by Mike West
City Attorney Phil Hurst swore in three new Sulphur city councilmen who then took their seats at the council’s regular meeting Monday, April 14. The three are Brandon Flowers, Robert Clark and Derrick Priddy. They join fellow councilmen Chad Hill and Ronald Fondren. The three had to wait to be seated because the former council was needed to convene to approve the minutes of the last meeting. This is the first time in Sulphur council history that three new members were seated at one time.
by Mike West
Sulphur Fire Department firemen and their chief had students at Sulphur Elementary School experiencing first-hand the reality of escaping from a smoke-filled room. With help from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s “Smoke Trailer,” firemen explained how to “go low” and crawl out of a smoke-filled room as quickly as possible. The event was held at the school on Tuesday, April 8, and took most of the day.
March and April were busy months for the Black Dragon Karate School. On March 29, the Black Dragons of Sulphur enterd the gym of the Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Tournament. This is one of the hardest tournaments because it’s not about who is best in katas (forms), sparring or jiu-jitsu, it’s about who is the best martial artist. Each competitor who competed is given a point in those areas. After competition points are total and winners are awarded.
by Whitt Carter
Both track and field teams had strong showings last week in Elgin and at the annual Rock Creek Invitational in Sulphur last Saturday. Samantha Howe led the Sulphur girl runners, finishing eighth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:13. Both throwers for the girls’ squad continued to dominate, as Bailee Eldred won the shot put with a throw of 36’06 and Daisy Borders finished second in the discus with a throw of 108’04.
Oaklawn OHCE met on April 10 in the home of Maxine Lannom. President Donna Perhus called the meeting to order. Ella Mae Stout led the flag salute. Margaret Clary gave a devotional on “Prayer Is Needed For Our Country,” she urged each member to be a Prayer Warrior.
“Remember the Alamo” the battle cry from San Antonio’s colorful history was brought to life when the 55+ Senior Group from Crossway Church toured area sights last week. The tour included shopping at El Mercado, the Institute of Texan Cultures, the famous River Walk scenic cruise, followed the next day by a trip to Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War, the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch and the Texas White House.