Submitted by Jean Simers

John Bugby was named Calhoun County's Teacher of the Year for 2007-2008 at the annual employee recognition on June 7th at Calhoun Middle-High School. Mr. Bugby is the music teacher at Arnoldsburg and Pleasant Hill Schools, beginning his teaching career in Calhoun County in 1989. John is married to the former Sandra Simers and they have one son, David.

Nancy Weekley was named Calhoun County's service employee of the year. Nancy began working at Calhoun-Gilmer Career on July 1, 1979. Nancy and her husband, Dwane have two daughters Trudi Anderson and Terri Malona. They also have a grand daughter, Emily Anderson.

(Photos posted earlier on Herald)

Nominees for teacher of the year (L-R) Anita Parsons, Calhoun High School; Judy Kerns, Calhoun Middle School; John Bugby, Arnoldsburg; Gina Freed, Pleasant Hill; and Patty Cain, Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

Nominees for service employee of the year (L-R) Lester Channell,
Pleasant Hill; Connie Badgett, Arnoldsburg; Bernard Miller,
Calhoun Middle-High School; Nancy Weekley, Calhoun-Gilmer
\Career Center; and Mitch Morgan, Transportation Department

Perfect Attendance Employees - Tim Abel, Pat Bell,
Marshall Bever, Bob Bonar, JoAnn Heiney, Ada Overbaugh,
James Overbaugh, Joe Taylor and Ken Townsend

Superintendent's Advisory Council - Randy Ball, Patty
Cain, Deb Goff, Patty Haught, Shelly Mace, Sharon Pitts,
Judy Prusack, Debbie Richards and Barbara Tingler

Retirees (L-R) Mike Stump, Larry Stinn, Judy Kerns, Greg
Cartwright, Ron Blankenship, Bernard Miller, and Lloyd Hall

Mr. Blankenship was surprised with a special retirement event. Former colleagues were invited to attend and help celebrate his 38 years of service.

Service pins awarded to employees included - 5 years Dennis McCumbers, 10 years Karen Blankenship, Kristie Ritchie and Connie Summers; 15 years Paula Boggs, Roger Chenoweth, and Clyde Knotts; 20 years Kim Batten and Bill Queen; 25 years Linda Shock, Larry Stinn and Nancy Taylor; 30 years John Bennett, Jerry Fox, Jan Jarrell, and Ken Townsend; 35 years Dotti Nemitz and Kathy Wood; 40 years Judy Kerns

Paula Boggs (left) Dennis McCumbers (center) and Judy Kerns (right)

L-R Kathy Wood, Dotti Nemitz, Linda Shock, and Larry Stinn

L-R Jerry Fox, Jan Jerrell, Ken Townsend, and John Bennett

L-R Kim Batten, Billy Queen, Kristie Ritchie,
Karen Blankenship, and Connie Summers