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Ladies & Gentlemen,
As you all know we recently lost a firefighter in an auto accident, Ariana Spriggs. She left behind a very young family; 3 young boys ages 5, 3 and 4 months as well as her fiancé Kelley Riebold also on our department.
On Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Coliseum Annex we are conducting a benefit auction to assist this family with burial and personal expenses. While you have already been of great help to us with the funeral and gathering items for this auction we would like to call on you again and ask for your support in getting the word out in your communities if we haven't reached them already. Facebook it, tweet it or just good ole fashion word of mouth. I have attached our most recent flyer as well as the link for the auction site to see the items that we have collected so far. Check this site regularly as it is updated as we collect things for this benefit.
The auction bill can also be seen HERE.
Cox's Store VFD
“I’ll tell you one thing, I’ve enjoyed the ride,” said Delbert Parks, who will retire from running the concession stand in the lobby of the Comanche County Courthouse at the end of the month.
Parks, 79, has been blind since he was 18 months old due to complications from polio. He has managed the stand for about 53 years. The courthouse regulars and occasional visitors see Parks to buy a soda, a snack, or perhaps a newspaper.
His concession stand is the last of its kind in the state, Parks said. And when he leaves, no one is waiting to take it over, like would have happened years ago. At other locations where similar stands have closed, vending machines have replaced them.
The concession stand is owned by the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, which used to train visually-impaired young people to run small businesses like Parks’ stand. Similar kiosks used to be found all over the state at courthouses, post offices, train stations and other locations.
Parks said he is retiring for several reasons.
“For one thing, I feel like it’s time,” he said.
Parks said it also is getting harder every year to buy his stock. Most wholesale companies only want large orders, not orders from small businesses like his. He said Comanche Nation Wholesale and Sam’s Club have been his primary sources of stock for a few years.
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