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Candy Bomber, Halloween airlift to be held over Durant

Little parachutes with candy falling from the sky! What could be better? Bring the whole family to the Durant Regional Airport - Eaker Field Saturday, October 30 to see the Commemorative Air Force … more

Colton’s Run is largest race in 12 years

The annual Colton’s Main Street Run Saturday morning was the largest it has been in 12 years with 1,433 participants who registered, according to Durant Main Street. The event began with the … more

Southeastern celebrates homecoming

Alumni and friends were greeted with beautiful fall weather Friday and Saturday as Southeastern Oklahoma State University celebrated homecoming. The annual celebration featured something for … more

SE Homecoming Royalty

Haley Hostetler and James Quarles were honored as Southeastern Homecoming Royalty at halftime with Southeastern president Thomas Newsom. more

Southeastern at Choctaw Nation program established

A new partnership to provide academic advisement and educational guidance to one of the area’s largest employers was announced between Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Choctaw Nation … more

School board approves out-of-state trips

The Durant Board of Education approved two out-of-state trips for students during its recent monthly meeting. The Durant Middle School Choir is planning to visit Branson, Missouri, from April … more

Council approves rezoning request

Durant City Council approved a request by Ryan Hackett to rezone property near Lindenwoods Drive and Thomas Circle from General Agriculture to General Residential. The council met last week for … more

‘Crafting Memories’ workshops to create lasting holiday memories

For many people, the holidays are a time of nostalgia. It is a time when they recall their most treasured memories that may revolve around special times spent with children and grandchildren. For … more

Type II diabetes classes to be held at library

The Bryan County OSU Extension Service has partnered with the Donald W. Reynold Library to offer a free diabetes educational program geared for persons with Type II Diabetes and their family members … more

Durant Rotary Club to have benefit

A silent auction and cornhole tournament to benefit the Rotary Club of Durant and the Rotaract Club of Southeastern University will be held at Lost Street Brewing Co. in Durant. Silent auction … more

Awards presented at Kiwanis banquet

New officers were installed and awards were presented at the recent Kiwanis Club of Durant’s annual banquet at the Durant First United Methodist Church. Jill Ford was named the Kiwanian of … more

Austin College to honor SE President Newsom as distinguished alum

When Austin College honors seven Distinguished Alumni on October 22 during Homecoming activities on campus, one of those honorees will not travel far to reach his alma mater—Dr. Thomas W. … more

OHCE honors 50-year members Arleta Curtis and Dot Curtis

Bryan County ladies, Arleta Curtis and Dorothy (Dot) Curtis were honored with a reception to recognize them both for their service and membership of 50 years as members of the Oklahoma Home & … more

Bryan County 4-Hers showcase projects at the Oklahoma State Fair

Many ribbons were won by Bryan County 4-H’ers on their fair exhibits entered at the Oklahoma State Fair held in Oklahoma City. To be able to compete at the state level, 4-H’ers first … more

High school students attend SE Live recruiting event

A beautiful fall day greeted 200 high school students from southern Oklahoma and north Texas at SE Live in Durant last week. SE Live is the largest recruiting event for high school and transfer … more

Choctaw Cultural Center, French museum partner on exhibit

Even before the new Choctaw Cultural Center opened in July it was having an impact on an international exhibition. The venture speaks to the level of professional respect already achieved by the … more

Billings to celebrate 50th anniversary

Jerry and Debbie (Nelson) Billings will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on November 5. Jerry and Debbie were married in Sherman, Texas, and have made the Mead-Silo area their home for … more

Colton’s Main Street Run is Saturday

The annual Colton’s Main Street Run is Saturday, Oct. 16 beginning at Market Square in downtown Durant. The run is held in memory of Colton Sherrill, son of Trace and Dena Sherrill. The … more

Choctaw Nation to recognize inaugural Choctaw Flag Day

The inaugural Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Flag Day will take place Oct. 16, 2021 – a day which recognizes an important mark in Choctaw history. As part of the observance, everyone is invited to … more

Durant firefighters and Red Cross offer free smoke alarm installations

October is National Fire Awareness Month and the Durant Fire Department is teaming up with the American Red Cross to offer free smoke detectors to Durant residents living within city … more
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