36 YEARS SERVICE—
Rockdale’s city council and school board said farewell to three long-time public ser vants in recent meetings. Above, Mayor Larry Jones presents an appreciation plaque to Gerri Offield who served 12 years as an east-side council member. Below, outgoing school board members Barbara Grayson (R) and Lisa Gerthe received plaques at a recent school board meeting. Grayson served 15 years on the school board and Gerthe served nine. The three served a combined 12 terms representing 36 years. See editorial, page 5A.