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  • Race is on for public office

    Hundreds of political candidates are expected to rush the Capitol beginning Wednesday, the first day of the  busy, three-day filing period for state and federal races.
    State leadership posts up for grabs include governor; lieutenant governor; state school superintendent; every seat in the state House of Representatives; state Senate seats from even-numbered districts; as well as the unexpired District 5 Senate seat that includes Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha counties, as well as parts of Atoka and LeFlore counties.

    April 9, 2014

  • Council weighs water rationing options

    The Duncan City Council on Tuesday once again wrestled with the prospect of more stringent water rationing should the water level in Waurika Lake decline further.
    The question at hand is whether to defer a move to more severe rationing until after the so-called rainy season of April through June.
    No decisions were made, but City Manager Jim Frieda and Mayor Gene Brown said a proposal to defer a move to Stage 4 rationing will be unveiled when the council meets again on April 21.

    April 9, 2014

  • 4-9 Hospital Volunteers 0055.jpg Hospital focuses on its volunteers

    Volunteer efforts at Duncan Regional Hospital are helping improve the services offered by the hospital.
    The 145 volunteers lend aid to patients and families, and serve on the Auxiliary Board and committees. Through fundraising efforts of the Auxiliary Board, Duncan Regional is launching three new programs to help the people visiting the hospital, including cell phone and electronic devices charging stations, swaddling blankets for newborns and stuffed animals for child patients.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan High School gets accreditation review

    Duncan High School is “a diamond in the rough” in the eyes of two members of an accreditation review panel who spent three days at the school.
    The review panel met with the Duncan Board of Education during Tuesday’s meeting to discuss the success of the high school’s review.

    April 9, 2014

  • Trial set for doc in shooting of ex-wife’s boyfriend

    An April 21 trial date was set for a Duncan doctor who allegedly shot his ex-wife’s boyfriend.
    Dr. Oscar Morales Jr., 55, will be tried on a felony charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon for the shooting on Aug. 18 in Duncan.

    April 9, 2014

  • State inspectors say county jail is too crowded

    The Stephens County Jail is too crowded, according to state inspectors who have notified   Sheriff Wayne McKinney and county commissioners.

    April 8, 2014

  • Council may cut local vapers some slack

    The Duncan City Council today will consider a  resolution to allow the use of electronic vapor devices outdoors on city-owned property, except for Abe Raizen Sports Complex.

    April 8, 2014

  • 4-8 We've Got Talent-Sonia Diaz 7014.jpg Diaz talent show victory came from a love for singing

    Sonia Diaz, an 18-year-old Duncan High School senior, won the “We’ve got Talent” show competition with her rendition of the Carrie Underwood song “See You Again.”

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commissioners approve placement of law enforcement memorial

     The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will place a memorial marker in front of the courthouse to honor five fallen law enforcement officers.

    April 8, 2014

  • Correction for 4-6 story

    The Duncan Banner on Sunday incorrectly identified the administrator of Country Club Care nursing home in Duncan.

    April 8, 2014 1 Story


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