The new member of the Marlow Board of Education will be revealed Tuesday, following a vote of Marlow residents.
Brad Boles and Julie Sanders are vying for the seat 3 position on the school board. The person elected will replace Robert Greer, who has served 15 years on the school board.
In-person absentee voting began Friday and will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday on the ground floor of the Stephens County Courthouse. By 11 a.m. Friday, only eight people had voted in-person absentee.
Stephens County Election Board Secretary Peggy Winton wasn’t surprised by the low turnout for the school board election, prior to Tuesday.
“Most of the people who will vote will probably vote at their precincts,” Winton said.
The precincts eligible to vote in Tuesday’s election will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Winton wasn’t sure what to expect for that day’s turnout.
This is the only election set for Tuesday. During the filing period, the Marlow school board election was the only race to receive more than one candidate.
Boles is the president of Wilco Machine and Fab. Sanders works part-time for the Oklahoma Parents Center and is the chairwoman of the Smart Start Board for Stephens County.
Both are graduates of Marlow High School. Both have also obtained their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Winton said, once the precincts close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, it won’t take long to get the results into the Election Board office. From there, the candidate with the highest number of votes will be the new school board member.
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Duncan's Jack Braught named 2013 Crossman Award winner
Jack Braught was named the 2013 Crossman Award winner during an awards assembly Friday at the Duncan High School.
Crossman Award presentation today
Today, one of five nominated senior students at Duncan High School will be named the Crossman recipient. The awards event is scheduled for 12:45 at the DHS auditorium.
Farm to You visits area schools
In Farm to You program’s fourth year to come to Stephens County, it made an appearance at Marlow and Plato elementary schools.
A collaborative effort of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, OSU Department of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and Southwest Dairy Farmers, the primary focus is to teach children where their food comes from and how to eat healthy.
“We were excited about this program coming,” said Cathy Duke, Plato teacher.
Vote reflects community’s attitude
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Agritourism bill provides protection
Much recent state legislature has been focusing on helping out family-owned small businesses and the agritourism industry is in the process of being included in these measures.
Maple RR crossing to stay closed
The closed railroad crossing at Maple Avenue was a point of contention with two Duncan residents, when they spoke to the Duncan City Council on Tuesday.
Norma and Marian Lennox discussed their concerns during the council’s regular meeting, and expressed their desire to reopen the railroad crossing.
“We need that street back open,” Norma Lennox said.
Senator Inhofe key speaker at GOP Fish Fry
Republicans from throughout Oklahoma will gather Saturday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center in Duncan, for the 9th annual GOP Fish Fry. This year, they will get a chance to hear U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, as he is the keynote speaker and is expected to arrive just before 5 p.m. for the event.
Inhofe, R-Tulsa, is a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and has been instrumental in the passing of the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, or S. 601. The measure passed 83-14 in the Senate on Wednesday and authorizes new projects for water infrastructure for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Veterans hope to reach out to homeless peers
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FAME Academy students host art show
Creative minds are at work at FAME Academy.
And Wednesday’s art show was a display of those creative minds in action, as the students showed off the masterpieces they had created throughout the school year. The various art media ranged from fabric art to pottery to crochet.
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