Park, Tribe Break Ground On 195-Foot Suspension Bridge Linking Cultural Center And Veterans Lake Area
Along the picturesque banks of Rock Creek in Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby led groundbreaking ceremonies to begin construction of a bridge which will unite the Chickasaw Cultural Center and the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Joined Monday, July 27, by several tribal elected officials, CNRA park rangers, and a host of local leaders and community members, Gov. Anoatubby described the project as an emblem of the long-standing partnership among the Chickasaw Nation, CNRA and the city of Sulphur.
By Mike West
Women and minorities in business have financial assistance available through Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma (REI) Women’s Business Center in Durant. The Sulphur Chamber of Commerce learned about this resource at their meeting Wednesday, July 22. The speaker was Barbara Rackley, Ph.D., who is program manager of the Women’s Business Center at the REI Oklahoma headquarters. Most of those present at the meeting were female, and some owned their own businesses.
By Whitt Carter
Football practice begins Aug. 10 and expectations are high in Bulldog country this fall. It should be an interesting year for Sulphur, as the Bulldogs enter 2015 after returning to last year’s playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Bulldogs finished the year 5-6, but rebounded well after a 1-4 start to open the year, due to a brutal schedule. This season, the Dogs will see the usual crew in district 3A-4. Comanche, Marlow, Plainview, Dickson, Lone Grove and Madill all remain in the district.
By Whitt Carter
Sulphur wrestler Dan Baker wrapped up his busy summer wrestling schedule last week at the Junior Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D. Baker finished sixth place in the freestyle division, after placing fifth earlier in the week in Greco Roman wrestling. The sophomore-to-be traveled to the east coast and to the northern United States for several big tournaments this summer, all of which certainly paid off.
Gary and Marsha Allmon announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori, to Trent Milacek, son of Dale and Deborah Milacek of Waukomis, Oklahoma. Lori graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Communications and a Master’s in Agricultural Economics. Lori is currently employed as a Relationship Analyst at Rabo AgriFinance.
While Sulphur baked under 100-plus degree heat outside, there was a different kind of family warmth indoors as Alice Milton celebrated her 95th birthday surrounded by family and friends. The event was held Saturday, July 25 at Sulphur United Methodist Church. More than 70 well wishers jammed the Fellowship Hall that day for a party lasting more than two hours. The guests enjoyed sandwiches, cake, fruit and punch served up by Lynn Hickman who was working with Premier Catering.