Lone Grove man pulled from burning truck
WAURIKA — Bystanders rescued an 18-year-old Lone Grove man from his burning pickup Monday at a U.S. 70 crash scene.
Jeffrey Wayne Tom II was seriously injured shortly after 7 p.m. when his pickup suddenly went out of control and crashed into another pickup 6-1/2 miles east of U.S. Highway 81, southeast of Waurika. Tom was initially treated at the local hospital before being airlifted to University Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, by Air Evac where he was admitted for treatment of head, arm, leg and internal/external injuries. He was reported in serious condition. The other driver was not injured.
Highway Patrolman Tom Winton said Tom was westbound on U.S. 70 when the left ball joint on his 1999 Dodge pickup broke. The vehicle went left of center into the path of a 2006 Chevrolet pickup driven by Dickie Calvin Mount, 51, Rector, Ark. Mount took evasive action but the vehicles collided. Tom’s pickup caught fire and he was pinned in the wreckage. Two citizens ran to the burning vehicle and extricated Tom.
The investigating trooper was assisted by OHP trooper Mark Smith, Jefferson County sheriff deputies, Waurika EMS and Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees. An investigation continues.

Criner Hills firefighters hold burger cookout Saturday
Criner Hills volunteer firemen will stage their annual hamburger cookout Saturday to help raise maintenance and operation money for the department. The cookout is held during the spring and fall as the department’s only fund raising project.
Firemen and residents of the fire district serve burgers and treats. The event will take place at the fire station. Serving lines will open at 6 p.m. Organizers said donations will be accepted for the meal.

Davis High Class of ‘58 reunion Saturday
DAVIS — Davis High School grads of the class of 1958 will have a golden anniversary gathering Saturday at Turner Falls.
Murlene Oakley Lewis said activities will begin at 1 p.m. with a reception for friends and former classmates in the Turner Falls Tavern.
Class members will meet later in the high school auditorium and then attend a banquet. Graduates with questions can contact Lewis at (405) 577-7765.

Police seek credit card thief
MARIETTA — A slightly bold and busy individual who ran up more than $1,000 in illegal purchases on a stolen credit card is being sought by authorities.
Police Chief Linda Johnson said 10 different businesses were tapped from April 3-17 by the person using a stolen card. A preliminary loss of $1,700 was reported.
Johnson said anyone with information about the possible suspect is asked to contact the Marietta Police Department at (580) 276-9371.