Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

November 1, 2013

MSPV ready to move program forward

emann@pvdemocrat.com — Pulling together resources and the efforts of volunteers for the recent Living Dead Center Festival was proof enough that Main Street Pauls Valley is interested in a future in the community.

However, the work has only begun for the current leadership like MSPV Board President Jesse Alvarado and Vice President Shirl Montgomery, who not only must find a new director, but determine the organization’s path.

Despite losing the leadership of former director Samantha Robb through resignation they feel comfortable they will be able to move forward, even if it means scaling back and revisiting what they are able to do for the short term.

“Right now its unstable ground, we don’t have a full time program director, we don’t know when we’re going to get a program director and in order for us to maintain our Main Street credibility with the state, we have to have a full-time director,” said Alvarado.

“The program will survive… it may kind of lay dormant for a little bit in order to get some fundraising so that we can hire a new individual, but the board’s going to be here and we’re going to be active.”

It was only recently Alvarado and Montgomery found themselves at the helm in the past couple of months as different board members left and they went from volunteer to more involved.

He isn’t overly worried about that as they have both been able to use their desire to make an impact to take charge and utilize everyone that is available.

“We were both pretty much inducted if you will at the same time and now we’re both running the ship,” said Alvarado.

“I bounce ideas off of her, she bounces ideas off of me and we kind of go back and take it to the board and at this point we’re just trying to solidify the organization and get everyone on the same page.”

Alvarado pointed out how he felt this would be the perfect opportunity for someone to just jump in as a volunteer and put their talents to use and to put their name out there with the organization and help them move forward.

He believes they need to support this since it is only through their time and talent that any of it can happen.

“As far as the passion for the committee and doing things for the community it’s there and that will never die out,” said Alvarado. “Where we go from that and how we harness that energy and that fire is kind of what we’re looking at right now.”

The hope is that with the help of their volunteers and the rest of the board members to improve some of the events that have helped make Pauls Valley a tourism destination and do more to involve the businesses that make up the backbone of the local economy.

Alvarado pointed out how they would also like to do more to combine efforts in community causes from the local organizations like the chamber of commerce.

“We’re not only dependent on public funding, but we want to promote the businesses that we’re here to serve as well,” said Montgomery.

“We’re looking forward to some new things coming up and we’ll be having a lot of planning sessions the first of the year, some good things for next year.”

To find out how one can be more involved in Main Street they can be called at 405-238-2555 or through an e-mail to mspv@sbcglobal.net

The organization is also available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Main-Street-Pauls-Valley/177195864752 on Facebook.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Search on for new 911 boss

    The search for a replacement is now on after it was announced the coordinator of Garvin County’s 911 center is stepping down.

    July 24, 2014

  • Stratford Peach Festival 2014 PeachFest draws big crowd

    Unseasonably comfortable weather, a day full of family fun and one of the best fruit crops in recent years. Mix that together and you have one of the best-attended Stratford Peach Festival’s on record.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Evening in the Valley’ set

    It might still be summer but some in Pauls Valley already have an eye on a new school year right around the corner.

    July 23, 2014

  • PV City meetings set for 6 tonight

    The Pauls Valley City Council, PV Hospital Authority and Municipal Authority have set their meetings at city hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • DHS Caregiver Awards Love of client pales next to awards

    On any given day one can find a good story about caregivers going the extra mile to meet the needs of acutely disabled individuals.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brain Tumor Fundraiser Life battle leads to higher calling

    A Pauls Valley woman’s battle with a brain tumor has led her to what could turn out to be a higher calling.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Na na na na na na na BAT KID Big birthday salute to Batman

    The Dark Knight, better known as the superhero Batman, will soon get a special salute in Pauls Valley for his birthday.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • PVGH ready to dive into community interaction

    The biggest developments at Pauls Valley General Hospital continue to be the big moves and purchases necessary to bring the facility up to date.

    July 18, 2014

  • Walnut Street and Joy Avenue Wreck Walnut Street and Joy Avenue Wreck

                

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Food pantry move a big step

    The idea of soon having a place of their own is still like a dream for a group of volunteers fueling the good works of a longtime Pauls Valley food pantry.

    July 17, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Stocks
Facebook