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Ceremony held to honor 9/11 victims and heroes

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Sept. 11 is a day of remembrance for many across the nation each year as it is the anniversary of the day our nation lost more than 3,000 citizens either on the four hijacked planes, on the ground or in buildings.Woodmen of the World, a fraternal insurance organization, holds remembrance ceremonies each year on the anniversary.The Woodmen of the World organization also donates U.S. flags to organizations throughout each year.To date, Woodmen of the World has donated more than two million flags to schools, churches, parks and other non-profit organizations across the nation.


Bicycle rider hit by car

A man riding a bicycle in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue was struck by a car late Wednesday morning.He did not complain of any injuries, according to emergency workers at the scene, however, he was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries

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Durant cross country teams compete at Cross Country Invitational

In a meet loaded with over 300 runners from 17 different schools, Durant notched several outstanding finishes in its 2nd Annual Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Lake Durant.Leading the way were the varsity girls, who had four placers in the Top 10.Madelynn Coffey took second in a time of 22:35 while Morgan Williamson added a personal best mark of 23:23 to claim third. Regan Ramos checked in ninth in a personal best 24:11 and Jenny Terron did likewise in 10th with a...

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Murray running the show for Cowboys’ offense early

IRVING, Texas (AP) — DeMarco Murray reversed field and sprinted around right end for the first down, sliding just before the sideline with the Cowboys running out the clock during their win at Tennessee.The play in the fourth quarter Sunday said a lot about Murray and the Cowboys’ sudden fascination with the running game. It was his career-high 27th carry, which means the Cowboys kept giving him the ball and counted on him to make the smart play after he lost a fumble e...

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Bulldogs take down Mustangs 11-2

CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs claimed an 11-2 win over the Rock Creek Mustangs Monday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be at Rock Creek’s field, but Calera’s was dryer after the recent rain.The Mustangs led this one after scoring two in the top of the second. Four-hole Nash Hestily led it off with a double over the left fielder’s head. After Garrett Mitchell drew a walk, Davis Rogers laid down a fast-moving bunt that caught Calera’s infie...

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County Commissioners discuss road projects

Bryan County commissioners held a mere 10-minute meeting Monday as they updated each other on current road projects throughout each district.The meeting was primarily called to approve the 13th estimate for the District Three Sawmill Road project in the amount of $488,021.14.It was also revealed that the county’s eight-year road plan had to be revised, pushing back the date for the Straight Creek project due to a delay with the required environmental study....

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Man sentenced for manslaughter crash

A Durant man who was charged with first-degree manslaughter for a fatal car crash pleaded no contest to the charge.Joshua David Ray, 35, was sentenced to 20 years in prison with the last five years suspended for the April crash that killed Shirley Howard, 75.According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Ray’s eastbound Jeep traveled left of center and struck a westbound Chevrolet Blazer driven by Howard, who was pronounced dead at the scene.Ray was arrested ...

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Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing.The additions are part of a nearly $8 million project that aims to attract a new generation of visitors to the structure, including those too young to remember the attack by Timothy McVeigh on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more....

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Southeastern receives $2.25 million grant

DURANT – Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the world of higher education. Thanks to a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Southeastern Oklahoma State University hopes to increase retention and graduation rates through implementation and upgrades of technology.The University recently received the news that “Project Grad’’ will be funded through ...

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Lions fall to Ardmore, 27-13

The Durant Lions fought a good fight against the Ardmore Tigers Friday night but came up short, 27-13.

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Storm survives UAM, 52-49

DURANT - The Southeastern Savage Storm was in a shoot-out with University of Arkansas Monticello on Saturday night and came away with a 52-49 win after Jake Walters kicked a 19-yard field goal in the closing seconds.The game featured a lot of offense as SE totaled 616 offensive yards and Monticello finished with 557 offensive yards.Quaterback Ryan Polite finished 22-for-30 with 304 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Running back Ronnie Gre...

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Caddo takes 36-24 district loss to Wetumka

CADDO — The Caddo Bruins tried to make a comeback Friday night in their district and home opener against the Wetumka Chieftains. They just ran out of time to make up the deficit created in the first half, when Wetumka scored all 32 of its points.The Bruins scored eight each in the first and second quarters and added eight more in the fourth for their 24 total.Bruin Field looked like it was surrounded by a moat in areas, due to the day’s heavy rain pooling on ...

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SE volleyball tripped up by Bronchos

Southeastern Oklahoma State University opened Day 2 of the South Central Classic on the wrong end of a 3-0 score against Central Oklahoma Saturday morning in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.The loss drops the Savage Storm to 3-5 overall on the year with one final match remaining on the weekend against Missouri Southern State later Saturday afternoon.Emily Gentle led the SE offense with 11 kills and hit .308, while Courtney Miller added five.Alissa Benson and Madelynne ...

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No political chatter 7 weeks before election

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s broadcast airwaves are practically void of political advertising just seven weeks before Oklahomans make their choices for the U.S. Senate, Congress, governor and other statewide elective offices in the Nov. 4 general election.Voters were inundated with political chatter as candidates tried to gain momentum in the days and weeks before June and August primary elections where voters picked their parties’ nominees for the state’...

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Brecheen discusses No Child Left Behind Waiver and TLE

Some with a political motive are claiming Oklahoma schools will lose federal funds given the Obama Administration’s decision to not renew Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver. Protecting Oklahoma schools from federal control (i.e. Common Core) over what standards are taught in the classroom, will not cost our schools a loss of federal funds, period. There are plenty of news articles available confirming this fact.

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Man charged with ‘sexting’ to minors

A Calera man has recently been charged with “sexting” to a minor.Stephen Cody Coulter, 26, is facing two counts of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology after he was identified as the man sending explicit messages to two young sisters via Facebook, according to Calera Police.Coulter attends the same church as the two girls and was confronted by the church pastor when they heard of his actions, an affidavit states. One of...

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Calera man dies in crash

A 79-year-old Calera man was killed Thursday after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing his pickup, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Henery Van Stubblefield was dead at the scene of the 6:15 a.m. crash on Platter Road one mile west of Calera.His granddaughter, Amanda Lorean Lackey, 31, Calera, was a passenger in the pickup. She was taken to the Texoma Medical Center in Denison where she was listed in stable condition with head and internal-trunk injuries, according t...

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Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Athletes of the Game for last week’s Durant High football contest were Scott Shackleford, who graduated from Durant High in 1988, and Brian Hicks, a 1994 DHS grad. Both are employed at Good Deal Thrift Store, a local business that helps train DHS students in the School-to-Work Program. Scott and Brian are still active participants in Special Olympics.

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