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  • Vol 28 Issue 1,429 June 20, 2024

    When I was a wee teen my cousin, Jerry Carmon, worked at Big Chief Roofing next to the refinery in northeast Ardmore (now Atlas Roofing). He worked at the plant in 1961, 1962 and part of 1963. In the early 1970s when I worked for the ambulance service we had to make calls to Big…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,428 June 13, 2024

    Some much needed renovations are taking place in the hallways of the Carter County Courthouse, on top of the already in progress renovation of the Dome. After 120 years places in the hallways were showing their age and some repairs were needed. These renovations are taking place on all 3 floors. In the above picture…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,427 June 6, 2024

    The Ardmore Depot opened to rail passengers in August 1917 as a joint effort between the Santa Fe Railway and a now-extinct branch of the Rock Island Railroad. In 1998 BNSF, the successor to the Santa Fe, sold the depot to the Ardmore Main Street Authority for $1 and sold the land for $20,000. In…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,426 May 30, 2024

    Betty Stone was the Ardmore cemetery recorder years ago. I could not find her on Find-a-Grave. But I would like to know more about this lady. Maybe someone reading this will remember Betty and tell us more John B. Smith and his wife. Mrs. Smith became known as Aunt Sallie Smith. The couple lived in…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,425 May 23, 2024

    I found a website where the 1957 book History of Carter County can be viewed online or downloaded. It’s 236 pages in PDF format so be patient, its a large file. I see the book, if you can find one, sells for about $200. Two Lone Grove boys searching for buried treasure literally struck gold…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,424 May 16, 2024

    The 1910 Carter County Courthouse is getting a major overhaul of it’s copper dome. It was really in bad shape with a number of leaks which caused rotting boards and framework under the copper, so it is badly needed. Scaffoldling has been installed and the work begins. Courthouse maintenance supervisor, Kalub Miller, was up at…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,423 May 9, 2024

    It’s 1pm and some serious storms are brewing in the Ardmore area. Hopefully the bad stuff will stay on the south side of the Red River. Washita Ferry near Gene Autry Below is the Reed Ferry Crossing in Love County. The Artesian fountain in Sulphur made it through the tornado last week. A couple of…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,422 May 2, 2024

    This morning around 3:00am 5/02/24 we had a torrential downpour bring us 2.5 inches of rain. South central Oklahoma is soaked. Need a break from all this but none predicted for the next 5 days. 🙁 The Newport Mesonet station is 9.7 miles north of my house at Newport, Oklahoma. https://www.mesonet.org/weather/local?stid=newp Below is a map…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,421 April 25, 2024

    I’ve made some great progress the past week connecting people who unbeknownst to them had unclaimed property/money at the State Treasurers Office. Four years ago when I started I tried to keep track of the total amount, but I finally gave up on that idea. But I estimate nearly $100,000 the past 7 or so…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,420 April 18, 2024

    As many of you know the past 4 years my hobby has been finding Oklahomans with unclaimed property at the Oklahoma State Treasurers office in OKC. There are nearly a million people on the website who do not know they have money to claim. To date I have connected over $2 Million Dollars with the…