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Aviation camp is an uplifting experience

Professor Mike Gaffney says Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Take Flight Academy may not be exactly “out-of-this-world,” but it is definitely an uplifting … more

Theatre at Southeastern announces new season

Theatre at Southeastern has announced its 2019-20 season, designed to educate, inspire and train Southeastern Oklahoma State University students while entertaining the community. Theatre at … more

It’s time for the fair!

The 2019 Bryan County Free Fair is gearing up for another exciting event. The Bryan County Free Fair is a traditional county event that offers many activities and contests for persons of all ages, … more

Blue Zones leader meets with community

Tony Beuttner and his brother Dan have bicycled from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to the Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. In another expedition, they followed the 45th parallel around the world crossing the … more

Local women to mark Women's Equality Day

The Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, will mark its centennial in 2020. Women’s Equality Day was celebrated early by the Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women to … more

Choctaw medical volunteers recognized for service

The Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, supported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, recently recognized volunteers, including several from the Choctaw Nation, for their service to public health … more

Caddo cemetery gets big donation

A donation to the Caddo Civic and Cemetery Club, by Mike and Pat Freeny will finance a new entrance road, with an arch and purchase a tractor and lawn mower. The Freenys had previously paid for the … more

Come visit the Bryan County Free Fair

The Bryan County Fair Board would like to welcome the public to the 2019 Bryan County Free Fair. The Bryan County Free Fair is a traditional county event that offers many activities and contests for … more

Legislator plans economic summit here in October

State Sen. David Bullard wants to gather Bryan County civic, business and political leaders for an economic summit on Oct. 28. “Let’s just dream about what we can do here,” … more

Mullin: Change may be coming

Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin said there is a cultural shift in the Democratic Party which could spread to the rest of the country. Information, education and civil debate are the keys to dealing … more

5-Tribe rodeo comes to Bryan County for third year

The AMAIRA Region 8 Rodeo in Durant, was held Saturday night at the Durant Roundup Club Arena The even was sponsored by the Choctaw Nation and featured contestants from five Tribes and two … more

Merideth makes case for bond

Five years ago, the Durant Independent School District bought 28 acres at the corner of Gerlach Drive and Highway 78 in preparation for the future. According to DISD Superintendent Duane Merideth, … more

DISD Board of Education approves personnel changes

The Durant Board of Education hired four certified personnel and seven support personnel during its regular meeting Aug. 13. The Board received no resignations from certified but accepted the … more

AllianceHealth Durant, Madill to welcome new CEO

AllianceHealth Durant board of Trustees announced that Kevin Samrow will be the Chief Executive Officer for AllianceHealth Durant and AllianceHealth Madill. Samrow comes to Durant from Merit Health … more

Council welcomes former treasurer An-Chen Lai back to Durant

The Durant City Council awarded a $13,214 contract to Garland, Texas, based Entech Sales & Service to complete repairs to the rooftop air conditioning units at the Donald W. Reynolds Community … more

USDA opens signup for Market Facilitation Program

Signup opened Aug. 1 for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade … more

Authorities respond to Highway 70 wrecks

There were two crashes Tuesday on Highway 70, according to Durant Fire Department reports. In the first incident that happened at approximately 8:50 a.m. east of Leavenworth Trail, a car departed … more

Blue Zones is all about the choices

Rachel Melot, director of the Blue Zones Project in Pottawattamie County, doesn’t promote healthy living as a choice. Rather, she works to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Imagine … more

Fall semester begins at SE

The campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University was busy Monday morning for the first day of classes of the fall semester. Enrollment fluctuates during the first couple of weeks and the … more

Choctaw Community Partner Fund awards $66,600 to city and county

The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $59,800 and Bryan County $6,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. This is the third … more
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