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Category: Year 2024

  • 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. šŸ™ 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…

  • Southern Oklahoma Caves

    Update: April 12, 2024This webpage created Jan 1, 2009 What others are saying…… 6/08/21 Bitter Enders Cave –Ā I grew up camping at Turner Falls in the early 90s with my dad and ended up on many trips out there over the years with friends, family, and the Boy Scouts. Iā€™d always known about several caves…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,419 April 11, 2024

    A Glimpse Into The Past Wirt – The Town That Was Always Burning The little combination justice of the peace-insurance agency office of Judge O. B. Orr in Wilson is a peaceful looking place. The judge himself has always been a peaceful man and the town of Wilson itself is peaceful. But the tenant of…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,418 April 4, 2024

    Looks like there will be too many clouds next Monday th 8th to see the eclipse in Ardmore. I sure wanted to view it, but I guess it’s not to be. I even bought a pair of solar eclipse glasses at the local walmart. I wonder if I can get a refund if its cloudy…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,417 March 28, 2024

    Tommy Whiteman (Ft Worth) and I went history hunting Saturday. Tommy may be one of the foremost authority on Choctaw/Chickasaw history. He took me to Dr. Thomas Howell’s grave at I-35 and Highway 7 (Davis OK). Dr. Howell is one of Tommy’s ancestors. I have lots more to share, and will over the next few…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,416 March 21, 2024

    May 25, 1936The Daily Ardmoreite Charles E. Ryan dies in TulsaFormer Ardmoreite, Widely Known As Inventor, Passes Away At Home (Tulsa) – Charles Edward Ryan (1879-1936), 57, inventor of the Braden winch, a truck device used widely in the mid continent field, died at his home here yesterday of a heart attack which followed a…

  • Vol 28 Issue 1,415 March 14, 2024

    Last Saturday Tommy Whiteman of Ft Worth and I took pictures of the entire Overton Love Cemetery 8 miles SE of Marietta next to the Red River. Overton was a prominent Chickasaw tribal member. WHen I got home I made a discovery. A popular website had him buried in the Love Cemetery (Oil Springs) 15…