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Home under construction to help young people

Walls were delivered Tuesday that will be used to construct the JK127 Ministry home on 49th Avenue for young women who have aged out of the foster care system.The home will provide a loving … more

Republicans to host candidate mixer

Bryan County voters will get the opportunity to mix and mingle with Republican candidates next weekend at Durant Station on First Avenue in Durant.“We’re very proud to stand with the … more

State of the nation address caps Choctaw Labor Day Festival

TVSHKA HOMMA – Chief Gary Batton reported on Labor Day the economic impact made by the Choctaw Nation to be a healthy $1,868,451,097.“That’s a $1.8 billion with a B, impact made on … more

Local among volunteer linemen in Guatemala

Fifteen co-op volunteer linemen, including a local man, departed the country on Sept. 16 for Guatemala. There they will build powerlines in two isolated villages – Pie de Cerro and Tierra … more

Local, state offiicals working on medical marijuana rules

As the city of Durant works on an ordinance for medical marijuana, there are still unanswered questions about the business. Not the least of these is how will federal law impact the medical marijuana … more

Civil Air Patrol Cadets step up

Three Civil Air Patrol cadets were promoted, including one who received a prestigious leadership award, during a ceremony at Eaker Field in Durant on Monday night.Cadet Emily Adams was promoted to … more

Southeastern Homecoming to honor three Distinguished Alumni

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor three Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming activities on Oct. 11-12-13.The Distinguished Awards Banquet recognizing Distinguished Alumni and … more

Child injured in wreck

A 10-year-old girl was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 70 two miles east of Bennington, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.The girl, who was not identified by OHP, was taken to … more

Durant banker graduates from OBA Compliance School

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cortnee Dusek, with First United Bank in Durant, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Compliance School in Oklahoma City.Dusek was among 44 graduates of the … more

New attraction for Caddo Heritage Day

Caddo Community Association met for its regular monthly meeting Sept. 4 at the home of Peggy Hall. Discussion was lively, and members heartily welcomed newcomers. Local musicians are continuing to be … more

Deputies investigate thefts

Bryan County sheriff’s deputies have investigated several automobile burglaries recently.Joseph Matheny, a resident of Lexington, told Deputy Robert Haislip that his truck was burglarized when … more

Car dealer smokes competition at True Blue BBQ Cookoff

Phil Jones, right, with Classic of Texoma is assisted by his wife, Laura, in preparing their entry for the True Blue BBQ Cookoff at Tailgate Alley on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State … more

It’s almost time for the show

Theatre at Southeastern has announced its 2018-19 community season lineup. Director of Theatre, Dell McLain, said the productions represent a diversity of voices and styles that has a little … more

Man accused of sexually abusing child

A Calera man has been charged with child sexual abuse following an investigation by Calera Police into allegations that he sexually abusing a girl.Thirty-six-year-old Christapher Lee Buck is accused … more

To fund or not to fund?

As the rift between the city of Durant and the Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) enters its third month there is little sign of any fence mending.Last June 30, the DIA voted to cut financial ties … more

Business tax workshop to be held in Durant

Join REI for a “Small Business Tax Basics” workshop on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the REI Oklahoma Conference Center, 2912 Enterprise Blvd., Durant. The workshop is free, … more

Durant Council talks booze and marijuana

The Durant City Council will update some city ordinances considering recent changes to state law. Matthew Nahrstedt, Durant’s Community Development Director and City Planner, started his … more

School board learns about technology and security programs

School resource officers and sheriff’s deputies attended a meeting Monday of the Durant Board of Education and they were recognized for their service to the school district.Durant … more

University recruiters play key role in enrollment growth

One of the most important and often overlooked jobs at a university is that of the recruiter. For prospective students and parents, the recruiter is likely their first direct contact with a … more

Letter claims Grube harassed by Marcum, Rundel

Councilmember Oden Grube apparently decided to publicly respond to a lawsuit filed against her and the City of Durant by City Manager Tim Rundel through the Facebook page that she is accused of using … more
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