Posts Tagged ‘joe johnson eufaula oklahoma’

The Good Ol’ Days: College Days

I’m on the far right, wearing white. I was the President of the Young Democrats of Easter OK State College, at the time. In the light grey suit is former OK Attorney General, Larry Derryberry. On the far left is the Dean of the college, Robert Means. And, to my immediate left, is Jim Bradshaw, President of the Student Senate. 



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

Here, I am being named the most popular elected official in Eastern Oklahoma, by the Green Country Press. Looking on is his wife Beverly. The former recipients were Governor George Nye, and U.S. House representative Carl Albert, before him. I look back in gratitude for having been granted such a high honor. 


The Good Ol’ Days: Furnishing the Hospital

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 me 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.


The Good Ol’ Days: Judge Layden’s Retirement

This is me honoring the late Judge Robert Layden on his retirement from his many years on the bench. Mr. Layden was an outstanding civic leader and was recognized statewide for his legal services.


The Good Ol’ Days: The Preservation of the McIntosh County Courthouse


Former Judge Jean Mowry and myself honor the late Associate District Judge, Kirk Powell, for his assistance in maintaining the historical integrity of the McIntosh County Courthouse.

The Good Ol’ Days: Les Hall and the Gang


Here, the Main Street Director Les Hall is being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding work in the development and revitalization in the city’s Main Street program. Mr. Hall was the first main street director, and went on to be hired by the state as the State Director of the Oklahoma Main Street Organization. Looking on (left to right) is Vice Mayor Glenn Pitman and Main Street Board Directors Marty Rucker and Brian Spielgene.

The Good Ol’ Days: The Beginning of the Eufaula Municipal Hospital


In 1975, during the construction of the Eufaula Municipal Hospital, one of the first contributions was made by the friendly Lake Eufaula area supporters. Here, Betty Price is presenting a check to me. I was appointed the Hospital Board Chairman. Looking on is Debby Burns, Eufaula’s first EMS tech. The hospital was constructed, completed, and owned by the city. It stayed that way for over ten years. In 1985, it was sold to private enterprise. The hospital is still in operation on the hill. Every room has a view of the lake.