Our New Citizens-Congratulations!

In September the Duncan Area Literacy Council honored and recognized our newest U.S. citizens as well as celebrated the grand opening of Duncan’s Citizenship Corner in the Duncan Public Library.

The citizenship class that began in January produced 5 “new” citizens. Those individuals were honored at the ceremony where Representative Marcus McEntire awarded a proclamation to each new citizen.

Those honored for acquiring citizenship through the naturalization process are:

U.S. Citizen-Patricia Bullock


U.S. Citizen – Maria Hernandez


U.S. Citizen – Salustia (Mila) Martinez


U.S. Citizen – Delores (Lola) Varella.

Not pictured, but also achieved citizenship; Maria Barrientos.

Teacher Nancy Litsch with students and Rep. Marcus McEntire. Nancy is a tireless, hard-working volunteer for the Duncan Area Literacy Council.

During the ceremony, the new Citizenship Corner at the Duncan Public Library was unveiled.


The new Citizenship Corner is a designated place for those wishing to become a United States Citizen through the naturalization process. Residents of Stephens County will have access to a computer to file their application online, pick up study guides
and find out more information.

Individual help will be provided by Duncan Area Literacy Council where they just call and set up a time. Contact DALC by calling 580-736-1170 or emailing dalc73533@gmail.com.

Duncan Area Literacy Council offers two CITIZENSHIP CLASSES – one for women on Monday evenings and one for men on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

Duncan Area Literacy Council also offers ENGLISH SPEAKING LANGUAGE classes on Tuesday mornings and evenings as well as ONE on ONE BASIC SKILLS IN ENGLISH.

Funding for the Citizenship Corner was from a grant with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute Museum of Library Services.




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