The 93rd edition of the Murray County Free Fair begins Wednesday and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 27 with the concluding horse show events. The fair will follow similar formats as in years past and will include the always popular Murray County Kiddie Show and Murray County Talent Show. The kiddie show begins at 6:00 p.m., Aug. 25 followed at 7:00 p.m. with the talent show. The talent show will include three categories: eight and under, 9 to 13 and 14 to 18. Prize money will be awarded in each age division as follows: first place, $50; second place, $40 and third place, $30. Entrants must enter by Friday August 19th. Those wising to enter can contact the extension office (580-622-3016 for details.
By Mike West
The Civilian Conservation Corps was an amazing achievement in what has been called the hardest of hard times -- namely The Great Depression. Among its historic achievements, the program redefined how the people relate with the Federal government. The need obviously was there. When the CCC was proposed in early 1933, the U.S. had 25 percent unemployment, and the stock market was down 90 percent.
By Whitt Carter
Football is officially back. Sulphur will open the season on Friday - a week early this year - as they host Purcell at 7:30 p.m. at Agee Field. “We’re excited to get things going and we’re optimistic about this year,” said Sulphur head coach Jim Dixon. “We lost a great senior class last season and we’re ready to see some of these younger guys step up.” “We’ve got kids that are going to have to step up.” said Dixon. “They did last year as we had some injuries down the stretch. They’ve worked hard this summer and that will pay off.”
By Whitt Carter
You really couldn’t ask for a better start to the fast pitch season if you’re Sulphur softball head coach Heath Gilbert. His girls are 10-4 and coming off another 5-2 week in which they got a huge win over a talented Lone Grove squad on Monday night.
Murray County Commissioners, above, display a $1,000.00 check the county received at the recent annual meeting of the Association of County Commissioners in Oklahoma (ACCO). The check was presented to the county for no accidents or losses in the past year. Murray County Safety Director Richard Mize stated “he is proud of the administrative staff and road crews for going a year without a loss of money or time accident”.
The Sulphur Kiwanis Club has been collecting school supply donations. Above, they are shown with items that were donated to Sulphur Public Schools. The club also donated items to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. The photo was taken at their meeting Tuesday, August 16. The donated items were estimated to have a value of about $500. They included pencils, paper, backpacks, lunch boxes, Kleenex, spiral notebooks, crayons, markers, glue and glue sticks, Clorox wipes, antiseptic hand sanitizer, highlighters, sharpie markers, scissors, folders, eraser markers, ink pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, calculators, art supplies and loose-leaf paper.