CLEVELAND - White County government employees gathered Wednesday for their annual Christmas luncheon and service recognition. This year's event was held in the ballroom at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland.
In addition to a meal and fellowship, several employees were recognized for their years of service to the county.
Probate Judge Garrison Baker and Probate Court Clerk Sandra McAfee were recognized for 30 years of service and were awarded $200 and their birthday off.
Magistrate Judge Joy Parks, who was unable to attend, received a 15-year recognition certification, $100 and her birthday off.
Eight people were presented with 10-year certificates and $50: Commissioner Craig Bryant; Linda Chambers, clerk of court's office; Linda Holman, tax assessors' office; Corey Hyde, magistrate court; Richard Kelley, sheriff's office; Ana Newberry, fire department; Travis Smith, E-9-1-1; and Mark Taylor, sheriff's office.
Nine employees had five years of service and received $25: Katie Abernathy, clerk of court's office; Joseph Dan Autry, detention center; Cassie Fincher, E-9-1-1; Tim Forrester, E-9-1-1; Brad Lamon, sheriff's office; Beverly Ngo, detention center; Laura Riebold, detention center; Anthony Sims, sheriff's office; and Marcia Thomas, probate court.