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Colton’s Run held Saturday

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The fifth annual Colton’s Run was held Saturday morning in Durant with numerous runners participating in the event.It has been six years since Colton Sherrill, a shy but caring 10-year-old boy, died of congenital heart disease. But his spirit lives strong through the Colton Sherrill Memorial Fund, the foundation created in his honor by his family.The key purpose of the Colton Sherrill Memorial Fund is to provide training and life-saving devices to Bryan County schools and organizations as well as increase educational opportunities for college students.

 

The failed Lake Texoma redevelopment

Beginning in the early 1980s about the time Ronald Reagan was elected president, we started hearing a lot about deregulation, outsourcing and privatization. Many government and industry officials felt that they could do a better job of voluntarily regulating themselves if they were given the chance. They also felt that government was too inefficient and that we should “outsource,” or contract private companies to do much of the work that was being done by public agencies.

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Former Choctaw Chief receives Inaugural Leadership Award

Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the sixth annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma City.More than 700 family members, tribal leaders and honored guests from across the state attended the event which recognized elders from 30 Oklahoma tribes and nations. The AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors is the largest event of its kind bringi...

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Doctor who performs abortions unable to meet law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma abortion provider who performs 44 percent of all abortions in the state has tried without success to comply with a new state law requiring abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed, his attorney told an Oklahoma County judge Friday.Attorney Ilene Jaroslaw of the Center for Reproductive Rights said Dr. Larry Burns of Norman has made “diligent efforts” to ...

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Who’s afraid of the hunger monster?

One member of the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger passed on to other members a story a friend tells about his wife, who is a Durant second-grade teacher.Early in the fall semester last year, the husband noticed that his wife began to cook unusually large amounts of food for their evening meal. At first, he didn’t ask her why. When she continued for several days to prepare more food than they ate, he casually mentioned the fact. But his wife laughingly brushed his questi...

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Southeastern women’s hoops open season picked 4th

Southeastern women’s basketball will open the 2014-15 season picked to finish in a tie for fourth with rival East Central in the Great American Conference preseason poll.The Savage Storm are coming off a 13-14 season in which they posted a 10-10 conference record and fell to Arkansas Tech in the first round of the conference tournament.SE returns five of its top six scorers, including leading scorer and first team All-GAC selection Emily Williams who posted 15.9 pp...

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Durant Elks Lodge holds soccer shoot

Durant Elks Lodge held its annual soccer shoot at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex Saturday, October 4, 2014.This yearly event is open to all children under ten years of age. There are two groups in the competition: under-8 (U-8) and under-10 (U-10). The local 1st place winners from each group advance to the state competition in Shawnee, OK.The list of 1st and 2nd place local winners: U-10 girl Addison Polk 1st place, U-8 boy Axel Thurman 1st place, U-10 boy Clayton Franc...

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SE volleyball clinches tournament berth

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Southeastern opened the day with a five-set win over Henderson State that clinched a berth in the conference tournament, but ended the day with a sour taste after a 3-0 loss in a non-conference matchup against Alabama-Huntsville on Friday evening with both matches in Arkadelphia, Ark.The Savage Storm moves to 12-10 overall on the season and 6-3 in Great American Conference play heading into a non-conference contest at Ouachita Baptist at 10 a.m. on Saturday morn...

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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal late as No. 14 Kansas State held off No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday afternoon.Oklahoma, trailing by a point in the fourth quarter, drove to the Kansas State 1-yard line, but couldn’t punch the ball in. Hunnicutt then missed the short field goal that would have put the Sooners ahead with 3:53 remaining. Kansas State (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) took possession and ran out the clock.Hunnicutt, touted as...

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SE beats SWOSU in final seconds

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The Southeastern Savage Storm (4-3) had to make up a 17 point deficit in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback against Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs. SE did just that as they escape in the final seconds with a 28-24 road win and gave SWOSU it’s fourth straight loss.Running back Ronnie Green was shutdown for most of the game. But final seconds of the contest, Green would get the winning touchdown after he punched it into the endzone from...

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Murder suspect escapes from jail

A manhunt began in Durant Saturday after an inmate charged with murder escaped from the Bryan County Jail.Raymond Jay Stewart, 26, Durant, escaped at approximately 1:15 p.m. and officers were searching the south side of town that afternoon. Authorities also set up road blocks at exits to the city.Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said Stewart, who had been in isolation due to his behavior, asked to take a shower, which is located in the book-in area. Visitation was happeni...

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Reader says to get out and vote

Nov. 4 is very close. We in America have the privilege to to and it is our duty to not just vote “the party,” but find out what they stand for. Vote your convictions. Are you for about abortion (killing babies), gay marriage, big government, open borders with handouts to all?Or are you for limited government and states’ rights, religious freedom in our military as well as our whole country to display God’s Ten Commandments, the cross, nativity, to teach and ...

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Factors that affect the percentage of cows cycling

The breeding season is only weeks away for those herds that have a fall calving program. The most important factors that determine if, and when, a cow returns to cycling activity were analyzed by Kansas State University physiologists. Over a period of 6 years, Kansas State scientists used more than 2,200 beef cows in estrous synchronization studies. As a part of these studies they determined which cows were cycling before the start of the breeding season both before and after synchronization ...

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Man injured in rollover crash

A Hendrix man was injured Friday after he rolled his car, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Bailey Roush, 18, was flown from the scene of the 1:56 p.m. crash on Highway 78 south of Chuck’s Corner. According to OHP, Roush was taken to Plano Medical Center, Plano, Texas, where he was listed in stable condition with head and internal injuries at the time of the OHP report.OHP said Roush was driving a Dodge car northbound when he swerved his vehicle to the left for an u...

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Police investigate drug and property crimes

Several people have been charged with drug and property crimes this week.Dylon D. Carter, 19, Calera, is charged with possession of hydrocodone pills with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a park. He is also charged with second-degree burglary.He was arrested Tuesday by Calera Police. According to a probable-cause affidavit by Capt. Daniel Thurman, Carter, upon questioning, admitted to burglarizing a home and stealing two bottles of prescription pills....

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Caddo Bruins fall 58-34 to Weleetka

CADDO — The Caddo Bruins were shot down by the Weleetka Outlaws, 58-34, on their own field Thursday evening. Caddo is now 3-4 on the season and dropped to 3-3 in district play.Caddo received to start the game and started with first and 10 on the Wetumka 48. The Outlaws never got a full foot into a kickoff, since an onside or short boot seemed the strategy. On a fourth and five, the Bruins were whistled for a false start trying to draw Weleetka offside. On the fourth-and-10 pu...

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Man retires after 32 years of service in law enforcement

After a combined 32 years of service to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, local OHP Communications Lt. Tom Garner has retired from service.Garner started his career with law enforcement in 1972 when he began volunteering with the Durant Police Department.“I’ve always had an affinity for law enforcement,” said Garner.After being employed with the DPD for four years, Garner moved on to OHP in hopes of becoming a trooper.Garner said family...

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Durant Lions suffer 28-6 loss to Shawnee Wolves

The Durant Lions and the Shawnee Wolves were in a defensive struggle as the Lions trailed 7-6 at halftime on a Thursday night game at Paul Laird Field.But the Wolves found a chink in Durant’s defensive armor in the second half and beat the Lions 28-6.“In the second half they wore us down,” said head coach Byron Cordell. “They were bigger and stronger than we were. Our kids played their hearts out, I’m very proud of them. Sometimes you can do...

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