NEWS


7:42 pm
Updated: 8:55 pm. |    
End of an era in Caddo
6:42 pm
Updated: 7:52 pm. |    
A whopper of a fish story
Durant Council hears water audit results

Durant Council hears water audit results

The Durant City Council met Tuesday evening for the regular September meeting.Council chambers were at standing-room only capacity as many citizens we...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Bryan County Fair 2018

Bryan County Fair 2018

Riding the “Rock Star”The “Zipper” is a crowd favorite!Fun with friendsRing toss fun at the fair.T.J. Keeling of Hendrix and 1...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Bryan County Fair 2017

Bryan County Fair 2017

Lots of people visited the fair this year.Motorcycles.Young driver.Two-year-old Briley Malott enjoys her carousel ride with her mother Whitney Malott....

September 13th, 2017 |  


Choctaw Nation Emergency Management provides hurricane aid

Choctaw Nation Emergency Management provides hurricane aid

Last month, Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas with the worst flooding in the state’s history. Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma reached the Fl...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Remembering September 11

Sept. 11 is my brother’s birthday, although he doesn’t care to celebrate his birthday anymore, I called and sung happy birthday to him and...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Southeastern Chorale sets dinner/auction

The Southeastern Chorale, Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s premier choral ensemble, will host its annual dinner and silent auction on Sa...

September 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Caddo bidding for first win against Thackerville tonight

Caddo bidding for first win against Thackerville tonight

Caddo faithful hope that being at home for the first time this season will be a big boost when the Bruins host Thackerville tonight for a 7:30 kickoff...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Oklahoma goose season wrapping up

Oklahoma goose season wrapping up

One of Oklahoma’s annual fall hunting seasons is wrapping up in a few days, but odds are, few people will notice.That’s despite the fact t...

September 14th, 2017 |  


DHS state champ powerlifters to be honored

DHS state champ powerlifters to be honored

The Durant High School girls 2017 state powerlifting champions will be honored on the field prior to Durant’s football game Friday night against...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Southeastern rallies past OBU, 21-17

Southeastern rallies past OBU, 21-17

Southeastern overcame an injury to senior quarterback C.B. Cantwell and 119 yards in penalties to rally past Oklahoma Baptist for a 21-17 home-opening...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Despite slow start, Ada remains explosive

Despite slow start, Ada remains explosive

The last two years have been quite uncharacteristic by Ada Cougar standards, including a rare losing record at 5-6 a season ago.Former assistant Chris...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Durant runners compete in Madill meet

Durant runners compete in Madill meet

Durant’s cross country team returned to competition Saturday with solid performances while competing against a power-packed field in the Lake Co...

September 13th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA - PHOTO STORE



LIFE


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60th wedding anniversary
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60th wedding anniversary
Book Talk to be held

Book Talk to be held

Solving murders isn’t typically part of the job description for a librarian, but the Scrappy Librarian (aka Juanita Wills, head librarian at the...

September 9th, 2017 |  


Cookie and salsa competition to be held during the County Free Fair

Attention all cooks, young and old. Do you often brag or someone else brags that you make the best cookies or salsa. Would you like to claim real brag...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Dr. Gaskin celebrates 100th birthday

Dr. Gaskin celebrates 100th birthday

Dr. J.M. Gaskin celebrates his 100th birthday today at Featherstone Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Durant. Dr. Gaskin was pastor of the Firs...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Guess who is turning 40?

Guess who is turning 40?

Drop by Calvary Baptist Church at South Seventh and Louisiana Street Sept. 4 from 4-6 p.m. to wish Shea a happy 40th birthday. No gifts, please. .neFi...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Choctaw Nation Headquarters nearing completion.

Choctaw Nation Headquarters nearing completion.

The new Choctaw Nation headquarters building is nearing completion. This facility will consolodate nearly all of the Choctaw Nation’s services i...

August 28th, 2017 |  


The new Choctaw Nation headquarters building is nearing completion. This facility will consolodate nearly all of the Choctaw Nation’s services i...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


10:28 pm |    
Win some, lose some
10:45 pm
Updated: 11:31 am. |    

Oklahoma’s death penalty is a failed public policy

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 |  


April showers bring May flowers

There has always been the old saying “April Showers bring May flowers.” When this statement is being said, it seems to bring a smile to pe...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


What’s a town hall meeting all about?

Town hall meetings are a long-standing tradition in the United States. It is reported that some small New England towns still have town hall meetings,...

April 16th, 2017 |  


An apology and an explanation

An apology and an explanation

I want to apologize for getting obviously upset at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Atoka. A person who always is very vocal in voicing their opinion ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


A look at current legislation

A look at current legislation

I would like to start this report by advising that I continue to receive great reports on my health. God had been very good to me, and cancer has not ...

March 24th, 2017 |