NEWS


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County still under burn ban

Bryan County remains under a burn ban and Bryan County Commissioners will be voting during a meeting Thursday whether to extend it.The ban, passed Feb...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Choctaw Nation opens new clinic

Choctaw Nation opens new clinic

It was just a drawing and a design last year, but it is a reality for 2017.The Choctaw Nation cut the ribbon on their new Choctaw Regional Medical Cli...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


New police officer sworn in

New police officer sworn in

Larry Marcy is Durant’s newest police officer. He was sworn in Tuesday morning at City Hall.Judge Ken Rainbolt performed the ceremony with Marcy...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Museum to host quilt show

Three Valley Museum will host a quilt show and tea on Friday, Feb.24 from 1-3 p.m. featuring the quilts of “Dust Bowl Betty” Garrett.Garre...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Oklahoma lawmaker’s bill sets rules for medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans won’t vote until next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana, but a state lawmaker has already intr...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Tenth annual Choctaw Career Expo coming to McAlester

“Now Showing: Your Future” is the theme for Choctaw Career Expo 2017. Now in its tenth year, the Choctaw Career Expo is open to all person...

February 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Caddo state runner-up, Durant second at Holdenville

Caddo state runner-up, Durant second at Holdenville

Powerlifting squads from both Durant and Caddo High Schools turned in strong performances during meets at the end of last week as each took home secon...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Rudolf reaches state, 5 DHS wrestlers place at regional

Rudolf reaches state, 5 DHS wrestlers place at regional

Although it wasn’t the team finish that they would have liked, the youth-laden Durant Lions wrestling squad notched valuable experience in the C...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Caddo cruises to Class 2A district titles

Caddo cruises to Class 2A district titles

CADDO – The Caddo Bruins broke things open in the second half while the Lady Bruins rolled throughout on the way to Class 2A district championsh...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Savage Storm baseball falls to Southern Arkansas

Savage Storm baseball falls to Southern Arkansas

Timely hits were very difficult to come by for the Southeastern Savage Storm on Saturday afternoon as they dropped a pair of games to Southern Arkansa...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Tushka sweeps Allen for Class 2A district crowns

Tushka sweeps Allen for Class 2A district crowns

TUSHKA – It was a tight one throughout but the 13th ranked Tushka boys survived Allen, 47-45, to finish off a sweep of the hardware in the Class...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Rock Creek boys roll by Savanna for district crown

Rock Creek boys roll by Savanna for district crown

For nearly two months, Rock Creek boys coach Rob Frederick has been in search of the same type of intensity he saw from his youthful squad prior to th...

February 20th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Cecille Kampplain honored locally and internationally

Cecille Kampplain honored locally and internationally

Cecille Kampplain was recognized as Valentine Girl at the Beta Sigma Phi’s Valentine Banquet held at Cevichi’s Restaurant in Durant on Feb...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Tax workshop to be held

A “Small Business Tax Basics” workshop will be held on Thursday, February 23, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the REI Oklahoma’s Conferen...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Adults should have a power of attorney

In the event life should take an unforeseen turn. Every Adult should have a Power of Attorney in place.What Is a Power of Attorney?Durable Power of At...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Colbert FCCLA members compete in regional STAR events

Colbert FCCLA members compete in regional STAR events

Eleven students from Colbert High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter competed in Regional STAR Events (Stu...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Busy dancers boast a successful year

Busy dancers boast a successful year

What do canned goods, a movie night, trophies, a swimming party and Christmas have in common? How about the Smiling and Talented dancers from DS Dance...

February 7th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Health care is under attack

The attack has already begun! I mean the first attack to tear down and throw away our health care act that was giving more than 20 million of us the c...

February 10th, 2017 |  


DAV helps woman obtain wheelchair

In a time when the news seems to be more bad than good we just thought we would share the kindness that we were shown by the Disabled American Veteran...

January 30th, 2017 |  


To the good folks of Durant

Wow. It’s been nearly 40 years since I had the honor of cutting the ribbon to open Gail Farrell Drive, a new road connecting US 69-75 and North ...

January 30th, 2017 |  


Heads I win, tails you lose

Most of us, when we look back over our childhood, can remember at least one playmate who was no pleasure to hang out with. The little girl who had to ...

January 30th, 2017 |  


From the desk of Representative Justin “JJ” Humphrey

From the desk of Representative Justin “JJ” Humphrey

I feel it is important to keep the voters of District 19 informed about what is occurring within their state government. With that in mind, I will be ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Reader says Trump acts like a little boy

There was once a little boy who always blamed his sister whenever he was about to get into trouble. Whether the cookie jar had been raided, a vase had...

January 10th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA