This and That Newsletter

Vol 21  Issue 1,058     Circulation 5,000      May 4, 2017

Ardmore, Oklahoma

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A Glimpse Into The Past

In October 1971 seven people filed for the Carter County Commissioners post for District 2. There was Carl Pevehouse, a Ratliff City rancher. (The post came up for election when incumbent Joyce Taliaferro died in office in August of 1971.) Others seeking the post were Leon W. Loftis, an Ardmore rancher; Jim Dollar, a Healdton construction worker; and Rex Puckett, an oil field worker. Also running was Donald Duke, who created a special interest in the election since he had the same name as State Representative Don Duke. But also a candidate for the county commissioners office was Healdton, Oklahoma resident Martha Treadwell. Mrs. Treadwell would put her name in history as the first ever female to run for the Carter County commissioners office. In the end, E.C. "Chub" Davis would edge out all those seeking the office, including Mrs. Treadwell.

A few years ago Ardmoreite Bob Kerr brought by my office a framed photo he had of the race track at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum Fairgrounds. I believe it was there around 1920.

I need to look for an evening and weekend job. I can see I'm going to need a lot more money soon when the new Harbor Freight opens in Ardmore at the old Walmart store, more recently the Hastings Music store at 601 North Commerce. I head the store hopes to open by the end of May.

I bought this 1/2 drill in Feb 2006 for $40. I mixed 70 five gallon buckets of Sakrete with it, and other various jobs through the years, and it still works as good as the day I bought it.

We have two of the 4 foot fluorescent light blubs in the kitchen ceiling. Two of them went out the other day and I decided to replace all 4 with 4 foot LED bulbs. Was easy to change the wiring, get rid of the ballast and the lights are twice as bright as the old fluorescent bulbs. Suppose to last 22 years at 3 hours a day. Only $11.00 each at Amazon.

Click here for Amazon lights

A couple of pavers I sandblasted the other day.

You can find current gas prices for a particular Oklahoma town by entering the name or zip code in the GasBuddy search box.

Q. Where in Oklahoma is the the state’s largest outdoor swimming pool (the size of 5 football fields) that is spring fed from a lake?