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150 Years of Caddo History

April 6, 1900 more

Silo club donates stockings to Durant nursing homes

The Silo chapter of Family, Consumer, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) delivered stockings full of holiday treats to two Durant nursing homes on December 16. more

Plans underway for a park at library

A park is being planned at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, the City of Durant announced. more

Caddo has first in series of sesquicentennial events

Monday, Jan. 17 marked the first in a series of celebrations in Caddo, for the town’s sesquicentennial. Three PowerPoint presentations were made throughout the evening, inviting the audience to step back in time, to the “Trails, Streets and Roads of Caddo.” more

County Covid cases ‘highest they have ever been’

There were 823 new Covid-19 cases in Bryan County for the week ending January 18, according to Julie Montgomery of the Bryan County Health Department. Five days later, on January 23, using the county information base, the New York Times Covid Tracker reported an average of 123 new cases a day, “the highest they have ever been.” That is a 217% increase during the preceding two weeks. more

Sujan Budhathoki of Durant awarded degree from UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., - Sujan Budhathoki of Durant has received the following a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Alabama. more

Trucker’s ‘last ride’ is most memorable

A convoy of trucks was part of a funeral procession that brought lifelong trucker James “Boxcar” Stephens to his final resting place. more

ODOT engineer speaks to Rotary Club

The Highway 69-75 improvement project south of Durant is the largest project the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has ever had under one contract, according to Anthony Echelle, a district 2 engineer for ODOT. more

High school juniors, seniors can serve as State House pages

I am encouraging high school juniors and seniors from my House district to apply for the High School Page Program with the Oklahoma House of Representatives. more

Kiamichi Tech honors Board of Education

WILBURTON – January is Board of Education Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and technology centers to honor Oklahoma’s more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to students and communities. more

Council renames Magnolia Street Business 70

Durant City Council voted in its meeting last week to rename a stretch of highway called Magnolia Street to Business 70. more

Fishing report for Lake Durant

The fishing report for Lake Durant is excellent. Water is clear; SSW wind at 8 mph; Close to normal level, possibly 6 inches low. more

Armstrong Academy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

In 1844, Armstrong Academy was alive with as many as 100 Choctaw students attending school there. more

Durant Print & Ship ribbon cutting

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Durant Print & Ship at 1203 N. Washington Avenue in Durant on January 12. Offering more than high-quality printing and various shipping solutions, Durant Print & Ship also has business and personal mail services, office supplies, and more. For more information contact 580-745-1065 or visit their website durantprintandship.com. more

Covid danger has not gone away

CDC (Centers for Disease Control) members’ recent announcement that “most of us will get Covid” has led some people to mistakenly decide that we don’t need to fight the virus any longer. more

Kingston Elementary honor roll

Kingston Elementary Honor roll – first semester – 2021-2022 more

Kingston Elementary students have perfect attendance

Kingston Elementary first semester perfect attendance 2021-2022 school year more

Northwest Heights honor roll students named

Northwest Heights Superintendent’s Honor Roll for the 2021 Fall Semester more

Stitt declares Jan. 19-26 as Quit Week in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Tobacco kills thousands of Oklahomans every year. In an effort to save lives, Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared Jan. 19–26, 2022 as Quit Week in Oklahoma. The decree kicks off OK to Quit, a campaign to help people quit using tobacco products. Dozens of hospitals, businesses and organizations across the state participate in the annual mission. Their goal is to make sure tobacco users know about the free resources available to help them quit. more

Durant students receive $8,000 in scholarships

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded scholarships to five Bryan County high school graduates through the state’s largest independent scholarship program. Kyland Carper, Lauren Horner, Cordell Palmer, Michael Reed and Josh Smith from Durant High School received a total of $8,000 in scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. more
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