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Duncan High School hosted a virtual ceremony a couple of weeks ago in recognition of the Class of 2020, though an in-person graduation took place Thursday, June 4, 2020. Duncan’s Class of 2020 graduation was cut short due to lightning in the area and a storm that made the graduates scramble …

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As of today, OSDH’s COVID-19 dashboard is publishing city and zip-code level data on active and recovered COVID-19 cases. OSDH will also return to the reporting of nursing home and long-term care facility data in the daily Governor’s executive order report. Moving forward, the agency will re…

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican legislative leaders asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to settle whether Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached deals with two Native American tribes to allow sports gambling.

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Drivers on Plato may have seen movement at the old AMC Theatre the past couple of weeks as new owners work to reopen the theatre in Duncan with a new name — Heritage Park Theatre.

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The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday a local hospital will receive funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to expand telehealth capabilities.

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The final three graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 in Velma-Alma, Duncan and Comanche are scheduled to take place June 4 and June 5.

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The deadline to register to vote or update voter registration for Oklahoma’s Primary election is Friday, June 5. With social distancing in play, how will you plan to cast your ballot when voting in the June 30 election?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is pleased to share that the Attorney General has announced the agency can continue its release of COVID-19 data beyond county levels.

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The sport of fishing has been around for many years and this weekend, the fourth annual Cops and Bobbers will take to the water June 6 at Lake Humphrey.

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A southern accent, weekly visits to the beauty shop and becoming runner up to Miss Louisiana all describe a lifelong journey of memories from one local 102 year old.

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Noting the upcoming school year will be far different, the state Department of Education Wednesday released a framework of recommendations for Oklahoma school districts planning to reopen amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Our goal for each Take Out Tuesday guest is to help showcase a dog to find a forever home. For the sweet Sylvie, who we hosted this week, it might have already happened just in the matter of minutes.

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As of this advisory, there are 6,805 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Marlow Public Schools Superintendent George Coffman discussed the end of the school year and what the plans could be like for the new school year in the monthly board of education meeting hosted Monday evening.

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In light of increased contact tracing efforts in the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) released a Contact Tracing Overview document to inform the public on what to expect when contacted by a health department contact tracer.

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 State health officials tested more than 35,800 residents and staff at nursing homes across the state for COVID-19 last month, falling short of its goal to test all employees and residents, Gov. Kevin Stitt said on Monday.

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Duncan Fire Department responded to a car fire on 12th and Bois D’Arc, near Stripes on Tuesday afternoon. The fire happened before 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The fire department reported no injuries at this time.

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man for violating sex offender registration protocols by residing at a different address from the one listed on his record, according to court documents.

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After stopping late fees in March, City of Duncan announced Sunday, May 31, 2020, they would resume late fee collection later this month.

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced today that its COVID-19 data tracker, located at coronavirus.health.ok.gov, will continue reporting active and recovered COVID-19 cases by county only, as permitted by State law, and the agency will no longer be able to publish COVID-19 data by city, zip code, or by long-term care and nursing home facility due to the State’s Catastrophic Emergency Declaration expiring on May 31, 2020. 

OSDH announced its COVID-19 data tracker will continue reporting active and recovered COVID-19 cases by county only, as permitted by State law, but will no longer publish COVID-19 data by city, zip code, or by long-term care and nursing home facility due to the State’s Catastrophic Emergency Declaration expiring May 31.

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Following the governor and City of Marlow’s guidelines, the Marlow Martial Arts Academy owners started their plan to re-opening on May 18, only this time in a new building.

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Marlow High School hosted their drive-in graduation ceremony, May 22. Graduates were seated with their family in their vehicles in the parking lot of the gym, awaiting their turn for the stage.

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While the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s spring 2020 term was deeply affected by the sudden emergence of COVID-19, the institution leveraged technology so that graduates could still have their achievements publicly recognized during a virtual commencement ceremony held May 22.

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The Chris Lane Memorial Foundation administration gave a big “thank you” to the Duncan community as the group announced the scholarship in memorial of Chris Lane will no longer continue.

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Duncan Little Theatre (DLT) announced the organization will now take an “intermission” after rescheduling or canceling most of its programs.

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Usually, warm days and hopefully cool Oklahoma evenings in Duncan are filled with music played by a local band in the gazebo of Fuqua Park. That won’t be the case this year.

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Obituaries

ADA [ndash] No services are planned at this time for Daryl Gene Teel, 70, of Ada. Mr. Teel passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at a local hospital. He was born May 6, 1950, in Ada, to William and Elnora Loman Teel. Daryl graduated from Byng High School in 1968. He married Joyce Griffin Aug. 22…

WARNER ROBINS [ndash] Graveside services for Linda Ann Osborne, 71, of Warner Robins, Georgia, formerly of Ada, are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. Father Aaron Foshee will officiate. Ann was a graduate of East Central University with a degree in math with honors. She was…

WARNER ROBINS [ndash] Graveside services for Linda Ann Osborne, 71, of Warner Robins, Georgia, formerly of Ada, are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. Father Aaron Foshee will officiate. Ann was a graduate of East Central University with a degree in math with honors. She was…

ADA [ndash] Mary Kathleen Poore, 73, of Ada, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Ada. Arrangements are pending at this time with Estes-Phillips Funeral Home. For up-to-date service information, please follow our Facebook page at Estes Phillips Funeral Home.

ADA [ndash] Anna Lorraine Childers, 88, of Ada, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Ada. Services are pending with Estes-Phillips Funeral Home. For up-to-date service information please follow our Facebook page at Estes Phillips Funeral Home.