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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
Local veterans will be heading to Lawton Friday in hopes of connecting and helping homeless veterans.
Tornadoes tear through East Texas; 6 people killed
A pack of tornadoes killed at least six people and injured dozens more in East Texas Wednesday night.
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.
Lightning possible cause of house fire
Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Duncan firefighters responded to a fire at a house in the 500 block of North 44th street.
City Council approves modifying water rationing ordinance
To better serve the community, the Duncan City Council has issued a change in the water rationing ordinance.
As the council discussed during its regular meeting Tuesday, council members made suggestions of changes to Stage 2 of the water rationing ordinance. The ordinance allows people to do outside watering between midnight and 9 a.m. on even days for even number addresses and odd days for odd number addresses.
Rain brings some relief
A moisture filled pressure system moved into southern Oklahoma Wednesday, and with it — a sigh of relief from many people.
“I’m squeezing out my shirt,” Duncan City Manager Jim Frieda said when The Banner called him on an unrelated story.
Inhofe to attend county GOP Fish Fry
Editor's note: Updated to reflect correct day of event.
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe has been slated as the keynote speaker for the 9th annual Stephens County Republican Fish Fry which happens Saturday..
Festivities begin for the public at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center and the event attracts Republicans from throughout Oklahoma, as second in attendance to the GOP state convention.
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