This week’s Spotlight is on the Town of Mill Creek, home of the Bullfrogs! Scott Clark has been the mayor of Mill Creek for 18 ½ years and currently serves with town councilmembers Barbara Martin and Sherri Wood, water superintendent Toni Walker, and town clerk Elesia Kirk. Clark serves as a board member on three economic development boards including the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Southeast, and the Johnston County Industrial Authority. I can tell you first hand that Scott has been a working partner and volunteer, giving of his time, and willing to do whatever it takes to benefit his small town. He is actively seeking and recruiting retail businesses to the town in order to grow the economy and create jobs for Mill Creek citizens.

A recent development includes the construction of a new community center next to the current town hall on Main Street. Mill Creek was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA) for the project and began construction on July 11th.

Clark works closely with the Mill Creek School Superintendent, Lorinda Chancellor, and said, “She is doing a good job of keeping our school going and we appreciate her.” The athletic department is hosting a cornhole tournament on Friday, July 20th at the Mill Creek Softball Park – register by calling 580-371-8134 or 580-618-2494. Clark said, “I love my town and school and do my best to create opportunity for each.” If you have questions about the opportunities in Mill Creek, call 580-384-5757.

Read next week for a Member Spotlight on Blue River RV Park!

What a week, ladies and gents! I am back from vacation and ready to get back to the grind. I want to extend a final congratulation to my brother and new sister-in-law, Jacob and Lindsay Naugle, on their recent marriage. They had a wonderful ceremony and reception at the beautiful Wildflower venue, and Heartfelt Flowers did splendid on the bride’s bouquet and groomsmen’s tuxedos. I’m so glad they stayed local!

A few things coming up include a Canoe Craft Activity For Kids at the Museum of History and Chickasaw Bank Museum this Saturday, July 21st. Space is limited so call 580-371-3141 for more information and to register. We will be hosting a meet and greet for Tishomingo School Superintendent, Alicia O’Donnell, on Friday, July 27th from 11:00-1:00 here at the Information Center, refreshments will be provided. Our next Women’s Biz Connection will be Tuesday, July 31st from 12:00-1:00. We will be discussing Agri-Tourism and Christmas (just go with me on this)!

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw

-Jordyn Frazier

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