After 18+ months of layoffs and suffering economy, it's thrilling to see construction taking place up and down Highway 81. Pavement is being torn out in front of Ace Hardware for “rumor has it” Taco Bueno, and it appears that transformation is beginning on the former Chisholm Suite Hotel. And the clearing of the lot in front of Walmart to make way for new businesses.   If you haven't been south on Hwy 81, you should take a road trip down that way. You will be delighted to see the new truck stop/convenience store just south of the fairgrounds.  

These business owners believe in the growth and potential of our community.  They are looking beyond the temporary setbacks and are making significant investments and pressing on for growth.  This is huge for Duncan, Marlow, and the Stephens county areas.