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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 (www.hidrb.com). 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

Lions snap skid with a pair of diamond victories

The Durant Lion baseball team utilized an early scoring flurry to snap a 14-game losing skid in a 13-3 win over Soper in the Atoka Wood Bat Classic. It was the first of two Lion wins in the event … more

Senator Bullard speaks on political issues

Oklahoma State Senator David Bullard spoke last Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church and he gave his views on abortion, education, gay marriage, the Second Amendment and a number of other … more

City council elections are Tuesday

Municipal elections are Tuesday, April 6 and Humphrey Joe Miller is running against long-time incumbent Durant City Council member Jerry Tomlinson. Although Tomlinson represents Ward 1, any … more

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
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