Duncan Community Residence celebrates anniversary
Duncan Community Residence will celebrate its 38th anniversary with a cookout at 5:30 p.m. today with the residents, staff and Board of Directors at DCR.
Antique Car Club
The Duncan Antique Car Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Duncan Senior Citizens Center, 1110 N. Seventh St., for a potluck supper.
Hosts for the evening will be Roger and Sandy Strasheim, and Hershell and Harriet Mitchell.
For information, call Sharleen Johns at 580-255-4199 or Sandy Strasheim at 580-656-6404.
Duncan school bands offer final concert of year
The Duncan Instrumental Music Department is hosting its free Spring Band Concert and “Evening of Percussion” Concert at 7 p.m. today and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The percussion concert will be held and the band concert will be held on Tuesday. Both concerts will be in the DHS auditorium.
This is the 6th annual Evening of Percussion Concert which features a wide variety of music with more than 35 musicians playing on various percussion instruments.
The “Evening of Percussion” is directed by Andrew Orr.
Groups featured in the band concert will be the 6th grade band, 7th and 8th grade bands, the jazz band and the HS concert Band. Also being recognized will be the senior members of the band and their parents, as this will be their final performance,” said Director Jeramy Haas.
“There is bound to be a selection of music that the band will play that will appeal to someone.”
Movie music will be dominant in the band concert with selections from “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Back to the Future,” “E.T.” and more.
These events are open to the entire community.
“So, come out and support these students who have been out there supporting so many of the school and community activities on their last concert of the school year,” said Haas.
DMS Spring Concert
The Duncan Middle School (grades 7th and 8th), along with DMS Honor Choir, will be presenting its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Simmons Center. The name of the program is “Springtacular.” This is a free event open to the public.
Senior Law Project at the Comanche Delta Senior Nutrition Center
Legal Aid has scheduled a community education talk at the Comanche Delta Nutrition Center in Comanche at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tyler Johnson, attorney at Legal Aid, will be talking about senior issues to be followed with a short question and answer session.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc., Lawton Law Center, along with the Chickasha Satellite office and Altus Satellite office, provides direct legal services for senior citizens on civil legal problems through judicial or administrative representation, legal counseling, advice and community education.
The Senior Law Project staff make regular visits to nutrition sites and Senior Citizen Centers within Comanche, Caddo, Grady, Stephens, Jefferson, Tillman, Cotton, McClain, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, and Kiowa counties.
Hall returns to Oklahoma for book signing
Former Oklahoma Gov. David Hall will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Twisted Justice”, Wednesday at the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.
A discussion period precedes the signing.
The book focuses on his career in politics, his conviction on charges of bribery and extortion and his 18-month stay in federal prison.
Hall now lives in California.
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Ray sentenced to life without parole
Stephens County District Judge Joe Enos on Wednesday sentenced 16-year-old Michael Anthony Ray to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a 14-year-old girl.
Ray, of Marlow, pleaded guilty Dec. 30, 2013, to the murder of Alyssa Dawn Wiles on June 10, 2013, in her home in Duncan.
McDonald talks about Fort Sill to Rotary Club
As the U.S. military continues to evolve, Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald said Wednesday he hopes Fort Sill will continue to improve.
McDonald, the guest speaker at the Duncan Rotary Club, gave an update on Fort Sill and compared the Rotary Club to the U.S. Armed Forces.
Arrest warrant issued for two assailants
An arrest warrant has been filed for Terrance Johnson and Dermond Jones Jr. after an attack in the Elm Terrace Apartments.
The alleged assailants took off with a suitcase containing the victim’s clothes, his wallet with $20 in it and a pair of boots worth $150. The victim was treated at Duncan Regional Hospital and was not able to note who his attackers were until Friday.
Awards handed out at Junior Livestock Show
The Stephens County Junior Livestock Show enters its fourth day today with the doe meat goat show at 10 a.m. followed by the wether meat goat show.
The steer show will be at 3 p.m. and the heifer show will be at 5 p.m.
Modern dance troupe to perform Saturday
A modern dance company based in Oklahoma City will perform in Duncan on Saturday.
Known as Perpetual Motion Dance, the troupe was formed in 2002 and has become known as the premier modern and aerial dance company in Oklahoma.
Waurika city manager fired
Waurika City Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday to begin a job search to replace City Manager Chuck Brown, whose contract with the city was terminated at a regular meeting Monday.
Brown was in a seventh year as city manager before his tenure ended following an executive session late in the regular meeting at City Hall. Mayor Jim Bernard, Vice Mayor Carole Eakin and commissioners Gayle Johnson and Bill Everett voted unanimously to confirm the termination.
Marlow Pre-K students to get full-day classes
Marlow school board members have approved all-day classes for Pre-K students in the coming school year.
The Marlow Board of Education approved the move by a 5-0 vote at the urging of Superintendent George E. Coffman, who said the district needs to begin preparing students for the future as early as possible.
ACE store recognized in nationwide tour
Duncan’s ACE Hardware store was included in a nationwide tour to recognize it for providing great customer satisfaction.
More than 140 ACE stores were selected for the tour after J.D. Power and Associates gave the company its highest-ranking in customer satisfaction for seven consecutive years.
Duncan Toy Shop hosts spud luncheon
To get to the root of children’s Christmas needs, the Duncan Toy Shop relied on community support and a load of potatoes.
The non-profit organization held its 18th annual spud luncheon Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. All 1,250 tickets to event were sold.
Lee speaks to library Friends, patrons
To achieve, often all that’s needed is intention.
Scout Cloud Lee, best known as a former contestant on the reality TV show “Survivor,” was the guest speaker during the Friends of the Duncan Public Library annual meeting. Lee talked about following through on intentions and setting life goals.
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