NEWS


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Williams thanks her rescuer
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FFF Thanksgiving Dinner
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Apartments burn during holiday fire

Choctaw used toy drive to aid families in need

The season is hardly on the horizon. Still, Christmas joy is growing daily in the thoughts and hearts of many. Choctaw Nation’s Going Green prog...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Woman robbed on east side

Woman robbed on east side

Thursday afternoon around 4 p.m., Kay Allen was unloading her groceries from her car on the east side of Durant.Just a couple of blocks south of forme...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Firefighters put out fires

Durant firefighters have responded to a couple of small fires during the past few days.Friday, they were dispatched to 86 Brittney Drive where a cook ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Traditional Candlelighting event set at Southeastern

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host a number of holiday events on Monday, December 4.Santa Claus and entertainment will be featured from ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Trash pickup days change for holidays

Trash pickup days change for holidays

The City of Durant Solid Waste Department has their hands full with keeping the city clean for citizen customers.The holidays are fast approaching whi...

November 17th, 2017 updated: November 18th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


Davis headlines Durant High All-District honorees

Davis headlines Durant High All-District honorees

Although they managed just two district victories this season, the Durant Lions had good representation on the All-District 5A-3 football squad with t...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Seven Bruins receive All-District honors

Seven Bruins receive All-District honors

After finishing off the football campaign with a 5-5 record, including a solid five-game winning streak midseason, the Caddo Bruins were rewarded with...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Southeastern garners 11 
All-Conference selections

Southeastern garners 11 All-Conference selections

A total of 11 Southeastern players have earned 12 All-Great American Conference honors, highlighted by first team selections for Justin Young and Joel...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Caddo survives Bennington in season opening sweep

Caddo survives Bennington in season opening sweep

BENNINGTON – Cold shooting was the story of the season opener for Bryan County favorite Caddo, but the Bruins were able to survive victorious de...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Oklahoma gun deer hunting begins Saturday

Oklahoma gun deer hunting begins Saturday

A year ago in this space, I noted that the Oklahoma gun deer season is kind of a big deal all across the Sooner State.“How big is the gun deer s...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Strong SE finish culminates adversity-filled 2017 season

Strong SE finish culminates adversity-filled 2017 season

This over here, that over there …Anybody – okay, not anybody —- lots of folks can coach when players are healthy and breaks are goin...

November 17th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Parade of Homes to be held

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 |  


Parade of Homes to be held

Parade of Homes to be held

SubmittedAs the holidays approach, it can only mean one thing. The Annual Parade of Homes is near. This is the largest fundraiser for the Durant Educa...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Have a sweet holiday with diabetes

Have a sweet holiday with diabetes

It is the season of holiday festivities, rich foods and hearty meals. If you have diabetes the temptation to indulge is within reach. By planning ahea...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Scheduled outage for SEC members

Press releaseSEC will be making a major line and equipment upgrade Tuesday morning, November 14th beginning at approximately 9 a.m.Power will be disco...

November 10th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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 |  


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 |  


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