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Senate approves Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to protect churches as essential in the state of Oklahoma. Senate Bill 368, by David Bullard, R-Durant, creates the Oklahoma Religious … more

Southeastern participates in Oklahoma Research Day

A number of students and faculty members from Southeastern Oklahoma State University participated in Oklahoma Research Day, held this month in a virtual format. Oklahoma Research Day promotes … more

Bill allowing juniors to enroll in OHLAP passes Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Hundreds of Oklahoma students complete their college degree each year thanks to the financial assistance provided them through the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program … more

Law enforcement and public safety youth program passes Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Having a sufficient number of law enforcement officers is crucial to public safety in Oklahoma, and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, wants to give high school students a glimpse … more

Humphrey defends rights of the unborn

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, last week debated in favor of a measure that would reduce the number of abortions performed in Oklahoma. House Bill 1102, of which … more

Choctaw Nation offers COVID-19 vaccinations to public

The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) is opening vaccination appointment times for non-tribal members. Last week, it became open to educators of any level or type of institution and … more

Council approves rezoning request

Durant City Council approved a request to rezone property at South Ninth Avenue and Rodeo Road from general agriculture to single-family residential at the request of Sunstar LLC who is wanting to … more

Three Valley Museum feels effects of pandemic

Like other entities in the nation, the board of the Three Valley Museum voted in March 2020 to close its doors to the public as a means to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus. “We have … more

Oklahoma Republicans flinch from ban on controversial ‘training’

With Marxist-derived “critical race theory” being imposed in more institutions, several state Republican lawmakers filed legislation this year to prevent government-funded entities from … more

Senate votes to move school board elections to November

Members of the state Senate have voted to shift many Oklahoma school-board elections to November in a move supporters say will increase voter participation and candidate filings. “There has … more

Choctaw Nation Community Partner Fund awards more than $66,000 to Durant and Bryan County

The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $59,300 and Bryan County $6,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. The Choctaw … more

Parenting classes to be offered by Bryan County OSU Extension Service

The Bryan County OSU Extension Service announces their upcoming free parenting education classes. A parenting class geared for parents with infants and toddlers, “Active Parenting First Five … more

Cross named Durant Citizen of the Year

Tammy Cross has been named Durant Citizen of the Year, an award given annually by the Kiwanis Club of Durant. She was presented the award at the club’s meeting last week. The award … more

Wrestling team recognized at school board meeting

The Durant High School Wrestling Team was recognized for its accomplishments this season during a Monday meeting of the Durant Board of Education. “I wanted to bring our wrestlers and our … more

Keeping moms and babies Safe during the pandemic and winter storm

The delivery of babies has been a happy event for the Women’s Center team at AllianceHealth Durant over the past year. Hundreds of infants have taken their first breath with us and have been a … more

City to host Dog Day & Easter B’Egg Hunt

The City of Durant Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Durant Dog Day and Easter B’Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 20 at Carl Albert Park on Brookside Drive. The event is … more

New center for senior citizens expects to open in July

The Ron Cross Senior Activity Center is expected to open in July, it was announced last week during a meeting of the Durant Community Facilities Authority. Michael Davis, senior activity center … more

80th birthday

Dorothy McWhorter will celebrate her 80th birthday on March 16 and the family would love to give her the gift of hearing from family and friends. Anyone who would like to send her a note can mail it … more

Not homeless but unsheltered

The monthly meeting of the Patchwork Angels Participant Council was held March 27. Guests were, Sheryl Howard, Shannan Beaver, Samantha Tucker, Brook Tucker, Austin Smith, Jennifer Green and Don … more

SG Blocks executes contract to acquire 19-acre Echo site in Durant

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, announced recently the continuance of the company’s growth in … more
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