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January 28, 2014

Time to help Main Street is now

emann@pvdemocrat.com — The message is there and it is being stated loud and clear: Main Street Pauls Valley is committed to staying and it needs the community to make it happen.

Part of that commitment is maintaining accreditation at the state level, something that MSPV Board President Jesse Alvarado recently noted begins with finding the next director.

After meetings to explore options for its future with state Main Street representatives, the search officially began this past week in order to move forward with a regular and stronger presence.

“Hopefully the qualified individual we hire for this position is going to come in and actually take advantage of the position they are inheriting,” said Alvarado.

“Anyone who’s even a little bit involved in the community and is up to speed with what’s going on knows that we don’t have a program director and also knows that in order to have a Main Street program we’ve got to have a full time director. We’re accepting resumes.”

While Alvarado noted that the search would be open as long as it took the Main Street board to find the right person, he would like to see someone hired in the coming weeks and already started by the end of February.

The goal is to find not just someone who can bring strength to some of the popular events of the past, but make sure the area can see through all the benefits of having the program from being eligible for federally funded community improvement projects to increased property values and tax base.

“There’s a lot of programs Pauls Valley can benefit from,” said Alvarado. “We’re starting with a clean slate, we’ve got a blank canvas here... we can basically design the future of what we want our community to be like, but it’s important to realize that in order to get there it’s going to take a real community effort.”

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    Lisa D. Brinkley of Springdale, Arkansas was born to Clarence (C. L.) and Bertha (Wright) Pelfrey on November 3, 1947 in Yuba City, California and passed from this life on July 15, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 66 years.

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  • Roger Glen Clayton

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  • Reba Joyce Dawson

    Reba Joyce Dawson of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Ben and Gertie Mae (Gates) Crawford Jr. on July 28, 1934 in Carthage, Texas and passed from this life on July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 79 years.

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  • Lawatha Dean Gilley

    Lawatha Dean Gilley, of Pauls Valley, passed away July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 80 years.

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