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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Issue (27) 12 • March 18, 2020 • (580) 255-2428 • 1898 North Highway 81 • Duncan, OK • news@chisholmtrailnews.com • www.chisholmtrailnews.com FREE! Take One Chris Crain, Pharm.D. 1401 W. Beach Ave. 3/1/20 - 3/31/20 We Specialize in Pier & Beam House Leveling! D&H Construction 580-470-5678 Local! Experienced! Affordable! Free Estimates! • Metal Building Construction • Fencing • Concrete Work • Remodeling Walls Cracked? Doors Stick? Unlevel Floors? CHICKASHA ROOFING Mike Crawford Residential Specialist 405.990.6663 ĂŶĂŶĂ WƵĚĚŝŶŐ ^ƚƌĂǁďĞƌƌLJ WĞĐĂŶ ^ĂůĂĚ ůĂŵ ŚŽǁĚĞƌ ZĞƵďĞŶ >ŽĂĚĞĚ WŽƚĂƚŽ ^ŽƵ ŚŝĐŬĞŶ ^ĂůĂĚ ^ĂŶĚǁŝĐŚ Come downtown for the ͚ ^d ͺͺͺͺͺͺͺ t ĐĂƚ : NOW OPEN! Same Amazing food, daily specials, soups and desserts! 580-786-4717 926 West Main Street Curbside Pick-up 580-786-4717 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily specials and Menu EASTLAND LAWNMOWER 1105 South HWY 81 - Duncan 580-252-0077 Sales - Parts - Service QUEST SERIES • Zero Turn Precision • 42” Fabricated Welded Deck • 22½ hp Exmark Engine • 2.9 Gallon Tank Capacity • 3 Year Warranty • Mow Up To 2.8 Acres/Hour • First Class Comfort Retail- $3699 Eastland - $3299 Limited Time Offer Start the Season Off Right! Come See this New Exciting Mower Now In-Stock in Our Showroom! Christians Concerned murder mystery to take on Disco theme By Derrick Miller The Disco Era can be defined by the music and the clothing. The BeeGees and Gloria Gaynor were among the voices that provided the soundtrack to the 1970. It was the 1970s that saw the first full decade of Christians Concerned, which was founded in 1969. And soon, the Disco Era will once again meet Christians Concerned when the United Way agency hosts its annual murder mystery dinner theater, which is a sizable fundraiser for the non-profit orga- nization. The theme of this year’s murder mystery is “Staying Alive! A Disco Who-Done-It.” The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 17 at First United Methodist Church. This year, shish kabobs will be served. “We want people to crack out their platform shoes, bell bottoms and leisure suits,” Christians Concerned Executive Director Penny Gardner said. “We’ll have the best music they’ve heard since they graduated.” For Christians Concerned, the fundraiser is important because it can provide more food for families and individuals in need in the community. Gardner said that 325 tickets were sold for last year’s dinner theater, making it the biggest murder mystery fundraiser Christians Concerned has ever done. “We want people to come and have fun,” she said. “We’ll have a Disco Ball. Everything will be around that Disco theme.” Former cast members and new faces are expected to be in this year’s perfor- COVID-19 results in mass closures By Derrick Miller COVID-19, more commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, has resulted in many closures across Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma and the nation. One of the biggest closures was announced Monday with the Oklahoma State Board of Education announcing all public schools would be closed and all school-related activi- ties would be canceled through April 6. The State Board met in an emergency meeting Monday to reach this conclusion. This motion passed with a vote of 4 to 0. COVID-19 has gained a lot of attention over the last few weeks as it has moved through various other countries, most notably China and Italy, which pretty much shutdown in response to the virus. This illness has some flu-like symptoms and affects the lungs. And while many people recover, there is a higher mortality rate among the elderly. According to the World Health Organization, the mortality rate of the Corona- virus was about 3.4 percent as of March 3. However, that rate is an increase from the initial estimate of 2 percent in January. See “COVID-19 Closures” on Page 2 See “CC murder mystery” on Page 2 The paper goods aisle, from toilet paper to facial tissues to paper towels, stands empty in the Duncan Walmart. (CTCN photo by Derrick Miller)

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