July 11, 2022

Colton McMillin

Colton Edward McMillan, 19, of Colbert, Okla., passed away July 6 2022. Colton was born May 9, 2003, to Brian and Lorri McMillan in Denison, Texas. […]
July 11, 2022

Kimberly Ann Crowell

Kimberly Ann Crowell, 35, of Hugo, Okla. passed away on July 3, 2022. Kimberly was born August 5, 1986 in Durant, Okla. to Donald Crowell and […]
July 9, 2022

Calera man hospitalized after being found unconscious in Lake Texoma

LAKE TEXOMA – A Bryan County man was transported to a local hospital after he was found in shallow water in Lake Texoma on Saturday. Robert […]
July 9, 2022

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma recognizes 12 small businesses with Chahtapreneur Awards

Choctaw Nation Michelle Weaver DURANT – On June 9, Choctaw Nation’s Small Business Development Department held their annual Chahtapreneur Award Ceremony at Choctaw Casino & Resort […]
July 9, 2022

Dolores Sorrell

Dolores Clotine Sorrell, 90, of Colbert, Okla., passed away, at her residence, with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Dolores was born […]
July 9, 2022

Layna Dupuis promoted at First United

Release DURANT – Layna Dupuis, former Vice President, Director of Customer Care, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking. Since joining First United in 2008, Layna has served the organization in several customer-serving leadership roles such as Operations Manager, Financial Center Manager, Regional Retail Manager, and most recently the Director of Customer Care. “At the time I began working for First United I didn’t know that I would make a career in the industry,” Dupuis said “However, after joining the bank I knew this was not only my career but my calling. The best part of my job is working alongside incredibly talented individuals who are focused on serving customers and communities, as well as getting to help others find their calling just as I did here at First United.”    In her new role, Dupuis will lead the Community Bank Retail Banking and Retail Empowerment teams. She will also continue to lead Customer Care, with a focus on building the digital banking experience for the bank’s customers.  “With her love for the communities we serve and the teams of people she works with, I am excited to see Layna promoted into this role. Layne is dedicated and driven, this promotion is well deserved and recognizes the contributions she has made to our organization,” Greg Massey, CEO of First United Bank said. First United’s purpose is to inspire and empower others to Spend Life Wisely, which includes a holistic approach to life that encompasses financial well-being, faith, health and wellness, and personal growth.
July 8, 2022

Help Wanted – Health Specialist

Big Five Community Services is hiring for a Health Specialist Covers Carter, Coal, Bryan, Hughes, Love, Okfuskee and Pontotoc Counties Must be at least 18 years […]
July 7, 2022

Robert Zachry

Robert Louis Zachry of Durant, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on July 6, 2022. Robert was born on September 24, 1940, to Wylie Louis Zachry and Vivian […]
July 7, 2022

Noëls to be in concert at First United Methodist Church on Friday

First United Methodist Church in Durant is hosting the Noëls in concert. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8. Jonathan […]