Monthly meeting Monday for DHS Vocal parents
The Duncan High School Vocal Music Parent’s Association will be holding its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the vocal music room on the south side of the DHS auditorium.
The association will discuss the Little Dixie Choral Contest, which is Oct. 31, and the Christmas Concert, Dec. 12. All parents of DHS music students are encouraged to attend.
For information, contact DHS director Kevin Zinn at 580-252-0206.
2013 DRH Health Foundation Gala
Duncan Regional Hospital’s annual gala will take place Oct. 29th at Simmons Center from 6-8 p.m. The gala will include a raffle for dinner for 12 by Marcus McEntire of Distinctive Decor, a homemade T-shirt quilt by Gina Flesher and dinner at “Vast” (top of Devon Tower in OKC) with a limo ride from Duncan.
The Haunted Yard
The Haunted Yard at Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department, located 4 miles east of Eastland on new Hwy. 7, begins Oct. 25th 7-11 p.m. Admission is $7/person. The Haunted Yard is open Oct. 25, 26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.
Comanche High Haunted House
The Comanche High School Class of 2014 is hosting the annual haunted house. It will be in the Village Mall shopping center, next to Dollar General, in Comanche.
The “Village of Terror”will be located across from the high school gym.
It will be open 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 (Halloween night).
All proceeds go to Comanche’s Project Graduation.
Genealogical society fall sale approaches
Stephens County Genealogical Society will hold its annual fall garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Donations are accepted at the library which is located at 301 North Eighth.
The library will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the afternoons, so members may prepare for the sale. Normal hours will resume the following Monday.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.
Call ahead for holidays and inclement weather conditions closings.
For more information call 580-255-8718.
Water Garden Society of Southern Oklahoma
The monthly meeting of the Water Garden Society of Southern Oklahoma will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Red River Technology Center.
The speaker will be Professor Jag Sodhi from Lavender Valley Acres in Apache. Lavender Valley Acres and Sodhi have received the Award Winner of the Industry most prestigious: 1st place 2013 Redbud and 2010 Merit Award — Outstanding Agritourism Attraction, Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
This is an open meeting and anyone wanting to learn about the society or hear about Lavender Valley can attend.
Rock Creek OHCE
Rock Creek Oklahoma Home Community Education group’s next meeting is at noon, Nov. 6, at Sue Hightower’s home.
Chisholm Trail Toastmasters
State Senator Corey Brooks will be the guest speaker for the Chisholm Trail Toastmasters from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Halliburton Technology Center. The lunch and learn session will feature a short question and answer time.
For more information, contact Glenda Hobbs at 580-470-8018.
Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Thursdays at 704 Ridley Road. All meetings are open and smoking is not allowed.
For more information, call Brad at 580-475-5799 or Terry at 580-467-4503 or Steve at 580-656-3666.
Monthly meeting Monday for DHS Vocal parents
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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.
DPD aims to fill five staff vacancies
The Duncan Police Department is looking for five new officers.
Of the department’s 43 patrol officers, two are females and one is Hispanic. There are no African-American officers.
The city’s search for five new officers includes anyone who is qualified, said Chief of Police Daniel Ford.
Forestry service selling seedlings to public
The Oklahoma Forestry Service will offer the gift of seedlings to the public.
The service, which sells seedlings on its website throughout the year, will come to Duncan to sell seedlings and give Duncan residents a chance to speak to their forester, Kevin Keys, in person during the sale on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stephens County Conservation District Office at 3901 W. Beech Ave.
Half-cent sales tax approval urged for city’s growth
Twenty years have passed since the City of Duncan passed a half-cent sales tax to establish a foundation to strengthen the local economy.
Lyle Roggow, president of the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, and Ben Herrington, DAEDF Board chairman, spoke Thursday on the need to continue the sales tax to keep the economy strong.
Junior livestock show finishes Friday night
The 76th Stephens County Junior Livestock Show concludes tonight with the awards presentation at 6 and the bonus sale at 6:30 at the county fairgrounds and expo center.
On Thursday, the doe meat goat show, wether meat goat show, steer show and heifer show were held.
Church Women United organization to celebrate World Day of Prayer
Christian women from various denominations will celebrate their beliefs by coming together this morning to pray.
The local Church Women United organization is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. today in the First Christian Church for fellowship and a program. Today is the 2014 World Day of Prayer, which brings women from all denominations together. The local effort is headed by Church Women United.
Baseball teams remember Chris Lane in Ada
One by one, they stopped playing or coaching and walked past the media to talk about Chris Lane.
Guess you could say he was on everybody’s mind Wednesday, especially the 40 or so players from Redlands Community College and East Central University.
They were all wearing Chris Lane’s numbers on the ECU diamond.
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