Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:19:27 EST 1800 Reader writes about Christians, Muslims, and Rep. Bennett http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/50692546/Reader-writes-about-Christians-Muslims-and-Rep.-Bennett Oklahoma State lawmaker John Bennett stands behind his anti-Muslim comments. Really, Mr. Bennett? Do you know any Muslims? Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:23:06 EST Southeastern to honor three distinguished alumni http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50689493/Southeastern-to-honor-three-distinguished-alumni Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor three Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming activities Oct. 24-25. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:57:13 EST Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women inducts Holly Gerard into Oklahoma’s First Ladies http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50658988/Oklahoma-Federation-of-Republican-Women-inducts-Holly-Gerard-into-Oklahomas-First-Ladies Holly Gerard became the first woman selected from the far southeast region of the state for induction into Oklahoma's First Ladies, one of 30 women inducted from among the ranks of the membership of Oklahoma Federation of Republican... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:30:18 EST (No heading) http://durantdemocrat.com/news/anniversaries/50701652/ Dan and Ruth Russell of Durant celebrated their 60th wedding anniverary Sept. 12 in Galveston, Texas, where they spent their honeymoon 60 years ago. They were married on Sept. 12, 1954. They have many nieces and nephews. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:06:10 EST Deadline nears for Miss Southeast Oklahoma Pageant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50700804/Deadline-nears-for-Miss-Southeast-Oklahoma-Pageant DURANT — The date for the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant has been set for Nov. 2 at Montgomery Auditorium on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. Presenting community sponsor, RNR Cross Family Foundation... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:20:08 EST Districts in the coming week for fast-pitch softball teams http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50686476/Districts-in-the-coming-week-for-fast-pitch-softball-teams Fast-pitch softball teams now know who they will face for Districts in the coming week. Pairings have been released by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. The double-elimination playoffs opener should be wrapped up no later than... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:29:08 EST Rock Creek beats Colbert http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50708897/Rock-Creek-beats-Colbert BLUE — The Lady Mustangs mounted a 9-0 win against the Colbert Lady Leopards Friday afternoon. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:28:17 EST Rough night in Ada http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50708053/Rough-night-in-Ada ADA — The Durant Lions fell to 0-3 on the season after a devastating 42-6 loss to the Ada Cougars Friday night. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:27:07 EST District pairings announced: Baseball playoffs to begin Thursday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50685666/District-pairings-announced:-Baseball-playoffs-to-begin-Thursday District pairings have been announced for fall baseball. This opening round of the playoffs is double elimination and must be completed no later than Sept. 27, according to Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rules. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:26:09 EST Jury term begins Monday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50709252/Jury-term-begins-Monday The September/October jury term begins Monday with a trial for a man accused of setting fire to a house and eluding police. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:47:11 EST State judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50702586/State-judge-dismisses-Ten-Commandments-lawsuit OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:50:08 EST Local couple celebrates 50 years http://durantdemocrat.com/news/anniversaries/50708740/Local-couple-celebrates-50-years Dennis and Gayle Hall celebrated 50 years of marriage on Sept. 6, 2014, at an elegant party hosted by their children at the Massey Building in Durant. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:20:06 EST Calera blanks Colbert, 4-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50685112/Calera-blanks-Colbert-4-0 COLBERT — The Calera Bulldogs came away with a 4-0 win over the Colbert Leopards Thursday afternoon. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:59:09 EST DMS football teams opens the season with victories http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50696376/DMS-football-teams-opens-the-season-with-victories BROKEN BOW — After several extra weeks of preparation, both Durant Middle School football teams opened the season with victories on the road at Broken Bow Thursday evening. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:58:14 EST Southeastern suffers rough loss at No. 7 Henderson State, 60-17 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50696367/Southeastern-suffers-rough-loss-at-No.-7-Henderson-State-60-17 ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Southeastern closed the deficit against No. 7 Henderson State to one score midway through the third quarter, but the Reddies scored 35 unanswered points to close the game and the Savage Storm found itself on the wrong end of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:57:10 EST Durant competes at Silo Cross Country Invitational http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50682962/Durant-competes-at-Silo-Cross-Country-Invitational A second-place team finish by the Durant Lady Lions topped another solid showing in the Silo Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at Fort Washita. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:54:09 EST Competency hearing for murder suspect postponed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50697657/Competency-hearing-for-murder-suspect-postponed A competency hearing for a man charged with first-degree murder has been rescheduled. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:06 EST High school teacher fired for lack of degree http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50697017/High-school-teacher-fired-for-lack-of-degree A history teacher who also served as an assistant coach for football and track coach was officially dismissed from Durant Independent School District Thursday evening on the grounds of willful neglect of duties. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:04:16 EST SE students earn points for attending events http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50682347/SE-students-earn-points-for-attending-events Southeastern Oklahoma State University has found a new way to get students involved. From sporting events to celebrations, students can now get rewarded for attending SE events. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:08 EST Garrett Luke Schulze graduates from combat school http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659400/Garrett-Luke-Schulze-graduates-from-combat-school Nineteen-year-old Navy Master-At-Arms Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Luke Schulze recently graduated from Expeditionary Combat Skills School in Gulfport, Miss., and Embarked Security Combat Skills School in Norfolk/Portsmouth,... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:12 EST