Friday, November 7, 2014

The Good Ol' Days: Just Boyz Playin' With Toyz

Episode 19:

Some Cool Guyz

Looking over hundreds of toys that were collected and donated by the Eufaula local cable television organization for Mayor Joe Johnson’s Toys for Tots program are cable employees plus Roger Barton, Director of the Department of Human Services, who help distribute the toys. Also present is Checoath Mayor Jay Hayes, who joined Joe Johnson in helping founding the McIntosh County Toys for Tots program. 

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The Good Ol' Days: Piggly Wiggly

Episode 18:

Piggly Wiggly Helps The Elders

Each month the senior citizen recognized some of the birthday recipients. Here, a group is gathered with Mayor Joe Johnson stopping by to wish them their happy birthday. The former Piggly Wiggly grocery store was purchased by the city in 1985 and continues to host senior citizen center and thousands of activities over the years and was an asset to the city.

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The Good Ol' Days: Young Dems of EOSC

Episode 17:

Dem Jung Dems

President of the Young Democrats of Eastern Oklahoma State College, is future Mayor Joe Johnson. Here, he is getting ready to introduce Oklahoma Attorney General Larry Derry(Dingle)berry, pictured in the middle. To his left is Dean Robert Means, and next to Joe Johnson is Student Senate President Jim Bradshaw.

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The Good Ol' Days: Memories of Fountainhead

Episode 16:

The J.I.R.C.

Admiring the plague which was placed on the wall of the Johnson Indoor Recreation Center, which was located at the Fountainhead Resort, is ( from left to right) Fountainhead Manager Dave Hammonds, Speaker of the State of Oklahoma House of Representatives—and now Chancellor of Education—Glen Johnson, Senator Frank Shartin, and the recipient of the reward, Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson. The Fountainhead building still stands, even though the resort has been raised after its purchase by the Creek Nation. There are current undergoing plans to replace the Fountainhead building with a hotel and possible casino. 

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The Good Ol' Days: Bob Guiou Gets Respec'd

Episode 15:

The City Treasurer

Presenting long time City Treasurer and State National Bank Officer, Bob Guiou, with a plaque for his many years of services in the city, is Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson. Guiou was not only an outstanding city servant but a great citizen, as well. He is respected by the entire Eufaula area. 

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The Good Ol' Days: Baby Joe

Episode 14:

Class President

The Freshman Class President of Eastern Oklahoma State College, future Mayor Joe Johnson, admires the first plaque he ever received for being named Student State Senator of the Year.

The Good Ol' Days: Outstanding Boxer Award

Episode 13:

Kirk Stingle Gets an Award!

Joe Johnson presents the Outstanding Boxer Award, on behalf of the Quarterback Club, to Kirk Stingle. Mayor Johnson assisted with the officiating on several of the boxing matches. The boxing tournaments were used to raise thousands of dollars in an effort to help Eufaula create and sustain sports activities on behalf of Eufaula Boxing Club.

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The Good Ol' Days: Fireman of the Year Award

Episode 12:

Leonard Gets an Award!

That's me! presenting the Fireman of the Year Award to Leonard Luna. Each year, one of Eufaula’s twenty-five member fire department was selected for their services. The recipient of the reward was required to have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. Luna was the proud recipient of the award that year.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Good Ol' Days: Kick Off Toys for Tots

Brian Spielgene, owner of the Eufaula Ford dealership, presents a $1000 check to kick off the Toys for Tots campaign. The campaign was designed to help provide gifts for underprivileged children during Christmas time. Over three hundred and fifty children received toys from this program, all through donations from citizens like Brian. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Good Ol' Days: Booker T. Contributes to the Cause

Making a contribution to the Eufaula area Toys for Tots Organization is the Booker T. Washington President and board members, including Eula Gregory as the Treasurer pictured in the middle. Toys for Tots was started by the Director of Juvenile Services, Tommy Akers, and myself. 

The Good Ol' Days: Honors from the Green Country Press

Here, I'm being named the most popular elected official in Eastern Oklahoma, by the Green Country Press. Looking on is my wife Beverly. The former recipients were Governor George Nye, and U.S. House representative Carl Albert.

The Good Ol' Days: The Lions Club Donates

Presenting the very first check to furnish a room during the construction of the Eufaula Municipal Hospital is Robert Badcock, President of the Eufaula Lions Club. The presentation is being made to myself and the hospital’s first administrator, George Okie. All of the 33 bedrooms were furnished by contributions by individuals and organizations which helped get the hospital opened in 1976.