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Burglar steals apartments’ Shop-Vac, cleaning supplies
A thief with an apparent cleaning habit swiped a Shop-Vac and other cleaning supplies over the weekend at the Creekside Apartments at 4625 N. Highway 81.
Police reports said the thief went into the apartment complex’s storage unit sometime between 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, making off with a large Shop-Vac of more than 10 gallons worth $100 and cleaning supplies worth about $70.
City Council approves bypass south connector resolution
Two years have passed since the Duncan City Council chose not to approve a resolution involving a Duncan Bypass south connector.
On Tuesday, council members approved the resolution, which will require significantly less of the City of Duncan’s funds to bring to fruition.
Aerobics guru: get off the couch to live longer and healthier life
Looking far healthier than the average 82-year-old, Dr. Kenneth Cooper brought some simple advice to Duncan on Tuesday to prolong everyone’s life -- keep moving.
Cooper, who coined the word “aerobics” when he wrote his first book in 1968, presented a rapid-fire Powerpoint presentation of statistics and studies that support a theory now embraced by all health professionals -- exercise and diet will prolong your life, improve your brain function and markedly decrease your chances of dying from cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Zerner talks nutrition during Ladies Luncheon
When it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, dietitian Meridan Zerner said a few small changes could make all the difference for the long term.
Zerner, who is employed by the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas, was the guest speaker Tuesday for the Duncan Regional Hospital Health Foundation’s annual Ladies Luncheon at the Simmons Center. About 270 people were in attendance.
City of Duncan to temporarily change water disinfectants
The City of Duncan will be changing its disinfectant at the Water Distribution System from chloramines to free chlorine for about 30 days.
The month-long change is aimed at decreasing nitrogen build-up, which could allow the growth of bacteria in the water, prompting the change in disinfectants annually, Duncan Public Works Director Scott Vaughn said.
Marlow makeover nears completion
Parking in downtown Marlow was cordoned off on Monday to allow workers to peel up about an inch of asphalt from downtown streets for later repaving.
The work will continue today and possibly on Wednesday, said Marlow Administrator Jason McPherson, but shoppers, residents and merchants took the inconvenience in stride, possibly because they recognize the city’s downtown makeover is nearing completion.
Father of aerobics speaks tonight at Simmons Center
Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s name may not known everywhere, but most folks have heard of the excercise phenomenon he created -- aerobics.
Cooper, the founder of aerobics, will speak to Duncan area residents at 7 p.m. today at the Simmons Center Theatre. Cooper’s program is titled “Exercise Is Medicine.” Cooper’s visit is part of the Duncan Regional Hospital’s Health Week.
Brown signs proclamation for MS Awareness Week
Duncan Mayor Gene Brown presented a proclamation Monday declaring National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week for the first full week in March.
Brown met with members of the local MS support group at Applebee’s to make the proclamation, officially setting the awareness week for March 3 through March 9.
“It’s a good cause,” Brown said. “It touches a lot of people.”
Commissioners say burn ban not needed
Stephens County remained without a ban on outdoor burning after county commissioners took no action on the issue Monday.
An earlier burn ban was lifted after snowfall earlier this month, but commissioners said last week they would discuss reinstating the ban due to continued drought conditions.
Velma preparing for big changes — street addresses
Nearly every home and business in this small town is about to get a new street address so that residents can be mapped for 911 emergency services, Mayor Shawn Enloe said Monday.
The Velma Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Town Hall to discuss the changes.
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