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MCSO in Durant to pay $1.5 million to resolve false claims act lawsuit

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MUSKOGEE – The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant and its parent company, Health Management Associates Inc., have agreed to pay $1,065,000 to the United States and $435,000 to the State of Oklahoma to resolve allegations that the hospital billed for unnecessary surgical procedures by a doctor at the hospital. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma made the announcement Friday. In a federal lawsuit, the hospital was accused of billing SoonerCare, the Oklahoma Medicaid Program, for surgical procedures performed by Dr. Daniel Castro and related hospital services that were not medically necessary, according...


Silas Carter

Memorial services for Silas Carter of Wade, Ok. who passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Eternal Life Church in Marlow, Ok. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant.

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Mothers of disabled work toward future

 When four mothers found lifetime opportunities for their intellectually challenged children limited they decided to take matters into their own hands and work toward making their future more than depending on strangers or government programs to take care of them. Donna Hicks, Patty Shackleford, Janie Kilpatrick and Joy Curtis enlisted the help of Steve Remshardt, a retired postal worker and area coordinator of Special Olympics Red River Area 13. They formed a non-profit organizatio...

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Elks Lodge honors students and first respondors

The Durant Elks Lodge showed its appreciation to area students, law enforcement and first responders Thursday.The lodge held a spaghetti lunch for area seniors who are at the top of their class, including student body presidents, vice presidents, valedictorians and salutatorians.May is officially youth appreciation month, however the Elks lodge hosts this appreciation meal a month early due to the high amount of school activity in May.Approximately eight area ...

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Sheriff discusses DOC inmate pull

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in the process of pulling its inmates out of county jails, and Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said he is not yet sure if this is good or bad for area jails.While Golden said he isn’t getting excited over the effect on Bryan County Jail just yet, he does worry about some of the surrounding counties.“I know a lot of smaller county jails, smaller than us, like Pushmataha County and some of those, are gonna be struggling...

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Lions slump contiues against Shawnee

SHAWNEE – Missed opportunities were the story for the Durant Lions Thursday night, dropping a 7-2 decision on the road against district-leading Shawnee.The Lions had their chances while loading the bases in each of the first two innings but failed to score any runs in either frame. In total, Durant stranded 14 base runners.Shawnee meanwhile cashed in most of its chances coupling a pair of hits around a Lion error in the first frame to plate three runs. The Wolves t...

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SE Golf: Hunter, Suarez named All-Conference players

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern’s Jeff Hunter and Marcos Sevilla Suarez have each earned All-Great American Conference selections, with Hunter making the first team, while Sevilla was named a second team pick.Hunter, a senior from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, is having his best season at SE with a team-best 74.15 scoring average on 26 rounds and is the only golfer to play in all 10 tournament this season. He has six rounds at par or better and has twice shot 69 in a round...

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Rock Creek scoreless against Silo

BOKCHITO — The Silo Rebels claimed a 9-0 victory over the Rock Creek Mustangs in six innings Thursday afternoon.Silo put one on the board in the opening frame and added five in the top of the second to carry a 6-0 lead into the sixth. That’s when Jarris Hamilton connected for a three-run homer over the left-field fenceHamilton finished 2-for-4 with the home run, a double and four RBIs. Lance House went 2-for-4 and Andrew Bolin 1-for-4.Rock Creek re...

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