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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Issue (26) 43 • October 23, 2019 • (580) 255-2428 • 1898 North Highway 81 • Duncan, OK • • FREE! Take One Shop Local Payne Jewelry 255-0631 ELK PLAZA HIGHWAY 81 Next to Burger King DLT auditions set for ‘Little Footsteps’ By Derrick Miller With one play currently underway, Duncan Little Theatre is set to host auditions for another production. “Little Footsteps” by Ted Tally is set to be DLT’s entry into the OCTA contest in July. Auditions are set for 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Duncan Little Theatre. There are roles for an adult male, an adult female, an older adult male and an older adult female. In preparation for the OCTA contest, DLT will also perform “Little Footsteps” April 25 at the Moose Lodge. The play revolves around a couple in their mid-thirties who have been married for eight years. As the play begins, they are decorating their dining room to make it into a nursery, underlining the fears they have about the coming change. “Little Footsteps” will be directed by Beth Ann Hough with producers being Amy Baker and Paula Huckabaa. Additionally, DLT is working on its November production, “You Can’t Take It with You.” In all, there are 18 cast members in the show, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the Simmons Center. Both shows are made possible because of grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and through fundraising efforts by DLT. GOP Chili Cookoff heating up by Wayne Watts  The local Republican party for several years has hosted a ‘Chili Cookoff and Family Fun Night’ at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Usually held on or near Halloween, this year the event has been delayed a couple of weeks.  “With a change in management at the Fair- grounds, we lost our usual date.” said Stephens County GOP Chairman Leon Farris. “No one in particular’s fault, just one of those things that hap- pens every once in a while. So this year our event will be on Saturday, November 16th beginning at 6 pm.”  The annual event has grown to draw hundreds of individuals and families through the years and last year reached almost a thousand in attendance according to organizers.  There will be between 30 to 40 diffferent chili recipes up for awards as the competion is somewhat fierce according to Farris. Dean Johnson, The Magic Man will be performing at the up- coming GOP Chili Cookoff on November 16th. See “Chili Cookoff” on Page 2