Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:37:50 EST 1800 Small plane plunges into Lake Texoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151552895/Small-plane-plunges-into-Lake-Texoma An airplane crashed into Lake Texoma late this morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:56:42 EST Lady Mustangs take victory http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541629/Lady-Mustangs-take-victory BOKCHITO — It was a pair of hard-fought games in the Rock Creek High School gym when Tushka came to town Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs took advantage of a largely uneven third quarter to end up on top, 49-43. The Mustangs suffered a third-quarter... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:47 EST SE men’s tennis picked second in GAC poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541654/SE-mens-tennis-picked-second-in-GAC-poll Following a 2-0 fall season with strong individual outings, Southeastern has been picked to finish second in the Great American Conference preseason poll heading into the 2015 championship season. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:45 EST Eagles get split against Caney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541595/Eagles-get-split-against-Caney ACHILLE – Alan McClung and the Eagles rode a second half surge to defeat Caney 68-47 on Tuesday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:43 EST Boyer speaks about seal, website cost http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151515810/Boyer-speaks-about-seal-website-cost In recent meetings of the Bryan County commissioners, newly elected Ron Boyer has talked about his development of a new county seal and website. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:43 EST Local campaign signs vandalized http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151542443/Local-campaign-signs-vandalized While it is common for national elections to attract some negative attention from the public, one Bryan County man said he has never seen it happen in school board elections however, his campaign signs are being destroyed. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:41 EST Public invited to VA Choice Program meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151531885/Public-invited-to-VA-Choice-Program-meeting MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin announced an informational meeting open to district veterans regarding the new Veteran's Choice Program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:41:41 EST Lady Storm rolls past SNU, 83-59 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515321/Lady-Storm-rolls-past-SNU-83-59 Southeastern snapped its four-game losing streak in a big way and saw Emily Williams write her name in the record books in the process as the Savage Storm topped Southern Nazarene 83-59 on Monday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:44 EST SE wins battle of Storms http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515205/SE-wins-battle-of-Storms Taylor Smaller posted his fourth 20-point game of the season and Southeastern shot 46.5 percent from the field as a team en route to a 59-52 win over Southern Nazarene on Monday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:43 EST DMS basketball teams notch victories over Hugo http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515403/DMS-basketball-teams-notch-victories-over-Hugo Durant's eighth grade basketball teams notched a pair of victories over Hugo on Thursday.The girls pulled away for a 31-16 triumph and the boys were 24-15 victors.Girls Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:42 EST Bennington Bears lose heartbreaker in tourney finals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515464/Bennington-Bears-lose-heartbreaker-in-tourney-finals COLEMAN — The Bennington Bears had to settle for second place in the Coleman Tournament on Saturday after a 54-53 loss to the Clayton Bulldogs. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:41 EST State could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151512520/State-could-halt-executions-for-Supreme-Court-drug-review OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:50 EST Firefighters gather in Durant for training http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151516339/Firefighters-gather-in-Durant-for-training Durant's own Kiamichi Technology Center hosted 56 different fire departments from across the state as firefighters gathered for a regional fire training event last weekend. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:47 EST Homes damaged in fires http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151517527/Homes-damaged-in-fires The Durant Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that burned a house on Monday. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:45 EST Hungers End Fun Run to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151480602/Hungers-End-Fun-Run-to-be-held The Bryan County Board of Directors are proud to announce the Hungers End 5K and fun run. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:44 EST U.K. resident seeks info on vet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151513346/U.K.-resident-seeks-info-on-vet The Durant Daily Democrat received a letter from a person in the United Kingdom who is seeking information on a World War II service member from Calera. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:36:41 EST Lady Bruins win County Tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151485960/Lady-Bruins-win-County-Tournament With all but one of their reserves away at the Coleman Tournament, the short-handed Caddo Lady Bruins took down Tushka 55-46 on Saturday for the girls championship of the Landmark Bank/SEC Bryan County Tournament. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:16:45 EST Durant wins nail-biter against Buffs http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/151481099/Durant-wins-nail-biter-against-Buffs The Durant Lions basketball squads got a split against the visiting Hugo Buffaloes on Friday night. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:16:41 EST 2015 Hall of Fame honors http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151486491/2015-Hall-of-Fame-honors The 1986-87 Bokchito Lady Roughriders were honored Saturday as Pioneers of Bryan County Basketball. Pictured are team members LeVisa Jackson Patterson, Audra Thompson Vandiver, Stephanie Robinson Daniel, Alisa Frank Dorman, Tammy Jeffcoat Rudolf,... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:11:41 EST The three stages of parturition for the beef cow http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/151462022/The-three-stages-of-parturition-for-the-beef-cow As the spring calving season approaches, an increased understanding of the parturition process is helpful. The more we understand about the physiology of the process, the more likely we are to make sound decisions about providing assistance. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:26:42 EST