Lockhart was seen near Sallisaw last week
From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times
25 Years Ago
(From the Feb. 11,1999, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —A meeting to discuss a solution for the Sequoyah County 911 system will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the county commissioners’ meeting room.
The county commissioners, members of the Sequoyah County 911 Trust Authority, and the sheriff have agreed to meet to discuss a possible solution in order to get the county’s 911 system online, Bruce Tabor, district one county commissioner, said at Monday’s board meeting.
Darryl Phillips, a Sallisaw citizen, spoke with the board about his concerns about the 911 system.
“It seems that the county has been stringing this thing on long enough,” he said.
“We need to move on with this and get the system operational,” he said.
Tabor and the board asked Phillips to attend the meeting Thursday to further discuss possible solutions for the system.
50 Years Ago
(From the Feb. 7,1974, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —Effective Feb. 18, the City of Sallisaw will close its present dump and will begin utilizing the countywide sanitary landfill full-time, Sallisaw City Manager Lloyd
SEE Haskins said this week.
Haskins said the dump will close on Sunday and will not reopen.
—The new Sequoyah County’s Indian Capital Area Vocational Technical School, located in the Sallisaw Industrial Park will be dedicated Sunday, with ceremonies to begin at 2 p.m.
Following the dedication ceremonies, a tour of the new school will be given, with refreshments to be supplied by the Sallisaw Parent-Teacher Organization.
The county facility is a branch of the Indian Capital Vo-Tech School in Muskogee.
75 Years Ago
(From the Feb. 11, 1949, issue of
the Sequoyah County Times) —Arvil Smith and H.C. Winters this week announced the forming of a partnership to conduct a cleaning, pressing, and hat renovating plant in Sallisaw.
The firm will occupy the new building just completed that adjoins Stevenson’s Drive-In Grocery store.
They are offering a $5.00 cash award for an appropriate name for their business. The contest closes February 15. They will announce the opening date soon, they said.
—Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hester this week took charge of John and Bernie’s Barbeque which they purchased from John Sallee and Bernie Ellis.
Mr. and Mrs. Hester need no introduction in Sallisaw as they formerly operated a café here.
The building has been completely remodeled and redecorated, and it has been renamed Hester’s Café.
100 years ago
(From the Feb. 8, 1924, issue of the Sequoyah County Democrat)
—Ed Lockhart was on a short visit in the vicinity of Prices Chapel last week according to reliable information obtained by the sheriff’s office and a pursuit of the most wanted man in this section of the state began.
According to the information received at the sheriff’s office last week Lockhart, accompanied by two other men were in a car near Prices Chapel and were stuck in the mud. They secured the assistance of a nearby farmer who pulled them out of the mud. The farmer, according to the sheriff’s office identified Lockhart as one of the three men occupying the car.
The sheriff’s force raided a house near McCoy Ford last week after a “tip” was given that Lockhart was there. No trace of the bandit was found after a thorough search of the farm. Sheriff Johnston feels certain that Lockhart visited relatives near Marble City last week. He is wanted at Harrison, Arkansas, as an accomplice in the raid on a bank there three years ago in which Henry Starr was killed. Lockhart was captured in this city last year by Night Patrolman Chuculate and after staying in the county jail for several weeks he entered a plea of guilty of raiding the Farmer’s State Bank at Gore and was sentenced to twenty-five years in the state penitentiary at McAlester by former District Judge J.H. Jarman. Lockhart was paroled by Governor Walton for ninety days, but his parole was revoked by the governor.
Lockhart was later captured near Jay in Delaware County and was liberated from the jail there by a number of masked men. He has been at large since.
Just what business Lockhart had in Prices Chapel community last week is a mystery to the local authorities. At the time of his visit the roads were almost in an impassable condition for an automobile. It is thought Lockhart was enroute with his confederated to the hill north of Marble City at this time after a visit with relatives in Arkansas.