NEWS


Christmas Tree lit at Market Square

Christmas Tree lit at Market Square

Durant Main Street Christmas tree lighting took place Tuesday night just before the Durant Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas parade.Stephan...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Christmas activities held at SE

Christmas activities held at SE

Southeastern Oklahoma State University hosted holiday events on Monday.Santa Claus and entertainment was featured on the Magnolia House front lawn. Hi...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Grants available for rural 
communities in Bryan County

Grants available for rural communities in Bryan County

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects in Bryan County communities ...

December 6th, 2017 |  


State superintendent visits early childhood center

State superintendent visits early childhood center

Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister toured the Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center Monday morning.She traveled from Ok...

December 4th, 2017 updated: December 4th, 2017. |  


Poet Wallace guest at Southeastern

Poet Wallace guest at Southeastern

Durant’s award winning poet Laureate Ron Wallace has released another book in his series of poetry.He was invited to be a guest reader at Southe...

December 1st, 2017 updated: December 1st, 2017. |  


SPORTS


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Area Basketball Roundup
Another season of Bowl Mania kicks off Saturday

Another season of Bowl Mania kicks off Saturday

Ho, ho, ho! ’Tis the season for eyestrain overload.We all know it as bowl season. We all know there are far too many bowl games. Most of us don&...

December 14th, 2017 |  


DHS comebacks fall short in Lion Classic finales

DHS comebacks fall short in Lion Classic finales

Late comeback bids fell short for both the Durant Lady Lions and Lions on the final day of the 28th Annual Durant Lion Classic on Saturday.The Lady Li...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Durant grapplers take second at rugged Madill Duals

Durant grapplers take second at rugged Madill Duals

MADILL - Strong early season showings continued for the Durant High wrestling team as they went 4-1 to place second in the rugged Madill Dual Tourname...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Area Basketball Roundup

Area Basketball Roundup

Bennington 35, Colbert 22 (boys)A nearly dead even first half turned all toward the host Bears in the second half as they pulled away to the Benningto...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Lions post first win in rout of U.S. Grant

Lady Lions post first win in rout of U.S. Grant

Durant’s Lady Lions scored 25 straight points in the second half to cruise to their first victory of the year in a 64-21 romp over Class 6A U.S....

December 10th, 2017 |  


As late archery continues, early post rut can 
be good

As late archery continues, early post rut can be good

While most deer hunters in the Texomaland area take their vacation days in early to mid November each season, I’m not so sure that the days afte...

December 10th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Ferguson and Smith to wed
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Parade of Homes to be held
NWH students write about Thanksgiving

NWH students write about Thanksgiving

Third grade students in Sheri Cavender’s class at Northwest Heights wrote stories about the first Thanksgiving and what they were thankful for. ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Bryan County Medicine from 1910-1950

Bryan County Medicine from 1910-1950

This article doesn’t focus on the politics of medicine, but it must begin with a basic understanding of the times. If statehood brought better e...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Umsted represents state of Oklahoma as guest speaker

Jane Semple Umsted, local professional Choctaw artist and member of the GFWC-OK Fortnightly Club of Durant, represented the State of Oklahoma, Choctaw...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Tips for using leftover turkey

Tips for using leftover turkey

Part of the pleasure of a Thanksgiving is the aroma of a turkey baking in your oven. Continue that great feeling by planning post-holiday dishes with ...

November 20th, 2017 updated: November 20th, 2017. |  


God is good to His people

I Chronicles 16:8Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.This passage of scripture comes from the time wh...

November 20th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Go along to get along

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Updated: 6:34 pm. |    
Filling the hole

Resident says city makes ‘bad deals’

Why does the City of Durant make bad deals?In 2006, the city of Durant entered into a contract with North Star Development to extend Larkspur Lane to ...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Many elderly are ashamed to speak of abuse

Abuse is a word that most people do not like to talk about. Abuse happens all over the world, which is scary in itself. It has been reported that thou...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Win some, lose some

Win some, lose some

I apologize for taking so long to write, but I have been extremely busy with our state budget. I am proud to have completed the 56th Legislative Sessi...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Oklahoma’s death penalty is a failed public policy

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued their findings after spending a year examining our capital punishment system. ...

May 30th, 2017 updated: May 31st, 2017. |  


Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions

I have received numerous questions about teacher pay raises. The House passed a bill for teacher pay raises and has a plan for funding it, but it is u...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Working to Preserve Services for District 19

Working to Preserve Services for District 19

I have spoken to people at the Department of Human Services, and they indicate they have no plans to close the Antler’s office. They said these ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


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