Sallisaw Mayor Ernie Martens, right, presents the key to the city to Buddy Spencer as the Sallisaw Board of Commissioners took time out from their meeting Monday night to spring the surprise on Spencer. In the background from left are city clerk Dianna Davis, Commissioners Ronnie Lowe and Shannon Vann, and city attorney John Robert Montgomery.

Buddy Spencer can now add to his list of accomplishments the title of holder of the key to the City of Sallisaw.

Jim Hamilton

In his eulogy to Sen. Jim Hamilton, former Sen. Kenneth Corn said Hamilton “met his moral test by dedicating his entire life to the service of others.

In a brief regular meeting Monday night, the Sallisaw Board of City Commissioners voted to hire a financial consultant and discussed ending the Youth and Recreation Committee in an effort to redire


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Columns & Opinions

This Week in County History

25 Years Ago

(From the Jan. 13, 1994, issue of the Sequoyah County Times)

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By the Book

“Anxiety is a meteor shower of what ifs” according to Max Lucado in his book “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World.”


Saydi Shockey

Saydi Shockey, daughter of Brandon and Courtney Shockey of Sallisaw, observed her 6th birthday on Jan. 5 with a celebration at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, Mo. Her actual birthdate is Jan.

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