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December 31, 2012

Get the January ‘Blues’ and have some laughs

Winter entertainment includes CTAC, rodeo and Trail Dance Film Festival fun

DUNCAN — There are sure to be many who are glad the world didn’t end last month because January is filled with events to keep the community busy.

If you’ve been missing the old days of Saturday Night Live, the Chisholm Trail Arts Council has a treat for you with “Briefcase Blues” at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Simmons Center. J.W. Leggio and Lee Schwing recreate the “Blues Brothers” live on-stage with a seven piece professional band.

For more information, call Darcy Reeves at 580-252-4160.

In the livestock world, January is a big month with three events in one weekend, all at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. The OCPA Swine Show and Sale takes place Jan. 18. Call 580-255-3231 for more information.

The Marlow Winter Classic Pig Show is Jan. 19. Call Greg McClure at 580-450-3006 for more information.

Ultimate Calf Roping takes place Jan. 19-20 and starts at 9 a.m. each day.  This event is part of their Oklahoma/Missouri series. For more information, call Mark Holder at 918-773-2125.

For those who are alumni of Oklahoma State University, the OSU Alumni Association Stephens County Chapter is hosting a network dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Duncan Golf & Tennis Club. The dinner provides a way for OSU alumni in the county to get to know one another. For more information, call Laura Goldring at 580-467-3860.

During the last weekend of the month, an annual local treat, the Trail Dance Film Festival will once again bring in directors and actors from all over the country to present their original films. More than 90 films will be shown Jan. 25-26.

For more information, go to the event website at or call Anthony Foreman at 580-467-8519.

The Red River Rocketeers Rocket Launch will take place at noon Jan. 26 at Cape Greenwood if the weather is good. For more information, call Bill Leyer at 580-656-4781.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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