Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:08:57 EST 1800 Report: Cracks in Oklahoma Capitol dome veneer http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151010341/Report:-Cracks-in-Oklahoma-Capitol-dome-veneer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 5 million-pound dome placed atop the Oklahoma Capitol 12 years ago is already exhibiting cracking in its exterior cast stone panels, although building officials say there are no structural problems or evidence of weakness... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:53:09 EST Help fight hunger http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150997747/Help-fight-hunger Join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in fighting hunger in Oklahoma by making an end of the year tax deductible gift. Through Jan. 15, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Cresap Family Foundation have teamed up to match every dollar donated to... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:41:10 EST President’s Honor Roll at Southeastern announced http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_education/150990153/Presidents-Honor-Roll-at-Southeastern-announced Southeastern Oklahoma State University released the President's Honor Roll for fall 2014. To receive this recognition, the student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of college-level courses with a 4.0 grade-point average (no grade... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:46:06 EST Holiday cheer spread in Calera http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151009586/Holiday-cheer-spread-in-Calera One local town felt the holiday spirit this Christmas as officers used donations to spread joy to local residents in Calera. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:22:04 EST Rookie Martin makes quick impression in Dallas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151014128/Rookie-Martin-makes-quick-impression-in-Dallas IRVING, Texas (AP) — Zack Martin's best test so far of durability as a pro came with a right ankle injury serious enough to keep him out of practice for a week with the Cowboys. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:21:09 EST Westbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder over Spurs http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151013456/Westbrook-scores-34-lifts-Thunder-over-Spurs SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:21:07 EST Ten Commandments suspect may be freed from hospital http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151011964/Ten-Commandments-suspect-may-be-freed-from-hospital TULSA (AP) — The man suspected of destroying the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol could be released from a mental health facility next month. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:59:06 EST Fire victim identified http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151003932/Fire-victim-identified The name of a man who died in a house fire has been released by the Bryan County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff Ken Golden said the victim was 90-year-old Vernon Ford. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:03:08 EST OKC Thunder falls to Portland in OT, 115-111 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151002601/OKC-Thunder-falls-to-Portland-in-OT-115-111 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a matchup of star Western Conference point guards, Portland's Damian Lillard made the big shots and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook didn't. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:16:09 EST Six Cowboys, including Romo, chosen for Pro Bowl http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151002614/Six-Cowboys-including-Romo-chosen-for-Pro-Bowl DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are sending six players, including quarterback Tony Romo and leading NFL rusher DeMarco Murray, to the Pro Bowl. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:16:07 EST Church holds live nativity scene http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150995768/Church-holds-live-nativity-scene Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Durant presented a nativity scene Friday evening. Playing Mary is Miriam Nannestad, shown in the center. Others shown, from left, are Joanna Nannestad, Larisa Comer, Danelle Lamb, Skip Lamb, Kevin Kusch, Josh... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:51:07 EST Local families receive holiday help http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150996253/Local-families-receive-holiday-help Through the efforts of the Bryan County Toys for Tots drive, area families could see some little faces light up this Christmas. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:49:16 EST A true story in the life of JoAn Toler, Christmas 1958 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150988795/A-true-story-in-the-life-of-JoAn-Toler-Christmas-1958 Once upon a Christmas Eve there was a sad little Christmas tree. He was standing on a fence which a few days ago had held lots of happy Christmas trees. One man brought his little boy and let him pick out his very own tree. He picked a very small tree... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:49:14 EST A tale of two angelic visitations http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150992917/A-tale-of-two-angelic-visitations Read the lovely, lovely Christmas story of Luke, chapter 1. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:12 EST Brecheen family wishes everyone a merry Christmas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150997779/Brecheen-family-wishes-everyone-a-merry-Christmas As we prepare for Christmas, legislative staff at the Capitol are working long hours in preparation for the upcoming session. Our bill request deadline was Friday, Dec. 12. There were just over 1,300 Senate bills requested along with 1,500 House... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:10 EST Christeen Powell http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150986074/Christeen-Powell Christeen Powell, 89, of Durant, Ok. who passed away on Dec. 18, 2014 in Dallas, Tx. Family Hour will be Friday, December 26, 2014 from 6-7:00 p.m. at the Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home. Church Service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at the... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:00:09 EST Williams named GAC Player of the Week http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150985608/Williams-named-GAC-Player-of-the-Week Emily Williams has been named the Great American Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Over the last two games she averaged 27.5 ppg and 9.0 rebounds per outing, along with 5.0 assists, 1.0 bpg and 1.0 steals per contest. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:03:08 EST NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150985680/NBA-prepares-for-Christmas-coming-out-party NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:23:12 EST Woman killed in Monday crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150976367/Woman-killed-in-Monday-crash A Calera woman was killed during single-vehicle crash Monday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:08:08 EST Hollywood stars furious with Sony Studios http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150968655/Hollywood-stars-furious-with-Sony-Studios HOLLYWOOD—Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:42:14 EST