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Caddo superintendent selected as superintendent of the year

CADDO – The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) is pleased to announce Lee Northcutt of Caddo Public Schools as the 2021 OASA District 17 Superintendent of the Year. Mr. … more

Humphrey says U.S. is in cultural war

State Rep. Justin “JJ” Humphrey (R-Lane) spoke last week at Fairview Baptist Church about what he sees as a cultural war in the U.S. and encroachment by the federal government on … more

Bulldogs win bi-district, Rebels cruise on

Calera’s district baseball dominance carried over to the playoffs with an easy bi-district sweep of Watonga while Silo didn’t have a bi-district playoff but still continued its impressive … more

May Beef Month in Oklahoma celebrates beef and families that raise it

OKLAHOMA CITY - May is Beef Month and the perfect time to celebrate coming together behind the grill. As families and communities prepare for summer grilling season and celebratory gatherings again, … more

Bryan County OHCE members receive top honors

Bryan County Home & Community Education members Frances Speers, Phyllis Bond and Pat Tonubbee were presented with top OHCE awards. Frances Speers, Heart of OHCE For many years, Frances … more

Special week recognizes service of OHCE to Oklahoma families and communities

For the better part of a century, Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc. has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Oklahomans. Established in 1935, the group will celebrate its … more

Book Talk to conclude season

Book Talk will conclude its current season of discussions with its meeting on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. This is a “sharing” meeting, with no common book assigned but with participants … more

Registration now open for library’s summer reading program

Registration opened this week for the Donald W. Reynolds Library’s 2021 Summer Library Program. Readers of all ages will explore the animal kingdom this summer as the library presents … more

City closes tornado shelter

The City of Durant has closed the tornado shelter near the swimming pool, citing safety concerns of residents driving there during a tornado warning. Durant Emergency Management announced the … more

Suspicious fire under investigation

The Durant Fire Department put out a house fire Monday that is of suspicious origin. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:19 a.m. to a home at 623 N.E. Second Ave., and according to a DFD report by … more

Choctaw Nation to hold annual Trail of Tears Walk

TUSKAHOMA – The Choctaw Nation’s Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk will be held Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. on the Tvshka Homma Capitol grounds. This year marks 190 years since Choctaw … more

Southeastern offers free Summer STEM Academy for 8th and 9th grade students

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provides funding for Oklahoma students to attend summer academies in such areas as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The regents have … more

Southeastern Faculty Senate presents annual awards

The faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently announced its award recipients for the year. Among the honorees were Dr. Brooks Flippen, Lifetime Achievement Award; Riley Coker, … more

First United Bank, Southeastern recognize area high school students

Eighty-five students representing 17 area schools were recognized as part of the Tri-Country Honors program this year. The students receive medals and certificates for their academic and … more

SE students earn awards at Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature competition

Many political science students from Southeastern Oklahoma State University earned awards at the recent Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L.) competition. The O.I.L. is a student-run mock … more

Employee Health & Fitness Month, library cards

Are you sitting right now? How long has it been since you last left your desk? May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month. The City of Durant promotes employee wellness in a variety of … more

Council amends parking ordinances

Durant City Council recently voted to amend ordinances regarding parking in the city. According to a city memorandum, the ordinance increases the amount of roadway to be left open to traffic from … more

Juniors can soon apply for Oklahoma’s Promise under signed legislation

OKLAHOMA CITY – More of Oklahoma’s students will soon be able to take advantage of Oklahoma’s Promise, the state’s free tuition program, following the signing of Senate Bill … more

Memories of moonshine in Bryan County

In the late seventies, Dick Beshears spent most of his days sitting idly in his daughter’s home in Atoka. He was certainly grateful for her hospitality. He was also thankful that one of his six … more

SE business students earn top awards

Southeastern Oklahoma State University business students claimed the title of state champions recently at the at the Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference. Phi Beta Lambda is a … more
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