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A H o l i d a y T r a d i t i o n BOY SCOUT TROOP 4434 December 7, 2019 Pancake Day 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 916 W. Walnut, Duncan OK For more information call 580-656-1758 members a chance to discuss what the schools need, from equipment and technology to facility needs, such as new construction and renovations. In all, about 80 people took place in the workshop, working in small groups with an assigned facilitator (most of whom were building principals). A mixture of teach- ers, coaches and parents took part in the meeting.  Many of the key categories identified through the surveys and added onto during the workshop included roofing, HVAC, technology, playgrounds and fencing, furniture, security and safety, facility renovations and new construction, student equipment/materials, and transportation/vehicles.  “Everyone has been working toward the same goals,” Deighan said. “It’s a great place for the dis- trict to be. This is about carrying on that tradition.”  Because an earlier bond issue is set to roll off, if approved, another bond issue would take its place, meaning there wouldn’t be an ad valorem tax in- crease. A bond issue has to be approved by a super majority vote of 60 percent to pass.  This is why Deighan and the board is working with the community to address needs, he said, to ensure that the primary issues are addressed. A bond issue has not been approved by the school board to go for a vote, but the goal of Monday’s workshop was to get direction on what is needed.  Deighan highlighted the goals of a possible bond to reach every student, every program and every school, all with a goal of no tax increase.  “Duncan has a community that has been support- ive,” he said. ‘School Bond Issue discussed’ continued from Page 1 Filing period ends today for School Board and Marlow City Council seats  The filing perior for School Board and City of Marlow council seats opened Monday this week and candidates have until 5 pm today before the deadline closes (Wednesday Dec 4). All candidate filings will occur at the Stephens County Election Board office, 101 South 11th Street, in Duncan, Dunagan said.The Board of Educa- tion positions at stake will be filled at the Board of Ed- ucation Primary Election scheduled February 11, 2020 and the Board of Education General Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. If only two candidates file, the position will be filled at the General Election. If more than two candidates file for a the same seat, a Primary Election will be held. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes castin the Primary Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in the General Election.  According to Election Officials, at press time, the following had filed for avail- able positions. Schools: Duncan Public Schools - Office #5 Marlow Public Schools - Office #5 - Terry Turner and Shawn Bateman Comanche Public Schools - Office #5 - Charlie Z. Gay Empire Public Schools - Office #5 - Paul Mendenall Comanche Public Schools - Office #5 - Velma-Alma Public Schools - Office #5 - Central High Public Schools - Office #5 - Bray-Doyle Public Schools - Office #5 - Karl Shackelford Grandview Public Schools - Office #2 - Red River Area Tech Center - Office #5 - Dee Williams City of Marlow (City council): Ward #2 - 3 year term - Neal L. Moore Ward #4 - 2 yr unexpired term -  A complete list of filings will be published in next weeks Chisholm Trail Com- munity News. Rotary Christmas Auction continues this week The annual Rotary Christmas Auction began Mon- day, and will continue through Friday, Dec. 6. The auction starts nightly at 6:30 p.m., ending each night at 10:30 p.m. To view the auction live go to www. or watch on Sparklight (Cable- One).  This is the 62nd year for the Christmas Auction which originally began as a project of the Jaycees and broadcast on the local KRHD-AM Radio Station.  The Duncan Rotary Club picked up the project when the Jaycee’s chapter was disbanded. However, according to officials more than Rotarian members are involved, volunteers show up from throughout the area. The auction features a wide variety of donated items, which are auctioned off on TV and live stream- ing, while those bidding do so through their phone calls and online bids. The funds raised help to pur- chase clothing for eligible children in Duncan Public Schools.  The funds raised go to purchase clothes and shoes for an approved list of children in the area. Volun- teers take a day and escort the children shopping for items that they need. Humane Society reaches full capacity By Derrick Miller  Everyone needs a home for the holidays. But for some of those with wet noses, that forever home is out of reach.  The Stephens County Humane Society reached full capacity Nov. 27, leading to an announcement via Facebook by the non-profit organiza- tion. This means the Humane Society is not able to accept animals until more are adopted.  According to the Facebook post, the organization “cannot accept any animals at this time. If you are needing to surrender a pet, found animal, etc., we can help you with food until space becomes available.” The Humane Society always has dogs and cats needing to be adopted. But with this holiday season, the need for good homes has become more funda- mental.  The Facebook post also said that people needing the Humane Society to take an animal for whatever reason will be put on a waiting list until space comes available.”  Additionally, Tuesday was giving Tuesday for the Humane Society, who had set a fundraising goal of $3,000. By 1 p.m. Tuesday, $1,155 had been raised. Kiwanis opens tree lot By Derrick Miller  Making the holidays festive can be overwhelming, but choosing the right Christmas tree can help.  And for that, the Duncan Chisholm Trail Kiwanis Club has the solution.  The annual Kiwanis Kid- dieland Christmas Tree Lot opened the Friday following Thanksgiving to provide community residents an opportunity to purchase their live Christmas tree for the holiday.  The tree lot will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun- days, all at Kiddieland Park.  In addition to pur- chasing Christmas trees, patrons also have the chance to purchase gold- en tickets. The tickets will allow people to ride the new train before the park opens to the public in May. The ticket will give unlimited rides for three hours with specific dates to choose from.  Fundraising for the new train is ongoing with the club accepting dona- tions for the purchase. ‘Dancing through the Decades’ fundraiser  A dance and dinner is scheduled to raise funds to support the Duncan Senior Citizens Center need to replace a van.  ‘Dancing through the Decades’ is set for Saturday, December 14th from 6-8 pm aty the First United Methodist Church ballroom in Duncan. The Church is located at 2300 Country Club Road.  Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite decade’s attire.  Oklahoma State Representative Marcus McEntire will be the guest speaker for the occassion.  According to Senior Citizen newsletter, the current van is “on it’s last legs”. The van is used to transport seniors to doctor appointments, or bringing the to the center for activities.  Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through the Duncan Senior Citizens Center by calling 255- 6902. 905 Christmas in the park  The lighting of the 905 (locomotive in the park) will be Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Hot Chocolate & Cookies begin at 6:30 PM. Lighting the Christmas Tree and the 905 Loco- motive begins at 7:00 PM followed by visits by visits with Santa and his Elves.