by Mike West
Dozens of enthusiastic volunteers had their first 2014 Christmas workday downtown Saturday, Oct. 25. At the end of the long day, they had made great progress decorating the plaza and stringing lights across Muskogee Ave. for a Las Vegas-style canopy. The canopy will contain an amazing total of 35,000 lights! Christmas in Sulphur this year is a no-holds-barred effort to make this community a Christmas “destination.”
The driver of a tractor-trailer rig died in a fiery crash after his semi collided with a Union Pacific train at the Benton Street crossing in Davis early Friday, officials said. According to Assistant Davis Chief of Police Dee C. Gregory, the driver of the rig has been identified as Bruce Brightwell of Ardmore.
by Whitt Carter
Another big district 3A-4 matchup looms Friday night, as Sulphur welcomes Plainview to town in a game that will likely decide playoff scenarios for the two teams. Sulphur (4-4, 3-1) would clinch at least the third place spot with a win. Plainview (3-5, 2-2) could move into a tie with Sulphur if the Indians win, which would invoke the district points tie breaker and could see the Dogs end up as the fourth seed, depending on what happens in the last week of the season.
by Whitt Carter
Every day, every week and every year, longtime Sulphur head coach Jim Dixon preaches one thing to his football team. “Never, never, never give up,” Dixon always says. Friday night, Dixon’s team didn’t and it saved their season. Sulphur (4-4, 3-1) scored two touchdowns with less than three minutes to play to win 30-21 over Madill in one of the most dramatic Bulldog victories in quite some time, clinching a playoff spot for the second straight year.
Fall is definitely in the air at Sooner Foods in Sulphur. This colorful display greets everyone outside in the front of the store. It is among a number of displays around town heralding advent of a popular time of the year.
Two important dates for just about everyone in Sulphur are coming up this Thursday and Sunday. Thursday is the day set aside by the Sulphur City Council as the official trick-or-treat night in Sulphur and Sunday is the end of Daylight Saving Time for just about everyone in the country.