The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 1, 2014

Frances Moss honored as Billings Citizen of the Year


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Frances Moss was named 2013 Billings Citizen of the Year at the annual Billings Chamber of Commerce awards dinner Feb. 22.

Moss was selected by an independent group of voters from the Perry area. Her resume was chosen for her work within the community as a longtime chamber committee member, past chamber officer, school secretary and church leader.

Moss came to Billings as a young woman and has lived in and served the community for more than 60 years.

Others nominated for the honor were Aimie Learned, Candy Oller and Barbara Pemberton.

Donna Nightengale, Citizen of the Year for 2012, read the nomination letters of all the nominees.

Oller, event chairwoman, recognized Rick Reaves for his years of service as the certified fireworks coordinator for the community July 4 events.

Reaves had a scheduling conflict and could not attend the event and would be presented with the special plaque at the July 4 celebration or the next annual awards dinner.

Oller also recognized the 2013 Volunteer Group of the Year, Willing Workers First Baptist Church Group, by presenting a certificate and flower arrangement to Bertha Hostetler, leader of the group.

Lewain Learned, chamber president, recognized former Citizen of the Year recipients in the audience by reading the list of past recipient names by year and having those present, stand when their year and name was announced.

Thirteen past award recipients were present.

Oller surprised Kay Evans, retired chamber events coordinator, with a framed certificate recognizing her for her years of service to the community. Evans led the annual membership drive and had been the chamber banquet chair since 1989.