Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:50:28 EST 1800 Durant Fire Department reminds citizens of holiday fire safety http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150666924/Durant-Fire-Department-reminds-citizens-of-holiday-fire-safety Tomorrow, area residents will all be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family. The Durant Fire Department wants to make sure the day is something to be thankful for by helping giving a heads up on common holiday fire hazards. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:07:14 EST Oklahoma voters go GOP http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150683052/Oklahoma-voters-go-GOP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans have surpassed Democrats in voter registration for the first time in Oklahoma history, the result of a decades-long trend in state politics. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:06:08 EST Three Valley Museum prepares for open house http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150682733/Three-Valley-Museum-prepares-for-open-house Three Valley Museum curator Nancy Farris and volunteers have been hard at work preparing the museum for the holidays. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:05:06 EST County teams make season’s first rankings http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/150665348/County-teams-make-seasons-first-rankings The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association has released its first rankings for the 2014-15 basketball season. Several local girls teams and boys teams are in the top 20 of their classes.Girls Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:04:03 EST Lady Storm beats St. Gregory, 78-62 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150681813/Lady-Storm-beats-St.-Gregory-78-62 Southeastern bounced back from a rough-shooting first half to shoot 58.6 percent over the final 20 minutes and pull away from St. Gregory's with a 78-62 win on Tuesday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:03:21 EST Okla. and 20 other states push to overturn Maryland gun law http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150663678/Okla.-and-20-other-states-push-to-overturn-Maryland-gun-law HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Twenty-one states have asked a federal appeals court to overturn Maryland's tough gun-control law, contending that its provisions banning 45 assault weapons and limiting gun magazines to 10 rounds violate the Second... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:31:06 EST Okla. high school rocked by 3 rape allegations http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150663518/Okla.-high-school-rocked-by-3-rape-allegations NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at a central Oklahoma high school that they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation, and on Monday brought protests by students who say school officials have... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:50:04 EST Madill man injured in one-vehicle accident http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150664607/Madill-man-injured-in-one-vehicle-accident A Madill man had to be transported to a Texas hospital after running off the highway Saturday afternoon near Cobb. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:49:12 EST Locals find a new way to enjoy the sites and smells of gingerbread houses http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150663379/Locals-find-a-new-way-to-enjoy-the-sites-and-smells-of-gingerbread-houses The Magnolia Room at Southeastern Oklahoma State University was filled with guests and the smell of gingerbread Friday evening during the first Red River Arts Council Gingerbread House Competition. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:48:06 EST Lady Storm to host St. Gregory’s http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150663027/Lady-Storm-to-host-St.-Gregorys Southeastern will look to remain perfect on the season when it welcomes St. Gregory's for a 5:30 p.m. contest on Nov. 25 in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:47:07 EST Pacers over Mavericks 111-100 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150663068/Pacers-over-Mavericks-111-100 DALLAS (AP) — Donald Sloan showed his hometown fans how he has bolstered the depleted Indiana Pacers. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:47:05 EST Chamber welcomes insurance group to new facility http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150629699/Chamber-welcomes-insurance-group-to-new-facility The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Brittnee House Farmers Insurance Group into its new office at 614 North Washington Ave. in Durant Tuesday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:12:05 EST The Chamber is helping with Toys for Tots http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150634776/The-Chamber-is-helping-with-Toys-for-Tots Our Toys for Tots under the direction of the local Lions Club and the Marine Corps Reserve is underway. The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with these organizations to help those children who may not have a Christmas. Applications are... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:57:05 EST Cow age and cow productivity discussed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/150625387/Cow-age-and-cow-productivity-discussed According to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, strong cattle prices have encourage ranchers to keep any cow that might have a live calf to sell at the next weaning period. If rainfall allows forage growth to be... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:05 EST Kiwanis Club holds Pastor Appreciation Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150602673/Kiwanis-Club-holds-Pastor-Appreciation-Day The Durant Kiwanis Club sponsored a Pastor Appreciation Day at its regular noon meeting Nov 19. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:57:07 EST Burrage home to be featured in Parade of Homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150629688/Burrage-home-to-be-featured-in-Parade-of-Homes Join Durant Education and Service Sorority for the Annual Holiday Parade of Homes from 1- 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Tour three homes, beautifully decorated — inside and out — at your own pace, in any order you choose. In addition, a gift show will... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:11:08 EST School board filings to begin http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150629357/School-board-filings-to-begin School Board candidate filings are set to Begin Monday, Dec. 1. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:55:11 EST Check out the Library http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150625361/Check-out-the-Library Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.-OverDrive eBook collection– OK Virtual Library Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:19:09 EST DMS basketballers battle at McAlester Festival http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150637170/DMS-basketballers-battle-at-McAlester-Festival Durant's Middle School boys basketball teams opened the season with games in the McAlester Festival this week.The eighth grade squad notched a pair of victories while the seventh grade dropped a pair. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:00:13 EST Storm faces Mules in Texarkana Live United Bowl http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150636920/Storm-faces-Mules-in-Texarkana-Live-United-Bowl Southeastern football will kick off the 2014 Texarkana Live United Bowl against the University of Central Missouri at noon on Saturday, December 6.The game will be played in Razorback Stadium (6,356) in Texarkana, Arkansas. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:29:04 EST