Years of drought and declining lake and pond levels around the area are just a memory now after some 12 to 15 inches of rain has fallen in the last four weeks. And, there is more coming, according to the National Weather Service. Officially, Sulphur has received 11.33 inches of rain in the last 30 days, but some local areas have topped out at over 15 inches or more, according to reports. Arbuckle Lake has risen about 14.1 feet from its low point this year and is now more than six feet above normal. Lake Texoma, fueled by huge amounts of water coming in from the Washita and Red Rivers, among others, is nearing historic highs and was just seven feet below the spillway on Monday.
William (Bill) Wright, a 30-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Chickasaw National Recreation Area and will also serve as Oklahoma state coordinator, according to Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica. Wright will begin his new assignment on June 14, 2015. This marks Wright’s formal return to the park where he began his NPS career in 1982 as a seasonal fee collector. Wright, who has been chief ranger of Grand Canyon National Park since May 2010, recently served as interim superintendent at Chickasaw.
Another stellar year for Sulphur High School athletics came to an end last week, as the Bulldog Booster Club and the school hosted the annual All-Sports Banquet on Tuesday night. Each year, the banquet recognizes all that are involved with Sulphur High School athletics from players to coaches to parents to volunteers.
Sulphur track ended last weekend and although a tough year in a new class, several individuals had nice performances. Bailee Eldred followed up her runner up finish last season with a third place effort this year. Eldred threw 41-05 on her final throw of the day, a PR for this year.