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Kelly Hughes takes Rotary Club helm

Kelly Hughes, library manager of the Barnesville public library, was installed as president of the Barnesville Rotary Club at a banquet June 25 at Gordon State College. Hughes accepted the gavel from outgoing president Ryran Traylor. Three people were inducted into the club’s Hall of Honor. Longtime, late Rotarian Emmett L. Coleman was inducted. His daughter, Mary Kelly Coleman, accepted on his behalf. Coleman, proprietor of Coleman Insurance, was very active in the community and died in 2004. Also inducted was the late Ann H. Johnson of Columbus, the first female governor for Rotary District 6900. Accepting on her behalf was her husband, Lamar Johnson. The third inductee was James L. Granum of Barnesville. Granum is retired from the legal department at Norfolk Southern Railroad, a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the local club. Neil Anderson was named an honorary member of Barnesville club. He joins Milton Glass, Holland Jackson, Harry Park, Claudine White, Floyd Moye, Joe Edwards, Peter Banks, Granum, Fred Morris and Jimmy Dunbar. Edwards was honored for sponsoring the most new members over the past year. Other award winners were Mark Stone, J. Holland Jackson perfect attendance award; Jason Governo and Hughes, president’s award; Andy Bush, John A. Corry leadership award; and Charles Glass, Rotarian of the Year. The new officers sworn in were Hughes, president; Missy Kendrick, vice president/ president elect; Mark Rischbieter, president nominee; April Mason, treasurer; Larry Collins, secretary; Jason Governo, sergeant at arms; and board members, Dennis Chamberlain, Jute Wilson, Dan Gunter and Marshall Hooks.

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