When I write about or talk about Choctaw I have a habit of saying my city. Like I love my City, I have high hopes for my city, you know things like that.
Well I will explain why I use the phrase my city. I feel a deep connection with Choctaw not only because I grew up here, not only because I have spent the majority of my life here, but also because my family has been in Choctaw since almost the very beginning.
My great-great grandfather Warren Jeffers. Warren Jeffers was one of the first postmen in Choctaw, quite honestly probably the first. In 1903 he helped lay out the original mail route for Choctaw.
My family has been in Choctaw from the beginning, helping to shape and mold what it has become. That is why I say my city, that is why I am invested in the future of my city, make no mistake I know that to survive and thrive change must occur but we cannot and should not forget the past.
I too want to serve the city that my forefathers did.