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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Issue (27) 28• July 8, 2020 • (580) 255-2428 • 1898 North Highway 81 • Duncan, OK • • FREE! Take One Robert Martin • Martha Price 580-467-3534 • 580-786-5191 117 W. Main St., Duncan, OK Mon. - Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Bedroom • Dining • Home Decor • Living Room Sets • Mattress Sets • Western Furniture and Much More... Paradise Furniture Martha’s Celebrating 23 Years of Business Every Customer Welcomed Always! Chris Crain, 1401 W. Bea Chris Crain, Pharm.D. 1401 W. Beach Ave. Chris Crain, Pharm.D. 1401 W. Beach Ave. Valid 6/01/20 - 8/31/20 Friday Night Car Cruises on Main Street  This Friday, July 10th, the Main Street Duncan orga- nization will host the first Friday Night Car Cruises of the summer in downtown Duncan beginning at 6 pm.  The Main Street orga- nization hosts car cruises throughout the year to be able to assist the downtown business owners through pro- grams such as Team Up to Clean Up, the signage grant, and others. This car cruise will be no exception and will include food trucks, music, and contests. Goody bags for the first 50 are available as well as door prizes. The organization is still seeking sponsors and will accept swag for the good bags till Thursday.  “We are doing things much differently this year,” said Car Show and Cruise Committee co-chair, Jeff Bruehl, “but we’ve had a lot of requests to host a car cruise so we are going to give it a try.”  This cruise route will run from 7th to 10th Street along Main Street and Walnut Avenue. The Main Street Duncan merchants will offer specials while others will have door prizes. The Palace Theater will show a movie; Boomarang will offer an all-you-can-eat catfish basket special till 9 PM. Both Wall Street and the Company Men bar and lounge will offer specials after the cruise has concluded.  Downtown Duncan’s Car Show held annually in April is much anticipated. The event organizers report the car show will be postponed this year and will resume in April 2021. Although the show is not happening in 2020, plenty of other events have been planned such as more cruises and a Poker Run on Saturday, July 25th. For now, the event organizers expect this Friday’s Car Cruise to be bigger than in the past.  “We think this is a great event people can safely enjoy together,” said Main COVID-19 kills annual county event  Stephens County Republicans have held an annual fundraiser fish fry for 15 years at the fairgrounds in Duncan. It has become the largest Republican gathering in the state other than a State GOP Convention. This year would have been the 16th year but has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.   The event was postponed once this year, usually held in May, and was rescheduled when the forecast was that the virus would be more managable by July 1st.  A press released explained the situation. The Stephens County Republican Party announces the cancelation of their annual Fish Fry fundraiser. The event was scheduled for Saturday July 18th at the Stephens County Fairgrounds rodeo arena. Leon Farris, Chairman for the Stephens County GOP said.  “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, our GOP county Executive Com- mittee believed it was prudent to cancel this year’s event. We want to be respon- sible toward our community and the health of those who attend the Fish Fry and that is why we canceled. We are disappointed because the Fish Fry is our an- nual fundraiser and an event that is very well attended. We already had over 60 tables sold and over 600 people who planned to attend this year. We had already planned to initiate protocols of social distancing, the taking of temperature before entrance into the arena and limiting the number of people handling food, but with the recent spike in COVID-19 positive testing in the state, we believed the timing of having the event was not right.”  “The GOP Fish Fry will be back in 2021 with our annual event. It is the single See “GOP event cancelled” on Page 2 Previous GOP Fish Fry’s brought more than 800 activists and supporters together. (CTCN photo by Wayne Watts) Downtown Car Cruise this Friday night will warm up Mainstreet beginning at 6:00 pm. See “Friday night cruise” on Page 2 Now ShowiNg Fri. July 10th- Thurs. July 16th: inside out, Pg & The goonies, Pg IS OPEN Although movie companies are not releasing new titles, we are making the best of it by offering your FREE showings of great older movies. We are taking every precaution to keep you safe! FREE ADMiSSioN! Friday 7:00 Saturday 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 Sunday 4:30 & 7:00 Monday 11:00 inside out Matinee Monday 1:00 goonies Matinee Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 Please follow us on Facebook and instagram for most current information. Private Parties available for all occasions! Email us at palaceduncan@ . MoViE LiNE: 580-255-5588 Summer Kids’ Show Schedule - every wednesday at 12:30 $6 includes admission, popcorn, and drink 7/15: open Season 7/22: open Season 2 7/29: open Season 3 8/5: Stuart Little • 8/12: Stuart Little 2