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Chamber seeks nominees for awards

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the March 24 banquet.

Deadline to submit an award is Feb. 24, according to Denice Doss, Chamber president.

The top four awards are:

• Outstanding citizen, honoring a long record of community service.

• Citizen-of-the-year, service to the community during 2010.

• Organization- of-the-year, activities over the past year.

• Business of the year.

Previous winners:

OUTSTANDING CITIZEN— Dr. John T. Richards, 1978; W. H. Cooke, 1979; Johnny Weed (John M. Weed Jr.), 1980; Henry Tyler, 1981.

Also, L. C. Mehaffey, 1982; John Shoemake, 1983; Judy York, 1984; Glenn Hodges, 1985; E. E. “Buck” Henry, 1986.

Also, Jack Drake, 1987; Emory C. Camp, 1988; Clyde Jones, 1989; W. P. Hogan, 1990; Bill Cooke, 1991; Travis Grindle, 1992.

Also, Ruby Holliman, 1993; Bob Thompson, 1994; W. T. Pearson Jr., 1995; Walter Pond, 1996; Hal Reagan, 1997.

Also, Sonny Lillard, 1998; Helen Perry, 1999; John Robertson, 2000; Charlie McGregor, 2001; Gunar Gerthe, 2002; Jim Currey, 2003; Gaye Bland, 2004; Marilyn Hicks, 2005.

Also, Bill Eckert (award presented posthumously), 2006; Russell Fischer, 2007; Joy Graham, 2008; Collier Perry, 2009; Joan Ratliff, 2010.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Richard Thrasher, 1979; Harold Luckey, 1980; Tom Brown, 1981; Ronnie Wiley, 1982; Harold Love, 1983; Louis Rinn, 1984.

Also, Jim Hughes, 1985; Mark Brady, 1986; Carl Hudson, 1987; Tommy Doss, 1988; Gaye Bland, 1989; Betty Richards and Glenn Hodges, 1990.

Also, Margarette Gillette, 1991; Mike Foster, 1992; Bill Avrett, 1993; Denice Doss, 1994; Darral Walker, 1995; Gordon Todd, 1996; Juanita Ford, 1997.

Also, Jo Bird, 1998; Joan Ratliff, 1999; no award in 2000; Dr. Lucile Estell, 2001; Dr. John M. and Jeanie Weed, 2002.

Also, Mike Korenek, 2003; Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, 2004; Lin Perry, 2005; Ann King, 2006.

Also, Jackie Pistner, 2007; Homer Mowdy, 2008; Becky Booker Marek, 2009; Cody Caldwell, 2010.

ORGANIZATIONS—Knights of Columbus Council 7014 and Rockdale EMS, 1980; EMS and Rockdale Community Players, 1981.

Also, Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) and Rockdale Fair Association, 1982; Rockdale Fair Association, 1983.

Also, Rockdale Christian Services, 1984; RVFD, 1985; EMS, 1986; RVFD, 1987; Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 1988.

Also, Beta Sigma Phi, 1989; “Ladies of the Evening,” (Richards Memorial Hospital 3 to 11 p.m. nursing shift), 1990; Rockdale 4-H Club, 1991.

Also, VFW Post 6525 Auxiliary, 1992; Alcoa, 1993; Rockdale Rotary Club, 1994; EMS, 1995; Chamber of Commerce Alliance, 1996.

Also, New Salem FCE Club, 1997; Rockdale Development Board, 1998; VFW Post 6525, 1999; Cub Scout Pack 789, 2000; RVFD, 2001; Rockdale Historical Society, 2002.

Also, Greater Rockdale E-Access Team (GREAT), 2003; Alpha Tau Delta, 2004; Rockdale Christian Services, 2005;.

Also, Central Texas Work Force Center, 2006; Kay Theatre Foundation, 2007; Rockdale Rotary Club, 2008; Rockdale Downtown Association, 2009; VFW Post 6525, 2010.

BUSINESSES—Poor Boy Barbecue, 2007; Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations, 2008; Bland Construction, 2009; Rockdale Signs & Photography, 2010.


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