Cooperative Observer Awards: 2004

20 Years Length of Service Awards


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Vance Boyston of Alliston, TX, receives his 20 Year Service Award from JJ Brost, NWS Amarillo, TX, Forecaster.
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Jerry Darris, Cooperative Observer from Black Rock, AR, and wife, Jeanette, show their 20 Year Service Award and pin.
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Fred Hale receives his 20 Year Service Award from JJ Brost, NWS Amarillo, TX, Forecaster.
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Darlene and Tom Johnson of Osceola show their 20 Year Length of Service Award.

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Lillian Kidwell of Allen, OK, was presented a
20 Year Service Award by Daryl Williams, HMT, NWS Oklahoma City, OK.

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Georgia Kruciak, part of the Kruciak Family of observers at Runge, TX, received a 20 Year Family Service Award for her family. The award was presented by Joseph Baskin, HMT, San Antonio, TX.
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Stamford, NE, river observers, Bruce and Suzanne Lans, received a 20 Year Length of Service Award from NWS Hastings. Marla K. Doxey, DAPM at NWS Hastings, NE, presented the award
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A 20 Year Award was presented to Cynthia Leonard, observer at Karval, CO. Cynthia is pictured with some of her kindergarten and 1st grade classes at the Karval Public School. Presenting the award, right, is Carl Burroughs, HMT, Boulder, CO. Photo by HMT Frank Benton.
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Mattie J. Meeks of Kingston, GA received her 20 Year Length of Service Award from NWS Atlanta, GA Cooperative Program Manager (CPM) Nate Mayes.
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Observer Linda Noakes was presented a 20Year Award for her service at Erie, KS. Presenting the award was Leon Wasinger, CPM, NWS Wichita, KS.
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Guy B. Nobles, observer at Yorktown, TX, received a 20 Year Length of Service Award from Joseph Baskin, HMT, NWS San Antonio, TX.
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Ray J. Owens, observer at Hatch-Sevier River, UT, displays his 20 Year Length of Service Award. Photo and presentation by NWS Salt Lake City DAPM Steve Summy.
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Allen and Arlys Schmidt received the 20 Year Length of Service Award at New England, ND.
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Joan M. Smith, observer at Watson, TX, received a 20 Year Length of Service Award Award from Patrick Mcdonald, HMT, NWS San Antonio, TX.
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Observer Darlene Smith was presented a 20Year Award for the Luray, KS by Joe Rosner, DAPM, NWS Wichita, KS.
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Sherry Somsen of Courtenay, ND received her 20 Year Award from Sandra Wiche, CPM, NWS Bismarck, ND.
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Iowa Observer Danny Starits, right, holds his 20 Year Length of Service Award for observation at Garwin, IA. The award was presented by Steve Teachout, HMT, NWS Des Moines, IA.
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Bill Christ, from the NWS Philadelphia, PA, office presented a 20 Year Award to Mr and Mrs Joseph Steiner for their generous service near Coatesville, PA.
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A 20 Year Length of Service Award was presented to Kermis (Danny) Thompson of Hope, AR, by Marion Kuykendall, DAPM, NWS Shreveport, LA.
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Traer, IA, Observer Leonard Vorba shows his 20 Year Length of Service presented by NWS Des Moines, IA.


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Brian Waldstein accepts a 20 Year Length of Service from Joe Sheehan, NWS Sioux Falls, SD. Photo by Joe Sheehan, NWS Sioux Falls.

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Merlyn Wells Sr., left, cooperative observer at Ponchatoula, LA, accepts his 20 Year Award from Doug Tranchina, NWS HMT.