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Laughlin places third at Southeast District AFR Speech Contest

WILBURTON — Clay Laughlin, Durant, placed third in his category at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Southeast District Speech Contest held in Wilburton, Nov. 14. He competed in the … more

Group wants to change redistricting process

An organization called People Not Politicians is pushing for a referendum to change how Oklahoma draws its legislative district map. Opponents of the proposal have sued to stop the petition on legal … more

Durant woman sentenced for theft from Choctaw Nation

MUSKOGEE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Nichole Marie Schell-Loper, age 43, of Durant, was sentenced to 5 years of supervised … more

Authorities encourage holiday safety

Officials remind the public to stay sober when driving and follow safety tips when cooking for the family. Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers around gratitude, family and friends, and a lot of … more

Fall Commencement set

Brittney Morton, director of tribal communications for the Chickasaw Nation, will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Commencement on December 14. Two ceremonies … more

Michael Davis elected to State Bar office

Durant attorney Michael J. Davis will serve a three-year term on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors starting January 2020. He will be a part of the OBA’s 17-member Board of … more

Have a sweet holiday with diabetes

It is the season of holiday festivities, rich foods and hearty meals. If you have diabetes the temptation to indulge is within reach. By planning ahead you don’t have to wish you were taking … more

SE Presidential search screening committee holds orientation meeting on campus

The 18-member screening committee that will assist in the search for a new president at Southeastern Oklahoma State University participated in an orientation meeting on campus November 19. The … more

Elm Street home to be featured in Parade of Homes

The Durant Education and Service Sorority is looking forward to their largest fundraising effort, the Annual Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes will take place on Sunday, December 8. Homes on … more

Past, Present, Future

Newly hired Durant City Manager John Dean, left, talks with former city managers Paul Buntz, second from right and Tim Rundel, right, during a reception welcoming him to Durant at the Donald W. … more

Choctaw Health System earns excellence award

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority was honored at Oklahoma Quality Foundation’s Eighth Annual Sharing of Best Practices Conference. Todd Hallmark, executive director of Choctaw Nation … more

School District enhancing safety, emotional support

The Durant Board of Education approved plans to enhance safety and help teachers provide adequate emotional support to students traumatized outside of school. At its regular meeting on Monday, … more

Top-10 SE Freshmen recognized

Southeastern Oklahoma State University recognized the 2018-19 Top Ten Freshmen during a recent ceremony in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union Auditorium. The honorees were recognized for academic … more

True Blue Chili

Jordan Ward of Durant was the winner of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce True Blue Chili Cook-Off Saturday at Southeastern’s Tailgate Alley. The event was held before the SE’s final … more

AllianceHealth Durant offers new robotic surgery technology

AllianceHealth Durant has expanded its robotics program. “I’m proud to be a part of the most experienced Robotic Team in the region,” said Dr. Braulio Cuesta, Robotic Chair. The … more

SE pulls away for 90-66 win in home opener

Southeastern put all five starters in double-figures and hit 11 threes, pulling away in the second half for a 90-66 win over Oklahoma Christian in the home opener on Saturday night in Bloomer … more

Southeastern Chorale to present concert on Nov. 21

The Southeastern Chorale, the premier choral ensemble for Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be featured in concert on Thursday, November 21. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the … more

Police arrest man they say was naked in the street

A pile of clothes was the first thing an officer saw when responding to a call about a naked man in the street. Durant Master Patrol Officers Jeremy Brooks and Scott Seiber were dispatched just … more

Parade of Homes to be held

The Durant Education and Service Sorority is happy to announce that the Annual Parade of Homes will take place on Sunday, December 8. Homes on the tour will be open for viewing from 1-5 p.m. In … more

P.E.O. chapter celebrates 75 years

The 75th Birthday Celebration of Chapter DJ, P.E.O. was a coffee held in the home of Donnis Potter on November 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. until noon. The co-hostesses were Liz McCraw, LoAnn Latona, … more
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