The Duncan Banner


December 31, 2013

Chairman, vice chairman positions named by commissioners board

DUNCAN — Chairman and vice chairman positions were filled by the Board of Stephens County Commissioners during Monday’s regular meeting.

Dee Bowen, District 3 commissioner, retained his position as board chairman for 2014, while the board’s newest member Lonnie Estes, District 2 commissioner, was named vice chairman.

Prior to Estes being named vice chairman, the three-person board didn’t have anyone in that position.

“We were supposed to be doing it all alone,” Cindy Kaiser, county clerk, said.

Estes was sworn into the District 2 seat Jan. 2, this year. He replaced Todd Churchman on the board.

Aside from Estes and Bowen, Darrell Sparks is the District 1 commissioner for Stephens County.

Text Only
Local News
4-22 Tyee Percival OBIT.jpg

Tyee Percival

  • Governor, state Legislature have misplaced priorities

    If the Oklahoma State Legislators and our Governor spent less time interfering in women’s rights to manage their bodies, creating ways to lay more taxes and fees on the middle class in order to generate more tax breaks which benefit only the wealthy while also conceiving methods with which to fill Oklahoma’s for-profit prisons, they would be doing all of us a favor. Instead, why not work to enhance funding for our schools and wage increases for all school employees? While reforming the state’s educational budget, why don’t they approve wage increases for our Oklahoma State Troopers and enlarge their Academy to insure qualified individuals are ready to fill the upcoming vacancies as many of the older force retire?

    April 9, 2014

  • Self government key to keeping politicians in check

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that federal campaign laws that limit the total amount of money donors can give to political parties, committees and candidates for federal office (U.S. House, Senate, and President) was unconstitutional. The ruling will not increase the current $2,600 limit on how much a donor can give to a federal candidate in each primary and general election or the $32,400 limit that can go to a national party committee. Those limits are still in place.  The ruling will instead remove the limit on how many candidates/committees to which a donor can contribute.

    April 9, 2014