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City of Durant earns excellence status as Certified Healthy Community

The City of Durant is not only a Certified Healthy Community for the 10th year in a row, but they have once again earned the coveted Excellence status for 2020 by the Oklahoma State Department of … more

Bryan Conservation District state speech contest winners

Shelby Nelson from Calera High School took first place in Division I and Chase Alexanders also from Calera High School took first place in Division II in the Oklahoma Association of Conservation … more

Personal protective equipment provided to fire departments, ombudsman

Big Five Community Services, Inc., in partnership with the Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA), recently provided personal protective equipment (PPE), which included masks, gloves, and … more

Paschal receives award for eight years of service

Larry W. Long, Executive Director/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Red River Valley OK, made a special presentation last week to Larry Paschal, Director of Administration for the Boys & Girls … more

The amazing Mhoons

Until recently, the only business I associated with Milus C. Mhoon’s oddly-spelled last name was the old funeral home that he sold to Ben Murray before I was born. I had often used their … more

Pedestrian struck and killed on highway

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an automobile on Highway 69/75 near the Main Street exit, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters responded at 3:04 a.m. Saturday and when … more

Medical Center Pharmacy to have vaccine clinics

To get vaccinated or not? That is the question. Oklahoma reports that there have been 440,142 cases of Covid 19 since it’s onset; and a death toll of 4,953. Despite the evidence that shows the … more

Humphrey wins Durant city council election

Humphrey Joe Miller defeated longtime incumbent Durant city council member Jerry Tomlinson in an election April 6. According to election returns from the Bryan County Election Board, Humphrey … more

Diabetes educational program to be offered

The Bryan County OSU Extension will be conducting L.E.A.D. “Live Well, Eat Well, Be Active with Diabetes,” program geared for people with Type II Diabetes and their family members to help … more

Choctaw Development Fund awards forgivable loan to small businesses in Durant

On March 23, two local small businesses; Reid Ranch and Spencer Barnett – Impact Realty were each awarded a $5,000 Small Business Forgivable Loan from the Choctaw Development Fund. The … more

Three in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled at SE

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies on May 7-8-9. The ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. on each day at Paul Laird Field on the … more

Sheriff’s office patrolling traffic on county roads

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office now has a deputy assigned full-time to patrol county roads and also investigate illegal dumping. Sheriff Johnny Christian said Lt. Josh Harrington has been … more

KTC to host open house for Center for Workforce Advancement

Classes began at Kiamichi Tech’s Center for Workforce Advancement in Durant in March. Formerly the George Washington Elementary School, this newly-renovated facility will serve as the … more

Rylee Dunlap represents Southeastern at Research Day at the Capitol

Rylee Dunlap represented Southeastern Oklahoma State University at the 26th annual Research Day at the Capitol. Dunlap was one of 21 students from throughout Oklahoma participating in the event. … more

Easter egg hunts

The inaugural Addie Kate Memorial Easter Egg Hunt was Saturday morning at the Calera softball fields and the Jack Stockton Community Building. Eight-year-old Addie Kate Colvard died from injuries … more

Tribal charges filed in death of teens

A man accused of killing four Durant teenagers last Memorial Day weekend by slamming his pickup into their car while drunk and driving at a high rate of speed faces significantly less prison time … more

Gardening show to have activities for children

Kids are so fascinated by how things grow. First planting with something that looks dead, a seed, and then watching it grow into a plant that changes daily. Kids learn a lot from gardening, said … more

Choctaw Nation partners with vaccine standby list

Dr. B, a new national database of available COVID-19 vaccines, aims to help Americans find vaccinations available near them ( Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) has … more

Lady Bruins garner county softball bragging rights

In what eventually turned into a two-day, three-way showdown between Bryan County slowpitch powers last week, Caddo took home bragging rights with a pair of victories over Silo and Calera. The … more

COVID-19 vaccinations administered at SE

Southeastern Oklahoma State University partnered with the Oklahoma State Department of Health March 31 to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all SE faculty, staff and students. Others eligible to receive … more
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