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Donald W. Reynolds Library – Fall Activities & Events

The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library releases a robust Fall Activities and Events schedule. These free programs began last week and offer something for everyone in the … more

Bid awarded for weather radar

Durant City Council approved a bid for a Doppler radar system that will close a gap in weather radar coverage for the county. Earlier this year, it was announced that Durant would receive $1.6 … more

Virtual networking for women entrepreneurs

Join REI on Friday, October 1 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM for a free virtual networking opportunity for Oklahoma women. Presented by the Oklahoma Institute for Rural Prosperity, Oklahoma MBDA Business … more

REI Women’s Business Center celebrates 20 years

REI Women’s Business Center is celebrating 20 years of connecting, educating and inspiring Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial community. Oklahoma’s only Women’s Business Center, … more

Michael Kelly to perform in concert Oct. 5 at Musical Arts Series

With nearly two decades of experience as a performer and educator, American baritone Michael Kelly has led a versatile and multifaceted artistic career. He will be the next performer as part of … more

K9 officer visits WI class

Mrs. Lenderman’s third-grade class at Washington Irving would like to say a big thank you to the Durant Police Department for coming and talking with their class about safety and bringing Boar, … more

Distinguished Alumni have ‘sporting look’ at SE

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor three Distinguished Alumni during homecoming festivities October 15-16. This year’s honorees are Bill Brock, Greg Duffy, and Mike Metheny. … more

Choctaw Nation presented resolution by chamber

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors presented the Choctaw Nation a resolution of support recognizing Indigenous Day. Indigenous Day is on the second Monday of October to honor … more

Choctaw Development Fund awards more than $300,000 to towns of Kenefic and Calera

In September, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and the Choctaw Development Fund (CDF) awarded the town of Kenefic $202,850 and the town of Calera $145,000. Both towns will be using the funds … more

Council approves plat for new homes

Durant City Council approved a request by Heritage North Subdivision for a preliminary plat for 116 lots where single-family homes will be built near Larkspur Lane and Prairie Crossing. During … more

Southeastern professor attends event as part of book research

As part of his research for an upcoming book, a Southeastern Oklahoma State University faculty member was a special guest at the recent 40th Anniversary Farm Workers Justice Awards in Los … more

Discover Durant fall concert series begins September 23

The Discover Durant Fall Concert Series, hosted by the City of Durant, begins September 23 and continues for five Thursday nights: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, and 28. Market Square is the … more

Texoma College Fair attracts 225 high school students

Some 225 students from a number of area high schools attended the Texoma College Fair last week at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. A total of 25 colleges and universities had … more

Choctaw Nation Community Partner Fund awards more than $75,000 to Durant and Bryan County

The Choctaw Nation awarded the City of Durant $67,500 and Bryan County $7,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. The Choctaw … more

Silo Schools bond defeated

Voters shot down a $33 million bond project that would have funded a 24-classroom high school, cafeteria and an event center. During last week’s election, 68.52 percent, 875 voters, were … more

Caddo Homecoming King and Queen

Caddo Homecoming King for 2021 is Austin Tomson and Queen is Addy Thomas, and the announcement was made during a ceremony before the football game last Friday. Attendants are Jaxon Stanley and … more

Mobile 9/11 memorial brought to Durant

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum’s mobile Sept. 11 memorial was set up next to Three Valley Museum on Sept. 8 and artifacts displayed included a piece of a steel beam … more

Remembering 9/11

First responders pray Saturday morning Sept. 11 before the Boys & Girls Club Color Run. They are standing in front of the Spirit of Oklahoma fire truck that was bought for the Fire Department of … more

Manous sworn in to school board

Jason Manous, the newest member of the Durant Board of Education, was sworn in during a meeting Monday. During a meeting last month, the board members voted to appoint Manous to replace Calvin … more

Choctaw Nation crowns new princesses during Annual Royalty Pageant

TVSHKA HOMMA- Though the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival was canceled, the Annual Choctaw Royalty Pageant was held Friday, Sept. 3, at Tvshka Homma, crowning the new 2021 princesses. Twenty-five … more
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