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Bryan County 4-H students get artsy

Last week’s 4-H day camp was conducted at Elements Art Center in Durant, where children were able to paint their own 4-H logos.The common four-leaf clover used to represent the club got some pretty colorful updates as each child made the symbol their own Thursday.Each child painted the symbol with some guidance, but the details and coloring were left up to the individual’s choice.Each of the 16 paintings reflecting the symbol that unites the childr...

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Common Core repeal has Oklahoma educators worried

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the Legislature’s repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they’re concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40 states that have implemented the standards.Until Oklahoma develops its own new standards — a process expected to take at least two years — districts were directed by the new law to return to the Priority Academic Student Sk...

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Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum

TULSA (AP) — Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music.Oldaker, who grew up in Tulsa, has lent his support to a group pushing for the construction of a museum that would showcase the many contributions to music, acting, writing and the arts by people with ties to the state.“People just need...

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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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