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Robbery suspect crashes on Platter Road after chase

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A man suspected of robbing a Calera pharmacy and a Durant liquor store was arrested Monday after a chase that ended with a crash on Platter Road.Bobby Gene Brewer II, 42, was arrested for suspicion of armed robbery and attempting to elude police.According to a probable-cause affidavit by Calera Police Chief Don Hyde, One Source Pharmacy on West Main Street was robbed early that afternoon and the Bryan County Communications Center broadcast that the suspect was driving a blue van.Hyde was driving southbound on Highway 69/75 and upon approaching Platter Road, he saw a blue van turn onto the road without using a turn signal. The affidavit states the driver attempted to elude after Hyde activated his emergency lights.


Tickets going fast for SE’s Hall of Fame night

Southeastern’s Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Saturday.The event begins with a 4 p.m. reception in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony.Drew Beard, Anthony Bruner, Olivia Franceskini, Dr. Ed Byrd and Bob Ledbetter are the new inductees.Beard led Southeastern footballers to the NCAA Division II playoffs, Bruner sparked the basketballers to the national tournament, Franceskini rewrote th...

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Choctaw Nation Community Health Nurses to offer vaccines at annual festival

DURANT – Most people don’t know the details when it comes to vaccines, but this year, the Choctaw Nation hopes to educate and vaccinate the public about Tdap (a combined vaccine aimed to immunize against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough) and Pneumovax (immunization for the prevention of the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria).Along with the facts, the Choctaw Nation Community Health Nurses will offer both vaccines from the Caring Van located behind the Healthy Liv...

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Calera downs Fort Towson handily

FORT TOWSON — The Calera Bulldogs traveled to Fort Towson Monday and took a big bite out of the Tigers.The teams played only three and one-half innings, but Calera still was able to score 16 runs to Fort Towson’s one. It was 7-1 after one inning, and the Bulldogs put up the other nine in the second.Calera had 11 hits to Fort Towson’s one. The winners were even charged with four errors and left four on base, while their opponents committed two errors and...

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Lady Lions beat down Hugo, 10-0

DURANT - The Durant Lady Lions (4-0) big bats demoralized Hugo in a 10-0 run-rule victory Tuesday afternoon at the Lady Lions ballpark.So far this season, the Lady Lions have run-ruled all of their opponents.Sydney Hampton took the circle and kept Hugo batters at bay with five strike-outs and only two hits.The Lady Lions scored all their runs in the first inning as the defense shutdown Hugo’s offense for the entire game.Lead-off hitter Hampton...

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Oklahoma tea party leader fined for blackmail

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma tea party leader convicted of sending a threatening email to a state lawmaker was sentenced Tuesday to pay a $1,000 fine in accordance to the recommendations of the jury.Al Gerhart, 56, could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his convictions on felony blackmail and computer crimes charges, but the Oklahoma County jury felt he didn’t deserve to be locked away and the judge concurred.Gerhart sent a politically ...

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Local Church celebrates 15 years of Medical Mission

The First Baptist Church of Durant invited the public to celebrate 15 years of the church’s Medical Mission last weekendAn open house was hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for Durant residents to take a look at the free clinic and pharmacy the church provides.The clinic was be set up as it is during operating hours, so guests can see how it functions. Guests enjoyed cake and medical themed snacks and as they explored the facility.The mission sees appro...

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Man charged with robbing Calera pharmacy

Formal charges were filed Tuesday against a man Calera Police said robbed a pharmacy and led the police chief on a high-speed chase.Bobby Gene Brewer II, 42, Durant, was charged with first-degree robbery and endangering others while eluding police.Calera Police Chief Don Hyde said Brewer admitted to robbing One Stop Pharmacy in Calera early Monday afternoon. According to an affidavit. Hyde saw the suspect vehicle, a blue van, turn onto Platter Road and he attempted a tra...

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Bryan County 4-H members recognized at annual banquet

The Bryan County 4-H club held its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Clay Jones Community Building.Members, families and honored guests were invited to join the 4-H Dynasty over for a Cajun banquet and celebrate the 4-H accomplishments over the past year as well as welcome the new officer team.The building was transformed into a Cajun swamp land with inspirational quotes and camouflage covering the walls as the 4-H officers made their entrance.The 2014-201...

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Rock Creek runner-up in its tournament

BLUE — The Rock Creek Fast-Pitch Tournament came to an exciting close Saturday night on a one-point decision that left the host team accepting the runner-up plaque.Silo sent home Tushka before getting knocked out by Idabel. Caddo eliminated Antlers before getting clipped by Rattan.Rock Creek 8, Idabel 1The Lady Mustangs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Arie Young reached on a missed third strike and scored on a ground out by Macy...

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Computer system of company that owns MCSO hacked

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But Community said the attack did bypass its security systems to take patient names, addresses, birthdates, and phone and Social Security numbers....

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Dr. John and Mary Slice celebrate 50th anniversary

Dr. John and Mary Slice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., earlier this summer.They were married on Aug. 1, 1964, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus, Nebraska. John’s father, the Rev. John N. Slice, presided at the ceremony.Celebrating the occasion in South Carolina with them were their daughters Suzanne Engelke and husband Jeff of Roseville, Calif., and Brenda Rhodes and husband Roy of Lewisville...

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Local man to turn 80

W.B. Williamson of Cartwright will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday.He will be celebrating from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Denison Senior Center located at 531 W. Chestnut in Denison Texas.W.B grew up in Quinlin and Denison Texas. He sold cars for more than 50 years at such locations as Steakley Chevrolet, Haddock Ford and Gladden Buick before taking on a motor company of his own.W.B. is married to Imogene Williamson. He has four children; ...

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Local teen to compete for Miss Teen Oklahoma

One local teen will be competing in the Miss Oklahoma USA / Teen USA pageant this winter.Durant eighth-grade student Malorie Stick will be competing as Miss Durant in the competition that will be held Dec. 19 through 21 in Norman.She will compete in swimsuit, evening gown and personal interview competitions. The pageant has two age divisions and winners will go on to represent our state in the 2015 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant.Malorie is the daughter of ...

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Cookie and salsa competition to be held during fair

Attention all cooks, young and old. Do you often brag or someone else brags that you make the best cookies or salsa. Would you like to claim real bragging rights for the best cookie or salsa in the county? If so, we have the contest for you. The Bryan Co. Home & Community Education (O.H.C.E.) will be sponsoring a County Cookie Contest and a Super Salsa Contest on Saturday, September 6th, located at the Clay Jones Community Center during the county fair.The County Cookie Contest com...

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‘Best of Wheat’ bread-baking contest to be held during fair

To promote the art of baking bread, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be sponsoring a special fair category for homemade breads, the “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking Contest at the Bryan County Free Fair. “Known as the “Wheatheart”, this special food contest has a brand new name “Best of the Wheat”, said Tommie M. James, Family & Consumer Science Extension Educator.”Bread entries will be accepted on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. l...

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Way and Campo to wed

Bonnie Michelle Way and Michael Dewayne Campo, both of Durant, will wed on Saturday, August 23 at 6 p.m. at Camp Victory in Cartwright. Reverend Monty Wood will officiate. Bonnie is the daughter of Susan Bush Way of Durant, and Randall and Marcia Way of Greenville, S.C. She is the granddaughter of Willadean Bush and the late Walter Bush. Michael is the son of Rick and Teresa Campo of Durant. His grandparents are Huel and Sue Brumley, Durant, and James and Edit...

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Escaped cow runs around downtown Durant

A cow that escaped ran all around the downtown Durant area Friday morning until it was finally taken into custody at West Arkansas Street and South Fifth Avenue. Durant Police, Durant Animal Control and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were among agencies involved in the pursuit. A Durant officer said the cow was harder to catch than a criminal.

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