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  • Vol 18  Issue 917  August 21, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I was looking through a 2006 newsletter and ran across an email sent to me by Kenneth Eck. Kenneth shared a lot of history in that one email to me, and I wanted to share it with everyone this evening. Last week when I wrote […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 916 August 14, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 It has been 14 years since I’ve undertaken a fundraising project like I’m going to talk to you about. I know things have changed, the economy has changed, etc., but people are the same.  And the right thing needs to be done; that’s to erect […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 915   August 7, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST The Daily Ardmoreite, November 19, 1967CONDITION IS CRITICALStore Operator Shot In Holdup County and city officers mounted a search Saturday night for a lone gunman who shot Homer C. Lafevers, 59, operator of the Lafevers grocery store south of Ardmore […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 914 July 31, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Finally.  We finally got a good rain yesterday here in Carter County. www.mesonet.org shows almost 2 1/2 inches for Ardmore area. The area just west of Marietta, Oklahoma received a little over 4 1/2 inches of rain!  It has still not got us out of […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 913  July 24, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Before Oklahoma became a state in 1907, Ben Collins was an Indian policeman for the Chickasaw Nation. He lived 5 miles south of Milburn, Indian Territory. One evening around 10pm in August 1906, Ben Collins was standing on the porch with his wife when he […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 912   July 17, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Today the Ardmore area got a longover due rain, good slow rain, that soaked in.  We got less than 2 inches, so we need a lot more, but we’re thankful to get the rain that came through today. “Red Everett’s Grocery Store it was located […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 911 July 10, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 A piece of Ardmore’s history will be coming down soon.  The Chickasaw Towers at G and West Broadway is scheduled to be razed.  It has out lived its usefulness so the decision has been made to tear it down. Most of you who have lived […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 910  July 3, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Hope everyone is enjoying the 4th of July holidays and staying safe out there.  Went to Ardmore today and traffic was terrible, and it is only Thursday. Experts are predicting a 15% increase in traffic over Memorial Day’s traffic. So stay alert as you travel […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 909 June 26, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Kenna and Lonnie Moon sent in a photo of James “Jim” Hutchison’s grave marker in the Mount Olive cemetery (block 4 row 1) at Healdton, Oklahoma. We mentioned a few issues back that Jim was shot at Healdton while serving as a police officer, and […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 908  June 19, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Since March 1997 this week’s newsletter came close to not being published. I downloaded a program called SlimClean from the website www.slimwareutilites.com last weekend.  The website is Microsoft Certified so I was not worried to download and install the program. The program was supposed to clean the […]