May 23, 2007 Edition

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WR School honors
faculty and staff

Walnut Ridge School held its employee appreciation banquet May 21 in Fireman's Hall. Among those recognized were retiring teachers and staff, teachers and employee of the year, and those who have been with the school for five, 10, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years.

Supt. Terry Belcher, along with elementary principal Belinda Biggers and high school principal Charles Lee, made several presentations.

Teachers/Employee of the Year

Named teachers or staff person of the year were: Shannon Wewers, elementary; LaDohnna Freeman, middle level; Lea Andra Foster, high school; and Heath Gipson, staff.


Belinda Biggers, elementary principal, was presented with a plaque and watch for her upcoming retirement.

Faculty and staff leaving the school with more than five years of service were presented with a plaque. They are: Wendell Hogan, seven years; LaDohnna Freeman, 14 years; and Richard Monroe, 13 years.

Also recognized were those leaving the school after less than five years of service. They were: Michael Wooldridge and Altie Nicholas.

Service pins

Five-year pins were awarded to: Cassandra Sabbatini, Lea Andra Foster, Stacy Rice, Kathy Runsick, Chasidy Colburn and Ruth Ann Lawson.

Ten-year pin recipients were: Ginger Bibb, Barbara McNeal and Troy Chappel.

Lana Jean received a 20-year pin.

Linda Pierce was given a 25-year pin.

Thirty-year pins were awarded to: Vicki Jones, Dianne Martin and Terry Belcher. Joyce Rose received a pin and watch in recognition of her 35 years with the school.

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