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The Choctaw Nation received a resolution of support last week from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors in recognition of Indigenous Day, Monday Oct. 11. From left, Chamber Executive Director Janet Reed, Tribal Council Member for District 9 James Dry, Durant City Manager John Dean, Choctaw Chief Gary Batton, Chamber President Curtis Armor and Chamber 1st Vice President Mona Campbell.

From left to right: James Dry, Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Member District 9; Anthony Dillard, Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Member District 10; April Cook, Kenefic City Councilmember; Allen Hicks, Mayor of Kenefic and Sherry Puckett.

From left to right: Don Hyde, Calera Chief of Police; Brandi Burkhalter, Vice Mayor of Calera; Chief Gary Batton; James Dry, Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Member District 10; Brenton Rucker, Mayor of Calera and Jake Trujillo, Calera Emergency Management Director.

Durant Lion Zane White catches a pass and scores a touchdown.

Brayan Martinez and Aiden Dills tackle an Ada player.

Durant Lions Hunter Duke and Jason Price go after an Ada Cougar during Friday night’s home game.

Deundre Wheeler is tackled by Southwestern players.

SE Storm players Ja’Lon Freeman, Conner Swope, Maalik Hall and Jeremiah Baltrip are shown in the game with Southwestern which SE won.

C.J. Shavers scored a touchdown in this play.

SE’s Marquis Gray is shown in the Saturday game with Southwestern.

City Manager John Dean reads a proclamation to Blue Zone Project coordinators Brandon Martin and Sarah Shores for the Walk and Roll to School Day to be held Oct. 6. The proclamation was presented during last week’s Durant City Council meeting.

Durant Police Chief David Houser presents a plaque to Lt. Jesse Petty, who retired after serving more than 21 years with the police department. The plaque and letter of retirement were presented during a Durant City Council meeting.

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