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Durant’s DWR Library – Get 4 free tickets to the zoo when you return this book

The book Juniper’s Butterfly Garden: A Small Start for a Better World is flying off the shelves at Durant’s Donald W. Reynolds Library. And, starting this week, when the book is … more

Draggin’ Main Car Show & Cruise

A car cruises on Main Street in downtown Durant Saturday afternoon during the Durant Main Street Car Show & Cruise. Vintage vehicles were parked on North Third Avenue during the Draggin’ … more

Fire truck donated to New York coming home

A fundraiser by Calera Fire-Rescue to bring home a fire truck donated to New York City after 9/11 was successful and the truck will go to the Tulsa Fire Museum. Calera Fire-Rescue said that they … more

Silo High School student honored as Academic All-stater

Scott and Bobbie Pratt congratulate their son Preston Pratt (center), an Academic All-Stater from Durant, during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Ceremony, held recently in … more

Kiwanis Seniors of the Year

Meredith Behrens of Colbert was selected by the Kiwanis Club of Durant as the Bryan County Senior of the Year. She is shown with Kiwanis President Jason Manous. Cordell Palmer was named the … more

Washington Irving spring honor roll

Washington Irving Elementary School released its spring 2021 honor roll. SUPERINTENDENT FIRST GRADE Levin Abbott, Annabella Amaro, Maddox Barnett, Amirianna Betsey, Matthew Brandenburger, … more

Chancellor Johnson recognized in resolution

Higher education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recognized recently on the Senate floor and House floor with a concurrent resolution honoring his 39 years of service to public higher education and … more

Nursing home hosts fishing day

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oakridge Nursing Center and Centric Home Health & Hospice partnered last week to provide a unique fishing day to senior residents at Oakridge … more

Caddo community honors senior citizens.

On Saturday, June 5, Caddo Community Association sponsored the annual “80s and 80s Banquet.” This year was an especially joyful occasion for 39 honorees, coming out of the isolation of … more

Additional jobs on the way in new manufacturing facility

More local job opportunities may soon be on the way as SG Blocks, Inc., has begun the process of adding an additional manufacturing facility for internal and external projects in Durant. The … more

Reimagining the Hotel Durant

In 2018 I invited you to imagine the grandeur of the historic Hotel Durant when it opened on Main Street in January of 1927. In my previous article, I concentrated my research on the hotel, but the … more

Work continuing on Ron Cross Senior Center

Construction progress at The Ron Cross Senior Activity Center in Durant means a variety of healthy activities are coming soon to the community. In the dining hall, crews have installed beautiful … more

Main Street car show is Friday and Saturday

If you are looking for something fun to do over Father’s Day weekend, be sure and cruise down to Durant Main Street’s annual Draggin’ Main Car Show and Cruise Friday and Saturday in … more

Choctaw Nation Community Partner Fund Awards more than $65,000 to Durant and Bryan County

The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $58,300 and Bryan County $6,700 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. The Choctaw … more

Choctaw Nation receives American Rescue Plan Act funds

The Choctaw Nation has received $944 million in an initial payment of Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) from the U.S. Treasury. An initial distribution was allocated to … more

Northwest Heights spring honor roll

Northwest Heights Elementary School released its spring 2021 honor roll. Superintendent’s Honor Roll First Grade Jemma Ammons, Skyler Anderson, Hadlee Arnold, Arjun Bagdure, Luke … more

Democrat wins awards at OPA convention

The Durant Democrat captured five awards during the Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet Saturday evening at the Sheraton Hotel in Oklahoma City. Democrat publisher … more

Imagine Durant Wine Walk

Brenda Dewald, Kaylin Dewald, Grace Rudolf and Shawna Dewald participated in the Imagine Durant Wine Walk recently in downtown Durant. This was the fourth annual wine walk and it included nine stops … more

Magnolia Run

Runners near the finish line in the Magnolia 5K Run June 5 in downtown Durant. This was one of many events held in conjunction with the Magnolia Festival. Runners take off during the Magnolia 1 … more

Magnolia Bike Ride

The Durant Rotary Club Magnolia Bike Tour was June 5 and the route started at Durant High School. More than 100 riders participated in the 25th annual bike tour and the Rotary Club was able to raise … more
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