October 2006
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At Your Local Co-op: Altha Farmers Co-op Honors Bennett; Youth Receive Animal Scholarship Awards

Altha Farmers Co-op Honors Bennett

AFC Senior Accountant Loretta Bennett, right, was recently honored by Altha Farmers Co-op’s General Manager Chris Casey with a personalized plaque, a gift certificate and dinner out on the town. Loretta has kept Altha's books since 1999, but recently turned their books over to Angela Walker. Casey and the staff at Altha wanted to recognize Loretta for the many years of service and dedication that she gave to them. Casey says that Loretta has been very supportive of him and his employees throughout all of the recent changes their stores have been through. "I just wanted Loretta to know how much we appreciated her caring about us and getting the job done to perfection and in a timely manner. An efficient bookkeeper like Loretta helps everything run smoothly and makes my job much easier. I believe that when someone does a good job for you like Loretta has for us, it's a manager's responsibility to recognize them and let them know how much you appreciate a job well done. Loretta has been outstanding, and we are all going to miss her."

Youth Receive Animal Scholarship Awards

Chad Federer (left in all photos), manager of Cullman Farmers Co-op, presented checks to several local youths (or their representative) who participated in AFC’s Animal Scholarship Program. This money was awarded to them for finishing as a Champion in an individual breed class, Show Reserve Champion or Show Grand Champion at the Alabama Junior Beef Expo that was held at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery on March 10-12, 2006.

Amie Hill, Reserve Champion Heavyweight Steer

Brooke Roberts, Champion Maine-Anjou

Caleb Elrod, Grand Champion Steer

Federer also presented a check to Randy Wilkins, Ag Teacher at Holly Pond High School, to be used by the local 4-H and FFA programs to help support the work they do with the local youths.