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Cardinal Glass celebrates 10 years in Durant

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Cardinal Glass LLC celebrated its 10th anniversary in Durant Saturday. The company invited the public along with city and community leaders to celebrate and tour the facility.Tours provided an inside look to the community, allowing them to see how glass is made and distributed from here in Durant.The company also provided hamburgers, hot dogs, snow cones and deserts to visitors as well as gifts for visiting the plant.Plant manager Shaun Banner said it’s great to be celebrating 10 years of Cardinal Glass operating in Durant.“It’s great to have a company that’s been able to be successful for 10 years and still looking to the future,” said Banner.

 

A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen

Last year, I coauthored Senate Bill 1062, which was signed into law and went into effect this month on July 1 . The new law created an administrative workers compensation system based on the highly successful Arkansas model. This month, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensa...

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Bryan County native to lead Rebel basketball

Brett Frank has gone from the Ole Miss Rebels women’s basketball team to the Silo Rebels boys’ hoops.And from the sound of it, his new school might as well adopt a more descriptive mascot, like the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.“We will do a lot of conditioning,” the new head coach said. “My basketball philosophy is a very high-paced, transition-oriented, full-court press. We’re going to be going up and down the floor for 32 minutes and th...

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RCHS softballers make Heartland All-Star teams

Carol Ann Scott and Ashlynn Robinson of Rock Creek High School successfully tried out for the Heartland Softball All-Star Classic this summer.Both — who were contributing members of the state champion Lady Mustangs team in the spring as freshmen — were invited to play in the two-day tournament in Pryor. The annual event gives high-school players and recent graduates from Oklahoma and Arkansas a chance to demonstrate their skills in front o...

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Two Rock Creek FFA officers to attend conferences

Alex Folsom will attend the National Young Leadership Advanced Medicine and Health Care Conference in Baltimore, Md.Folsom — a senior at Rock Creek High School and Future Farmers of America Chapter president — plans to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University and complete her degree at Oklahoma University to become a certified registered anesthetist.She is the daughter of Jennifer a...

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Trial set to begin against energy drink company

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a local woman suing an energy drink company.A Durant woman is suing the makers and local distributor of the popular Monster energy drink on behalf of her teenage son.The lawsuit, filed in January 2013 in Bryan County District Court, claims Angela Wheat’s 16-year-old son collapsed and went into cardiac arrest after consuming a Monster energy drink in November 2011. The suit names as defendants the California-based ...

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Rodeo, parade, barbecue in Caddo next weekend

The 47th annual Caddo Round-Up Club rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. July 25 and 26, with the Flying C of Madill providing the livestock.Mutton bustin’ will begin before the actual rodeo, at 7:30 nightly, with sign-in no later than 6:45. There is a $25 entry fee, limited to 12 entries.This UPRA-, CRRA- and ACRA-sanctioned rodeo will have in excess of $4,500 added money to nine events. Those events are bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing, ladies b...

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Public urged to join work on new school standards

The door is open for Oklahomans who want to participate personally in the development of new academic standards for all the state’s public school students from kindergarten through high school.The step-by-step process for creating the standards was detailed in a state Department of Education announcement Wednesday and a Daily Oklahoman story Friday.The announcement came days after the state Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Legislature’s bill ...

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