During the partial government shutdown, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Headquarters offices are closed, as are other Park buildings such as the Nature Center.This is the entrance on the south side of the Chickasaw Visitors Center, which leads to the shuttered CNRA offices.

CNRA Affected By Partial Government Shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown that began on Dec. 22, 2018 has become the longest shutdown in history as of Saturday, Jan. 12. The shutdown was three weeks old then.


The Community Food Box program in Sulphur started with installation of the “yellow box,” shown at left, in the shopping plaza on Broadway at W. 16th St. It was begun by the Mayo Family, who still maintains the box along with the community. That box is temporarily located near the Dollar General store entrance, while the parking lot is undergoing renovation.

Community Food Box Program Growing

The Bible encourages us to “feed the hungry.” Sulphur has a relatively new food outreach program with community food boxes appearing in the town. The first free food box was

Groundbreaking ceremonies for Arbuckle Memorial Hospital’s new Rural Health Clinic, shown in the right portion of this architect’s rendering, adjacent to the hospital’s iconic entrance, at left, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday.

Groundbreaking For New Health Clinic Set Monday

Groundbreaking ceremonies for Arbuckle Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic will be held Monday, Jan. 21 at 2:00 p.m., administrator Jeremy Jones announced this week. The ceremony will be held on


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