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Residents of Oakridge Nursing Center went fishing last week when the Oklahoma Wildlife Department brought water tanks with fish to the facility. Shown are, Jennifer Rowland of Centric Home Health & Hospice, and nursing home residents Sam Huff and Scott Haworth.

From Nursing home hosts fishing day   |   6/17/21

Caddo citizens more than 80 years old were honored. Third row: Bill Miller, Cecil Reeves, Sylvia Lorance, Geneva Shults, Betty Wells, Cecil Emerson, Jack Hill, David Childers, John Prough, Clifford Joines, Jerry Rowland, Jerry McMichael, Mary Nell McMichael, Utah Nation, Jake Edward’s and Roy O’Hern. Second row standing: Peggy Hall, Ann Reeves, Wilma Alderson, Nova Childers, Houstine Weaver, Bob Finley, Bonnie O’Hern and Phyllis Rogers, Front row, seated: Lyvonne Lacey, Laverne Baker, Bobby Emerson, Pat Emerson, Betty Carner, Dean Wingfield, Harold Wingfield, Dolores Jordan, Cloe Finley, Hilde Welke, Margie Brown, Tommie Jean Edwards and Alvie Thornton. (Not pictured: James Miller)

Caddo area residents over 90 years old are interviewed at an annual banquet: L to R, Wilma Alderson, Hilde Welke, Cecil Emerson, Jack Hill and David Childers.

The Hotel Durant building is in the 300 block of West Main Street in downtown Durant.

From Reimagining the Hotel Durant   |   6/17/21

The Draggin’ Main Car Show and Cruise is Friday and Saturday in downtown Durant. This picture is from last year’s show which was held in October instead of June due to the pandemic.

Southeastern president Thomas Newsom presents prizes to Bo Mcllvoy, representing Team Mcllvoy.

Overall team winner Impact Realty celebrates on the green.

Southeastern president Thomas Newson presents the trophy to Mike Torrence, Dalton Nelson, and Spencer Barnett representing Impact Realty.

From left, Chief Gary Batton; Ron Boyer, Bryan County Commissioner District No. 1 and 2 and James Dry Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Member District 9.

From left, Chief Gary Batton; Oden Grube, Mayor of Durant; Lisa Taylor, Durant Industrial Authority; John Dean, Durant City Manager and James Dry, Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Member District 9.

Durant Democrat publisher Matt Swearengin holds two of the awards received in the OPA Better Newspaper Contest.

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