Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:47:52 EST 1800 Okla. and 20 other states push to overturn Maryland gun law http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150663678/Okla.-and-20-other-states-push-to-overturn-Maryland-gun-law HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Twenty-one states have asked a federal appeals court to overturn Maryland's tough gun-control law, contending that its provisions banning 45 assault weapons and limiting gun magazines to 10 rounds violate the Second... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:31:06 EST Okla. high school rocked by 3 rape allegations http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150663518/Okla.-high-school-rocked-by-3-rape-allegations NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at a central Oklahoma high school that they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation, and on Monday brought protests by students who say school officials have... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:50:04 EST Madill man injured in one-vehicle accident http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150664607/Madill-man-injured-in-one-vehicle-accident A Madill man had to be transported to a Texas hospital after running off the highway Saturday afternoon near Cobb. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:49:12 EST Locals find a new way to enjoy the sites and smells of gingerbread houses http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150663379/Locals-find-a-new-way-to-enjoy-the-sites-and-smells-of-gingerbread-houses The Magnolia Room at Southeastern Oklahoma State University was filled with guests and the smell of gingerbread Friday evening during the first Red River Arts Council Gingerbread House Competition. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:48:06 EST Lady Storm to host St. Gregory’s http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150663027/Lady-Storm-to-host-St.-Gregorys Southeastern will look to remain perfect on the season when it welcomes St. Gregory's for a 5:30 p.m. contest on Nov. 25 in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:47:07 EST Pacers over Mavericks 111-100 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150663068/Pacers-over-Mavericks-111-100 DALLAS (AP) — Donald Sloan showed his hometown fans how he has bolstered the depleted Indiana Pacers. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:47:05 EST Chamber welcomes insurance group to new facility http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150629699/Chamber-welcomes-insurance-group-to-new-facility The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Brittnee House Farmers Insurance Group into its new office at 614 North Washington Ave. in Durant Tuesday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:12:05 EST The Chamber is helping with Toys for Tots http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150634776/The-Chamber-is-helping-with-Toys-for-Tots Our Toys for Tots under the direction of the local Lions Club and the Marine Corps Reserve is underway. The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with these organizations to help those children who may not have a Christmas. Applications are... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:57:05 EST Cow age and cow productivity discussed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/150625387/Cow-age-and-cow-productivity-discussed According to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, strong cattle prices have encourage ranchers to keep any cow that might have a live calf to sell at the next weaning period. If rainfall allows forage growth to be... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:05 EST Kiwanis Club holds Pastor Appreciation Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150602673/Kiwanis-Club-holds-Pastor-Appreciation-Day The Durant Kiwanis Club sponsored a Pastor Appreciation Day at its regular noon meeting Nov 19. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:57:07 EST Burrage home to be featured in Parade of Homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150629688/Burrage-home-to-be-featured-in-Parade-of-Homes Join Durant Education and Service Sorority for the Annual Holiday Parade of Homes from 1- 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Tour three homes, beautifully decorated — inside and out — at your own pace, in any order you choose. In addition, a gift show will... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:11:08 EST School board filings to begin http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150629357/School-board-filings-to-begin School Board candidate filings are set to Begin Monday, Dec. 1. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:55:11 EST Check out the Library http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150625361/Check-out-the-Library Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.-OverDrive eBook collection– OK Virtual Library Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:19:09 EST DMS basketballers battle at McAlester Festival http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150637170/DMS-basketballers-battle-at-McAlester-Festival Durant's Middle School boys basketball teams opened the season with games in the McAlester Festival this week.The eighth grade squad notched a pair of victories while the seventh grade dropped a pair. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:00:13 EST Storm faces Mules in Texarkana Live United Bowl http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150636920/Storm-faces-Mules-in-Texarkana-Live-United-Bowl Southeastern football will kick off the 2014 Texarkana Live United Bowl against the University of Central Missouri at noon on Saturday, December 6.The game will be played in Razorback Stadium (6,356) in Texarkana, Arkansas. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:29:04 EST SE’s second alumni rodeo was a huge success http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150637449/SEs-second-alumni-rodeo-was-a-huge-success Over this past weekend, Southeastern Rodeo held its second-annual Betty Gayle Cooper Ratliff Memorial Reunion in which more than 250 people attended the combination of event that ran from Friday through Sunday. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:01:08 EST Merida free until sentencing http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150637994/Merida-free-until-sentencing MUSKOGEE–A former Choctaw Nation construction director convicted Thursday of multiple federal charges is free until his sentencing, the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma said. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:31:08 EST Coach Bo Atterberry endorses Youth Mentoring Challenge http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150637284/Coach-Bo-Atterberry-endorses-Youth-Mentoring-Challenge Oklahoma's Coaches' Mentoring Challenge is in its fourth-quarter drive to recruit mentors for young Oklahomans in need. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:58:06 EST Lady Storm remains undefeated http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150638665/Lady-Storm-remains-undefeated MAGNOLIA, Ark. - Southeastern Lady Storm got a conference-record tying nine threes from Olivia Potter as the Savage Storm pulled away for its fifth-straight win to open the season, downing Southern Arkansas in Magnolia, Ark., 72-48 on Saturday... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:52:07 EST Shop with a Cop event asks for help http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150630884/Shop-with-a-Cop-event-asks-for-help We all know the holiday season is about being together and celebrating the ones we love. It isn't about gifts, but the feeling is different when you don't have a gift to give. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:06 EST