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Retired teachers to be recognized

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Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association President Dr. James H. Frank recently proclaimed Oct. 15-21 is Retired Teachers’ Week.
The seven-point proclamation states: “Because Kentucky’s retired teachers have devoted their careers to the education and training of thousands of Kentucky’s youth; have retrained and/or provided primary educational opportunities to hundreds of adults; have rendered valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities and institutions throughout their careers and continue to do so; have represented the profession, which is give the basic responsibility for launching the careers of state and national leaders and for laying the foundation for the welfare of all members of our society; have toiled carelessly to improve the quality of life in the state and nation; have represented a tremendous pool of experience and training which, and have remained dedicated to the betterment of society; and have represented a loyal, patriotic, citizenry which provided a dedicated and dependable support to the leaders in our communities, state and nation.
Recently Owen County Retired Teachers held its annual potluck dinner and September meeting at Fairway Golf Club at Wheatley.
The members voted Ronnie Dunavent as their Owen County Hall of Fame Educator for 2012.
OCRTA hosted several district and state officers.
To honor the new retirees and to celebrate retired teachers’ week together, OCRTA members will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, at the restaurant at General Butler State Park.