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Durant School District lifts mask mandate

Durant Public Schools lifted its mask mandate last Thursday after Bryan County reached the “green” level per the Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines. Masks are optional for … more

Officials considering sales tax election for infrastructure

Bryan County Commissioners are consulting with a law firm on the feasibility of having a sales tax election later this year to fund transportation infrastructure. Stuart England of Floyd Law Firm … more

Construction underway for Ron Cross Senior Activity Center

Demolition is complete and construction is now underway at the Ron Cross Senior Activity Center on Chuckwa Drive. According to a news release from the City of Durant, the facility will feature … more

Certificate of appreciation

Brett Rogers, board president of the Durant Soccer Club, presents Trace and Dena Sherrill a certificate of appreciation for donating benches that were recently installed at the soccer fields at the … more

Captain Sewell added to Law Enforcement Memorial

The names of 11 law enforcement officers and one canine partner who died in the line of duty in Oklahoma were dedicated on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial during the 53rd Annual Oklahoma Law … more

Kiwanis has 39th annual prayer breakfast

Since 1982, people in Durant have gathered annually to pray for one another, the community and the nation. Last Thursday, the Kiwanis Club’s Community Prayer Breakfast was held at Durant First … more

Farmers market

The Durant Magnolia Farmers Market has returned to Market Square for the season and will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. Robert “Pete” Jones, left, of Unka Pete’s … more

Program available to help families struggling to afford internet

Last week, EASY Wireless announced it is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. This temporary … more

Governor signs bill prohibiting ‘Critical Race Theory’ curriculum

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill last Friday that will prohibit Oklahoma public schools, colleges and universities from teaching “Critical Race Theory” and from … more

PEO scholarship awarded

On behalf of the International P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Board of Trustees and Chapter DJ of Durant, Oklahoma, we are pleased to announce Kylie Parker as the recipient of the Richard H. … more

In-person commencement held at SE

Graduates, families, and friends celebrated three in-person commencement ceremonies Friday-Saturday-Sunday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Spring 2021 graduating class includes … more

Durant Soccer Club honors mothers

Flowers were handed out Saturday morning in honor of Mother’s Day before Durant Soccer Club games began at the multi-sports complex. Michelle Brook is shown with her niece and Durant soccer … more

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
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