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McArthur to lead Cameron University
On Friday, Dr. John McArthur was named Cameron University’s 17th president, effective July 1, 2013. He is replacing Dr. Cindy Ross, who earlier this year, announced her intention to retire this summer.
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Mailboxes across Duncan contained more than a few letters and bills on Saturday; instead, they contained canned boxed food items that will help other residents.
Apple's iPad2 heart risk found in research by 14-year-old
Gianna Chien is somewhat different from all the other researchers reporting on their work to more than 8,000 doctors at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Denver.
Area graduations begin today
Area graduations begin today with Bray-Doyle's Class of 2013 seniors, who will have commencement at 8 p.m. Also, Cameron University students will graduate at 7:30 and the commencement ceremony will be available via live stream on the Internet.
Legends don’t live forever
These days, country music is all about artists such as Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean. Up and coming artists clamor to open for them, to be like them.
In the 1970s and ’80s, the idols were Merle Haggard, George Jones, Loretta Lynn and the like. For years, they’ve been living legends of what country used to be before pop was blended into the genre. After the death of George Jones on April 26, fans of classic country have been hit hard with the realization that legends don’t live forever.
Horace Mann fifth-graders present self-written poetry
Horace Mann fifth-graders learned that poetry is more than lines rhyming; poetry tells a story.
And Thursday, the elementary students put what they’ve learned about poetry in motion. The fifth-grade classes hosted a Poetry Café, where students got an opportunity to recite some of the poems they wrote in class to their parents and peers.
City not ready to incur more debt for streets
If Duncan voters reject a $9 million bond issue to fund street repairs on May 14, don’t look for a repeat of 2007.
When voters rejected two separate funding proposals for street work that year – one a $20 million property tax bond and the other an increase in the sales tax – city leaders borrowed $10 million anyway to pay for some major road work.
Calhoun reacts to increase in state funding
With the Oklahoma State Department of Education looking at an increase in funding for the 2013-14 school year, area schools will receive some of the benefit of the $74 million that the state is receiving. Additionally, Oklahoma public schools are expected to receive an estimated $17 million to supplement their current fiscal year, noted in a release from Oklahoma State School Boards Association.
The National Association of Letter Carriers prepares for food drive
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community but don’t have much time to volunteer, not much is easier than setting a bag full of canned goods next to your mailbox.
The National Association of Letter Carriers is holding its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday. Letter carriers across the county will participate by picking up bags of non-perishable foods left out by those who live on their route.
Empire FFA banquet today
The Empire High School FFA Chapter will hold its annual FFA banquet at 7 p.m. today, in the school cafetorium.
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