After serving over 500 people with 30 smoked turkeys and all the trimmings last year, a local business is set to once again host the annual “Thanksgiving Feast” event, though it’ll look slightly different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health released Monday its official safety recommendations for families across the state of Oklahoma celebrating Thanksgiving amid COVID-19.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority reminds motorists who may be traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday period to watch for construction zones and stay away from distractions.
The death toll in Stephens County continues to increase slowly as additional people succumbed to the virus over the weekend and into Monday.
Every October for the past 55 years, the United Methodist Women have come together to serve chicken and noodles to feed capacity crowds. Proceeds from this dinner go to support five local missions.
Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Sunday indicates Stephens County has added one COVID-19 death over the weekend, bringing the county’s running death toll to 14.
On Nov. 12 Duncan FFA members participated in the Central Area Fall CDE Contest held at the Stephens County Expo Center. Our chapter members participated in the following Career Development Events: Vet Science, Milk Quality Products, Land & Home site evaluation. In the Milk Quality Produ…
The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) hosted this year’s Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest for 7th-12th grade students in the Red River Technology Center sending school district on Tuesday, Nov. 17, with students winning $4,175 in combined prize money.
The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) just launched a 360-degree video familiarization (FAM) tour that will be used to spotlight the community to outside investors despite travel restrictions and concerns regarding COVID-19.
Kind words, pictures and singing brought a little joy to the city Thursday afternoon. Kids from Gabriel’s House left their mark on the world in front of Duncan Regional Hospital and area nursing homes on Thursday.
ADA, Okla. – Jae L. and Crossover with special guests will present the “Classic Country Showcase” virtually with vocalists from across Oklahoma at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, on the historic McSwain Theatre stage.
Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Friday indicates Stephens County has added one COVID-19 death to the count, bringing the running death toll to 13.
Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Oklahoma’s governor continues to resist calls to implement a statewide mask mandate, Oklahoma’s lead disease expert said an intensive study of the state’s mask-mandated communities found face covering usage significantly slows the spread of COVID-19.
The following construction projects will impact those choosing to travel on interstates and major highways from Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 29. For daily traffic advisories visit www.odot.org and follow @OKDOT on Twitter and Facebook. For turnpike information, contact the Oklahoma Turnp…
OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 30 Chickasaw elder veterans received custom-made quilts during a Nov. 10 drive-thru luncheon, thanks to the stitch work of a Chickasaw citizen and her quilting friends.
Oklahoma State Department of Health numbers released Thursday indicate another growth in Stephens County’s active COVID-19 case numbers as the area now shows over 300 active cases.
Whether walking or jogging, community members can step up to the challenge while dressed in their favorite Christmas attire this season as the Simmons Center hosts a Jingle Bell Jog at 10 a.m. on Dec. 5.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Preparing for the first coronavirus vaccine release later this year, state health officials face unprecedented challenges.
An announcement from the City of Comanche Tuesday evening indicates Comanche City Hall is closed until further notice after a COVID-19 exposure.
After a surge in cases and Stephens County hitting the “red” level on the Oklahoma State School Board Association (OSSBA) map, schools in the area are making plans in the ever-changing battle against COVID-19.
The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus surpassed 1,400 on Wednesday for a new daily record and the number of total cases increased by more than 3,000, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported.
Stephens County’s active case count for COVID-19 shows there are now 259 active cases, down nearly 20 from Monday, according to stats released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
This holiday season will look much different as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will continue its annual holiday match.
Stephens County Commissioners met Monday, Nov. 16 for a regular meeting during which the board signed a proclamation declaring Stephens County as a Purple Heart County.
Duncan Public Schools, in conjunction with Chicken Express, honored its November employees of the month for this school year during a regularly scheduled meeting earlier this month.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Stopping short of a statewide mask mandate Monday, Oklahoma's governor announced requiring face coverings on state property and said bar and restaurant hours will temporarily be limited in an attempt to slow the surging number of COVID-19 cases.
COMANCHE — In a regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Comanche Public Works Authority approved an adjustment to electric fuel costs that will last until March 2021 to help Comanche Power customers with their bill.
Halliburton Energy Services announced today they are hiring employees for their Duncan manufacturing location with applications due immediately for interviews starting as soon as Friday, Nov. 20.
Duncan and Marlow, according to COVID-19 data from the State, lead Stephens County in the number of active COVID-19 cases as of Monday.
An update to Duncan City Council in late October from Lyle Roggow, President of Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF), caught city leaders up on the latest business happenings throughout Duncan and Stephens County.
Coronavirus continued its rampage through Oklahoma on Sunday with state health officials reporting an almost 10% increase in active cases, The Associated Press reported.
The Marlow Public School District issued a letter Sunday to its website, indicating the middle and high schools will transition to virtual learning temporarily after COVID-19 numbers in the area continue to surge.
The regularly scheduled Duncan School Board of Education meeting brought about updates on the Oklahoma Virtual Education Consortium as well as virtual instruction thus far for the district.
Editor's Note: This story has been edited to update the headline. The event has been postponed until Jan. 29, 2022.
Forty different artists, from 13 different cities across Oklahoma and Texas, will have their art on display and for sale at the CTAC Art Gallery as they host their 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale.
It’s time to kick back and enjoy the music by Jukebox Saturday Night as they bring “Music by Mancini” to the Simmons Center stage on Nov. 21. This is the second concert of the Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s CTAC Live Concert Series.
Arvest Bank announced nine teachers in Southwest Oklahoma received $500 prizes as part of its “We Love Teachers” campaign. A total of 160 awards, totaling $80,000, are being given this year throughout Arvest’s footprint.
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KONAWA [ndash] On Nov. 18, 2020, Jackie Lajean Lane Chapman, a loving wife, mother, and meemaw left this world To be with our Lord and Savior. She was surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 21, 1949. She was a nurse and homemaker who loved family and cooking. A private celebration of li…
ADA [ndash] Graveside services for Willie Oscar Dansby, 83, of Ada are 11 a.m. Friday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Ken Angel will officiate. Mr. Dansby passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at an Ada hospital. He was born July 17, 1937, near Roff, OK to Willie Ware and Katherine Summers …
ALLEN [ndash] Lesley "Heavy" Dee Rinehart, 76, of Allen, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Allen. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the Allen School Auditorium in Allen, Oklahoma. A family visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Fr…
ADA [ndash] James Donald Spurlock, 84, of Ada, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Ada. Arrangements are pending at this time. For up to date service information please follow us on Facebook at Estes Phillips Funeral Home.
- Area schools handle rising COVID-19 cases differently; Some plan for virtual, others change district plans
- Active COVID-19 case count increases in Stephens County
- OSDH: New COVID-19 death recorded in Stephens County
- OSDH: New COVID-19 death recorded in Stephens County
- DAEDF: Halliburton Duncan now hiring
- OSDH: Stephens County hits 15 COVID-19 related deaths as of Monday
- United Methodist women think 'outside the pot' with annual Chicken Noodle Dinner
- Millan chooses MACU to play college basketball
- Good Ole Geezers: Treasures of the state of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma virus hospitalizations surge above 1,400 cases