Mounds of snow are piled up on Muskogee Avenue in downtown Sulphur after city crews last Wednesday began clearing streets and parking areas in the wake of a historic storm that kept the area in the deep freeze for about 13 days.
It is becoming obvious that the new year is the beginning of a “new CDC” -- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Atlanta, Georgia. In a recent news release, the CDC announced, “a comprehensive, science-driven response to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through travel and in the U.S.”
A few motorists brave the brutal conditions early Sunday on Broadway Ave., in Sulphur, as a record-setting cold wave, bitter wind chills and about four to six inches of snow hit the area. On Monday, President’s Day, few people ventured out as schools and many businesses were closed. The temperature in Sulphur hit a record-setting -14 degrees early Tuesday with a wind chill of about -25 degrees throughout the morning, making outside work dangerous. In photo at right, in inset, deer seem oblivious to the snow and cold temperatures as they wander across the road near the West 12th Street entrance to the Park.
The coldest air in Murray County’s history plunged in over the weekend and topped it off with blowing and drifting snow Sunday and there is more winter misery on the way, forecasters warned.
February 9, 2021 (OKLAHOMA CITY) – Sustained winter weather has drained a blood supply already strained from COVID-related cancellations and closures. As a result, Oklahoma Blood Institute is experiencing an emergency need for blood donations of all types.
Mary McLemore, right, Secretary of local Sorosis Club, presents a painting of Bear Falls in Chickasaw National Recreation Area, to JoRetta Morris. The painting was donated by local artist Paul Walsh for an annual scholarship fund-raiser. Morris said she was excited to add the painting to her Paul Walsh collection of paintings.