Cooperative Observer Awards: 2002

10 Years Length of Service Awards

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Max Altenbern shows his 10 Year Length of Service Award presented at his ranch in the Roan Cliffs of western Colorado. Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM) John Kyle presented the award.
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Carol Baloun of Highmore, SD, received a 10 Year Length of Service Award. The award was presented by Ray Studnicka, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT), Aberdeen, SD.
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Rhonda Berns receives a 10 Year Length of Service Award from Steve Carmel, HMT, NWS Hastings, NE.
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John (Jack) K. Brilhart, Observer, Oldfield, MO, receives his 10 Year Award from Gene Hatch, HMT and Gary Johnson, Meteorologist Intern.

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Elma Lee Butler of Morton, MS, routinely monitors precipitation amounts in Morton, MS. The 10 Year Award was presented by Mark R. Wilson, left, HMT, NWS Jackson, MS.
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Brad Chambers, right, accepts 10 Year Length of Service Award on behalf of the Strawberry Point Utilities.
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Jim Mullins accepts a 10 Year Award for the Clendenin Water Treatment Plant, WV. The award was presented by Randall Hatfield and Paul Gilkerson, HMTs in Charleston, WV.
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Jack Fearn of Cisne, IL, was presented his 10 Year Length of Service Award by HMT Kyle Sutherland, Central, IL.
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Kenneth C. Ferguson, Observer at Grovesspring, MO, receives his 10 Year Length of Service Award from Gene Hatch, HMT and Gary Johnson, Meteorologist Intern.
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NWS Grand Junction, CO, honored Herb and Folsom, left, and Beth Wheeler for their generous services at Mancos, CO. DAPM John Kyle presented the 10 Year Award. Photo by Becky Klenk, NWS Cooperative Program Manager.
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Sharon Hilton of Richwood, WV receives her 10 Year Length of Service Award from Randall Hatfield, right, and Marshall Monroe, HMTs of NWS Charleston, WV.
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Todd Johnson, Precipitation Observer for Upland NE, receives his award from Marla K. Doxey, DAPM at NWS Hastings, NE. Todd carries on a family tradition of recording the weather, dating back to 1958. His grandfather, Roy Detrik, was a recipient of the John Campanius Holm Award in 1991.
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Frederick L. Kite, Observer at La Pryor, TX, received his 10 Year Length of Service Award from Dennis Cook, NWS San Antonio, TX, HMT.
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Coop Observer Bill Martin receives his 10 year Award. Members of Bill's family have been recording weather data in nearly the same spot in Mason, TN, since 1939.
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David Normandin, rainfall Observer for Damar, KS, receives his 10 Year Award from Marla K. Doxey, DAPM at NWS Hastings, NE.
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Bruce Pyka, Observer at Fredericksburg, TX, shows the 10 Year Length of Service Award presented by Patrick Mcdonald, HMT, NWS San Antonio, TX.
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Marvin Sorber of Stratford, IA, shows off his farm and his 10 Year Award. The award was presented by Steve Teachout, HMT, Des Moines, IA, and Brad Fillbach, CPM/HMT, Des Moines.
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Marvin Thaller, Observer, Hugo, CO. received his 10 Year Length of Service Award from William C. Ray, HMT, Boulder, CO.
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Paulette Wentz of Napoleon, ND, accepts the 10 Year Award for husband Bruce. Paulette, along with their children Amanda and Kevin, help Bruce with the daily observations. The award was presented by Sandra Wiche, CPM, NWS Bismarck, ND.
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Jerry Young, Observer at Rocksprings, TX, received a 10 Year Length of Service Award from Dennis Cook, HMT, NWS San Antonio, TX.
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A 5 year Special Service Award was presented to Lynn M. Purdy of Dannebrog, NE. The award was presented by HMT Larry Wirth, left, and DAPM Marla Doxey, right, of NWS Hastings, NE.