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Local pastor says America is a Bible-based republic

A Baptist pastor says that America is built on the rock-solid foundation of God’s holy word and that every tenet of the Declaration of Independence comes from a sermon preached by pastors … more

Book Talk to discuss Michelle Obama autobiography

Book Talk’s choice for its April 8 discussion is “Becoming,” Michelle Obama’s autobiography. The group meets at 7:00 pm, and is temporarily holding its discussions via … more

4-H Impressive Dress Contest set for April 20

Personal appearance is a strong form of non-verbal communication. The clothes you wear and the way you wear them form an impression … good or bad. The purpose of the impressive dress program is … more

Awards presented at annual chamber banquet

A 2020 Durant High School graduate who died in a workplace accident last November was honored with the Dean Samuel Spirit Award during the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Banquet … more

Monument dedicated for Durant’s ‘Fab 4’

There were smiles, laughter and tears as Durant’s “Fab 4” were remembered Saturday afternoon during the dedication of a monument at the site of the crash that cost their … more

The history of Cobb Consolidated School

During the early years of statehood, after the new government mandated a free, public education for all children, the former Indian Territory struggled to provide one for its children, many of whom … more

Kingston High School senior serves as Senate page

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kingston High School senior Marshall Ludrick has completed a week of service as a page for Senator David Bullard, R-Durant. Ludrick during the seventh week of session from March … more

Dogs hunt Easter eggs

The City of Durant Parks and Recreation Department hosted Durant Dog Day and Easter B’Egg Hunt Saturday at Carl Albert Park. The event was in partnership with Blue Zones, First United, … more

Brashier and Cloyd named to Bryan County 4-H Hall of Fame

The 2020 Bryan County 4-H Hall of Fame recipients Rylee Brashier and Payci Cloyd were honored on March 1 at a 4-H Reception and the Bryan County Junior Livestock Show awards ceremony. The County … more

Choctaw Nation partners again with health department for Durant vaccination event

Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority (CNHSA) is teaming up with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) for a second vaccination event. The two organizations will be hosting a walk-in event … more

Firefighters respond to house fire

Durant firefighters put out a house fire Sunday evening at 420 Redbud Lane. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:03 that evening after being notified that the house was on fire and no one was … more

Municipal elections will be April 6

Voters in Bryan County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 6 , 2021, Municipal Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kimberly Norris said. Absentee ballots … more

Applications closing soon for Cadet Lawman Academy

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announces applications for the 47th Cadet Lawman Academy are open until April 1. The free, week-long summer program is open to students between their junior and senior … more

Former Democrat editor dies

Former Durant Democrat editor Larry Joe Marcy died March 17 after a battle with cancer and a memorial service was held for him Saturday with burial following Tuesday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery … more

Food distribution to be held Saturday

Catholic charities food distribution will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27 at St. William Catholic Church, Durant. Food will be available for walk-up, pick-up on the fourth Saturday of the … more

Pet parade in Magnolia Art Alley

Caden and Kinsley Mussett are shown with their dog during the dog parade at Magnolia Mile Art Alley. The event was part of Durant Main Street’s St. Patrick’s Celebration. Ieysha … more

Varner retires from Calera Fire Department

A 20-year veteran of Calera Fire-Rescue has retired from the department, it was announced during a Calera Council meeting last week. Sherrie Nix Varner was presented a ceremonial ax by Fire Chief … more

Downtown mule barns

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They are hardier than a horse, eat less, and endure more. Their hard hooves and strong bodies enable them to carry heavy loads in the … more

Senate approves Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to protect churches as essential in the state of Oklahoma. Senate Bill 368, by David Bullard, R-Durant, creates the Oklahoma Religious … more

Southeastern participates in Oklahoma Research Day

A number of students and faculty members from Southeastern Oklahoma State University participated in Oklahoma Research Day, held this month in a virtual format. Oklahoma Research Day promotes … more
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