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Umsted named president of school board

The Durant Board of Education named board member Janie Umsted president of the board during a recent meeting. Board member Joyce Northcutt was named vice president of the board. In other … more

Calera Council to pursue grants

Calera Council voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for $399,000 to upgrade the town’s wastewater sewer treatment plant. The grant would require a $291,000 cash match and … more

Second vaccination event set for SE students, faculty, staff

In partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be hosting a second COVID-19 vaccination event on campus Wednesday, April 28. The same two … more

Bennington Homecoming

Bennington Homecoming was April 9 and Jimmy McDonald and Raci Reynolds were named Bennington King and Queen. more

Center for Workforce Advancement has grand opening

A grand opening of Kiamichi Tech’s Center for Workforce Advancement was held Tuesday and officials say it will serve as the premior workforce training center for Bryan County and surrounding … more

Anniversary for Denison Dam, Lake Texoma held

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Tulsa District celebrated the 75th anniversary of Lake Texoma and the Denison Dam on the Red River that was constructed for flood control. Although the … more

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
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