The Sulphur Round Up Club will present its 68th Annual Hereford Heaven Stampede Rodeo on August 8 and 9, at the Murray County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are on S. H. 7, one mile west of Sulphur, just north of the Expo Center. Grand entry will start at 8:00 p.m. nightly and mutton busting starting at 7:00 p.m.
by Mike West
Springs in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area (CNRA) have not recharged despite recent rains, according to Park Ranger Dan Winings. “We need 10 inches or more rain to get them flowing again,” he explained. “The rains we’ve had recently have been like a half inch or so at a time ... not enough to bring the water table back up. We need a soaking rain for some time to get the aquifer back up.”
by Whitt Carter
Softball season is back next week and for the Lady Bulldogs, a trip to the state tournament is the only thing on everyone’s mind. Sulphur head coach Heath Gilbert returns several key players in important spots and the Lady Bulldogs are fresh off of a 30-11 finish last year and look to continue to build on a 2012 trip to the state tournament.
Two teams tied for first place in the Senior Scramble this week with identical scores of 10 under par, 62. The first team was made up of Willie Coon and Bob Walker from Sulphur and Roy Rogers and Leroy Otis from Davis. The other team in first place was Randy Archer, Bob Slaughter, Jerry Beard and John Stephenson, all from Sulphur.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 59th annual band camp, which was held July 6-11 on the Weatherford campus, attracted 549 students from five states. Camp director Keith Talley said the students auditioned for placement in one of five concert bands and participated in rehearsals as well as a variety of recreational activities.
The Parker Memorial Library announces that they will host Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) beginning August 12th. The series, entitled Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66, will introduce four scholars as they review and discuss four different books.