DURANT, Okla. — Southeastern Oklahoma State University observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with 120 students, faculty and staff participating in various community service projects.


A written statement from the school said classes were not in session Monday as students began their community service early in the morning. Volunteers visited Northwest Heights, Washington Irving and Robert E. Lee elementary schools in Durant, along with the Durant Boys and Girls Club, where they assisted with painting, retiling the ceiling, light moving and cleaning.


SOSU also conducted a Peanut Butter Drive campus-wide to deliver to St. Catherine’s Food Bank. Volunteers from the university also helped with bagging groceries.