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Applebee’s closes after pipe bursts
The Applebee’s Restaurant on U.S. 81 was forced to close when a pipe burst and drenched its entry, a manager at the restaurant said Tuesday.
The pipe burst about 5 p.m. Monday as Duncan was thawing out from freezing temperatures, the manager said.
Cattle fitting set for tonight at junior livestock show
The 76th Annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show continues at 6 p.m. this evening with the cattle fitting contest at the county fairgrounds.
The lamb and ewe show is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight, too.
Schools re-open, nice weather ahead
Schools throughout Stephens County will resume classes today after a blast of cold, icy weather prompted adminstrators to tell everyone to stay home on Monday.
The weather today should be downright balmy compared with the weekend.
The high temperature today should be near 48, the National Weather Service said. The low tonight should be around 32.
Snow gives burn ban cold shoulder
Stephens County commissioners decided on Monday to take no action to reinstate a burn ban for the county.
Commissioners lifted the county’s burn ban Feb. 3 following snowfall of 3 to 6 inches.
‘Survivor’ contestant returns for motivational pep talk
She braved the wild life on “Survivor,” and now Dr. Scout Cloud Lee will brave the cold weather in Duncan to speak at the Duncan Public Library.
At 6 p.m. today at the Duncan Public Library, Lee will speak about her “Survivor” experiences as a part of the annual Friends of the Library meeting.
Schreckengost meets voters as campaign heats up
Duncan City Council candidate Chris Schreckengost met with about 20 people at an informal reception on Monday as the final month of the city’s political season got underway.
Schreckengost greeted visitors at the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he said he wanted to give voters “an opportunity to meet me to help them make a decision April 1.”
Christian anti-trafficking crusader to address 8th graders
She is Safe, a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to saving women and girls from abuse and human trafficking, will address eighth-grade students at 9 a.m. today at the Simmons Center.
Michele Rickett, founder of the organization, will speak primarily about abuse and abusive relationships.
Duncan, Comanche, Marlow, Central High, Bray-Doyle, Empire and Velma-Alma schools are closed for Monday March 3.
Duncan ranked among top 15 Oklahoma cities
Duncan is among the top 15 best places in Oklahoma, according to Movoto, a national real estate company.
The list ranks Norman at the top and Duncan at number 15, according to Natalie Grigson, who posted the company’s study on a Movoto blog.
Cities were required to have a population of at least 10,000 to be included in the rankings.
Junior Livestock Show begins Monday
The Stephens County Junior Livestock Show begins Monday with 380 entries submitted by young people through the county.
The fair continues all week and concludes Friday with the presentation of awards and a bonus sale at the Stephens County Fairgrounds.
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