Billy Oliver, born on November 23, 1930, celebrated his 90th birthday last week. He spent 4 years in the Navy serving on a destroyer as part of the Tin Can Sailors. Mr. Oliver served in the Korean War and was part of the crew that bombarded the shores before the country was divided into North and South Korea. He was married to Nancy Andrew for 50 years until she passed away. He is a wonderful father and grandfather. He was one of the first of the community to be baptized in the new First Baptist Church building. Billy was diag nosed with COVID on November 20 and has been doing great. First Baptist Church organized a reverse parade in his honor on November 23 for his birthday. Pictured are Billy with his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kelly Oliver. Courtesy photo
Jackson Construction won the ChiliFest chili cookoff Saturday. More than 17 teams took part in the event.
Jacksboro Fire Department finished second in the chili cookoff portion of chilifest. Vendors, a classic car show, and others made for a fun evening Saturday.
Even as the sun went down the people continued to come out to the downtown square in Jacksboro for the Annual ChliFest and Outdoor Expo.
More than 30 vendors came out to show their display and what they had on sale during ChiliFest and Outdoor Expo Saturday.
The Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce hosted their 3rd Annual Chamber Chilifest & Classic Car Show Saturday, November 14th on the downtown square. This year’s event featured 17 chili teams, classic cars, over 30 vendors and music by local artist Matt Wayne.
Chambers of Commerce are local businesses that need a voice. With 200 members locally, the Jacksboro Chamber is a strong, diverse business community. That wants to be not just a dot on the map but a spot on the map.
Jacksboro High School students collected food for the Lions Club Pack the Pickup drive benefitting the Jacksboro Area Food Pantry. Four Stars Ford also helped out with the donation of the truck.
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