in its channel lineup on Aug. 5, the company said.
The cable service is changing to an all digital format that will enable customers with an HDTV to see high definition programs in true high defnition.
Tax-free weekend begins Friday
It’s been seven years since Oklahoma legislators passed the tax-free holiday to keep shoppers in Oklahoma.
Beginning at midnight Friday, the tax-free weekend returns to Oklahoma and is set to conclude at midnight Aug. 3. The Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes Duncan retailers will benefit from the three-day event.
Murder trial postponed until January
The impending trial of Miles Bench, who faces a possible death penalty in the slaying of a Velma teen-ager, has been postponed until January.
District Judge Joe Enos granted the continuance at the request of Bench’s attorneys, District Attorney Jason Hicks said Saturday.
Masses give unaccompanied children a taste of home
The services have all the elements of a typical Sunday Mass — singing, scripture, a sermon, prayers, communion and worship.
But the weekly Masses celebrated by Fathers Philip Seeton and Nerio Espinoza since the end of June are unique for their location, at Fort Sill, and their congregants, who are hundreds of Hispanic children hungry for the familiarity of their Catholic faith.
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.
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.
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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.
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