by Mike West
The Sulphur Chamber of Commerce learned the results of the past state legislative term from District 22 Representative Charles McCall (R-Atoka) at their meeting Wednesday, June 24. The meeting room was filled nearly to capacity with board members and guests that day. Chamber Board President Wes Hilliard, who held the representative slot before McCall, got a big laugh when he was introducing McCall. He told the group “at the Capitol, there is a joke that the Senate is like a nursing home ... kind of dull. But the House is like a trailer park.”
Several area fireworks’ displays will light up the night sky over the long July 4th holiday weekend, including two in Murray County and one in Pauls Valley. The city of Davis will officially kick off the weekend’s events with a display on Friday, July 3 at Wolf Field, according to Janet Mathis, executive director of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. Gates at the football field will open at 5:00 p.m. and there is no admission fee.
by Whitt Carter
As you may have read earlier this spring, former Sulphur standout Tierani Richardson had quite the two-year career just down the road at Murray State Junior College. Richardson signed with Arkansas Tech this past spring after a very solid sophomore season at MSC, which saw her finish second in the country in free throw attempts (250), eighth in the country in points scored (648) and finished with 204 3-pointers in her two-year career.
Local soccer team GALACTICOS took first place in Guthrie 3v3 tournament recently. Team members are, from left, Bridges Velarde, Max Eliot, Luke Perry, Eligio Nieves, and Matt Parish.
Douglas and Charlotte Collins of Sulphur are please to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kari Gardner-Collins, to James Wendall Shackelford of Reagan. Wendall is the son of Louise Britt of Reagan and the late James Allen Shackelford. Kari is the granddaughter of Charles and Jane Hawthorne of Durant. She is the graduate of Sulphur High School and is employed by Hanson Aggregates inDavis. Wendall is the grandson ofthe late Ernest and Rosie Shackelfordand the late John and Ollie Brittle. He is a graduate of MillCreek High School and employedby 3C Feeders in Mill Creek.
by Jean Carr, Contributing Writer and
Artists of the Arbuckles member
Jim Weaver was the featured artist at the Artists of the Arbuckles business meeting on June 27. If you weren’t there, your loss is also our loss. Ours, because the group wants you to know what the Artists of the Arbuckles offers to the community. Jim, who demonstrated and discussed his works, is from Ada and is a well-known artist in the area of leather work...tooling, design, dying, composition and the history of this discipline. To see some of his work visit the Jean Carr Gallery in Sulphur on Muskogee St. This exhibit varies from themed works...underground or geology-related subjects, to designs that stand alone for their beauty...and range from embossed leather bookmarks to various-sized wall-hangings.