submitted by Barbara
Source: THE KINGFISHER TIMES, Thursday,
December 20, 1928.
"INDIAN NEWS" ADVERTISES CITY.
It used to be that Paul SYKES, aged Negro singer, was one
of Kingfisher's principal sources of advertising and
Paul isn't singing now, but Kingfisher is still getting
some unique advertising in many distant sections of the
The writings of Chief MOHIVOD WICKS, printed each week in
THE TIMES under the heading of "Indian News,"
are being reprinted in newspapers all over the nation,
from the small-town weeklies to the big town dailies.
Readers of THE TIMES in other states have frequently been
inspired to clip the Indian news from this paper and take
it to their local publishers, who reprint it. Other
papers recopy it, and the thing is spreading farther all
One of the most recent papers to print Kingfisher Indian
News is the Vandalia, Illinois, Union. Frank DAVIS,
brother of M. M. DAVIS of this city, was the contributor.
The principal interest in the Indian news lies in the
unusual names which appear therein. Several local people
have sent THE TIMES "back east" to relatives
who have no other interest in Kingfisher than that of
reading of the doings of "BIG KNEE,"
"LITTLE BEAVER," "Joe YELLOW EYES,"
"John TURTLE," "Mrs. DOG WOMAN," and
submitted by Barbara
Source: THE KINGFISHER FREE PRESS, Monday,
August 13, 1951.
Joseph FLETCHER of Geary accompanied Rev. WILLIS here
Thursday to conduct the funeral here for Mary TASSO.
Walter AMERICAN HORSE is proud of the new car he
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene WOOLWORD of Concho were among those
who attended the funeral in Kingfisher on Thursday.
Joe YELLOW EYES and family have moved back to their home
place west of Kingfisher.
Sioux LITTLE CALF returned to his home following a visit
Robert TASSO arrived last Friday for a few days furlough
and to attend his grandmother's funeral.
Franklin BUSHY returned from Watonga after a week's visit
Willie TURTLE and family returned home from Red Rock
after attending the pow-wow there.
Joan W. BUSHY returned home after visiting at Calumet and
James HIGH HAWK of Pine Ridge, S.D., is visiting at
Apache and Anadarko before returning to his home.
Elsie Mae BUSHY returned to Oklahoma City following a
visit with her mother west of Kingfisher.
Grover TURTLE went to Concho on a business trip last
Theodore TASSO of the armed forces is home on a few days
leave and to attend the funeral of his grandmother.
Nettie CROTZER returned to her home after attending the
funeral of her mother, Mary TASSO.
submitted by Barbara
Source: THE KINGFISHER TIMES, Thursday, December 22,
Lizzie TASSO and Daisy STARR motored to Concho hospital
to be at the bedside of Andrew TASSO, who was down with
Laura STRONG has returned home from Fort Supply, where
she accompanied Lizzie WHITT.
Clinton PAWPA and family have returned to Calumet after a
week's visit here.
Andrew TASSO passed away at Concho hospital after being
sick for some time.
Peter WHITE BEAR and family of near Watonga have decided
to spend their Christmas holidays at SORE HEAD's.
Victor BUSHY HEAD and family have moved their camp outfit
on COYOTE's place this week for Christmas, near Calumet.
Agnes YELLOW EYES is on the sick list but improving at
Grandpa PAWPA is out in the country visiting
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe YELLOW EYES.
Charley GOODSELL of near Watonga is spending a few days
at YELLOW EYES'.
Elliott TASSO hauled the Lone Scout basketball club to
Concho last Saturday, where they had a game with the
Concho second team.
The funeral of Andrew TASSO was held at the Baptist
Indian Mission, December 19.
Henry SKUNKNECK, Sr. and family of Calumet are visiting
here this week.
Mrs. SKUNKNECK reports that the Indians around Calumet
are well prepared for Christmas holidays.
Sioux TALL MEAT and his mother, Ghost Woman, are planning
to attend the Christmas celebration.
John TASSO accompanied the basketball team to Concho last
Harry STARR made a trip to Concho last week to visit his
uncle, Andrew TASSO, who was a patient there.
Forest TALL BEAR and family returned to their home at
Watonga last week from Calumet.
Chief SORE HEAD and his wife, KILLING WOMAN, are ready to
entertain their Christmas guests next week.
Orrin TURTLE and family attended the hand game one night
Sister SIX was doing her early Christmas shopping last
Kingfisher Lone Scout five defeated the Concho second
team on their home court. The game was most exciting from
start to finish and only one foul was made throughout the
game by Concho, although the little Indians made a bad
The first quarter was a real hot one. Only one field goal
was made by Concho. The next quarter they made another
and also made a foul on Walter WICKS, K.L.S. forward, who
made a free goal. At the end of the first half the score
stood 4 and 1 in Concho's favor. As the third quarter
started Raymond BUFFALO MEAT, Jr., went in in place of
Chas. BURGESS, K.L.S. guard. Albert TASSO, Lone Scout
center, made a first field goal from under the basket,
and another from the side was made by Walter WICKS. At
the final quarter Morgan WICKS, Lone Scout
captain and guard, made another from under the basket.
Concho made another goal and at the last two minutes of
play Morgan looped the last basket from center. This put
the Lone Scouts in the lead, 9 to 6. Both teams had a
good strong defense and were evenly matched. Morgan WICKS
was high-point man for the team. Next game for Lone
Scouts is with a Greenwood school team, next Saturday
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