United Way Follies to be entertaining kickoff
United Way will kick off its annual campaign with a follies event at 7 p.m. today, at the Scarlet Event Center.
The event will feature singing, dancing, music performances, skits and an improvisation group. Money raised at the event will go toward the campaign.
For information, call Lauren Ellis at 580-255-3648.
Main Street Duncan Car Cruise
An old fashioned car cruise and “draggin’” Main returns to Main Street Duncan tonight. This is a monthly event that is from 6 to 10 p.m. It is a fundraiser to help the program build its own street closure barricades for downtown events.
Car cruisers can register at 10th and Main and the fee is $10. Show quality vehicles, ATVS, motorcycles and others can cruise. Tailgate parties are also part of the event. Those attending can bring their own grills. Main Street businesses will remain open and there will be door prizes and music.
For information, contact MSD Executive Director Tammy Johnson, 580-252-8696.
Red River Rocketeers host National Model Aviation Day
To celebrate the storied history of model aviation, clubs across the country are invited to participate in National Model Aviation Day on Saturday.
Red River Rocketeers, a local group, will participate and encourage the public to attend the inaugural National Model Aviation Day, at its new Wolfe Field launch site. First launch is at 10 a.m. Bring a chair, your favorite (non-alcoholic) beverage and enjoy the action.
This nationwide celebration of model aviation has been established to celebrate and promote the hobbies of RC and Model Rocketry.
For information, contact Bill Leyrer 580-656-4781.
Event website: http://www.rrrocketeers.homestead.com
CH FFA readies to host annual ice cream social
Central High FFA will host a back-to-school ice cream social at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, on the west side of the Ag Building in Central High.
FFA officers will present a program about the activities the FFA chapter does and will answer questions people may have. After the program, ice cream will be served.
People wanting to bring homemade ice cream for people to eat can do so.
The event is opened to the public, supporters of the Central High FFA and the FFA members.
An FFA dress swap shop will be in the Ag Building. Black pants, black skirts, black socks, black shoes, white shirts and white blouses will be available.
Ron Curry is the chapter advisor and agriculture teacher for Central High.
United Way Follies to be entertaining kickoff
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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.
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.
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