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Silo FFA member competes in state quiz finals

NORMAN – Shaylee Davis of the Silo FFA chapter was the second place overall winner of the state Greenhand Quiz Career Development event. more

Bryan County Retired Educators are thankful for OREA

The November meeting of Bryan County Retired Educators held their monthly meeting to host Lynn Shockley, Vice President of Oklahoma Retired Educators, Rob Frederick, Superintendent of Rock Creek … more

103rd Southeastern Candlelighting concert to be held December 11

The 103rd Candlelighting Concert will be held on Monday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in historic Montgomery Auditorium on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more

Anne (Annie) Ruth Semple- Oklahoma Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate: “One regarded by a country or region as its most eminent or representative poet.” more

United Way has Great American Giveaway

Bryan County United Way hosted the Great American Giveaway recently that allowed people to pick out free things for their homes. more

Oak Ridge Nursing Center has open house

Oak Ridge Nursing Center, 1100 Oak Ridge Drive, recently had an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated skilled nursing wing. more

Magnolia Christmas Fest

Santa Claus was available for pictures during the recent Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Magnolia Christmas Fest at the Choctaw Event Center. more

Masonic Lodge raises funds for Crisis Control Center

Durant Masonic Lodge No. 45 hosted a yard sale for Crisis Control Center and raised $6,000 for the organization. CCC thanked the Masons for their hard work and support. Shown are, Hal Poovey, Zachary … more

Bryan Conservation District holds annual speech contest

The Bryan Conservation District held its annual Speech Contest on September 27 at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Durant. Emma Ringressy from Calera took first place in Division I. Emma is a … more

Durant students excel at Southeast District AFR Speech Contest

WILBURTON— Twelve Durant students placed in their respective categories at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Southeast District Speech Contest held in Wilburton, Nov. 9. more


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Southeastern’s Top Ten Freshmen celebrated

The annual announcement of the Top Ten Freshmen at Southeastern Oklahoma State University was celebrated with a ceremony and reception recently. more

City of Durant now using digital radio communication

Effective 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, the Durant Police and Fire departments switched to wireless communications through the use of digital radios compliant with Project 25 (P25) standards. more

Museum to have open house

Three Valley Museum is having a holiday open house from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. more

Feeding Hope serves Thanksgiving meal

Feeding Hope had its annual Harvest of Hope Lunch at 424 E. Florida St. on Thanksgiving Day and the organization served a little more than 300 meals. Feeding Hope thanked everyone in the community … more

DMS STEM students fly drones, visit hospital

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Emerging Technologies Department visited Matt Goddard’s 8th grade STEM Flight and Space class Nov. 3. more

SE student singers place highly at NATS Student Auditions

DENTON, Texas – Southeastern Oklahoma State University was well represented at the Texoma Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions, which were held at the … more

Democrat sold to Cordell Beacon Co.

Matt Swearengin, owner and editor of the Durant Democrat, has announced the sale of the newspaper to the Oklahoma publishing company Cordell Beacon, Co., Inc. The Beacon also publishes the Madill … more

Kiwanis Club gives all treats, no tricks in October

October is a time of brilliant foliage and the anticipation of Halloween. With a new president, Kyle Stephens, Kiwanis begins another year of service to the children of Bryan County and the children … more

Bryan County, Oklahoma Retired Educators receive report on state convention

The October meeting of the Bryan County chapter of Oklahoma Retired Educators focused on the agenda of the state convention held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. President Jerrie Goforth called the meeting to … more
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