News Headlines - June 2

New Interim Director put in place after Wood resigns from museum

The Greater Southwest Historical Museum now has a new interim director after the resignation of the museum’s most recent stand-in for the position.

The Ardmoreite reported on Sunday that Nicki Wood, who was appointed after the resignation of Michael Anderson in March, resigned from her position as interim director on Friday.

Wood was the curator of the museum and took the interim position when Anderson resigned in the wake of some possible legal issues. The museum’s board is planning on ordering an audit to look into discrepancies that allegedly took place during Anderson’s stead as director. Also, information is being gathered to help assist the Ardmore police Department in an investigation i
nvolving the museum.

The board said applications for director are currently being accepted and that Wesley Hull will take over until the position is filled.

As for Wood’s position as curator, the board said they are not currently taking applications for that position, but would most likely be the first of business for a  new permanent director.

One arrested, another critically injured in Bryan County accident
One man was arrested and another was taken to the hospital on Saturday after a crash near Lake Texoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Joshua Stanley was doing donuts with a truck around a picnic table on corps land southwest of Mead. While sliding his vehicle around the table, he slid off of a ledge and rolled the pickup.

Stanley was ejected and taken to the Texoma Medical Center in critical condition. Investigators say alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Troopers also say that 29-year-old James Tom of Mead was standing near the accident and was arrested for public intoxication, preventing an EMS worker from rendering aid, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

Tom suffered a minor injury on his hand during his arrest.

Murray County escapee apprehended in Texas

A Murray County Man is back behind bars after escaping last week.

The Murray County Sheriff’s Office said 51-year-old Roger Goodall was caught over the weekend in Vernon, Texas by U.S. Marshalls and Texas Rangers.

Goodall is serving time for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and now faces an escape charge.

Jay Fox