2008 Photo Contest Winners

  • 2008 Sweepstakes winners

    Daily Sweepstakes Winner


    Robert S. Bryan, Clinton Daily News
    Helping cover the escape of the Highland Veterinary Clinic hostages at Arapaho is Clinton Police Officer Jason Reyes as clinic worker Terra McCathern of Clinton scales the property's fence and customer David Rose helps push animals through the fence.

    Weekly Sweepstakes Winner


    Tony Downing, McIntosh County Democrat

    A young mutton buster gets the roles reversed on him and the sheep decides to take advantage.

  • December 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner

    Randy Mitchell, Ada Evening News
    Law enforcement officials investigate an accident scene where longtime Sulphur High School Assistant Football Coach Jeff Nye was killed in a train crash Dec. 29, 2008. According to officials, Nye did not see the train coming and pulled into the path of the train.

    Weekly Winner

    Gloria Trotter, The Countywide & Sun
    Deasia Posey, 5, flirts with Santa at the Tecumseh Public Library during the Old-Fashioned Christmas Gala.

  • November 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner

    Percy Jackson II, Muskogee Phoenix
    SIMPLY AUTUMN – Chloe Hall of Catoosa plays in leaves scattered throughout the yard.

    Weekly Winner

    Greg Mayberry, The Countywide & Sun
    Shawnee High School senior Jordan McClain is comforted by friends after the Wolves were eliminated from the state football tournament.

  • October 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner

    Percy Jackson II, Muskogee Phoenix
    Hilldale's Tanner Mullens is called for a personal foul after grabbing the facemask of Broken Bow's Mitchell Manning during the first quarter.

    Weekly Winner

    Kim Eason, The Cleveland American
    Are spiders as sinister as Halloween legends suggest? Photographer Kim Eason captured this eight-legged "monster" on her rural Cleveland back porch.

  • September 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner


    Kevin Harvison, McAlester News-Capital
    Michael Johnson of Wilburton performs a trick at the McAlester Skate Park. Johnson is one of many out-of-town skaters that take advantage of the park.

    Weekly Winner


    Joe McClour, Atoka County Times
    Harmony Firefighter Randy Hyatt hands a Tushka seventh grader to Brian Ridgway, emergency medical technician, following a collision involving a Tushka school bus. Also pictured are paramedics.
  • August 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner


    Kevin Harvison, McAlester News-Capital
    Brooklyn Wingo of McAlester blocks the water from her face while playing at the Chadick Park splash pad. An excessive heat wave was in effect for McAlester.

    Weekly Winner


    Tony Downing, McIntosh County Democrat
    A young mutton buster gets the roles reversed on him and the sheep decides to take advantage.
  • July 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner


    Jason Smith, Shawnee News-Star
    Roper Joe, smiling for the camera, sits in his shaded perch on Perry resident Bill Chrz's all terrain vehicle. Chrz and his wife help out at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center camping area each year during the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee. They rescued the dachshund, now 4 years old, at the rodeo when he was a puppy.

    Weekly Winner


    Kim Eason, The Cleveland American
    Jack Clinkscale, right, and Craig Horine competed in the finals of the senior team roping competition at he 62nd annual International Round-Up Club's Cavalcade Rodeo held at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska.
  • June 2008 Photo Winners

    Daily Winner


    Robert S. Bryan, Clinton Daily News
    Helping cover the escape of the Highland Veterinary Clinic hostages at Arapaho is Clinton Police Officer Jason Reyes as clinic worker Terra McCathern of Clinton scales the property's fence and customer David Rose helps push animals through the fence.

    Weekly Winner


    Joe McClour, Atoka County Times
    An Atoka woman was killed in a wreck on Hwy 69/75 in front of Atoka Feed & Seed on June 20. Atoka Police, Atoka Fire, Atoka Sheriff's Department, Tushka Police, Oklahoma Hghway Patrol and Atoka County EMS were all at hte scene of the collision. Atoka Police Sgt. Darrin Duckworth investigated the accident.

  • May 2008

    Daily Winner


    Jim Richardson, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
    Justin McBroom of Wynnewood hangs on for dear life while junior bullfighter K. J. Dobbins stays close behind during the Muttin' Bustin' event at the Pauls Valley rodeo.

    Weekly Winner


    Jason McPherson, The Marlow Review
    The sun sets on the class of 2008.

  • April 2008

    Daily Winner


    Kevin Harvison, McAlester News-Capital
    McAlester Police Officer Jason Crittendon surveys the damage while holding a piece of the busted window. Damage was done when a Ford pickup truck driven by Hugh Crownover, of Stuart, crashed through the plate glass windows of Blockbuster Video. Officials said no one was injured and preliminary investigations point toward brake failure.

    Weekly Winner


    Brad Trost, Owasso Reporter
    The helmet and motorcycle of Phillip Catlett lay in the street after he collided with a propane truck at Memorial and 106th Street North. Catlett was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • March 2008

    Daily Winner


    Drew Harmon, The Edmond Sun
    Allyson Bold takes a bucket off her head after getting doused with ketchup during the Crud War on March 1. About 50 Edmond Memorial High School students paid $5 each to throw water balloons, flour, shaving cream, pasta, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, pork and beans, maple syrup, nacho cheese, pickles, eggs and canned dog food at each other in the annual event that benefits Swine Week, the school’s fundraiser..

    Weekly Winner


    Faith Wylie, Oologah Lake Leader
    Northwest Rogers County firefighters hose down a propane tank to keep it from exploding as flames roar from a barn. Firefighters battled the barn fire for five and a half hours. The fire destroyed 42 round bales of hay, 100 ricks of wood and a tractor and implements.

  • February 2008

    Daily Winner


    Robert S. Bryan, Clinton Daily News
    The huge blaze seen here was part of a controlled burn that the Bureau of Indian Affairs conducted north and east of the Clinton Regional Airport. The burn covered approximately 640 acres.

    Weekly Winner


    Carol Jenkins, Meeker News
    The Sallateeska Baptist Church, a small Native American Church on Garrett’s Lake Road near Meeker, was completely
    destroyed after a grass fire fueled by strong winds consumed the small church building.

  • January 2008

    Daily Winner


    Jerry Laizure, The Norman Transcript
    Violinist Kyle Dillingham provides sound effects as first grader Jacob Willis takes a curve at high speed in his imaginary Corvette.

    Weekly Winner


    Louise Red Corn, The Bigheart Times
    Hunter Perrigo looks like his head is about to detach as his opponent at the Pawhuska Open wrestling tournament squeezes him around the neck..

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