Monday, Nov. 26
12:31 a.m. — Intoxicated pedestrian, drunk on foot, U.S. Hwy 81 and Plato
7:53 a.m. — Theft, 515 N. A
8:09 a.m. — Found property, 421 S. 27th, office/The Greens, report filed
8:33 a.m. — Non-injury accident, WalMart, report filed
8:50 a.m. — Suspicious person, Fifth and Osage, west of track
10:46 a.m. — Burglary residence, 815 N. 13th, report filed
12:40 p.m. — Animal complaint, 213 N. 22nd
12:59 p.m. — Residential alarm, 209 E. Maple
1:13 p.m. — Business alarm, 1803 U.S. Hwy 81/Verizon
1:44 p.m. — Escort, 42nd and Beech/New Hope
1:47 p.m. — Animal complaint, 1109 N. 17th
2:06 p.m. — Notification, 813 N. 11th/911 call
2:13 p.m. — Reckless driving, Old U.S. Hwy 81 and E&M Oil/NB
2:18 p.m. — Incident, 1811 W. Main
2:22 p.m. — Animal complaint, 100 W. Pine
2:29 p.m. — Trespassing, WalMart
2:42 p.m. — Escort, 701 W. Plato/Bethel Assembly of God
3:03 p.m. — Animal complaint, 4108 Whispering Hills Dr.
3:33 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 301 Industrial Pkwy/Duncan Mini Storage, report filed
3:36 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 20th and Pine, report filed
3:48 p.m. — Suicide threat, 906 Stephens
3:59 p.m. — Notification, 1310 Peck Ave.
4:34 p.m. — Disturbance, 411 W. Oak
4:35 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 411 W. oak
4:35 p.m. — Fire, Lake Fuqua
4:52 p.m. — Drugs, 405 W. Oak
4:56 p.m. — Residential alarm, 3425 Bates Dr.
5:08 p.m. — Medical call, 1901 Parkview Circle
5:23 p.m. — Theft, 2309 N. Fifth, report filed
5:55 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 1106 W. Park Ave., report filed
6:47 p.m. — Burglary residence, 712 Cherry, report filed
6:49 p.m. — Disturbance, 909 Martin Luther King
7:49 p.m. — Overdose, 702 Sunnylane St., report filed
7:55 p.m. — Welfare check, 707 N. First
8:21 p.m. — Suicide threat, 2 block south of Chill’s Lounge on southeast corner/ 202 E. Maple
8:41 p.m. — Suspicious person, 317 N. First
8:42 p.m. — Reckless driving, east on Elder
9:32 p.m. — Suicide threat, 211 E. Chestnut/Chisholm Corner, report filed
9:32 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, WalMart/old Goodys
11:15 p.m. — Intoxicated pedestrian, drunk on foot, U.S. Hwy 81 and Plato/Chisholm Corner, report filed
Tuesday, Nov. 27
5:13 a.m. — Suicide threat, 206 E. Elm B8/Elm Terrace Apts/Apt. 8 B8
6:25 a.m. — Business alarm, 901 W. Ash/First Baptist Church
Monday, Nov. 26
12:09 a.m. — Ambulance request, 2 1/2 west on SH 7 from Lawton Duncan Y NS
2:28 a.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 4 Box 234 E
4:27 a.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 2 Box 561 Comanche
8:27 a.m. — Suspicious person, SH 7 and 10 mile on the NS
8:46 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Osage off of Fifth on the west side of the railroad tracks
3:53 p.m. — Non-injury accident, Oliver and Comanche Lake Rd.
4:41 p.m. — Fire, Lake Fuqua upper campground on the south side
5:43 p.m. — Fire, 1 east of Velma on S&W then approx 3 back south ES
7:26 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 3688 Lawler Rd., report filed, domestic violence
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Sales tax resolution expected for April vote
Board members of the Duncan Area Economic Development Board are working with the City of Duncan to refine working in a resolution, bringing the 1/2 cent economic development sales tax back to a vote.
The sales tax was first approved by Duncan voters in 1994, and has been approved every five years since. The DAEDF Board requested the Duncan City Council table the resolution until January to address the working of the resolution, with hopes of making an April election for the sales tax.
Johnson resigns as director of Main Street Duncan, Inc.
After almost seven years at the helm of Main Street Duncan, Inc., Tammy Johnson has handed in the reins.
Though leaving the position was a hard decision to make, Johnson said she is excited about her new journey as business developer for Express Employment Professionals, which she will begin on Jan. 6.
“I really loved Main Street; the program and what its goals are,” Johnson said. “I love the business members of Main Street and learned so much from them.”
DHS Band students perform Christmas carols around town
It didn’t feel a thing like Christmas, but the Duncan High School Band wasn’t complaining.
On Thursday, members of the DHS Band traveled around Duncan to play Christmas carols. Although the temperature was almost at 70 degrees, about 30 students participated in the annual caroling.
“It’s just fun to play, even if it doesn’t feel Christmasy,” DHS Band Director Jeramy Haas said. “It’s actually more enjoyable to play in this weather.”
Haas likened Thursday’s not-so-winter weather to playing in Florida. Coincidentally, the band students are scheduled to perform in March in Orlando, Fla.
Duncan students make OMEA All-State Band
Two band students from Duncan High School were named to the Oklahoma Music Education Association (OMEA) All State Band, and two others are alternates.
Junior Mason Bivens was named to first chair trumpet in the All-State Band, while senior Kody Garis was named to the second chair clarinet. For the two DHS students, making the All-State Band is a privilege few students get to enjoy. Bivens was also selected for first chair of the All-State Jazz Band, but chose the All-State Band when a decision between the two had to be made.
Smart Start receives grant from Cotton Electric Charitable Foundation
A love of reading is what Smart Start of Stephens County plans to instill using a $750 grant received from Cotton Electric Charitable Foundation.
Just before the presentation was made Thursday morning, Julie Sanders, Smart Start coordinator, stopped in to visit a Smart Start classroom at Will Rogers Elementary. She read a couple of short books to a group of pre-K students as part of a reading program through the organization.
Velma parade still slated for Saturday
Though some not-so-pleasant weather is threatening hopes for Saturday events, the Velma Christmas activities are still on the calendar.
Velma Mayor Shawn Enloe said the House Lighting Contest will go on no matter the weather Friday night. Residents who want their decorations judged are to leave their lights on from 6-10 p.m. Friday.
Right now, the parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with lineup beginning at 10 a.m. at the east of town near the E&S Feed Store.
Economic development sales tax awaits Council, DAEDF agreement
Duncan residents won’t see a ballot for the economic development 1/2 cent sales taxes, voted on every 5 years, until at least April.
The Duncan City Council, at request of the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation Board, tabled the sales tax and a resolution for an election during Tuesday’s special meeting. Duncan City Manager Jim Frieda said this request reflected the foundation’s desire to work on language in the resolution.
Duncan bus involved in Tuesday accident
A Duncan school bus accident Tuesday morning resulted in some property damage, but no children were injured.
The accident took place prior to the start of the school day Tuesday, as the bus was heading toward Emerson Elementary. The bus was traveling south on 12th Street between Cedar and Pine streets, Duncan Superintendent Sherry Labyer said.
Horace Mann fifth-graders learn English customs via Skype
Horace Mann fifth-graders could tell you celebrating Christmas in England isn’t much different than celebrating the holiday in the United States.
In fact, English children have quite a few things in commons with American children. This was one thing Horace Mann fifth-graders learned through a Skype conversation with students at the Cotswold School, a language and science academy in Gloucestershire, Great Britain.
Ribbon cutting held at new Windhaven Homes addition
It was a great day for Duncan, as several community leaders put it, when a ribbon cutting ceremony was performed for the Windhaven Homes.
Situated at 102 S. 2nd Street there are 40 new single family homes which have been and will be saving graces to many Duncan families. They are part of a low income-based housing project headed by LW Development, LLC. and partially funded by tax credits through to the developer through the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
“This is a special occasion for Duncan and a great investment in our community,” said Chris Deal, Duncan Chamber of Commerce president.
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