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Senator Lankford visits Durant

U.S. Senator James Lankford spoke Friday at the Roadhouse restaurant as part of a meet-and-greet event hosted by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. more

Southeastern hosts Curriculum Contest

Nearly 2,000 students from high schools throughout the region participated in the Oklahoma Inter-High School Curriculum Meet last week. more

Massey Family Foundation establishes John Massey Leaders Program with $7.4 million gift

The Massey Family has long been synonymous with giving back to the community, with higher education being just one of the many beneficiaries of such generosity. more

Calera man critically injured in utility vehicle crash

A utility vehicle crash on Friday critically injured a Calera man, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. more

Choctaw Nation announces 2022 Princess Pageants

The Choctaw Nation Princess and Royalty Program is beginning plans for the 2022-23 princess pageants in each of its 12 districts. more

Chief Batton’s Easter Celebration Coming April 9

TVSHKA HOMMA – The Easter bunny isn’t just hopping but is flying to Chief Batton’s Easter Celebration this spring. Some 11,000 candy-and-prize-filled plastic eggs will be dropped from a helicopter (weather permitting) at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Choctaw Capitol Grounds in Tvshka Homma. Ages 2-10 years old and ages 55+ will take their turn lining up for egg hunts. more

Durant High School senior serves as Senate page

OKLAHOMA CITY – Durant High School senior Taylor Piearcy has completed a week of service as a page for Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant. Piearcy served at the Capitol during the eighth week of session from March 28-31. more

SE student team captures first place in Phi Beta Lambda state competition

Phi Beta Lambda, a Southeastern Oklahoma State University professional student organization, won its second consecutive state championship recently at the State Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. more

Book Talk to meet April 14

A Pulitzer-prizewinning graphic novel, “Maus,” is Book Talk’s choice for its April 14 meeting. Retired educator Phyllis Rustin will lead the 7:00 p.m. discussion at Donald W. Reynolds Library, 1515 W. Main St. in Durant. more

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma announces ARPA second plan

The second round of funding for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members has been announced today. The Economic Impact Recovery for Adults and Dependents funds are part of a possible two-year distribution program for tribal members. more

Several concerts hosted at Choctaw

The Choctaw Casino and Resorts Grant Theater hosted a weekend of concert events would have made the “Rock n Roll Gods” proud. more

Choctaw Development Fund supports Town of Kenefic to purchase new equipment

KENEFIC – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and the Choctaw Development Fund (CDF) on March 9, awarded the town of Kenefic $ 20,645 to purchase a new backhoe, excavator and trailer for the town. more

Oklahoma Connections Academy tours fish hatchery

Oklahoma Connections Academy students went on a field trip Friday to the Durant State Fish Hatchery near Armstrong. more

Clean-up continues after Marshall County tornado

A tornado tore through the Kingston and Buncombe Creek communities March 21 and clean up from the storm is ongoing. more

New rodeo facility coming to town

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University rodeo team has a proud tradition of winning national championships. more

Durant banker graduates from OBA Commercial Lending School

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kendra Chronister, with Vision Bank in Durant, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School in Oklahoma City. more

Remembering Robbersroost

When my family moved north of Silo in 1946, folks told us we were moving to the area where Belle Starr and Jesse James hid out. When I was up that way, I always looked at the wooded area and imagined outlaws hiding behind the trees. more

Fort Washita having Rendezvous

The Rendezvous at Fort Washita began Wednesday and continues through Sunday, April 3. more

Spring into action with activities at the Choctaw Cultural Center

As the spring season arrives, it’s time to make plans to visit one of southeast Oklahoma’s newest family destinations, the Choctaw Cultural Center. more

Not on the Sabbath

Most Oklahomans are familiar with the term “blue law” or “Sunday closing law.” Both refer to restrictions of sales and activities that take place on Sunday. Another term, used in Indian Territory days, was “sabbath breaking.” more
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