Cooperative Observer Awards: 2004

10 Years Length of Service Awards


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Kathy Bastian, observer at Salina, UT, accepts her 10 Year Length of Service Award. The award was presented by NWS Salt Lake City DAPM Steve Summy.
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Anna Blaum, observer at Lake City, CO, received his 10 year Length of Service award. Presenting the award is John Kyle, Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM), NWS Grand Junction, CO.
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Roger Bodtke, the Cooperative Weather Observer at Shelby, NE, was presented with his 10 year Length of Service Award by Steve Carmel, NWS Hastings, NE. He also received a 10 year service pin.
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Ellen Bonnefied received a 10 Year Award for her service near Yampa, CO. Her backup observer, Deanna Berry, not pictured, also received a 10 Year Award. The awards were presented by Doug Crowley, NWS Grand Junction, CO, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC). Photo by Becky Klenk, Cooperative Program Manager (CPM).
see caption belowJesse Butler, of Poseyville, IN, was recently presented a 10 Year Length of Service Award. Jesse will be turning 91 years young and has volunteered his time over the past 10 years to provide quality precipitation observations for both his community, as well as the country.
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Catherine L. Gates, Observer, Boulder, CO, was presented with a 10 Year Length of Service Award by Frank Benton, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT), NWS Boulder, CO. Photo by Kyle Fredin, Meteorological Intern.

 


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Idar Handegard of Almont, ND, was presented a 10 Year Length of Service award for his contributions as a cooperative observer near Almont.
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Britt, IA, Cooperative Observers Dianne and Keith Hansons show off their 10 Year Length of Service Award.
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NWS Dodge City, KS, presented a 10 Year Length of Service Award and pins to
Brad and Paula Hinkle of Liberal, KS. NWS Data Acquisitions Program Manager (DAPM) John F. Orgler, right, gave the award.
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Observer Arthur Hoch was presented a 10 Year Award for the McPherson, KS, area by DAPM Joe Rosner, NWS Wichita, KS.
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Raymond Holden, Observer at Summersville, MO, was presented a 10 Year Length of Service Award by NWS Hydrometeorologicl Technician (HMT) Larry Dooley.

see caption belowRockwell City, IA, Observer Eldon Johnson holds up his 10 Year Length of Service presented by NWS Staff Member Brad Fillbach.

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Dr. Richard A. Keen, right, observer at Coal Creek Canyon, CO, was presented a 10 Year Award by Kyle Fredin, Intern, NWS Boulder, CO. Photo by HMT William Ray.
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Louise Logston from Polk, NE, received her
10 Year Length of Service Award at the Polk Library.

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Fred Martin, left, observer at Corning, AR, received his 10 Year Award from NWS Memphis, TN, DAPM Zwemer Ingram. Fred's station is at the J.V. Rockwell publishing company and home of the Clay County Courier.   Photo By Doug Vogelsang.

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Jeannie Martin, observer at Iberia, MO, was presented a 10 Year Length of Service Award by NWS HMT Larry Dooley.
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A 10 Year Length of Service Award was presented to Nina McCoy of Horatio, AR, by NWS Shreveport, LA, DAPM Marion Kuykendall.
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Marvin Moore of Walters, OK, was presented a 10 Year Award from NWS Norman, OK. Marvin is a rancher in Walters and
has built and displayed an elaborate Christmas display that has delighted the children of Walters
for 45 years.
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Toy Neal, observer at Sarepta, MS, shows his 10 Year Length of Service Award. Toy changes the tape on an automated paper tape, punch type rain gauge next to his home every month. Photo by Buzz Merchlewitz.
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The Parkmans' of Raleigh, MS, were presented a 10 Year Award, lapel pin and letter from NWS Jackson, MS. The award was presented by NWS HMT Mark R. Wilson.
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John Plock of Shickley, NE, holds his Cooperative Weather Observer 10 Year Length of Service Award.
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Terry A. Rush of station Mableton, GA, receives his 10 Year Award from Nate Mayes, NWS CPM in Atlanta, GA.
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A 10 Year Length of Service Award was presented to Marian Schneider and her canine assistant Lizzie for their service at Inter-Canyon, Morrison, CO. Kyle Fredin, Intern, NWS Boulder, CO, presented the award.
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Louise F. Slack, Observer at Seligman, MO, was presented a 10 Year Length of Service Award by Paul A. Murphy, DAPM, NWS Springfield, MO.

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Observer Jerald Steiner was presented a 10 Year Award for the Claflin, KS, area. Presenting the award was NWS DAPM Joe Rosner of the Wichita, KS, office.
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Jeanne Thompson and "friend" of Hartley, TX, receive their 10 Year Service Award from NWS Amarillo, TX, Forecaster J.J. Brost.
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Lyle Welch, Cooperative Weather Observer from Hubbell, NE, holds up his 10 Year Length of Service Award.
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A 10 Year Award was presented to
William E. Wilson, Observer in mountainous Georgetown, CO. The presentation was made by Frank Benton, left, HMT NWS Boulder, CO.

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James F. Wirshborn, Observer, Fort Collins, CO, received a 10 Year Length of Service Award from James Kalina, Intern, NWS Boulder, CO.

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NWS honored Yale Yager, left, of Clinton, IN, with a 10 Year Length of Service Award. Yale also manages a rain gage that encodes a running monthly precipitation amount. Presenting the award was NWS HMT Ed Terrell. Photo by Phil Gray, Indianapolis, IN.

Kim Wintz, observer at the cooperative observing site at Rio Grande Reservoir
in Hinsdale County, CO, received a 10 Year Length of Service award
from NWS Grand Junction, CO. No photo available.