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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2014 proposed budget shows decrease in debt
The first draft of the proposed 2014 budget for the City of Duncan reflects a decline in debt and an increase in reserves.
Tuesday, members of the Duncan City Council reviewed the tentative budget, while City Manager Jim Frieda and City Financial Director Patti Clift discussed trends in the budgeting session and within various departments.
Police investigate theft at Cameron Measurements
Duncan police officers are investigating theft of steel stock and a 2006 Ford F-350 float bed pickup truck from Cameron Measurements.
Police are looking for three individuals who broke into the industrial business around 9 p.m. Sunday. The incident was reported before 8 a.m. Monday.
Two nights left to bid on Christmas Auction items
If you haven’t viewed the Christmas Auction yet this year, there are only two more nights to check out the many items up for bid.
Bids will be taken for various items from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow and live viewing can be watched on Duncan Channel 10 or at duncanauction.org. Though several items have been sold, there are still plenty to catch your eye.
Outstanding warrant issued for third man in Comanche home invasion
Six felony charges have been filed and an outstanding warrant issued for a third Walters man thought to be involved in a January home invasion in Comanche.
Andrew Glenn Travis, 26, was identified by one of the arrested men as having driven the two men Jan. 29, to and from the home invasion. Charges against Travis include conjoin robbery, burglary in the first and second degrees, two charges of conspiracy, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. His bond has been set at $50,000.
Filing period ends, elections imminent
Marlow City Council, and Bray-Doyle and Central High school board will all have elections, while a new member will join the Duncan Board of Education uncontested.
The filing period for various school board positions and two Marlow City Council ward seats began Monday morning at the Stephens County Election Board Office. The period closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The election for those positions will be Feb. 11, 2014.
Demetra Cox was the only person to file for Office No. 4 of the Duncan Board of Education. The position is held by Lisa Presgrove, who has been on the board longer than any of the board’s other members.
Duncan man faces charge of bringing contraband into jail
A Duncan man, arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, received further charges after arriving at the Stephens County Jail, including the felony charge of introduction of controlled dangerous substance to penal facility.
Andrew Clint McCormick, 22, was arrested Friday, after being pulled over for speeding and failing to pass various sobriety tests. Officer Jason Downs was the arresting officer in the case against McCormick.
City Council reviews proposed budget
The Duncan City Council reviewed the proposed 2014 Budget during a special meeting Tuesday. The total funding available through the budget is $59,750,719.75.
“The process is not easy,” City Manager Jim Frieda said. “Budgets are tough. Budgeting isn’t always a pleasant process.”
CU-Duncan holds annual tree lighting
Unlike the past few years, weather was not frigid during Cameron University-Duncan’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
This event is something special for Cameron students, faculty and their families, as well as the community. Chosen to help John McArthur, Cameron president, and Ole Kim, CU mascot, light the tree this year were the Lehman siblings: Chris, Alex, Maddie and Paige.
Kiwanis Club happy with new sale venue
As it seems, a new location for the Kiwanis Club Christmas Tree Sale has been a positive change, according to its members.
After several years in the Elk Plaza parking lot, the sale was moved to Kiddieland in Fuqua Park. Sales began about a week ago and will continue through Dec. 15 or until the organization runs out of trees.
Community prepares for inclement weather
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. This is the thought process being yielded by the Stephens County, the City of Duncan and Duncan Public Schools as they prepare for possible inclement weather.
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