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Roughly four years ago we celebrated the 50th anniversary at Southeastern of the legendary Harold Harmon. more

Rock Creek senior drowns in Red River

A Rock Creek High School senior went missing in the Red River at Wade Road Sunday afternoon and his body was recovered Wednesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. more

DIS has Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge

Durant Intermediate School students cooked their favorite meals inspired by books, television and movies in the recent “Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge.” more

Repairs made to Bryan County Genealogy Library

It takes a village … more

‘No Means No’ event held at SE amphitheater

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and last Friday evening, Crisis Control Center Executive Director Eileen Meadows spoke at the Southeastern amphitheater. more

Umsted takes oath of office for school board

Janie Umsted was sworn back in as a member of the Durant Board of Education during a recent meeting. more

Medical Center Pharmacy celebrates 50 years in business

Medical Center Pharmacy had its 50th anniversary celebration recently. The event included a ribbon cutting from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and State Rep. Dustin Roberts presented owner Greg Seay a proclamation. Seay has owned the business since 1992. more

Shamrock Bank recognizes 187 local small businesses

Throughout the month of March, Shamrock Bank hosted its annual March Giveaway promotion and there was a lot of green involved for a good cause! In recent years, bank leaders and employee-owners made the decision to take their bank’s giveaway beyond the typical prizes of ice chests and grills. They chose to use their annual promotional push to give back to the small businesses that are so vital to the communities they serve across Oklahoma. more

Groundbreaking held for new Rodeo/Agriculture Expo Center

The dream of a new Rodeo/Agriculture Expo Center at Southeastern Oklahoma State University took another step closer to reality Monday afternoon with an official groundbreaking ceremony. more

Celebrate OHCE members during National Volunteer Month

It’s always good to show appreciation to volunteers, and there’s no better time to do that than National Volunteer Month, which takes place in April. more

City council approves street improvement projects

Durant City Council awarded bids for the Commercial Lane improvement project and to put new striping on streets in the city. more

Choctaw Nation to collect household waste, electronics in Durant

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has scheduled another opportunity for southeast Oklahoma residents to dispose of potentially dangerous household items. CNO Environmental Protection Services will have staff on hand to collect hazardous materials on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in Carl Albert Park, 1301 Gail Farrell Dr., in Durant. more

Persistence pays off for local business owner

Persistent. The dictionary defines this as: “To go on resolutely, to continue past a usual, expected, or normal time.” Tommy Hitchcock’s picture could reside right beside this definition, for it was his persistence that ultimately landed him a job that would go on to define a career that has continued for a half century. more

Local poetry writer publishes mystery novel

A local poet and English instructor at Southeastern has published a mystery novel which is the result of a project he started about 10 years ago and began working on it again during the pandemic. more

Tornado that struck Durant in 1957 remembered

While listening to the meteorologist on TV, I heard him mention the possibility of a tornado. When I went to bed, I couldn’t shut off the prediction of stormy weather. There are some dates that are etched in our minds. April 2, 1957, is one such date I have never forgotten. I lay there a long time and replayed the time our family lived through a tornado in our town 65 years ago. more

Woman celebrates 100th birthday

Kate John Allen Caldwell recently celebrated her 100th Birthday at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant OK. more

Major League legend to speak at FCA Banquet

Over the last several years, the Southeastern Oklahoma FCA Annual Banquet has steadily grown into a spectacular event to highlight many deserving student athletes from across the area while continuing to grow the ministry through fundraising efforts. more

U.S. Senate candidate visits Durant

U. S. Senatorial candidate Jason Bollinger visited Durant last week, making several stops to meet potential supporters and discuss his priorities if voters choose him to replace incumbent Senator James Lankford. more

Krasniqi named Durant Citizen of the Year

Gzim Krasniqi, a founder of an iconic downtown restaurant, has been named the 2021 Durant Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Durant. more

Musical Arts Series to present Boyd Street Brass Ensemble on April 23

Boyd Street Brass Ensemble will be in concert on Saturday, April 23, as part of the Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more
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