The Duncan Banner


December 31, 2013

Area closures slated for New Year’s Day

DUNCAN — With New Year’s Day set for Wednesday, various entities throughout Stephens County are scheduled to close their doors in celebration of the holiday.

Stephens County offices will be closed Wednesday. This includes all offices at the Stephens County Courthouse and the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

The City of Duncan will also be closed for the holiday. Emergency departments, including the Duncan Police Department, Duncan Fire Department, Duncan Power and the Water Department will have people on duty or on call to respond to emergency situations.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner will be closed Wednesday in celebration of the New Year holiday. Area banks will be closed on the holiday Wednesday. There will be no trash pickup through Waste Connections on Wednesday. Instead, trash will be collected on the next business day.

There will be no postal delivery Wednesday, and the United State Postal Service office will be closed because of the holiday.

Area schools will remain closed throughout the New Year’s holiday. Velma-Alma students will return to class Jan. 3. Duncan, Marlow, Comanche, Empire and Central High students are expected to return to class Jan. 6. And Bray-Doyle students will be back in class Jan. 7.

The Duncan Banner office will be closed Wednesday in celebration of New Year’s Day, but there will be an edition of the newspaper delivered that day and on the sales racks.

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