Funds donated for kitchen upgrades at community building

District 19 Masons and the Little Dixie Shrine Club made donations for the remodeling of the kitchen at the Clay Jones Community Center located at the fairgrounds. Shown are, Butch Scalf, John King …

Members appointed to cemetery board

Two members have been appointed to the Highland Cemetery Advisory Board. Rick Rumsey and Crystal Maynard were sworn in prior to a meeting of the board last week. Maynard was also named chairperson …

In-person meetings resume for inter-tribal council

The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes (ITC) met July 9 in its first in-person general session since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The session also marked the one-year anniversary of …

Historic steam locomotive to stop in Durant

The “Big Boy No. 4014” will make a brief stop in Durant from 12:30-12:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at the West Cedar Street crossing, Union Pacific Railroad announced. Twenty-five Big Boys …

Firefighters respond to fires, stalled elevator

Durant firefighters have responded to several fires the past few days and also helped free a man who was inside a stalled elevator at Choctaw Casino. A shed caught fire at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 214 …
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