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Claudia Cook was honored as the Wyoming County Service Personnel of the Year by county schools officials Monday. She is now retired, but worked as a cook and as a secretary at several schools during her career. In 2006, she became a cafeteria manager, or cook III. The West Virginia Department of Education tapped Cook to train school cooks in other counties, according to Wilda Powell, who retired as the county schools’ food services director. “She made my job a lot easier,” Powell emphasized. Cook was also presented a cash award by Professional Business Products, owned by Ken McBride. Pictured with Cook are, from left, county Schools Superintendent Frank Blackwell with county Board of Education members Mike Prichard, Tommy Knotts, Mike Davis, Robbie Bailey and Arnold Harless.
- Service Personnel of the Year
Crusade targets political signage
Brad Toler, a member of the Baileysville Sportsman Club, has waged a crusade against illegally posted campaign signs for three decades.
- Annual recognition
Free garden plots available for disabled individuals
Free garden spaces are being made available to physically-challenged individuals at the Mullens Opportunity Center, in conjunction with the Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL), on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Married teachers win top awards
Bobby Collins, of Rockhouse, is McDowell County’s Teacher of the Year.
His wife, Lisa, is Wyoming County’s Teacher of the Year and she was featured in the March 31 edition of this newspaper.