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Candidate filing to begin for municipal offices

Candidates interested in filing for municipal office in 7 Bryan County municipalities will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2023. more

Book Talk to meet

A novel of never-say-die heroism during World War II is Book Talk’s selection for its February 9 meeting at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main St. in Durant. more

Library to host free tax prep services

The Donald W. Reynolds Library and Community Center will host the AARP Tax Aid Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2 to April 13. more

Girl Scout troops participate in Thinking Money program

Local Girl Scout troops participated in the Thinking Money for Kids program in the fall of 2022. Girl Scouts visited the exhibit, learning about financial literacy, then participated in programming … more

Choctaw Nation forms relationship with NASA to support science education for students

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and NASA have developed a new relationship which will offer school students more direct insight to Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology (STEM) … more

New website and books available from the Bryan County Genealogy Library

Bryan County Genealogy Library volunteers are excited to announce their newest books and their latest website. Their website,, will allow visitors to order books and pay for them online, as … more

Durant attorney sworn in to State Bar Board

Durant attorney John E. Barbush took an oath Jan. 20 to serve a three-year term representing Supreme Court Judicial District 2 on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors. He was among … more

Chamber has annual awards banquet

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce had its annual banquet Saturday evening at the Southeastern Magnolia Ballroom and awards were presented during the event. more

Silo Homecoming

Silo High School had homecoming festivities last Thursday before the basketball games and the following were candidates for king or queen are shown in no particular order: Audrey Gordon, Tiani … more

County blood drive raises fund for Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club received a donation from the Oklahoma Blood Institute due to a successful blood drive last year and a ceremonial check was presented last week at the Donald W. Reynolds … more

Sleet pelts area

Winter weather with freezing rain and sleet moved into the area Monday and Durant Schools were let out two hours early that day and also closed Tuesday and Wednesday. more

Durant Emergency Manager recognized as Director of the Year

Durant Emergency Management Director Kenneth Eppler was recently named Director of the Year for the southeast area of Oklahoma. The award, given by the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association … more

Voter registration event scheduled

A voter registration event sponsored by the Bryan County Election Board is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main St. … more

Council approves amended change order for University Boulevard expansion

Durant City Council in a special meeting last Friday voted to amend a change order for the ongoing University Boulevard expansion project. more

Firefighters respond to mobile home fire

The Durant Fire Department responded Friday to a mobile home fire that then spread to automobiles and a second mobile home. more

Choctaws break ground on apartment complex

The Choctaw Nation had a groundbreaking ceremony Jan.19 in Durant for a multi-family apartment complex near the Choctaw Nation headquarters and Choctaw Casino & Resort. more

Local students attend public speaking training

Members of the Colbert FCCLA Chapter attended the Get SET Conference on December 8 in Owasso, OK. Get SET stands for Speaking Excellence Training. These conferences are presented by the Oklahoma … more

Washington Irving releases honor roll


FCCLA state officer visit Colbert FCCLA chapter

The Oklahoma Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state officer team conducted their 2023 Unite Tour with a visit to the Colbert FCCLA Chapter on January 11th. Three FCCLA state officers … more

Southeastern hosts 8th Grade Career Discovery Day

“It Starts Now’’ was the theme of the ninth annual 8th Grade Career Discovery Day at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more
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