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Chamber Names Outstanding Members for 2013

By Larry Smith, The WAVE, 92.7 FM

Adair County School Superintendent Alan W. Reed was named Educator of the Year at tonight's Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, held tonight at the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY. He was introduced by Mike Harris of the law firm of Harris & Harris Law firm. Other winners this year are:
  • Employee of the Year: Stanley Rich, Jeffries Hardware. He was introduced by Leon Lewis.

  • Outstanding Agriculturalist: Charles Barnes, introduced by Nick Roy, Adair County Extension Agent.

  • Outstanding volunteer: Jennifer Smith, who was introduced by Dr. Ron Rogers.

  • Outstanding business person of the year: Eddie Franklin, introduced by Roger Meadows.

  • Outstanding business: Holmes Bend Marina, accepted by David Louis Butler, the owner. Pam Hancock of McDonald's of Columbia introduced Mr. Butler.

  • Outstanding business woman: Barbara Bryant Hancock, CPA, who was introduced by Sue Stivers.
The keynote speaker was Jamie Comer, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. The crowd packed the hall; 250 plus were present.

The food was fantastic: Roast Beef and Baked Chicken. The roasted red potatoes, corn pudding, green beans, rolls and beautiful salads and desserts.

Special Music by the Massie Sisters, who were outstanding.

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Supt. Alan Reed named Educator of the Year Award

2013-04-16 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Larry Smith, The WAVE, FM 92.7 radio. Chamber President Roger Meadows, second from left, presented Adair County School Superintendent Alan W. Reed with the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award. At far left is Adair County Board of Education Member Mike Harris (Div 5); at far right, Rep. John Bam Carney, who presented Mr. Reed with a certificate of recognition. The presentations were made tonight, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Larry Smith, the WAVE, 92.7 FM.
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