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LaRue County Literacy Council honors volunteers

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By Ron Benningfield

The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council honored several local volunteers for their community service in a ceremony May 7 at the county cooperative extension service office in Hodgenville.

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Pam Bowling received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Bowling, an active booster club member, volunteers often. She has assisted with College Application Day at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School’s Reality Store.   

“Pam serves on the LCMS/LCHS Youth Service Council, has volunteered at LCMS Grandparents Day and has assisted with many community needs,” said Vicki Devers, LaRue County School’s community education director. “Pam, who was instrumental in securing grant funding for elementary, middle and high school levels, demonstrates a true servant’s heart.”

Diana Leathers, health educator for the LaRue County Health Department, received the 2013 Community Education Service Award.

Leathers writes weekly health-related columns for The LaRue County Herald News while collaborating with numerous community agencies on health-related projects.  She recently sponsored dental health presentations in the elementary schools and “Kick Butts” tobacco education at the middle school.   

“She visits LCMS and LCHS regularly to share health-related information and is very well received by students,” said Devers. “We truly appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication in educating our community.”

Marshall Metcalf and Alisha Durbin were recognized for serving as student representatives on the L.A.C.E. Council the past two years. Both are seniors at LCHS.

Metcalf, who has assisted with numerous projects and community activities, also received the Youth Volunteer Service Award for accumulating the most volunteer service hours, over 50, through the LCHS Community Volunteer Service Club.   

“All of these individuals received a plaque of recognition for being a positive role model, showing tireless effort and hard work, demonstrating a commitment to service and helping make our community a better place to live,” said Devers.