by Mike West
Early last Saturday morning, dozens of motorcyclists and car and truck enthusiasts gathered at the Murray County Expo for a 150-mile Poker Run. The registration fees, bake sale, and other events raised funds to help tornado victims in Murray and Garvin Counties who had great losses but no insurance. The event welcomed all motorbikes, cars, and trucks. As one volunteer put it, “I told people to show up if they have wheels... anything but an airplane!”
The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa will host a community celebration on Monday, July 4 beginning at 6 p.m. along Muskogee Street in Sulphur to celebrate America’s birthday. Nick Starns, Artesian area general manager, announced the community celebration, and said that this year’s celebration will be an extension of what guests experienced last year.
The 43rd annual Cowboy and Indian Golf Tourney will be held July 8-10 at the Sulphur Davis Elks G&CC. Entry fee for the two-man scramble will be $100 per player (includes green fee and trail fee) with 100% payback in cash prizes.
By Whitt Carter
Summer pride is right around the corner. It’s a time where championships are won and playoff berths are earned. The sweat and the grind of the summer undoubtedly pays off in the fall and spring.
It began on Monday, June 27, at the Church of Christ at the 419 West fourteenth Street tabernacle in Sulphur. In recent years, the economy has taken it’s toll on the numbers attending, and that, again, might have an effect this year. Nevertheless, we hope to have a good turnout for the meeting. The Evangelists in charge this year are Al Felder, from Summit, MS, and Jimmy Cating, from Wichita Falls, Texas. Services will start each evening at 8:00, and, as the crowds build, there will be morning services beginning at 10:00 a.m.. The meeting extends through the morning of July 4. Many visitors stay over and have extended vacations in our beautiful locale. There have been many changes throughout the years of this historical meeting. At it’s inception, it was a camp meeting and everyone brought their own tents, or rented them from Hicks’ Hardware, located where the new Mercantile is now, and camped out.
Get in the Game at the Parker Memorial Library Friday, July 15 by participating in a football toss. Guests will have an opportunity to toss a football and complete a pass from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This event will coincide with the Summer Reading Program currently being held at the library. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.