(Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)
A reception was held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22 to honor retiring mayor David Fletcher at the Monette Municipal Complex.
City employees, council members, relatives, builders and friends were invited to the private reception given by co-workers and friends of Mayor Fletcher, to recognize him for his years as the town's top leader.
Councilman Ernestine Harrell presented Fletcher with a commemorative plaque, acknowledging the city's appreciation for a job well done. The engraved plaque read "David Fletcher, Mayor of the City of Monette, In honor and appreciation of your dedicated and fruitful service as Mayor of Monette. Your hard work and accomplishments are a testament to what it means to be a public servant. Your tireless efforts to improve the quality of life on behalf of the citizens of Monette are to be commended. The City of Monette has been well served by you and your successful efforts to make our city a great place to live. January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2006."
City Recorder Vickki Carroll presented Fletcher with a gift certificate to Circuit City for $350.
Fletcher was joined by family members, his wife Ann, brother Royal Fletcher, sister Pat Eggers, and son Andy Fletcher, along with many co-workers, friends and local business associates.
"We all worked well together," Fletcher said. "I couldn't have done my job without the help and support from all of you."
Fletcher went on to acknowledge the council and staff for their individual contributions.
Several responses came from those in attendance, which included: Councilmen Tom Carroll, Byron Sparkman, Joyce Read, and Martha Jane Hout; MHA Director Barbara Suber; Municipal Complex contractors Perry and Donna Wood; incoming Mayor Chub Qualls; and City Recorder Vickki Carroll.