Bill G. Shirel, 87

Born February 17, 1934

Died June 10, 2021

Russell Gilbert "Russ" Hayes, 92

Born June 22, 1928

Died June 9, 2021

Virginia Lee Tutt, 82

Born January 16, 1939

Died June 8, 2021

David Ronald Franklin, 75

Born September 4, 1945

Died June 8, 2021

Robert Lee Barker, 78

Born May 23, 1943

Died June 8, 2021


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Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7:49 AM

Indians, Outlaws, Marshals and the Hanging Judge, a feature documentary about the Wild West Indian and Oklahoma Territory, is set for a showing at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Roxy Theater. Using the actual written words of St Louis Republic newspaper reporter Ada Patterson the much lauded movie brings the gritty Old West to life as it tells the story of Judge Parker and his U.S.Marshal and their deputies as they try to bring law and order to one of the most lawless areas of the Old West.

Less than 200 U.S. deputy marshals and their possemen and the Indian Territory Tribes Lighthorsemen were tasked with fighting crime across 70,000 square miles that was home to more than 14,000 criminals.

The movie’s co-producer, Ed Eaves of Van Buren Arkansas will be in attendance to answer questions about the film and its production.

The movie will be shown at Muskogee’s Historic Roxy Theater on Saturday May 15 at 5:45pm as part of a slate of Western movies scheduled that day.

The movie showing is free and open to the public. Full concessions and an adult beverage bar will be available.