Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:31:11 EST 1800 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 Thousands to benefit from immigration action http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150637070/Thousands-to-benefit-from-immigration-action TULSA (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at protecting nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from deportation. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:08 EST Choctaws cancel Cosby show http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150636642/Choctaws-cancel-Cosby-show The Choctaw Casino Resort has canceled the Bill Cosby stop scheduled for Jan. 23, 2015.The resort released a statement which stated the Choctaw Casino Resort feels this is the best decision. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:07 EST Former Cabinet member Gary Sherrer to address graduates at SE Fall Commencement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150605494/Former-Cabinet-member-Gary-Sherrer-to-address-graduates-at-SE-Fall-Commencement DURANT – Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 13. One ceremony for all graduates will begin at 10 a.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:36:09 EST Inspirational concert to be held in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150629368/Inspirational-concert-to-be-held-in-Durant If you need a way to wind down after Thanksgiving and like free concerts, you are in luck Nov. 30, the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:36:06 EST Commissioners approve possible purchase of sheriff’s office vehicles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150624233/Commissioners-approve-possible-purchase-of-sheriffs-office-vehicles The Bryan County Commissioners have approved a motion that will allow the county sheriff to go out for bids for two new vehicles for the sheriff's department. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:01:10 EST U.S. Attorney’s Office speaks on conviction of former Choctaw executive http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150631130/U.S.-Attorneys-Office-speaks-on-conviction-of-former-Choctaw-executive Editor's note: The following is a news release sent Friday afternoon by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:22:08 EST Cowboys look to get past rival NY Giants http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150623222/Cowboys-look-to-get-past-rival-NY-Giants For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the concern is about his back.While the Giants' Eli Manning is looking to rebound after one of the worst starts of his career. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:01:07 EST Calera sweeps Achille Eagles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150623163/Calera-sweeps-Achille-Eagles CALERA – The Bulldogs appear to have shaken off their season-opening jitters, taking care of Achille 68-42 on Thursday to collect their first home victory in the new gym. 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