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Choctaw Development Fund Supports Town of Caddo by Funding Sewer System Updates

CADDO – On February 9, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Choctaw Development Fund awarded the town of Caddo $8,767 for the purchase of a sewer camera, pipe locating system, and a sewer jetter system. The funds will match a grant that the town received from the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance group to help identify issues with inflow and infiltration issues with the collection system. more

Career Management hosts All Majors Career Fair

Some 25 businesses were on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently to participate in an All Majors Career Fair. more

St. William Catholic Church Altar Society meets

On March 1, the ladies of the St. William Catholic Church Altar Society held their March meeting in the Holy Family Parish Hall. They began their meeting with a “Fat Tuesday “ brunch consisting of Jambalaya, a Blend of Bayou and the traditional “King Cake” The hostesses providing this feast were Diane Grote and Patty Christian. more

Durant man killed in wreck

An early Friday afternoon crash about four miles south of Mead claimed the life of a Durant man, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. more

Book Talk to meet

A classic mystery novel, “The Deep Blue Good-by” by John D. MacDonald, is Book Talk’s choice for its March 10 discussion. more

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is honored to be nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award. This year the casino is up for its first “Casino of the Year – Theater” award in the 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. more

150 Years of Caddo History

May 5, 1911 more

Colbert Schools receives grant from Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation

Colbert Public Schools is pleased to announce it has received a $3000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation to provide its students with supplies to help students with dyslexia. The grant is part of the Classroom Enhancement Program that supports activities and programs at select schools in rural Oklahoma that will improve the classroom experience for students. more

National Guardsmen support civil authorities in large-scale illegal marijuana eradication operation

OKLAHOMA CITY - Guardsmen from across the State of Oklahoma came together to support the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics in a massive multi-agency, large-scale operation targeting criminal marijuana growth and trafficking. more

Bryan County Junior Livestock Show and Premium Sale

The Bryan County Junior Livestock Show concluded with the premium sale Monday evening at the fairgrounds where approximately $307,000 was raised. Shown is Clay Stoner, Rock Creek, with his grand champion barrow. More pictures will be in an upcoming edition of the Democrat. more

St. William Altar Society has meeting

On February 22, 2022, the ladies of the St. William Altar Society met in the Holy Family Parish Hall for their monthly meeting. A delicious brunch was served by Sue Meyer and Theresa Hrncir. Who can turn away a tasty Quiche and fruit salad. more

Bullard’s service animal fraud bill moves to House

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate voted Monday to prohibit anyone without a disability or who is not trained to assist those with disabilities from fraudulently representing a pet as a service animal. Senate Bill 1223 was introduced by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant. more

Robin Tercero Montgomery to perform at Southeastern Musical Arts concert

Soprano Robin Tercero Montgomery will perform March 8 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University as part of the Musical Arts Series. more

Kiwanis Terrific Kids

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for February at Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center are: Front row: Eli Conditt, Avenly Senter, Kimber Ribera, Julian Mullens, Isabella Kemp, Lyric Zertuche, Zaleigh Shelton, Noah Willis. Second row: Kiera Speers, Reis Geiger, Country Martin, Tinley Adams, Ivory Elkins, Dominic Frampton, James Catiller, Ian Armor, Bellamy Wyatt. Not pictured: Willow Evans and Eduardo Ontiveros. more

Pickup crashes into Hands of Hope food bank

A man accidentally drove his pickup into the side of the Hands of Hope food bank at 724 W. Main St. Tuesday morning. more

Airport upgrades to take flight

An open house was held last week to seek citizen input on airport improvements they would like to see take off. more

Conservative Dustin Reid files for Oklahoma House District 21 Seat

Dustin Reid (R-Durant), announced he is running to represent Oklahoma’s 21st House District. more

Dara McCoy sworn in as Kiamichi Tech board member

WILBURTON – Dara McCoy, Senior Director of Finance for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, took the oath of office to serve on the Kiamichi Tech Board of Education at the Board meeting in February. McCoy will represent Zone 5 of the Kiamichi Tech District, which includes Durant and surrounding communities. more

Choctaw Print Services is expanding

Earlier last month, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on an expansion project at Choctaw Print Services (CPS) in Durant. more

Reenactors stage World War II battle at Fort Washita

World War II reenactors visited Fort Washita on Saturday and staged a battle that was meant to represent a skirmish in 1944 France. These men portrayed German soldiers. more
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