Johnston County,

Young kayaker lost, then found, on Blue River

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) -- First responders were called to the Blue River on Monday to help find a teenage boy. The 14-year-old had been kayaking with family members, but he wasn't familiar with the river and got lost. The rescue team located him about two hours later. Public information...
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Choctaw, OKHugo Daily News

Choctaw Nation bridging unity with $1M check

The Choctaw Nation is building upon the foundation of its partnership with county government and the local community by helping fund the ongoing Muddy Boggy Creek Bridge Project north of Boswell. A new bridge is being built to bypass the old one, which has been deemed “one of the poorest (rated) bridges in Oklahoma,” District 1 County Commissioner Ronnie Thompson said. The project is about 75%…
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Hugo, OKHugo Daily News

David Lee Gentry

Body David Lee Gentry, 76, faded off into his final sunset in life on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at home in Paris, Texas, after a short battle with cancer. David was born on Nov. 20, 1944 to his parents, Delbert Lee Gentry and Jewel Juanita Gustin Gentry in Hugo, Okla. He attended school in Hugo until the family moved to California for a short time. Upon returning to Hugo, David graduated from Hugo High School in 1963. David had enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 13, 1962, and served till honorably discharged in November, 1966, with the rank of Sergeant. He then accepted an assignment to become a commissioned officer and served in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement on Jan. 9, 1989, after 26 years, four months and three days service holding the rank of Major in the infantry. David was fortunate to have served his entire military career stateside, but always told us that he had trained many a young soldier who went to Viet Nam that he never got to see come home. David served his country with pride and to the best of his ability and said one of his biggest highlights of his career was being the host Chief for the base visit by the WWII 5-star General Omar Bradley while he was stationed at a base in San Antonio, Texas.
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Johnston County, OKDaily Ardmoreite

Johnston County first responders work together to find missing boy

Tishomingo Fire Department, Ravia Fire Department, Milburn Fire Department Johnston County EMS, Johnston County Sheriff’s office and Johnston County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center worked together Monday to find a missing boy on Blue River. Captain Danny Walker with the Tishomingo Fire Department said the kayaker missed the point where he...
Hugo, OKHugo Daily News

Minnie Weatherford

Body Minnie Mae (Dutton) Weatherford went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2021, in Calera, Okla., with her family by her side, at the age of 88. Funeral services for Minnie Weatherford were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Chapel in Hugo. Pastor Kyle Cummings officiated with burial following at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hugo.
Durant, OKDurant Daily Democrat

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 …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Log in or subscribe...
Durant, OKDurant Daily Democrat

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 …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Log in or subscribe to continue. Welcome to our...
Durant, OKDurant Daily Democrat

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. This item is available in full to subscribers. Log in or subscribe to continue. Welcome to our new and improved website! To...
Hugo, OKHugo Daily News

Georgia Dana Antwine

Body Celebration of life for Georgia Dana Antwine, fondly known as “Dana,” were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Riverside Unity Church in Boswell, Okla., with the Rev. Tim Harless officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hugo. Dana went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Plano, Texas, at the age of 74.
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Carlos Santana Announces Blessings and Miracles Tour

Carlos Santana has announced that he will be returning to the road this fall for a North American tour that he will be calling the Blessings and Miracles Tour. The legendary guitarist will be kicking off the trek on September 11th in Atlantic City, NJ at the Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center and will wrap things up on October 2nd in Durant, OK at the Choctaw Grand Theater.

Our sympathies to the families of Karen Lynn Wilson

Funeral services for Karen Lynn Wilson, a lifelong Atoka, OK resident, will be held Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Atoka with Bro. Larry Luman officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka is in charge of arrangements. Karen was born November 1, 1966 to Clarence...

Calvin Ward

Calvin (Cal) Ward, a veteran of the United States Navy and resident of Durant, Okla., left this life on June 12, 2021, at the age of 66. He was the son of Charles Willis Ward and Lila Gay (Bishop) Ward. Cal proudly served his country in the Navy. He earned...

Press Release

The Chickasaw Nation Public Health Nursing Department will host community COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination events in Tishomingo and Sulphur at no cost for anyone 12 years of age and older. The events will take place at the Chickasaw Youth Club in Sulphur; with the first dose offered Thursday, June 17. The...

Police searching for suspects in stolen pickup

CALERA, Oklahoma (KXII) - Calera police are asking for help in identifying two thieves who they believe stole a pick up truck Saturday afternoon. Police say two suspects, a 6″ man with brown hair, and a 5″ 1″ woman with glasses, pulled up to the High Limits pawn shop in Calera, in a black Chevy Avalanche.

Southeastern Golf Classic attracts 31 teams

DURANT, Okla. – A total of 175 golfers representing 31 teams competed in the Southeastern Golf Classic Friday at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club. The Golf Classic is a combined fundraising effort to support the Southeastern Foundation, the Southeastern football program, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The team results were as...