Back to the present for some updates and news about Caddo!
Heritage Day is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for October 6 and plan to get here early! We'll start the day with the Buffalo Stampede 5K Run at 8am. There is also a 1-mile fun run so get out those walking shoes! The parade begins at 10 am. Then there will be lots of entertainment, free games for the children, an art show, a quilt show, and food! New this year is the Competition Chili Cookoff. Appearing on our stage in the afternoon will be Callie Maxwell, a sixteen-year-old yodeler from Dodd City, Texas. Callie is the reigning Teen Miss Texas and a fine yodeler.
Rozell Thomas will have a booth at Heritage Day. She is selling copies of her new book, Caddo Newspapers, Vol. 1. It contains excerpts from early Caddo newspapers from 1874 through 1900. The book contains 258 pages of Caddo news and is $25. You may also buy a copy from the Bryan County Genealogy Library & Archives, at P.O. Box 153, Calera, OK 74730. For more information call 580-434-5848.
There is a new business in Caddo. Phly PC opened at 205 Buffalo St. Owner Casey Smith builds and repairs computers. For more information check out his website, Phly PC.
The Caddo Superette, one of Caddo's oldest businesses, has moved to its new location across from the Shamrock Bank. Owners Tom and Debbie Jones are proud of the modern new building and hope you will visit soon. Beginning in October they will be serving Hunt Brothers Pizza, which will be cooked in the store. They will be accepting call-in orders and also selling pizza by the slice in the store.
The Dollar General Store has been very successful in Caddo. I love to stop by and pick up ice cream on my way home.
The new water department building is almost complete. It is located next to the Presbyterian Church.
Betty Parker is busy renovating the Cowboy Building formerly owned by the family of Cowboy Pink Williams. It will contain her accounting office and there are plans in the works for a new business as well.