The Board of Stephens County Commissioners began planning for the next calendar year, when the board members looked at and approved the calendar for 2010.

In all, the commissioners approved for 12 days to be counted as holidays during the weekdays throughout the year.

Dee Bowen, District 3, said, “We do what the state does. We follow them.”

Although the courthouse and other Stephens County entities will be closed during those days, Todd Churchman, District 2, said there is always a possibility a commissioner will have to work if something arises.

“We’re off, but we’re on call in case of a tragedy. We don’t ever go off call.”

The days approved for the holidays are:

n Jan. 1 for New Years Day

n Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

n Feb. 15 for President’s Day

n April 2 for Good Friday

n May 31 for Memorial Day

n July 5 for Independence Day

n Sept. 6 for Labor Day

n Oct. 11 for Columbus Day

n Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

n Nov. 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving

n Dec. 24 for Christmas.

— Derrick Miller is a reporter for The Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 580-255-5354, Ext. 160, or via e-mail at

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