âÂ€Â” Sequoyah County Times, Aug. 29,1947
From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times 25 Years Ago
(From the Aug. 28,1997, issue of the Sequoyah County Times)
-Sequoyah County Sheriff Johnny Philpot was injured while arresting a suspect Sunday night, north ofMuldrow.
Philpot, 45, sustained a broken right femur, just below the hip, when he and the suspect fell from a fivefoot porch during a struggle. He was transported by Muldrow EMS to Spar!Â« Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark., where he was put under the care of orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Sherrill Jr.
Philpot responded to a call at 8:50 p.m., Sunday evening, reporting a domestic situation at a residence north of Muldrow, near Muldrow Lake, said Deputy Sheriff Greg Holt.
Doctors first thought Philpot had sustained a break in the ball and socket portion of his hip and he was scheduled for surgery Monday. The surgery revealed the break was actually just below the head, or upper end of his femur bone, right below his hip, said Holt.
50 Years Ago
(From the August, 1972, issue of the Sequoyah County Times)
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75 Years Ago
(From the Aug. 29,1947, issue of the Sequoyah County Times)
âÂ€Â”Ten pints of liquor were confiscated last Saturday afternoon when county officers raided Lester Sparks service station on U.S. 64 near the west edge of Sallisaw.
The liquor, cleverly hidden in a kerosene barrel, was found as officers were making a search of the building. A 55-gallon barrel, with a compartment in each end, was found to dispense both kerosene and liquor much to the officers surprise.
Making the raid were Sheriff E.C. Stewart, Undersheriff Elmer Flanagan and Deputy John E. Rogers. Stewart said this makes the fifth liquor charge against Sparks.
âÂ€Â”Notice was received this week by Guy Thompson, Chamber of Commerce president, that the local organization has been elected to membership in the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Membership will be official as of September 1, according to the letter written by Arch N. Booth, manager, Washington, D.C.
It was pointed out that this is a national recognition for the newly formed Sallisaw chapter and demonstrates a mark of progress for the chamber.
(From the Aug. 25, 1922, issue of the Sequoyah County Democrat)
âÂ€Â”The first load of cotton from this season‚s crop, marketed in Sequoyah County, was brought in Tuesday afternoon by Charlie Knight, of Redland, and sold to McDonald and Matthews of this city for eight cents in the seed.
The load weighed 1,500 pounds and with an added premium of $66.75, donated to the grower by the businessmen of the city, brought Knight the sum of $181.75.
The cotton was grown on the Olentine farm at Redland, in the south eastern part of the county. This is the earliest date of the first bale marketed in this county in a number of years.
âÂ€Â”J.D. (Daddy) Grimes, a prominent farmer of Sadie neighborhood, who farms the Dave Bradley place in the river bottom south of town, brought in the third load of 1922 cotton to be marketed in Sallisaw this season.
Daddy Grimes has been farming in Sequoyah County for over 20 years, and for years has been one of the first to market cotton in this city. He was just two days behind the first, and premium bale, this year and says that the reason he failed to get to town Monday, the day before the first bale was brought here from Redland, was that his pickers quit him, just before he had completed picking the load on account of the hot weather.