|Barker issues challenge: Help this community |
|Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:09 pm |
| By DONNA RYDER |
Local attorney and former state Rep. Judy Barker issued a challenge to the Adult Leadership Obion County class — “help this community.”
Mrs. Barker was the keynote speaker for the 2012-13 class graduation banquet held at the Hampton Centré Tuesday night. She told class members they made a commitment to help the community when they signed up for the class.
“Through leadership you will work hard to open doors,” she said, telling them to “Take the plunge. Find your passion and make it happen.”
She encouraged the class to work with non-profit and faith-based organizations.
“You have been identified as the next leaders of this community and you have done so willingly. You have been given special gifts and talents by your God and you need to utilize them for mankind,” Mrs. Barker said.
Members of the class and the individual or business sponsoring them include Rob Adcock and Donnie Walton, by Polk Glover; Charlene Burpo, by Sullivan Dentistry; Wende Clouse, by Commercial Bank; John Cooper, by Kiwanis Club; Terry Crittendon, by Tires R Us Plus LLC; Lisa Davis, by Reelfoot Bank; Greg Dozier, by Leaders Credit Union; Wanda Fuzzell, by Northwest Tennessee Development District; Ben Hopkins, by Sign Depot; Wes Kennedy, by Union City Schools; Ronda Richie, by Union City Coca-Cola; Jon Roberts, by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City; Lesa Scillion, by Obion County Schools; Justin Stokes, by First State Bank; Christy Stubblefield, by Cane Creek Rehab Hospital; and Jenny Virgin, by Obion County Public Library.
Walton, who was selected as the chairman for the class project, said the group decided to work with the Obion County Fair to improve the main entrance. He said they had many great ideas, but were limited on what could be done by time and money. He said the class decided to paint a map of the county at the main entrance which designates cities within the county. They also stained the wooden fencing in that area, he said.
It is the goal of Leadership Obion County to operate a program that involves a cross-section of the community. Its director is Phyllis Rauchle.
Applications for the 2013-14 Leadership Obion County program are available at Main Street-Union City, located at 212 South First St. in downtown Union City. Tuition is $450 per participant.
For more information, call Mrs. Rauchle at 885-8330.
Published in The Messenger 5.15.13