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Library System honors 2012 Volunteers at Annual Reception

The Jackson-George Regional Library System recently celebrated local library volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Reception at the Pascagoula Public Library. Along with a reception, the volunteers from the eight branch libraries received a certificate recognizing their service to the library.

Volunteers donated over 10,080 hours of service to the library system for 2011 - 2012. Those hours represent the equivalent of more than five full-time employees. Those hours included some very large projects during the past year including the annual summer reading programs, several annual programs, and monthly Friends of the Library events.

Top volunteers were recognized in three categories - overall library services, geneaolgy services, and youth services. These awards were given to volunteers who made an outstanding contribution in total hours and service to the library system.

The newly named “Mary Ann Louviere” Teen Volunteer of the Year was Alex Shannon from the Gautier Public Library for 77 hours of service. The award was named after Ms. Louviere, now retired, who served as coordinator with the library system for more than 24 years.

The “Rita Krebs” Genealogy Volunteer of the Year was presented to Kathy Smith, a Pascagoula Public Library volunteer, with more than 100 hours of service, assisting with local history department projects during the past year.

Receiving the top “Flora S. Sholtes” Volunteer of the Year award went to Marietta Johnson, volunteering for two libraries - Ina Thompson Moss Point Library and Vancleave Public Library 451 hours of service.

Recepients for the library awards for 2012 were: Marietta Johnson - Flora S. Scholtes Volunteer of the Year, Kathy Smith - Rita Krebs Genealogy Volunteer of the Year, and Alex Shannon - Mary Ann Louviere Youth Services Volunteer of the Year award. See the slideshow of the event here...

Those honored for volunteer service during the past year were:

Jackson-George Regional Library Board - Board Chairman Bruce Grimes, Joanne Anderson, Marjorie Albrycht, David Ogborn, Orell Hedgepeth, Paula Hinton, Harry McDonald, Nancy Jo Maples and Board Attorney Stacie Zorn.

East Central Public Library - Adult: Barry Amacker, Tim Anderson, Janet Baria, Ben Barlow, Emily Barlow, Clayton Bounds, Brandon Bullock, Shawn Byers, Vicky Byars, Sandra Calvert, Corma Carter, Bertha Clary, Charles Clary, Diane Claughton, Mike Coburn, Betty Danner, Robert Danner, Lovonia Duer, Whittney Fairley, Jean Goff, Jerald Goff, Sylvia Goff, Mary Griffith, Camie Hall, Chelse Harris, Charniqua Haynes, Carolyn Hicks, Kellie Higginbothan, Vincil Hubbard, Leslie Johnson, Marietta Johnson, Alice Ann Jones, Pam Jones, April Killingsworth, Carolyn Kimble, Melissa Lambert, Abby Lofton, Melissa Lofton, Anita Matthews, Cathy Milazzo, Darrin Milazzo, Candie Mills, April Montgomery, Jean Morrison, Timmie Neal, David Ogborn, Marjorie Ogborn, Mae Pait, Karlotta Phelps, Stephanie Pierce, Xinia Poore, Patricia Ready, Miriam Robinson, Denise Smith, Kim Sutherland, Lavon Sward, Carol Vice, Dennis Vice, Rhonda Witley, Bill Winters, C.P. Winters, Bud Wrigley, Mary Wrigley, Betina Yon. youth: Brian Allen, Brittney Bohenour, Emily Byars, Sarah Eyre, Paxton Feathers, Zach Gentry, Connor Hicks, Katilyn Hicks, Andrew Hoggatt, Taylor Hudson, Mackenzie Johnson, Terrell McAdams, Dylan Pardon, Dana Poore, Justin Powell, Beth Reus, Allison Sanderson, Micheal Williams.

Kathleen McIlwain Public Library of Gautier - Adult: Ronald Adams, Rosa Adams, Opal Allman, Wanda Born, Leo Borosky, Margaret Borosky, Judy Bray, Kristie Bray, Sheila Coleman, Anette Colledge, Lee Colledge, Vivian Dailey, Mary Jean Deakle, Camilla edmonds, Herb Edmonds, Danny Engle, Donna engle, Carol Gates, Emilie Hall, Dorothy Hanna, Michey Wawkins, Joy Holyfield, Cathy Johnson, Janet Keith, Judy Ladner, Betty Lennep, Joann Lindsey, Zelma Lofton, Ann McDaniel, Lloyd Mayo, Sherry Michaels, Jackie Muller, Bob Myers, Diana Myers, Sally Olsen, Sabrina Parkmond, Deborah Pearson, Ann JPowers, Donna Reiter, Christy Richards, Barbara Schrink, Darla Shannon, Patrinck Shannon, Sandy Skipper, Jeanita Stephens, La Resa Tennant, Pat Thomas, Toots Webb, Anna Williams, Henry Williams. Youth: Daniel Alexander, Andrea Barnett, Joanna Betts, DaLauryn Dean, Patrick Emling, Tyler Higgins, Percy Jackson, Nykeria Martin, Alaisa Morgan, Dipal Patel, Alleya Richburg, Alex Shannon, Shannon Unger.

Lucedale-George County Public Library - Adult: Violet Henderson, Janet Smith, Coe Alice Stirgus, Jean Waldrip, Doris Alexander, Robert Alexander, Rich McKay, Betsy Smith, Phillip Williams, Lois Wallace, Betty Mosley, Dana Nelson, Jim Corley, Tom Bailey, Kala Rester. Youth: Shelby Adkins, Lane Henderson, Kathryn Bolton, Larissa Walters, Jarred Walters, Brandon Martin, Ben Maples, Molly Maples, Joseph Bolton, Samantha Miniard, Veronica Miniard, Carey McLain, Mason Mclain.

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library - Adult: Linda Bacon, Schledia Benefield, Glenn Blalock, Ruth Breland, Douglas Bristol, Rachel Chandler, Diane Claughton, Adam Coblentz, Tony Collier, Kerbie Crear, Lance Davis, Louis Dersheid, Pete Eldridge, Aaron Eyre, Sandy Ford, Trevor Gibson, Terri Gonzalez, Carolyn Haines, Mary Lou Harper, Roland Harper, Jeff Holifield, Wesley Holifield, Ruth Horn, Tony Hubbert, Linda Huey, Betty Jardine, Marietta Johnson, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Joyce Jones, Joyce Lampe, Kathleen Lechner, Jerome Maher, Reba McMellon, Betty Moak, Citlalin Morales, Mike Murphy, Mary Oliver, Paul Oncale, Betty Oswald, Connie Rabby, Anton Rayburn, Charlie Roithmayr, Eva Roithmayr, Lena Sanders, Audie Sandifer, Norma Savage, Martin Stringfellow, Sophia Watson, Bryan Whatley, Patti Weiss. Youth: Aleisha Barlow, Samantha Butler, Fatima Daniels, Branson Davis, Dylan Davis, Shaniqua Davis, Shelby Frederick, Shawn Gibson, Kenny Holloway, Chris LeBatard, Woodrow McLain, Takya Millender, Shontay Upshaw.

Ocean Springs Municipal Library - Adults: Judy Allison, Ron Bailey, Richard Ballow, Marcie Brune, Dyanne Carithers, Doris Clifton, Judy Dalgo, Susan Delgado, Glenn Dowdle, Jeff Dubuisson, Judy Eaton, Phyllis Ferry, Kenneth Flottman, Dylan Ford, Jill Freeman, Kate Freeman, James Goldsmith, Meagan Green, Vanessa Hatcher, Vernice Holden, Glen Huff, Skip Jones, Nancy Lemon, Mindy Mahnke, Toby McCartney, Tom McKenney, Sarah Mitchell, Cliff Murphy, Liz Murphy, Betty Sue O’Brian, George Parker, Margaret Reynolds, Joey Rice, Christina Richmond, Leah Rollins, Charlotte Roth, Jim Roth, Natalie Sands, Nicole Sands, Laura Savage, Tara Schmidt, Samara Scott, Julie Scruggs, Jean Sparkes, Josef Spielman, Gail Sylvester, Kristen Thomas, Jane Toribio, Marjorie Williams. Youth: Samuel Allen, Courtney Block, Piyush Borse, Kendre Breaux, Arienne Breland, Katherine Brune, Sherina Burney, Nicole Carter, Sean Chai, Neina Chelsey, Leona Craig, Ansu Edwards, Andrew Hunter, Brittney Martin, Rachel McLelland, Sierra Mcnairn, Grace Mitchell, Bethany Quiros, Jessica Quiros, Haley Roll, Jessica Swanson, Tina Tran, Kaylee Warren, Meaghan Welborn.

Pascagoula Public Library - Adult: Kenneth Head III, Katie May, Doris Spicer. Youth: Holly Dunlap, Kathleen Coletta, Ashley Finklea, Emit Ashford, Elizabeth King, Frances Howkins, Meagan Koon, Kelsey Stone, Steven Romero, Zeda Butts, Griffin Butts, Shannon Unger, Devonne Stephenson, Milton Hickson, Zachary Hart, Priscella Jimenez. Genealogy: Joanne Anderson, Sandra Burton-Barnes, Ruth Christian, Joseph Creel, Nelson Hague, Stefan Howard, Robert Jennings, Georgia Jones, Mary Jon Lucas, Harry McDonald, Betty Mitchell, Betty Rodgers, Joyce Shannon, Kathy Smith, Margaret Wolfe, Susie Payton, Tommy Wixon, Krebs Cenetery Program participants. Law Library: Lee Hunter, Albert Petigrew, Haidee Oppie Sheffield.

St. Martin Public Library - Adult: Joan Mansfield, Norman Fowler, Sue McClamroch, Bob Marousky, Cathy Marousky, Robin Rodolfich, Oylene Summerlin, Paul Oncale, Tommy Joe Breau, Karen Teague, Roger Teague. Youth: Chris March, Kirsten Olsen, Angel Vo, Bret Massey, Donna Gonzales, Lorraine Gonzales.

Vancleave Public Library - Adult: Susan Berryman, Lindsey Brown, David Brainard, Pete Burges, Donna Burges, Teresa Busby, Janie Cameron, Shane Childers, Bonnie Croker, Deborah Colby, Deanna Cole, Reagan Collum, June Crosslin, Jackie Davidson, Elizabeth Davis, Susan Eddy, Jeff Ezell, Eddie Fast, Jon Fleming, Ellen Havens, Fay Jackson, Marietta Johnson, Brad King, Pat Krebs, Pat Krewson, Scott Landstreet, Albert Landstreet, Bonnie Lingel, Bonnie Lippencott, Breanna Little, Gerald Logie, Aileen Love, Ann Milazzo, Lu Morgan, Len Nobles, Sharon Nobles, Leslie O’Brien, Kim Overstreet, Brian Parton, Cathy Roberts, Libby Robison, Jane Rogers, Pat Rogers, Charles Schwab, Diedre Simm, Jack Snyder, Rose Snyder, Erline Tait, Shelbie Thornhill, Sally Van Sittert, Michael Watson, Dan Westphal. Teen: Shelby Aldridge, Christian Davis, Morgan Davis, Stephanie Davis, Maureen Farmer, Nicholas Fleming, Melanie Fleming, Pashnce Honsen, Jordan Landstreet, Eran Lewis, Autumn McGarity, Aaron Moore, Shelby Moore, Courtney O’Brien, Kyle Parton, Spencer Parton, Brian Roberts, Libby Robison, Dajsha Sanders, Cailin Sims, Chaz Vickrey, Savannah Whitt.

For locations and phone numbers to branch libraries, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org.

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