A delegation from Stonewall returned recently from Oklahoma City, where the town was honored with an award in recognition of its community development work during the past year as one of Oklahoma’s Century Communities.  The award was presented by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and the citation highlighted fund raising efforts for the volunteer fire department totaling $7,300; fund raising for restoration of the old bank nearing $40,000; winning a $13,000 state energy grant to install lighting along Main Street; competition for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $75,000 to establish a community park; persistence in pursuing a $300,000 federal appropriation for a medical clinic; the centennial celebration and chili cookoff in January 2005; and the annual Independence Day parade and events. The delegation consisted of Mayor Darryl Prince, councilman Lewis Abbott, councilman Montie “Paul” Rogers, Bright Star Masonic Lodge 113 Worshipful Master Tony Sexton, and Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture president Dennis Heath.