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Durant Emergency Management’s tips during National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is … more

Choctaw Nation to offer infusion treatments to COVID-19 patients

The Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Okla. has begun treating patients infected with COVID-19 with the REGEN-COVTM infusion therapy. The treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug … more

Durant Lions Club to have spaghetti dinner

The Durant Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner September 16 at Bryan County Community Center (1901 S. 9th St. in Durant) to raise funds for its eyeglass program, scholarships, and other community … more

Local motorcycle club holds community carnival

On August 7, Seventh Sin Motorcycle Club: Red River Chapter, a local non-profit motorcycle club composed of law enforcement, veterans and other likeminded individuals, held a community carnival to … more

Blood Drive to be held at People First

A blood drive will be held at the People First Industries building at 724 West Texas St. in Durant on September 10, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. The drive is sponsored by Durant Lions Club. Blood donors … more

Charges filed in cockfighting raid

One man has been charged in connection with a cockfighting operation the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office investigated in February. Fifty-seven-year-old Ricky Don Hensley of Calera was charged … more

Free COVID-19 vaccines to be offered on Southeastern campus

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Health Mobile Unit to provide access to free COVID-19 vaccines to SE students, faculty and staff, as well as the … more

SE to host Texoma College Fair

More than 500 high school students from southern Oklahoma and north Texas are expected to attend the Texoma College Fair at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The event will be held on … more

Crash on Roosevelt Bridge injures two

Two people were injured in a head-on collision Tuesday at the Roosevelt Bridge and on Sunday, a woman drowned in Lake Texoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. According to OHP, 33-year-old Adam … more

Durant bankers graduate from OBA Compliance School

OKLAHOMA CITY — Michael Grisolia, with Shamrock Bank, N.A.; and Katie Jordan, with First United Bank, both in Durant, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Compliance School in … more

Fair continues through Saturday

Anyone interested in more than a little family-friendly fun that is easy on the wallet should check out the Bryan County Free Fair that began Wednesday and continues through Saturday at the … more

Comedian’s autobiography to be discussed in Book Talk

The autobiography of comedian Trevor Noah, “Born a Crime,” is Book Talk’s choice for its September 9 meeting at Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main in … more

Amos K. Bass, ‘The Up-To-Date Grocer’

On the eve of his death in 1944, Amos K. Bass was a wealthy man. He had amassed large sums of money, vast expanses of land covered with prized livestock, and numerous successful businesses. Along … more

Chancellor Johnson honored with Key Contributor Award

Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recently honored by the Oklahoma Academy with a 2021 Oklahoma Key Contributor Award during the 28th Annual Oklahoma Academy … more

Choctaw Nation Tribal Council approves 2022 budget

TVSHKA HOMMA – The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council unanimously approved a $1.88 billion comprehensive expense budget for fiscal year 2022 during a special Tribal Council session on August 26. The … more

Marijuana issues hashed out at meeting

A legislative update by two state lawmakers quickly turned to pot during a recent meeting of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. State Sen. David Bullard and State Rep. Dustin … more

DHS cross country boys 3rd at Marietta

Durant’s boys placed third and girls claimed sixth in the team standings at the rugged Marietta Cross Country Invitational last weekend. The Lions finished only behind Byng and Plainview in … more

Have fun and learn something, too, at the Bryan County Free Fair

Anyone interested in more than a little family-friendly fun that is easy on the wallet should plan on checking out one – or all – of the county fairs across the state beginning in late … more

Savage Storm eager for first official game in 656 days

Six hundred and fifty-six. That’s the number of days Southeastern will have gone without playing an actual football game when the Savage Storm take the field Thursday night at Arkansas … more

Underwood performs at Choctaw

Carrie Underwood performed Friday night at Choctaw Grand Theater. more
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