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Local museum looks for golfers

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The Three Valley Museum is still looking for teams to play in its inaugural History in the Making Golf Tournament slated for May 3.Museum Curator Nancy Farris said people have pledged to play, but not enough have actually signed up.Entry fee for this four-person scramble 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.One person who makes a hole-in-one will win a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic from Stuteville Chevrolet. Owner Eric Stuteville said there could be other prizes, such as a trip, for those who make a hole-in-one as well.


Durant soccer teams suffer Senior Night loss

DURANT — The Durant Lions hosted Cascia Hall on what turned out to be a Senior Night-mare. The Lady Lions fell 11-1 and the boys were edged 3-0 to mark the last game of the regular for the soccer teams.The Lady Lions ended the season with a 7-6 record and finished 2-5 in district play. As of April 21 the OSSAA had the Lady Lions ranked at No. 13. While the boys ended the season with a 5-8 record.The Lady Lions faced a high powered offense in Cascia Hall on Tuesday ...

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Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sheriffs from across the state gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system of public and private jails.The state’s new prison director, Robert Patton, announced earlier this month that he was working to alleviate the county jail backup, which had swelled to more than 1,900 inmates.Many o...

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Ada downs Durant 9-0

The Durant Lions were held scoreless on their home field by the Ada Cougars Tuesday afternoon.The Lions couldn’t push a runner beyond second base in seven tries in the 9-0 loss. Durant managed only two hits offensively and committed four errors defensively.Ada scored four in the second inning with several well-placed hits and left two on base. The Cougars added three in the fourth inning with the help of two errors and a hard-hit single up the middle. Again, two we...

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Tuesday readings:Durant -High: 79 Low: 57Rainfall - Precipitation 0.00- Month: 2.65- Year: 6.12Lake Levels:Current: 608.78Normal: 615.00Temp: 54

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SE Homecoming scheduled for October 24-25

DURANT – All alumni and friends of Southeastern Oklahoma State University are invited to celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 24-25, 2014.That means the entire weekend, October 24-25, will be filled with activities for Southeastern alumni, students, faculty and fans.The weekend will start off with the 28th-annual Whang Bang Golf Tournament. Alums will have the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and professors at reunions of academic departments and student gro...

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Severe weather forecast in the next few days

Possible severe weather is forecast later this week and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management urges residents to be prepared. EM Director James Dalton said his office has spoken with Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist at the NWS office in Norman.

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Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state’s roaring recovery from the recession.But even though revenue is pouring into the state treasury, the legislature is wrestling with a self-inflicted budget crisis that could prompt cuts to education, public safety and health care.The problem is that lawmakers over the last deca...

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