DUNCAN — The Goodner’s cow has long been a fixture in Duncan at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 81 and Elk Avenue, where the old Goodner’s Steakhouse was until it burned down years ago. Now that the property has been rezoned and faces new life as a possible retail structure, the bull had to find greener pastures. It was moved in recent days to its new home, north of the 81/Elk Avenue location. It is now at Elk Plaza Shopping Center at the Goodner’s Smokehouse stand and has already attracted several shouts of exclamation from young children who have noticed its “mooo-ving.”
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Velma teens Brodie Williams, left, and Tyler Ray took home a team roping victory from the Heart of Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association.
Gawkers and gearheads gather for car show on Main Street
A fairly accurate timeline of the internal combustion engine was represented at the 7th Annual Cruisin’ the Chisolm Trail car show this weekend in dowtown Duncan.
- Christians Concerned to distribute Easter baskets
- It's not just any old van
- Gawkers and gearheads gather for car show on Main Street
Demon baseball to face best in Class 5A
The Duncan baseball team will see the best Class 5A has to offer at the McAlester Shootout Thursday through Saturday.
Demon coach Tim Hightower described the event as a “pre-state tournament” because many of the teams attending are state tournament contenders.
- Soccer teams finish season at home
- Chamber Golf Classic proves to be popular event
- Demon baseball to face best in Class 5A
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?
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.
- Governor, state Legislature have misplaced priorities