5-14-04 - A popular card game among some local teenagers is a far cry from the deck of cards most people grew up with. Known as “Magic – The Gathering”, the fantasy game of life and death features cards complete with demonic creatures and magical figures. But a set of parents in Durant worry that their child is playing the games at school, often during class breaks. They say the themes of death and fighting send the wrong message to today’s youth.
First News spoke with the high school principal and he says he's never seen the cards on school grounds before. He says if it does become an issue the school could decide to ban them.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.