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2019 - Year In Review

A new addition to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital, the Arbuckle Family Medical Clinic, in a rendering above, was announced late last year and is currently under construction with a completion date of this spring.

2019 - Year In Review

PHOTO BY SABRINA DUCK

The Sulphur Bulldog powerlifting team won their third consecutive title earlier this year.

2019 - Year In Review

Chickasasw Telephone Co. CEO Lori Bright was named De Lannom Sulphur Citizen of the Year. She is pictured with the award’s namesake De Lannom.

2019 - Year In Review

PHOTO COURTESY CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Chickasaw National Recreation Area welcomed a new addition in the first half of the year, a baby buffalo in the first half of 2019.

2019 - Year In Review

Several Sulphur Veterans Center residents were taken aboard a restored World War II by plane last spring. An American Airline pilot volunteered his time to treat the local veterans to the flight in and around the Ardmore Airpark.

2019 - Year In Review

PHOTO BY MIKE WEST

Sulphur Cub Scout with Pack 160, Joshua Stephens, won the First Place Overall trophy in the recent Pinewood Derby held by the Arbuckle Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Stephens also placed first in the Bear Den Division at the competition.

2019 - Year In Review

PHOTO BY MIKE WEST

Thousands of visitors attended the Chickasaw Nation’s Art Festival in downtown Sulphur in May

2019 - Year In Review

These Sulphur High School honor graduates will be poised to accept their diplomas during the school’s annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 17 at Agee Field. Graduating with honors are, from left, front row, Mary Haynes, Joana Reyes, Presley McClure, Kinsey Harper, Hannah Harden, Lily Borders, Gracie Pillow; back row, Darin Jones, Avery Moates, Eneida Ruiz, Stelon Beene, Taylor McAlister, Brady Pyle, Jake Cooper, Jolie Wells, Marli Kinney and Mishayna Gilmore. Not pictured are Brendan Franks, Jordan Goodman and Jaycee Meeks.

2019 - Year In Review

Sulphur City Manager Andy Freeman, left, and Water Superintendent Michael Jones, look over piping and pumps in the city’s new water plant, which went on line February 6.The new plant replaces a century-old facility that dates back to the early 1900’s.The new plant is located adjacent to the red brick building that housed the town’s old water work’s facility.

INSET: Showing decades of rust and wear, one of the original pumps in the old water plant has a date of 1908 stamped on the front.

2019 - Year In Review

2019 - Year In Review

JANUARY January 3--The first issue of 2019 featured a 2018 weather story on page 1. Through Dec. 28, 2018, the Sulphur area recorded 56.29 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

Matt Holder was hired as Sulphur’s superintendent early last summer.

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

Dr. George Russell began medical practice at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in July.

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

New county treasurer Kim Hale was sworn into office early this year.

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

Longtime Sulphur fireman Pete Haines was named the city’s fire chief in March of this year.

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

Chris Anoatubby took over the reins of the Lt. Governor’s position at the Chickasaw Nation in October.

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

Chris Dvorak was hired as OSD’S superintendent earlier this year.

2019 - The Year Of The “New”

New people and new facilities highlighted the “News” reported in this newspaper in 2019. Much of this news occurred in the first half of the year. After this yearlong overview,

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The SaSo Choir, above, under the direction of Donna Caldwell, entertains residents of the Artesian Nursing Home with Christmas carols in an event held on Monday, Dec. 16. The choir is a 55-plus singing group from all church denominations in Sulphur. They meet weekly at Crossway Church on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. They welcome anyone to join in their sessions.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

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	In The Season Of Giving, Noah’s Project Going Strong In 22nd Year

Each Christmas, a poster contest is held in support of Noah’s Project, which began locally by Cheri-Bellefeuille-Gordan, third from right, to help families struggling with premature babies being treated in state hospitals. Above, is the winner of that contest, Sulphur High School sophomore Jenna Farrell, right. This year’s winning poster was selected by SHS art teacher Ashely Lemming and will hang in the Sulphur Hallway in the NICU unit of OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Pictured above, are, from left, Dan Gordan, AJ Gordon, Noah Gordon, McKenzie Williams, Dr. Kris Sakar, of OU Medical Center, Lori Page, Cheri Bellefeuille-Gordon, Jamie Kirkpatrick and Jenna Farrell.

	In The Season Of Giving, Noah’s Project Going Strong In 22nd Year

Sulphur sophomore Jenna Farrell, center, shows her winning poster for the Noah Project, which helps families coping with premature babies. With her is her family and officials of OU Medical Center. They are, from left, nurse Lori Page, Sarah Farrell, Jenna Farrell, Dr. Kris Sakar, of OU Medical Center, Jamie Kilpatrick and Darin Farrell.

In The Season Of Giving, Noah’s Project Going Strong In 22nd Year

In the spirit of giving, for the past 22 years, many families have benefited from donations that began with one local family. The project, deemed “Noah’s Project” is now supported

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