Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
This week at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center they will have two camps. Introduction to Visual Arts Media is from 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday for ages 12 and up. Crocheting summer camp from 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday for ages 8 and up.
There are fees to attend and space is limited. Call Leah Mulkey at 580-252-6692 for information.
Duncan Public Library
This week, Dinosaurs: LIVE will return to the Duncan Public Library from 2-4 p.m. Monday for ages 7-11. How to make page corner bookmarks will be from 2-3 p.m. Monday for all ages.
Also for everyone will be Extreme Animals from 11-11:45 a.m. Thursday, where there will be a chance to see and possibly interact with animals not seen everyday.
Contact the library at 580-255-0636 for more information.
Chisholm Trail Arts Council
Arts Explosion is hosted by the Chisholm Trail Arts Council from 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center for students who have completed grades 3-5.
There is a fee as well as a limited number of positions in the camp. Call Darcy Reeves at 580-252-4160 for more information.
World’s Largest Garage Sale and SummerFest
In its 28th year, this huge sale and festival will have something for most everyone. From 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, there will be almost 70 vendors in Fuqua Park and numbers of garage sales going on in Duncan.
There is a concert by Shady 5 Eighty at 7 p.m. Friday, which is also when Kiddieland will open.
From 6-10 p.m. Friday is the first Duncan Main Street Car Cruise Night, where you can tailgate, participate in a scavenger hunt or just cruise for a fee that goes to pay for barricades during Main Street’s annual car show.
For more information, call 580-252-8696.
Red River Production Bull Riding
Rodeo action can be seen at the Red River Production Bull Riding event Friday and Saturday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.
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County to seek bids for fairgrounds expansion project
Expansion of the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center may get underway as early as this summer.
The Stephens County commissioners, joined by fairgrounds director Mike Anderson, discussed the expansion project during their meeting Monday. The commissioners approved going out for bids to see how much it would cost to build another building the same size as the Expo Arena and to relocate the South Stall Barn south to the outdoor stalls.
Lane suspects back in court Wednesday
The preliminary hearing in the death of Australian native Christopher Lane will continue on Wednesday for three Duncan teenagers charged in the fatal shooting.
The hearing, which began on Feb. 4 but was recessed until Wednesday, will determine if there is sufficient evidence for the cases against the suspects to be taken to trial.
Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and Michael Dewayne Jones, 18 face first-degree murder charges in the Aug. 16, 2013, death of Lane, who shot while jogging in the afternoon at Country Club Road near Twilight Beach.
Vehicle burglars strike seven times
A string of seven car burglaries over the weekend has prompted Duncan police to urge residents to lock up their vehicles and take valuables inside at night.
Four car thefts were reported in Duncan on Sunday and three were reported Saturday, with over $1,000 worth of items and cash stolen from vehicles.
City council to discuss projects, half-cent sales tax
City Manager Jim Frieda hopes to give Duncan City Council members an idea of how much money the city would get from continuation of the city’s half-cent economic development sales tax.
Council members will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in the council chambers at 720 W. Willow.
Infrastructure projects, including street improvements and water conservation efforts, are on the agenda for discussion.
Lt. Gov. Lamb says he’ll look at governorship when Fallin finished
Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a Rebublican from Enid, made his formal announcement for re-election this week and made a campaign swing through Stephens County. He stopped by the Duncan Banner last week for a chat with news editor Steve Olafson. Here’s how it went:
Waurika reshuffles City Hall lineup
With the city manager now on administrative leave, members of the Waurika City Commission wanted someone to steer the ship, and they found that person Monday when Brad Scott was hired as acting city manager.
In addition, following a one-hour executive session, the four members of the commission named City Treasurer Nancy Bluml as assistant city manager.
Waurika City Commissioners reinstate Brown
Chuck Brown was somewhat surprised early last week when the Waurika City Commissioners voted to terminate him from the position of city manager.
Brown was very surprised four days later to learn he had been “un-terminated” and restored to the city manager position.
Awards handed out at livestock show
Winners were announced and students walked away vests and plaques at the end of the week-long 76th annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, which ended Friday.
Following the award ceremony, the premium sale began as livestock was auctioned off.
Stephens County Fair Board secretary Kathy Shorter said funds for the sale are gathered through the different clubs in support of the students in the competition.
School boards to meet Monday
Bray-Doyle, Central High and Velma-Alma public schools will meet at their respective superintendents’ offices at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Velma-Alma’s school board will discuss possible re-employment of certified teachers and staff for next school year and possible approval of a senior trip to Medieval Times in May
Today marks beginning of Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time began in the early hours today as clocks were set forward one hour.
Clocks were skipped ahead from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. and won’t be set back again until Nov. 2 when Daylight Savings Time ends.
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