Local residents are reminded to exercise caution this July 4th holiday weekend, especially with fireworks, and while at the lake or other venues. Temperatures are expected to be hot and dry all week, posing a big fire danger risk, officials said. Due to the COVID-19 virus, there are no plans for any fireworks’ displays within the city limits of Sulphur this weekend. In the past few years, the Chickasaw Nation lit up the night sky around the Artesian Hotel with a big display, above, but that event is not being held this year.
Leadership Murray County class XVI project to install new signs in front of both the Sulphur and Davis Chambers of Commerce is complete with the installation of both signs. The class held a raffle downtown and sold Bedlam Murray County t-shirts to raise the money for the creation of the signs. A special thanks to 3C Cattle Feeders for making the signs and Colt Williams and members of both the current class and LMC alumni who helped to install them. Class XVI included, standing from left, Shara Purnell, Brad Bentley, Kelli Brassfield, Cathi Neal, Talley Thomas, Brad Vandagriff and Shani Campbell. Kneeling, from left, are Alex Cox, Candie Cochran, Sarah Jameson, Seandra Ramer and Darcee Koch.
Event planner Kathy McKay and activities director Mary Jo McDaniel, from the Artesian Nursing Home, presented a fun celebration, “Happy Clown Day,” for the residents after weeks of quarantining in their rooms.
Despite a pandemic that crippled the economies of many cities around the country, Murray County and the City of Sulphur seemed to weather the storm as well as any and probably better than most, according to sales tax figures from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Murray County have increased by three as of presstime Tuesday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Health. All but three of 14 people who tested positive have recovered, according to the data.