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  • Income tax deadline draws nigh

    The IRS has received almost 100 million tax returns so far this year and expects to receive about 35 million more by the April 15 filing deadline, but about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra six months to file.

    April 13, 2014

  • 4-13 NeuteringVan.JPG It's not just any old van

    Dr. Shaunda Collinsworth lay the black lab named Lucy onto the operating table.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lawmakers rap Common Core standards

    Although state Rep. Dennis Johnson and state Sen. Don Barrington were for Common Core when it was first proposed, they now say the education standards aren’t as they first appeared.

    April 13, 2014

  • You thought it was spring, right?

    Freezing temperatures in the upper 20s are predicted for the Duncan area on Monday night by the National Weather Service.

    April 13, 2014

  • 4-9 russell-photo.jpg Russell withdraws from District Judge race

    Stephens County Associate District Judge G. Brent Russell on Friday changed his mind and decided to seek re-election rather than reach for the higher post of District Judge.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-11 Turkey Hunt4 0021.jpg Turkey hunt beckons investors

    Los Angeles resident Sam Foster began his day Thursday sitting in a field in Foster, just before sunrise. With his back against a tree, he saw no moon, only stars.
    And as the sun began to rise, Matt Labyer of Duncan located two turkeys about 200 yards away.  Foster and Labyer took down the turkeys in an act Foster could only describe as “poetry” and “perfect.”

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Palm Sunday to remember Christ’s triumphal entry

    Jesus Christ was greeted with palm branches when he entered Jerusalem on a donkey days before his crucifixion. The day became known as Palm Sunday, a celebration of his triumphal entry in Jerusalem.
    Sunday is Palm Sunday, and several Duncan churches will  celebrate by marching to their church chapels  carrying palm leaves.

    April 11, 2014

  • Calf fries, steak fingers on cattlemen’s banquet menu

    Cattle ranchers from throughout Stephens County will gather Tuesday night to dine on calf fries and steak fingers as they discuss the changing cattle industry at their annual banquet.
    Darrell Peal, an Oklahoma State University ag economist, will be the guest speaker for the Stephens County Cattlemen’s Association.

    April 11, 2014

  • Rush Springs sends Dorman into gubernatorial battle

    RUSH SPRINGS -- Joe Dorman, who returned to his high school alma mater on Wednesday for a pep rally sendoff to run for governor, never ran for Student Council President back in the day.

    April 10, 2014

  • Graham joins race to succeed Judge Enos; Republican files for District 1 commissioner

    An attorney who practices in Lawton and lives in Duncan joined the race to succeed retiring District Judge Joe Enos on Wednesday while a Republican filed for the Stephens County District 1 Commissioner post now held by Democrat Darrell Sparks.

    April 10, 2014


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