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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.

 

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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Calera Bulldogs and Boswell Scorpions show power at the Red River Classic

CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs hosted the Red River Classic on Thursday as area teams began battling for the crown.Calera and Boswell were the big winners as Achille and Bennington fell into the losers bracket.Calera started off with a 17-0 run-rule victory over Turner, then went on to beat the Fort Towson Tigers 12-2 in another run-rule victory. After Bennington beat Achille 10-5, Bennington faced off against Boswell and was run-ruled, 14-1.Calera...

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Rebels beat Colbert

SILO — On Thursday, the Silo Baseball Invitational got underway and the Rebels got off to a good start with an 8-0 win over the Colbert Leopards.Jake Hamilton got the the start on the mound for Silo and pitched six innings not allowing a run. Trenton Long had the hit of the day with a two-run home run. For Colbert, Jared Tucker started as pitcher.The game was scoreless until the third inning when Silo broke the ice.Jacob Savage and Andrew Bolin both got ...

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Durant Lions to tangle with Ardmore Tigers tonight

The Durant Lions will face off against arch-rival Ardmore Tigers tonight at Paul Laird Field.Last week, the Tigers clawed their way to a 41-32 win over the Ada Cougars as the Lions fell to the Ashdown Panthers 29-12.The Lions got the win over the Tigers last season with great defensive play. It could come up that way again for the Lions to beat Ardmore.

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Theatre at Southeastern announces its 2014-2015 season

Theatre at Southeastern has announced its 86 season, featuring modern classics, revolutionary musicals, and a dancing duck. This fall semester begins with a lively, dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Sense and Sensibility”. Sensible Elinor is charmed by the quiet, goodness of Edward, while passionate Marianne is swept off of her feet by the dashing and mysterious Willoughby. When Willoughby’s secret fiancé comes to light, the sisters are forced to...

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Caddo Bruins home against Wetumka Chieftans, district debut Friday

The Caddo Bruins will begin District B-4 play Friday on their own field against the Wetumka Chieftans.Caddo traveled to Alex last week to start the season. The Bruins put up 20 points in the game, but it was far short of the 64 on Alex’s side of the scoreboard.“After going back and looking at film of our loss, I think we’ve identified some key issues we were having,” said Caddo head coach Jeremy Proctor. “I’d rather find and address th...

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Junior Lions

Junior Lions for last week’s Durant High football game were Lilly Dalrymple, Charleigh Davis, Bradlin French, Preston Cross and Aiden Dills. These elementary and intermediate school students were selected by their respective teachers, counselors and school administrators for exemplary behavior, character and sportsmanship.

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Storm fans have abundance of choices

This will be another busy weekend for Southeastern sports fans.Storm watchers will have volleyball, softball and football right here at home.New volleyball coach Brianna Berry will have her team playing two matches on Friday and two Saturday in the South Central Classic held in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.The Savage Storm will open against Langston at 2 p.m. Friday and play Washburn (Kansas) at 7 p.m.Saturday’s schedule will have the Storm taking o...

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