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Durant’s Magnolia Festival offers a weekend of historic family fun

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit the “City of Magnolias”, June 1-3 for a week of family fun at the 25th Anniversary of the Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma. Festivities … more

Durant High School Class of 2023

Graduation was held last Thursday for the Durant High School Class of 2023 at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. more

NWH class wins in math contest

Jeanie Hazell’s Northwest Heights second-grade class entered a contest called Splash Learn to increase their math skills. It was a contest for kindergarten through fifth grade. It focuses on the … more

OHP’s ‘Darkest Day” remembered 45 years later

Three Oklahoma Highway Patrolman killed 45 years ago during the Caddo-Kenefic shootouts were remembered last Friday during a during a memorial event at Boland Park in Caddo. more

Bryan County’s arson ring

One of the reasons our ancestors left the civilized streets of eastern cities and dragged their possessions and children to the Indian Territory was to once again claim the right to mind their own … more

City extra hauling collection day to change

The City of Durant’s monthly extra hauling collection day changes in June. Following City Council approval at the February 14 regular meeting, amended Ordinance O-2023-02 has modified the … more

Choctaw Cultural Center adds activities to Magnolia Festival

The Choctaw Cultural Center is partnering with the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce to help kick off this year’s Magnolia Festival. Choctaw Cultural Night for the Magnolia Festival will take place … more

Butterflies released in memory of loved ones

Butterflies were released to symbolize setting loves one free during the annual memorial butterfly release by Guardian Hospice at the Jack Stockton building in Calera Saturday morning. more

Democratic Women holds meeting

Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women (BCFDW) met last week and heard Ryan D. Jones, secretary of of Sustainable Durant, speak about the organization’s goals and activities. more

Council votes on city manager inquiry

A divided Durant City Council voted to conduct an inquiry into the actions of city manager Lisa Taylor. more

Silo woman dies from crash injuries

A Silo woman died Monday after her vehicle was struck while entering Highway 70 east of Mead, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. more

Electric vehicles shown during event at library

Sustainable Durant had a recent presentation about electric automobiles at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. more

Fallen law enforcement officers remembered

The Durant Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 113 hosted the 11th annual memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers Thursday evening at Market Square. more

Baccalaureate held for Durant High School seniors

Durant High School Senior Baccalaureate was Sunday afternoon at Durant First United Methodist Church. more

Choctaw Chief Gary Batton Stars in episode of Netflix’s ‘Spirit Rangers’

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton appears in the recently launched second season of Netflix’s “Spirit Rangers.” more

Calera seniors awarded Eastern Star scholarships

On May 14th, Calera Chapter 490 of the Order of Eastern Star awarded three Calera High School graduating Seniors, Eli Nelson, Shelby Nelson and Breauna Buck, a $500 scholarship each, to be used for … more

Middle school TSA members to attend conference

The Durant Board of Education approved a trip for the Technology Student Association (TSA) to travel to Louisville, Kentucky, this summer to attend the Technology Student Association Conference. more

Durant Anatomage students place second in national tournament

The Durant High School Flu Fighters Anatomage team placed second in the recent Anatomage National Tournament at California State University, Northridge. more

Kiwanis Fourth Grade Track Meet

Tug of war was among activities of the Kiwanis Club of Durant’s Fourth Grade Track Meet May 11 at Durant High School and shown are Washington Irving third graders. more

Bourne retires as extension director

Robert Bourne has retired as county extension director and extension educator for Ag 4H. A retirement reception was held for him May 8. more
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