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 […]
July 7, 2022

Ila “Renaee” Sterner

Renaee (Ila) Sterner, 71, of Durant Okla., passed away on June 28, 2022. Renaee was born in Caddo Oklahoma to Minnie Lee and JD Ellis on […]
July 7, 2022

Lisa Miriam Hankey

Lisa Miriam Hankey departed this life for her heavenly home on July 5, 2022, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was born to Kenneth […]
July 6, 2022

Marriage licenses – June 29-July 5, 2022

Presented by Why We Care, here are the marriage licenses filed for in Bryan County during the week of June 29-July 5, 2022: • Matthew Clark […]
July 6, 2022

Kiamichi Tech recognizes Practical Nursing graduates

Release DURANT – Fifteen Practical Nursing students graduatedfrom Kiamichi Tech-Durant on Thursday, June 30, 2022. According to the program director, Shelly Swalley, Practical Nursing graduates complete 1,508 hours […]
July 6, 2022

Avery Frix to hold meet and greet in Durant

Release DURANT – The Frix for Congress campaign extended an invitation today to the residents of Durant to attend a free event featuring Avery Frix, the […]