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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.
Marlow Pre-K students to get full-day classes
Marlow school board members have approved all-day classes for Pre-K students in the coming school year.
The Marlow Board of Education approved the move by a 5-0 vote at the urging of Superintendent George E. Coffman, who said the district needs to begin preparing students for the future as early as possible.
ACE store recognized in nationwide tour
Duncan’s ACE Hardware store was included in a nationwide tour to recognize it for providing great customer satisfaction.
More than 140 ACE stores were selected for the tour after J.D. Power and Associates gave the company its highest-ranking in customer satisfaction for seven consecutive years.
Duncan Toy Shop hosts spud luncheon
To get to the root of children’s Christmas needs, the Duncan Toy Shop relied on community support and a load of potatoes.
The non-profit organization held its 18th annual spud luncheon Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. All 1,250 tickets to event were sold.
Lee speaks to library Friends, patrons
To achieve, often all that’s needed is intention.
Scout Cloud Lee, best known as a former contestant on the reality TV show “Survivor,” was the guest speaker during the Friends of the Duncan Public Library annual meeting. Lee talked about following through on intentions and setting life goals.
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.
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