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Southeastern celebrates Fall Commencement

Graduates, their families and friends gathered to celebrate Fall Commencement Saturday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Two ceremonies were held in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Brittney … more

Durant Rotary celebrates centennial milestone

On December 10, 1919, a banquet took place at the Presbyterian Church in Durant that was described as “an event of unusual importance” by the Durant Weekly News. The Durant Rotary Club … more

OSF After School Program

Members of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival After School Program performed last Saturday at Market Square and shown are, Emily West, Katie Balkenbush and Steeley Calhoun. more

Blast from Past car club makes donations

The Blast from the Past Car Club made donations of $600 each to the veterans nursing home in Bonham, the Madill Baptist Girls Home and the Durant Christmas Tree for Teens program. The funds come from … more

Choctaw Nation donates to city, county

The Choctaw Nation presented their 4th quarter checks for the Choctaw Community Partner Fund on Monday. The City of Durant was awarded $62,900 and Bryan County received $7,200. Choctaw Tribal Council … more

Library craft show

The Friends of the Library Holiday Craft Show was held Dec. 5-7 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. Snap and Sparkle, owned by Lewis Cook, shown, and his wife Kellie, was one of … more

Golden named Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ludrick is Associate VP for Tribal Relations and Academic Affairs

Southeastern Oklahoma State University interim president Bryon Clark has announced two administrative promotions in the Office of Academic Affairs. Dr. Teresa Golden, who previously served as … more

Firefighters respond to house and truck fires

Durant firefighters hosed down a fire at a vacant house and extinguished a truck fire on Tuesday. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:56 a.m. to a vacant house at 805 S. Second Ave. and when they … more

Stafford selected as new Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College president

STILLWATER – The A&M Board of Regents selected Dr. Kyle Stafford as the next President of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) in a special meeting held this week. Dr. Stafford … more

Holly’s Border Bar sponsors Christmas toy run

Holly’s Border Bar in Colbert, in partnership with the Durant Lion’s Club and Big Five Community Services, held its inaugural “Okie Christmas” toy run on Dec. 8, and Santa and … more

Sunny Centenarian

Orval Pate celebrated his 100th birthday, Dec. 6, 2019. He has two children and seven grandchildren. Pate was born in Soper in 1919 but moved to California during the Depression. He decided to return … more

Market Square project on hold

Improvements to Market Square have been put on hold once again after bids on the work have come in too high. The Durant City Council voted to reject the most recent bids and the architect will work … more

Durant Christmas tree lit

The Durant Christmas tree lights were turned on during a ceremony Friday evening at city hall. Shown from left, council member Mike Morris and son Kurty, Santa Claus, council member Danny Sherrer, … more

Sunshine Closets of Texoma collecting toys

The Sunshine Closets of Texoma 1 & 2 is having a gift drive for families and foster/kinship children in southeast Oklahoma and north Texas. Shawnda McGinnis, Sunshine Closets owner, was set up … more

Choctaw Pow Wow

Gourd dancers are shown during the Choctaw Pow Wow held Saturday and Sunday at the Choctaw Event Center. more

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan

The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, sponsored by the Choctaw Nation, was in downtown Durant Saturday and Sunday. Melissa Perrin and her daughters Hadley and Aubrey were among those who visited Santa. more

City looking for public input

The City of Durant 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Envision 2040, will be discussed during a public meeting at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library, Thursday, Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. more

Senior Center to remain closed for time being

The Ron Cross Senior Activity Center will remain closed a bit longer as the city applies for grant funding and, crews complete renovation of the former church on Chuckwa Drive. At a special called … more

Here’s your chance to Stop a Cop

People who want to help Durant families during the holidays can turn the tables on police and “Stop a Cop.” Durant Reserve Police Capt. John Wyatt said Durant Police Reserves are … more

Princess prayers

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