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Spring-like weather to turn nasty
The recent lovely weather, alas, will not linger long, according to the National Weather Service.
Skies will be mostly sunny today and the temperature will rise to around 70, and Saturday should be nice, too, with high temperatures around 60.
Lake levels down, stricter water rationing possible
If Lake Humphreys or Waurika Lake drop below 40 percent of their conservation pools, the City of Duncan will enter Stage 4 water rationing, the city’s public works director said Wednesday.
Waurika Lake already is close to that level at 41.36 percent.
Scott Vaughn, public works director for the City of Duncan, expects that situation to worsen.
Cameron president would prefer higher ed to stay as local as possible
Cameron University wants to add so-called “wet lab” facilities to its satellite campus in Duncan so that students here don’t have to commute to Lawton to complete certain course work, the university president said Wednesday.
John McArthur said the plan will enable students at the Duncan-Cameron campus to take biology and chemistry lab classes closer to their homes.
Marlow mayor resigns to focus on business
Marlow Mayor Bob Hill plans to resign the mayorship to devote more time to his growing business.
Hill made the unexpected announcement on Tuesday night at the council meeting.
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.
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