Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:44:47 EST 1800 Food bank continues to fight hunger http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150347415/Food-bank-continues-to-fight-hunger Since 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has been working with partner agencies and the community to fight hunger in central and western Oklahoma. Last fiscal year alone, the nonprofit distributed more than 1,741,397 pounds of food to help... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:44:04 EST Choctaw Nation to hold Veterans ceremony on Nov. 11 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150347052/Choctaw-Nation-to-hold-Veterans-ceremony-on-Nov.-11 The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is honoring its veterans with a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 on the tribe's capitol grounds, Tvshka Homma. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:22:07 EST Lions face-off against Noble under the Friday night lights http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150359878/Lions-face-off-against-Noble-under-the-Friday-night-lights The Durant Lions (1-7) will face-off against another district foe when they play Noble (3-5) at Paul Laird Field tonight. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:55:15 EST Lady Lions cross country heads to Class 5A state http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150357615/Lady-Lions-cross-country-heads-to-Class-5A-state TULSA — It was another strong showing Saturday for the Durant High School girls cross country team, which for the second year in a row placed third as a team in regional competition at Oral Roberts University. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:09 EST Durant eight grade footballers go undefeated http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150359873/Durant-eight-grade-footballers-go-undefeated The Durant Middle School eight grade football team (8-0) remained undefeated after a 19-6 win over Ardmore on Thursday night to end the season. While the seventh grade team finished the season with a 6-2 record after their 20-0 win over... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:08 EST Readers say voters should ‘retire’ Fallin http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150316106/Readers-say-voters-should-retire-Fallin We hope Oklahoma voters will retire Mary Fallin on Nov. 4. In many ways, she has proven herself unworthy of being our state's governor. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:35:05 EST Water forum draws crowd http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150359178/Water-forum-draws-crowd Oklahoma can't have too much water in the right places or too many advocates in positions to keep that valuable commodity where it's needed. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:33:09 EST Tribe marks milestone http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150358983/Tribe-marks-milestone Representatives of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma were beaming with pride Thursday morning as a crowd gathered atop the Durant casino's parking garage to celebrate its major expansion. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:02:06 EST Both US Senate seats will be on ballot this year http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150368762/Both-US-Senate-seats-will-be-on-ballot-this-year OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters have the unique opportunity to weigh in on both of the state's next U.S. senators this year, starting Thursday with early voting. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:59:07 EST Reader says politicians have voted against ‘working’ people http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150316178/Reader-says-politicians-have-voted-against-working-people Mary Fallin and Josh Brecheen repeatedly vote against Oklahoma's working people and base their votes on “funny info.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:06 EST Trial starts for a former Choctaw Nation construction director http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150359032/Trial-starts-for-a-former-Choctaw-Nation-construction-director A trial began Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee for a former executive director of the Choctaw Nation's Construction Administration accused of theft and bribery. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:11:04 EST Storm is heading to Searcy; never a fun place to play http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150357594/Storm-is-heading-to-Searcy;-never-a-fun-place-to-play It would be difficult to ask for more from athletics at Southeastern's Homecoming 2014 last weekend.Coach Bo Atterberry's footballers logged a 45-7 victory over Northwestern in afternoon action. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:00:12 EST Bruin Field to be battleground for 3-8 teams http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/150332343/Bruin-Field-to-be-battleground-for-3-8-teams It might be Halloween on Friday, but Caddo has faced scarier teams than the Porum Panthers. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:49:05 EST SE rally stopped short against TWU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150357638/SE-rally-stopped-short-against-TWU Southeastern had five players with double-digit kills, but was unable to complete the rally from a 2-0 deficit, falling to Texas Woman's 3-2 on Wednesday night in Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:10 EST Silo Cross Country competes in State Championships http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150343618/Silo-Cross-Country-competes-in-State-Championships Silo's Boys Cross Country team traveled to Shawnee on Saturday to compete in the 2A State Championships. Coach Bobbie Pratt said, “The boys have come off a week of phenomenal practice. Everything has looked good: their form, spirits,... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:29:11 EST Early in-person voting begins http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150357410/Early-in-person-voting-begins OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three days of early, in-person voting began today at county election board offices across the state as most political experts predict turnout will be relatively light for next week's general... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:17 EST Trooper Tips http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150347202/Trooper-Tips This article will address Oklahoma's Pike Pass and Texas Toll Tag. Both states have an agreement in place that allows each states' pike pass or toll tag to work in each state. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:51:03 EST Dr. Hales named director of SE International Student Services office http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_education/150347266/Dr.-Hales-named-director-of-SE-International-Student-Services-office Dr. Steven Hales has lived, studied and/or taught in six countries outside the United States. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:50:19 EST DHS Band wins superior rating http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150349300/DHS-Band-wins-superior-rating The Durant High School Band showcased its 2014 marching show this week at the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association band competition. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:50:15 EST Health officials establish Ebola protocol http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150355995/Health-officials-establish-Ebola-protocol OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health care workers who return to Oklahoma with a high risk of exposure to the Ebola virus will be subject to a 21-day, in-home quarantine, but others at lower risk will only be monitored for symptoms, the state... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45:11 EST