The Jack County Herald (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, December 14, 2012 Page: 2 of 10

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Obituaries
Betty Ann Circles Calhoun
Betty Ann Circles Calhoun, 63, be-
loved mother, sister and friend, died
Saturday, Dec. 8,2012.
Betty was bom Nov. 21, 1949, in
Mt. Pleasant, daughter of the late
Leddie Ruth Circles and the late Al-
Survivors include daughter,
Calhoun, of Mineral
;ister,
oved friend and companion, Roy
fer Lynn Calhoun, of Mineral Wells;
, Wanda Circles of Bryan; I
nephews and
Bett
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BETTY CALHOUN
:y was preceded in death by her father, Albert Circles;
her mother, Leddie Ruth Wolfe Circles; her sister, Mary Whit-
mbur
A pri\
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Calhoun family sug-
gests contributions in Betty's memory to American Cancer
iurg;;
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her, Leddie Ruth Wolte Circles; her sister, Mary Whit-
; and her brother, Donald Circles,
ite service will be held at a later <
of usual remembrances, the C
gests contributions in Betty's memory t
Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Alton J. Gary
Dec. 11, 2012. He was 71 ]
Alton J. Gary was bom June 19,
1941, to J.C. and Effie Mae (Hart)
Gary in Jacksboro. He passed away
ro Tue
1 years old.
Alton married Colleen Rebecca
Wilton Sept. 26,1963, in Jacksboro.
He was a Pack Hand in the oil and
gas industry for Jack County Pack-
ers. He was a loving husband, fa-
dfather. He was a
ier, and grand
end
ALTON GARY
any, a man that will be dearly missed,
preceded in death by his father and his brother
Gary
long the many v
his wife Colleen Gar
of Jacksboro; his mother Effie Mae
y ini
Effie
i to ma
He is
Charles
Among the many who will cherish his memory include
ary of Jacksboro; 1
Gary of Jacksboro; his daughter Debra Jump of Caddo Mills;
daughter Sherri Bradford of Jacksboro and son John Gary of
Jacksboro; his brother Wesley Gary, sisters Dorothy Milton
and Linda Denton; five grandchildren; seven great-grand-
children; and many other extended family members and
friends.
Services are at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Christian
Missions Church with burial to follow at Wesley Chapel Cem-
etery with Coker Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Please visit www.cokerfuneral.com for online tributes.
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Council discusses
permits, decorations
By SANDI ARGO
newsdesk@
jacksboronewspapers. com
To start the Jacksboro City
council meeting Tuesday,
Debra Salazar, wife of lo-
cal contractor Juan Salazar,
brought to the council her
concerns over other contrac-
tors that appear to be working
in the city without permits.
She also questioned that she
had requested contract infor-
mation from the City that she
had not received.
According to City Man-
ager Mike Smith, “What you
(Salazar) were given was the
contract. There is nothing
else.”
Smith also advised that the
city had started printing per-
mits on yellow paper, and
that contractors are required
to post them before they start
the work.
He suggested to Salazar that
if they suspected there to be a
contractor working without a
permit, to call the city.
Juan Salazar spoke later,
saying that he would bring his
recommendations to Smith as
to how the city can fix the is-
sues with permits.
Next came discussion about
the city’s Christmas decora-
tions. It has been noted by
several in attendance at the
meeting that the decoration
that were put out were in
need of repair or replacing.
Attending the meeting were
the “Pink Ladies,” some-
times called “Sisters with a
Mission,”who had been invit-
ed to the meeting to witness
the council announce a proc-
lamation to declare March 23
and 24 “a weekend dedicated
to clean up Jacksboro in hon-
or of the Pink Ladies.”
The “Pink Lady” weekend
will give residents the oppor-
tunity to haul away unwanted
brush and other items to be
placed in dumpsters that will
be available for them to use.
Watch the Gazette and the
Herald for future information
on this event.
Pink Lady Vicki Tillei
pres i
in the decorations that had
lery (
essed her disappointment
been used.
She suggested to the council
re-work the decorations be-
ggeste<
that they allow the ladies to
hey «
trk tl
fore Christmas in 2013.
In a brief statement, Coun-
cilwoman Keri Lane ex-
pressed her concerns for the
decoration issue as well. “If
we (the council) went out and
spent money for decorations,
then we would face the po-
tential of upsetting the resi-
dents because we didn’t use
that money somewhere else.
“If people would like to see
the city buy new decorations,
please have them call the
city and put in their opinion.
Obviously, if enough people
state that they want us to do
so, then we can have more
flexibility on the issue,” Lane
said. The issue was left open.
After approving the closure
of East Archer Street and the
100 block of Church Street
for the vendor booths, Christ-
mas parade and Reindeer
games events, the meeting
was adjourned.
Bryson hosts Marksmen
The First Baptist Church of
Bryson will be hosting The
Marksmen Quartet at 7 p.m.,
Dec. 19.
Over a period of thirty years,
The Marksmen have become
one of the top Bluegrass Gos-
pel Groups in the nation. For
many years, they have been a
dynamic force on the south-
ern gospel circuit.
Several years back, The
Marksmen began to tread
new ground on the bluegrass
circuit as well, but always
with their familiar brand of
music, with a gospel mes-
sage.
In :
1991, The Marksmen
Video of the Year for
their production of “Grandpa
Was a Farmer,” at the Inde-
pendent Country Awards.
Then in 1992, they received
a Telly Award with their vid-
eo of “Wagon Tracks.”
In 1993, ‘94, and ‘95 at the
National Bluegrass Awards
The Marksmen won SPB-
GMA’s award for the best
Bluegrass/Gospel Group of
the year.
Recently The Marksmen
had a #1 song “Love Letters
In The Sand” in the Chris-
tian Voice Country Gospel
Charts, written by Willard
Thomas and Mark Wheeler.
Over the last few years, The
Marksmen have had several
top 20 country gospel songs.
The Marksmen have also
been inducted into the Lone
Star State (Texas) Gospel
Music Hall of Fame.
The Marksmen look at these
awards as token of appre-
ciation from those who love
their music. Their greatest
achievements have been to
glorify Jesus Christ in song
and the honor of taking the
Gospel message to the world.
The Marksmen consist of
Earle Wheeler, Mark Wheel-
er, Darrin Chambers, Davey
Waller and Mark Autry.
Ephesians 5:19 KJV Speak-
ing to yourselves in psalms
and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the
Lord;
Information in this news
release is courtesy of The
Marksmen official website.
Letter to the Editor
I am Travis McCormick,
Chief of Staff to Rep-Elect
Drew Springer. I just wanted
to introduce myself and let
you know about a town-hall
forum we will be hosting
at the Main Street Bistro in
Jacksboro at 7 a.m., Dec 19.
We hope you will be able to
join us and we’d appreciate
it if you would invite anyone
you think might be interested
in attending.
I look forward to meeting
you in the future. Thanks so
much for your time.
Travis McCormick
(956) 244- 3557
Travis 15mcc@gmail com
UNITED WE STAND
Following is a list of servicemen and women from Jack County who are serving in the war against terrorism.
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