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Ben Loyall
Mayor Jim Phelps shaking hands with former mayor Kenny DeVore after presenting him with a plaque from the city and a gavel made from Boundary Oak Wood.
Council honors DeVore

The January 14, 2018 City Council meeting started on an emotional note when Mayor Jim Phelps recognized former Mayor Kenny DeVore.

Mayor Phelps started his recognition by telling the story of when his father took the Boundary Oak tree in the late 1940’s and began to make gavels for the Presidents of the United States. Mayor Phelps stated that he and his brother still had some of the wood and that they continued this tradition of making gavels for dignitaries. Mayor Phelps then ended his story by presenting DeVore with a gavel that he had made for him out of the wood.