September 20, 2022

DWR Library to host Sustainable Durant Speaker Series

DURANT – The public is invited to a free presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library. Hosted by Sustainable […]
September 16, 2022

New time capsule to be buried in Caddo

By Vesta Baker CADDO – Caddo’s Sesquicentennial planners met for the last time on Thursday, August 18, to discuss final preparations for the time capsule which […]
July 21, 2022

Benefit ride to honor the life of Jarid Taylor set for July 30

The Seventh Sin LE/VET motorcycle club is hosting a benefit ride to honor Deputy Jarid Taylor’s End of Watch. The ride is set to take place […]
July 15, 2022

Leadership Focus of Youth Advisory Board meets

Choctaw Nation The above picture shows Councilman Jess Henry meeting with Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members from District 4 at YAB’s Quarterly Conference held July 9 […]
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 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 […]
July 1, 2022

Caddo Community Association hosts 80s and 90s Banquet

By Vesta Baker Caddo Community Association sponsored a banquet for senior citizens on Saturday, June 4, at the Caddo Church of the Nazarene.  The annual event, […]
June 22, 2022

Taloa Music Festival announced for October

GRANT – Choctaw Casino & Resort – Grant is excited to announce its first-ever music festival experience in southeast Oklahoma. Taloa, meaning to sing in Choctaw, will […]
May 29, 2022

BCP celebrates five years serving Bryan County

On May 29, 2017, we posted our first story on the Bryan County Patriot, promoting Splash Day at the city pool. Today, we celebrate five years […]