News

Local Food Programs Struggle Amid Increasing Demand

These are the first three free Community Food Boxes at Sulphur locations. At left, is the first box that was started in 2017. It is now located near the entrance to Dollar General store on Broadway at W. 16th St. The box in the middle photo is located on the north wall of the Home Church on W. 2nd St. at W. Vinita Avenue in downtown Sulphur. At right, is the box at curbside in front of the Church of Christ on W. 12th St. at W. Vinita Avenue. PHOTO BY MIKE WEST

Local Food Programs Struggle Amid Increasing Demand

The Sulphur United Methodist Church has opened the latest Community Food Box at their site at 2022 W. 14th St. at Williams Drive. It is the fourth such box to be installed at Sulphur locations. The “Blessing Box” is located just outside the front doors at the church. It is well-stocked with various canned and non-perishable items offered for free to anyone in need. Community members may also add food items to the box if they wish. PHOTO BY MIKE WEST

Local Food Programs Struggle Amid Increasing Demand

Each month a big-rig from the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma delivers more than 2,500 pounds of USDA nutritious foods to Sulphur United Methodist Church. Volunteers distribute the free food boxes to qualified low-income senior citizens. The program currently serves more than 80 seniors here. PHOTO BY MIKE WEST

Local Food Programs Struggle Amid Increasing Demand

Food is love. A simple truth to remember during these difficult times.

Council Members Take Oath From FaceTiming City Attorney
Council Members Take Oath From FaceTiming City Attorney

Three members of the Sulphur City Council (standing) take the oath of office Monday evening during the group’s regular meeting. The oath was administered by city attorney Phil Hurst (inset), who performed the duties from home on FaceTime. This is the first time any council member has ever been sworn into office by electronic means, it is believed. Taking the oath were, from left, Dan Gordon, Darryl Cole and high school student Cedon Harazda. Seated, second from left, is Mayor Ryan Peters, who did not come up for election this year. Harazda, 18, is the youngest person to ever serve on that body, officials said.

Council Members Take Oath From FaceTiming City Attorney

For the first time in history, Sulphur City Council members took the oath of office via Face- Time at the regular monthly meeting Monday night.

Four County Office Holders Up For Election File Unopposed

Jill Hall (R) Murray County Clerk

Four County Office Holders Up For Election File Unopposed

Darrin Rogers (D) Murray County Sheriff

Four County Office Holders Up For Election File Unopposed

Colt Williams (D) Murray County Commissioner

Four County Office Holders Up For Election File Unopposed

Christie Pittman (D) Murray County Court Clerk

Four County Office Holders Up For Election File Unopposed

Four Murray County officeholders won new terms in office after filing unopposed in last week’s three-day filing period, according to Tommie Grimes, Murray County Election Board Secretary.

COVID-19 Testing Site Launched At Expo Center

Murray County citizens were able to use a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Tuesday at the Murray County Expo Center. Above, in a rehearsal for the testing, a vehicle goes through the south doors of the facility as healthcare workers get ready for the tests.

COVID-19 Testing Site Launched At Expo Center

The virus plaguing the nation with death, economic misery and lockdown orders in many places, hit Murray County last week after one person tested positive for the disease, according to Mendy Spohn,

Pages

Sulphur Times-Democrat

P.O. Box 131
Sulphur, OK 73086
PH: (580) 622-2102