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Daughters of the Confederacy invite community to join meeting

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The Durant Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy conducted a special meeting this week at the Three Valley Museum that the organization opened up to the public.This is the fourth time a public meeting has been held in commemoration of the Civil War. These observances started in 2011 and invite the community to learn about the war.Wednesday’s meeting focused on prisoners of war held in Andersonville, Ga. Going along with this theme, guests ate a prison meal of black-eyed peas and cornbread.Dottie Davis of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library has visited the Andersonville National Historical Site and gave the presentation.


Okla. House Democrats call for education funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma educators stood with state House Democrats on Wednesday and renewed their call for a school funding hike, keeping the spotlight on an issue that brought thousands of demonstrators to the Capitol building two weeks ago.House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, of Oklahoma City, said educators and those they serve are frustrated by the lack of progress in restoring what he says has been $200 million in cuts to school budgets in recent ye...

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Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state’s voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard similar issues in a Utah case last week, giving Oklahoma lawyers a preview ...

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Man pleads no contest to possession of child pornography

A Durant man who was scheduled for a trial by judge on a charge of possession of child pornography has pleaded no contest.Shannon Lynn Hutcherson, 23, who was charged in May 2013 with aggravated possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, entered a blind plea. That means no plea bargain was offered and the court will determine the sentence.The distribution of child pornography charge was dropped due to the plea.Hutcherson was arreste...

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Durant Lions to hold Boys and Girls Basketball Kids Skills Camp

The Durant Lions will offer a Basketball Kids Skills Camp for boys and girls entering first through sixth grades 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. May 12-16. Cost is $50.Contact Jason Wilkerson at (580) 235-1208 or text, or via email at jason.wilkerson@durantisd.org. Also contact Casey Strahan at (580) 924-4424 ext. 7055 or at casey.strahan@durantisd.org.Basic information that will be needed: name, phone number and the grade the child will be entering. The camp will ...

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Area Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17HS Baseball: Tushka at Roff TournamentHS Softball: Tushka at Latta/Roff TournamentHS Softball: Caney Tournament2 p.m. - NJCAA Softball: Carl Albert at Murray State College4 p.m. - HS Baseball: Colbert at Calera4 p.m. - HS Baseball: Silo at Rock Creek4 p.m. - HS Baseball: Boswell at Achille4 p.m. - HS Baseball: Caddo at Atoka4 p.m. - HS Baseball: Caney at Bennin...

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History in the Making Golf Tournament

The inaugural History in the Making Golf Tournament to benefit Durant’s Three Valley Museum is slated for May 3 at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course, overlooking Lake Texoma.Registration for the four-person scramble will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start set for 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $100 and includes a round of golf, cart, after-play meal and a tee-box gift. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams, and for the longest drive and closest to the pin. A...

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Lady Storm softballers host SW’s Lady Bulldogs in GAC play

The LadyStorm softballers are down to the last two weekends of the regular season.Coach Ron Faubion’s young ladies will need to shake off last weekend’s Northwestern migraine and settle down to business quickly because Southwestern’s Lady Bulldogs could salvage something from a bad season with just one win here Friday or Saturday.On paper, this weekend is simply no contest.The next game played on paper will be the first game played on paper....

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