Monthly meeting Monday for DHS Vocal parents
The Duncan High School Vocal Music Parent’s Association will be holding its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the vocal music room on the south side of the DHS auditorium.
The association will discuss the Little Dixie Choral Contest, which is Oct. 31, and the Christmas Concert, Dec. 12. All parents of DHS music students are encouraged to attend.
For information, contact DHS director Kevin Zinn at 580-252-0206.
2013 DRH Health Foundation Gala
Duncan Regional Hospital’s annual gala will take place Oct. 29th at Simmons Center from 6-8 p.m. The gala will include a raffle for dinner for 12 by Marcus McEntire of Distinctive Decor, a homemade T-shirt quilt by Gina Flesher and dinner at “Vast” (top of Devon Tower in OKC) with a limo ride from Duncan.
The Haunted Yard
The Haunted Yard at Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department, located 4 miles east of Eastland on new Hwy. 7, begins Oct. 25th 7-11 p.m. Admission is $7/person. The Haunted Yard is open Oct. 25, 26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.
Comanche High Haunted House
The Comanche High School Class of 2014 is hosting the annual haunted house. It will be in the Village Mall shopping center, next to Dollar General, in Comanche.
The “Village of Terror”will be located across from the high school gym.
It will be open 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 (Halloween night).
All proceeds go to Comanche’s Project Graduation.
Genealogical society fall sale approaches
Stephens County Genealogical Society will hold its annual fall garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Donations are accepted at the library which is located at 301 North Eighth.
The library will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the afternoons, so members may prepare for the sale. Normal hours will resume the following Monday.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.
Call ahead for holidays and inclement weather conditions closings.
For more information call 580-255-8718.
Water Garden Society of Southern Oklahoma
The monthly meeting of the Water Garden Society of Southern Oklahoma will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Red River Technology Center.
The speaker will be Professor Jag Sodhi from Lavender Valley Acres in Apache. Lavender Valley Acres and Sodhi have received the Award Winner of the Industry most prestigious: 1st place 2013 Redbud and 2010 Merit Award — Outstanding Agritourism Attraction, Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
This is an open meeting and anyone wanting to learn about the society or hear about Lavender Valley can attend.
Rock Creek OHCE
Rock Creek Oklahoma Home Community Education group’s next meeting is at noon, Nov. 6, at Sue Hightower’s home.
Chisholm Trail Toastmasters
State Senator Corey Brooks will be the guest speaker for the Chisholm Trail Toastmasters from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Halliburton Technology Center. The lunch and learn session will feature a short question and answer time.
For more information, contact Glenda Hobbs at 580-470-8018.
Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Thursdays at 704 Ridley Road. All meetings are open and smoking is not allowed.
For more information, call Brad at 580-475-5799 or Terry at 580-467-4503 or Steve at 580-656-3666.
Monthly meeting Monday for DHS Vocal parents
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