Work on construction to build new restroom and shower facilities at three of the Duncan area lakes is underway and set to wrap up well before the next Summer season.

 

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Bark, barrrk — awooo! Oh excuse me I was talking to your dog. They’re asking to go to the pet event of the year Bark in the Park. The canine canter is hosted by the Stephens County Humane Society (SCHS) and is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Sen. Paul Scottrecently joined First Lady Sarah Stitt, other state officials and school administrators to discuss efforts to treat and prevent stress caused from childhood trauma. Guests viewed the documentary, “Resilience”, which sheds light on this growing problem among Oklahoma students. 

Boys and girls of every age wouldn’t like to be something strange; come with us and you can be anything you want this Halloween. This is Boo Review time in Duncan and all the goblins, ghosts, princesses and zombies are ready to hit Main Street Duncan (MSD).

The U.S. Small Business Administration Oklahoma District Office is seeking outstanding entrepreneurs and champions of small business to honor during National Small Business Week, May 3 - 9, 2020.  Nominations are being accepted through 2 p.m., January 7, 2020.

Marlow native Madison Baker (center), an animal science major at Oklahoma State University, receives the Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Scholarship from Dr. Tom Coon, Vice President for Agricultural Programs (left), and Dr. Cynda Clary, Associate Dean of Academic Programs (right) at the unive…

Dine United, a popular week-long event featuring six of the area’s top restaurants, resumes here Monday, October 14.

Chrisie Young, first grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary, was named as the 2019 SKIE Award recipient for the Southwest Oklahoma Region K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Electric Cooperatives (OEC).

Duncan City Council agreed to enter into a loan for more than $20 million with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board through its Clean Water SRF program during the regularly scheduled council meeting Tuesday in an effort to help replace and rebuild aging infrastructure.

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After a request for an interim study to learn how the census count affects Oklahoma from Sen. Paul Scott, Senate Rules Committee members listened to several presentations Monday about the negative impact that could happen if under reporting were to occur.

COMANCHE — While a little early to worry about Christmas plans for some people, the city of Comanche was getting their chickens in a row to make sure the season was ready for some cheer. Also, the city will now allow chickens within city limits barring roosters of course. 

 

The old saying ‘when God shuts a door He opens a window’ must have been true for Comanche’s Christian Helping Hands. The end was in sight according to Pam Dobbins, director of Christian Helping Hands (CHH).

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Duncan Mayor Ritchie Dennington has proclaimed Oct. 15 as White Cane Safety Day in City of Duncan to match the national observance day which has been celebrated in the United States since 1964.

 

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The Duncan Veterinary Hospital owners Lisa and Dr. Michael Hudson have expanded their business by adding some much needed services to the veterinary practice. The pair had a soft opening and are ready to hit the ground with all four paws.

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The Oklahoma Environmental Quality Education Committee invites qualified individuals to apply for a grant to promote enthusiasm in young people for learning about the environment and natural resources. You must be an Oklahoma teacher, public or private (Preschool – 12th grade), school environmental club, youth group leader, and/or organization with a youth component to apply for the grant.

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A book just recently released, while focusing on culture, has been dedicated to a Duncan High School teacher from one of her very own students she taught in the 1960s.

 

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Cameron Machine Products is no more — well kind of, thanks to a new partnership between parent companies Schlumberger and Rockwell Automation a new company is at 700 Nix Dr.  — Sensia. 

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Not many people go into work expecting to be dangling off a building or strapped to a co-worker for safety but when you are a Duncan Firefighter things are a little different.

 

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The “boils” and “ghouls” of Duncan Little Theatre (DLT) are hoping you might stay for a bite or maybe the night for their third annual Midnight Masquerade.

 

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Oklahoma’s State Department of Health (OSDH) will continue to accept applications for the Certified Healthy program, but warns the deadline is quickly approaching.

In effort to help mothers, babies and young families stay safe and healthy, the Stephens and Jefferson County Health Departments and Sooner Success are partnering together with many other organizations to offer the 5th annual Community Baby Shower.

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October is a month of awareness for many causes and needs within a community, domestic violence awareness and breast cancer just to name a few. But for many older Americans it is also Residents’ Rights in Long-Term Care Facilities.

A state representative sued Gov. Kevin Stitt Monday in a last-ditch effort to thwart the Nov. 1 implementation of a new law that will allow Oklahomans to carry guns without licensing or training.

The weather must have received the memo that the 16th annual Comanche Fall Fest was set for this week and it needed to get with the program.

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October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) urges parents to maintain a safe sleep environment for children. Oklahoma has some cause to celebrate, as new data shows that the infant mortality rate in Oklahoma has dropped nearly 8% from 7.7 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2017 to 7.1 in 2018.

Riley Scott earned the Grand Champion Sheep Showman at the Tulsa State Fair. Riley is a Senior at Central High and the FFA Chapter’s President.

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Who wouldn’t want to win prize money for their talented, artistic skills? “We know there is a lot of talent in our community – and throughout Oklahoma – and now is your chance to show us what amazing talent you have in our Holiday Art Show and Sale (HASS). Deadline for artists to enter this …

The 2019 OHCE Quilt Show will be held Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no theme for the show, just bring your favorite Quilt, Throw, Baby Quilt or small miscellaneous quilted item.

A gathering of quilters of all skill levels who come together to learn, share and problem solve quilting challenges, the Stitching Memories Quilt Guild meets the third Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center at 1110 North 7th.

When Michelle Darling crossed the finish line inside Dodge City (Kansas) Roundup Arena on her final run in early August, she knew she’d reached a big goal this season.

OKLAHOMA CITY — These days there’s often a crumpled criminal citation crammed in the back pocket of the shoplifting suspects Norm Smaligo busts.

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A Marlow man entered a guilty plea before a Stephens County judge this week to charges of battery and sexual abuse and will face five years behind bars.

September Gross Receipts to the Treasury showed modest overall growth, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced this week. The increase was less than one percent, driven by a downturn in oil and gas tax collections and a drop in sales tax revenues.

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TUPELO [ndash] Services for Michael Davis Lafevers, 50, of Tupelo will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Richard Dickerson will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, near Tupelo. He was born Oct. 17, 1968, …

ADA [ndash] Services for Sammy Lane O'Neal, 103, of Ada are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Pat Kilby will officiate. A private burial will follow. Mrs. O'Neal passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at an assisted living center in Norman. She was born Oct. 23, 1915, near …

ALLEN [ndash] Services for Edward Dale Peay, 75, of Allen will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Richmond Avenue Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Buddy Drake will officiate. Burial will follow at Allen Cemetery. Friends may call at Criswell Chapel in Allen from 4 P.M. Sunday. Mr. Peay died Wedne…

ADA [ndash] Services for Frank James Wright, 72, of Ada are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Famous Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Stonewall. Mr. Wright passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at the Oklahoma City Veter…