—Sequoyah County Times, Oct. 25, 1998
From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times 25 Years Ago
(From the Oct. 18, 1998, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —The reliability of a burial cell, contaminated and migrating groundwater and responsibility for contaminated materials are several of the concerns of residents around the Sequoyah Fuels Plant at Gore.
The residents voiced their concerns at a meeting Thursday at the Sequoyah Fuels Plant which is in the process of being decommissioned. Part of that decommissioning, John Ellis, Sequoyah Fuels president, said, is to obtain public comments about the company’s plan to bury uranium and other contaminated materials on site.
Ellis explained to the 14 people attending Thursday’s meeting that the comments would be included with Sequoyah Fuels decommissioning plan to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) along with Sequoyah Fuels’ response to those comments.
—Residents who have rented storage units are being urged to check on their units after a rash of storage-unit break-ins were reported.
Larry Lamb, Sallisaw assistant police chief, said, “We’ve had half of dozen or so storage-unit breakins over the last two weekends and we know there may have been others.”
Lamb urged those who rent or lease storage units to check on their units to make sure they are secure.
50 Years Ago
(From the Oct. 25, 1973, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —The Grand Opening Sale of Sallisaw’s completely remodeled Ben Franklin Store will be held Oct. 25 through Nov. 3, Robert Dudley, owneroperator announced this week.
The newly remodeled store will boast a complete new fabric department plus increased merchandise assortment in all departments, Dudley said.
Dudley said new fixtures have been added, making the store one of the most modern in Sallisaw.
Dudley said a large number of special merchandise values have been purchased specifically for the opening.
—Jim Mayo, general manager of Your TIMES, has been named one of five newspaper editors and publishers to judge a national newspaper evaluation this week in Chicago.
The annual Blue Ribbon Newspaper Evaluation program is sponsored by the National Editorial Foundation with headquarters in Washington, D.C. The foundation was established by the National Newspaper Association.
75 Years Ago
(From the Oct. 29, 1948, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —Plans for remodeling the exterior, show rooms, and office of the Rogers Ford Motor company here were announced Thursday by Carlin Rogers, manager.
Rogers said plans for the new modernistic lines for his two-story building here on Cherokee St., were being drawn by Wheeler and Bassman, Fort Smith architects. Work is to begin with the completion of blueprints. —Robert Eberhart, 12, Vian, received a broken arm and cuts and bruises when thrown by a horse on a ranch near Vian, Sunday. He is being treated in a Muskogee hospital where he was taken by an Agent Funeral Home ambulance.
—Elder N.G. Burrow, long-time Sallisaw resident, celebrated his 82nd birthday on October 21, 1948. On October 24, he was honored with a birthday dinner given by his children, grandchildren, relatives and friends at the home of his son, Bill Burrow of Akins. The occasion was a grand success with approximately 125 in attendance.
100 years ago
(From the Oct. 26, 1923, issue of the Sequoyah County Democrat) —The sale being conducted by Mrs. J.C. Woll, Sallisaw’s House of Fashion, has attracted buyers from every corner of Sequoyah County. This is one of the largest millinery and ladies ready to wear sales ever conducted in this section of Oklahoma. The sale continues and at the same time values are offered at unheard of prices, prices that will not be duplicated in this line.
—World’s Brothers Wild Animal Circus played to approximately four thousand people here on Monday during their two performances. The show was one of the largest and best that has ever visited Sallisaw. The street parade was held at noon hour and the streets and side walks were jammed by spectators.
—John Capps who was convicted during the last May term of district court for the murder of A.J. Trammell was granted a pardon this week by Governor Walton, according to information received at the county attorney’s office.
Capps shot and instantly killed Trammell on the Albert McGowen place, two miles south of Sallisaw on last February, following an allnight poker and drinking party. During the trial last May, Capps claimed that he had been robbed the night before the fatal shooting and that he returned to the McGowen place the next morning to recover his money, when the trouble started.