Two people died in accidents in this area in the last week, and one died on October 6 after being injured in September, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The most recent crash occurred two miles south of Ardmore on Interstate 35 late Monday involving a pedestrian standing beside a vehicle with a flat tire, and the other fatality happened north of Pauls Valley on a county road in a one-vehicle accident, the patrol reported.
By Mike West
Sulphur Elementary School Principal Shannon Muck explained curriculum and class size changes at the school for the Sulphur Kiwanis Club Tuesday, Oct. 18. At the meeting, she also reported that the school showed a profit of $9,456 at the Fall Carnival held on Saturday, Oct. 15. “That money goes right back to the kids in the classroom,” Muck said. Muck said the school year started with a brand new curriculum. “It rocked my teachers’ world a little bit,” she confided. “Not only did we start with a new reading curriculum, we also wanted to beef up the education part,” she added.
By Whitt Carter
Former Sulphur football player Wyatt Jones is making a name for himself just down the turnpike in Ada. The tight end turned offensive lineman has played pivotal minutes for East Central this year and the redshirt sophomore is only getting his feet wet. “It’s been a good start to my career,” he said. “I’m still young but I’ve enjoyed playing at east central these last three years. I’m blessed to be able to play ball at the next level.”
By Whitt Carter
Sulphur returns to action this week, after a week off and time to prepare for the final two games of the season before the Dogs embark on another playoff run. The Dogs (6-2, 3-1) will face Dickson (0-9) this week, after Sulphur fell two weeks ago to No. 4 Plainview, 34-12. “We gave our kids some time off and I think it will only help,” said Sulphur head coach Jim Dixon. “We were pretty banged up coming out of the Plainview game and it’s nice to have a few days off.”
By Carter Hudspeth
The Murray County 4-H Club Community Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 18 was full fun activities for club members as they celebrated the season with a Fall carnival. Project leaders offered fun activities for the group including a cake walk, bean, ring and pong toss, face painting, balloon dart shooting and more. Several members also entered the Pumpkin carving and decorating contest with creatively decorated pumpkins. Prior to the carnival, a business meeting was led by president Tucker Doss.
By Joni Rackley
Murray County is fast becoming the top popular tourist destination in Southern Oklahoma and with the increase in tourism comes economic growth for the county. Leadership Murray County Class XIII learned alot about tourism in Murray County during their October 12 meeting. Bryce Chitwood, Manager of the Artesian Hotel welcomed the class with a tour of the Artesian Hotel and a colorful look at the hotel’s history in Sulphur. The Class traveled to the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center in the Arbuckle Mountains for a guided tour provided by Josh Jennings, CRCC General Manager.