Sapulpa Daily Herald (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 83, No. 251, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1998 Page: 1 of 12
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Sapulpa churches gear up for
the Centennial Worship Service
set Sunday night.
Several local youngsters
have qualified to go to
Jamaica for martial arts.
SUNDAY $1 - DAILY 50 $
Friday, July 3, 1998
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will be hot
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on the Fourth of July.
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Centennial offers up school reunion
happy BIRTHDAY TODAY
to Daniel Smalley, 4; Dustin
Cowan, 2; Trenton Harper,
1; and Andrew Zabsky. 16,
HAPPY BELATED BIRTH-
DAY to Dawn Pagan, 35;
Keith Shelton, 13; Kelsey
Smalley, 6; and Lenora
i HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to
Tex and Peggy Carlton, 50
years; Cassy and Wayne
Dobson, 20 years; Ken and
Betty Rentz, 39 years; and
A! and Melba Heitman, 52
if you want to wish someone
a To combat drunken
ving over the holiday week-
end, the Tulsa County Sher-
iff's Office will conduct road-
side safety checkpoints In
unincorporated portions of
the county. The National
Highway Traffic Safety
drugs are used by approxi-
mately 22 percent of drivers
involved in crashes, often in
combination with alcohol.
„ Okmulgee High
School's class of 1958 is j
looking for Mary Teague. A
reunion Is scheduled for
October 2-3. If you have
information can Bardie
By The Associated Press
A 13-ycar-old California boy
was killed when a motor home in
which he was a passenger ran off
the Turner Turnpike in Lincoln
County, struck a culvert and over-
turned, the patrol said.
Troopers said Michael Williams
Jr. of Van Nuys, Calif., was asleep
in a bunk in the motor home when
the crash occurred.
Four other passengers in the
motor home were slightly injured.
In a separate crash Thursday, a
Minnesota man was killed in a col-
lision on Interstate 40 in Caddo
County, the Oklahoma Highway
Fred James Levin, 72, of
Duluth, Minn., died of massive
injuries in the crash at 2:30 a.m.
Thursday, troopers said.
The patrol said Levin’s car was
stopped in the roadway when it was
struck by a tractor-trailer rig. Both
Ca The truck's driver, Arthur Hud-
son, 63, of Yukon, tried to remove
Levin from the wreckage but was
driven back by intense heat, the
500 former Booker
T. Washington students
expected to attend
By NORA K. FROESCHLE
Herald Staff Writer
Booker T. Washington School (BTW) is hav-
ing an all-school/all-year reunion this weekend
as part of Sapulpa's Centennial Celebration. The
school, which was founded in 1905, will wel-
come some 500 former students for three days o
activities including a dance, parade and picnic.
President of Booker T. Washington s Alumni,
Inc., Katie McGoy, graduated in 1966. Though
the school has a reunion every three years, she
said this one is special because of the centennial.
"We expect 500 or more people, McGoy
said Half of those will be coming from out-of-
state. “People like to come home and see how
Sapulpa is doing. They come to reminisce.’
Why have so many of the school’s graduates
left Sapulpa and the state of Oklahoma?
“1 think they were seeking brighter futures,
M<Nancy Randolph Davis, a BTW graduate,
stayed in Oklahoma and went on to a distin-
guished teaching career. Davis was the first black
student to ever attend Oklahoma State Universi-
ty and taught at Star Spencer school in Oklahoma
City until her retirement this year.
She will be unable to attend the BTW reunion
as she will be in Chicago accepting an ward.
Her nephew, Walter E. Randolph, is scheduled to
address the alumni at a reunion assembly on Sat-
urday morning at Mount Olive Baptist Church in
The reunion begins tonight at the Elks Lodge
with registration from 5-7 p.m. Cocktails will be
served from 7-9 p.m. followed by a dance featur-
ing “oldies” from the 40’s, 50’s and 60 s.
"People will be doing the twist, of course, and
the ’mashed potato,”’ McGoy said.
Sapulpa High School graduates Arika Martin,
Melissa McCormack, Latresha Thomas and
April Taylor will be receiving scholarships from
the BTW’s alumni association at Saturday s
Those attendinq the fireworks display in Sapulpa Saturday evening
See ■ REUNION, Page 2
By Herald Staff repons
An American National Bank
spokesperson said Thursday that resi-
dents need to be warned there are per-
sons representing themselves ac oeing
a part of the bank attempting to gain
access to credit card numbers.
Bank representative Ruby Kirk
said recently a Sapulpa wiman re-
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Fire officials term blaze ‘suspicious’
Bv Herald Staff reports
Sapulpa fire officials said Thursday the weekend fire at 2252 S. Park was
of a “suspicious nagire” and Sapulpa police detectives have been asked
3SS'sfd Chief Jack?Camer said firefighters found signs of an accelerant in
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able™ keep the fire away," he said. "The house, however, did sustain some
minor smoke damage.
By staff and wire reports
TULSA — A Bristow man was
injured Thursday when the plan he
was in crashed in a field near a Tulsa
Officials say Rex Niver, 45, of
Bristow, was listed in fair condition at
St. John Medical Center following
the single-engine plane crash.
Also injured in the crash was
Everett David Oaks, 28, of Sapvinaw.
Niver was reported to be instruct-
ing Oaks at the time of the crash.
Oaks was said to be in control of the
airplane at the time of the accident.
Officials at the scene said both
men appeared to have suffered minor
scrapes and bruises. Oaks reportedly
sustained jaw and nose injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration
officials are expected to investigate
the wreckage sometime today.
The crash happened around 8 p.m.,
after the aircraft took off from Tulsa
Police said the 1966 Piper Chero-
kee airplane apparently did not gain
enough altitude to fly over an incline
in front of the runway and clipped
Niver reportedly called 911 from
his cellular phone and a Tulsa police
helicopter located the wreckage for
The small plane was said to be
nosed into a deep patch of weeds with
little visible damage.
Both men were out of the aircraft
when emergency crews arrived on the
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Glenpool woman organizes protest
TULSA (AP) - Animal rights activists believe a" «twh race p!ann^
TUI SA*IAP1 — Animal rights activists believe an ostrich race planned
lon^hHs 'barbaric" and they want Tulsa County commissioners to put a stop
t0 '"The whole idea of ostriches racing is for people to laugh when they ‘rip or
whernhey fall." said Glenpool resident Sherill Durbin, who began organizing
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Horn, Richard A. Sapulpa Daily Herald (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 83, No. 251, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1998, newspaper, July 3, 1998; Sapulpa, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1497230/m1/1/?q=%22Nancy+Randolph+davis%22: accessed July 2, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.