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Cyclists on the Choctaw Nation Bicycle Team prepared to hit the road this past Saturday on their way to Durant. The team is riding the route of the Trail of Tears to commemorate the sacrifices and hardships of their Choctaw ancestors.

Members of the Durant Police Department’s Honor Guard salute during a ceremony Thursday evening to remember fallen law enforcement officers.

From Editorial   |   5/18/19

The Choctaw Nation provided $6,500 to Bryan County. From left, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.; Ron Boyer, county commissioner; Chief Gary Batton and James Dry; Choctaw Nation council member.

The Choctaw Nation provided $54,700 to the City of Durant. From left, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.; Tim Rundel, Durant city manager; Oden Grube, mayor of Durant; Chief Gary Batton and James Dry, Choctaw Nation council member.

Jacy Springer signs with Southeastern Oklahoma State University during a signing ceremony Wednesday at Durant High School. Front row, left, Keiller Burkhalter, Shawn Springer, Jacy Springer, Kayla Springer and Linda Burkhalter Back row, left, Kanon Springer, Coach Amanda Reynolds, Coach Robert Bokies, Rylee Daniels, Evie Daniels and Keta Burkhalter.

Bokchito police officer Royce Morris was on hand to honor past and current comrades who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Shelley Russell, mother of fallen Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nicholas Dees, commemorates her son’s dedication to law enforcement and his loss in the line of duty.

Members of the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office salute during the law enforcement memorial.

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