Retirement reception honors Paul Wildy
A retirement reception was held for Paul Wildy, Farm Bureau agent, at the Manila Farm Bureau office Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Wildy has served as a Farm Bureau agent for 30 years, starting his career on Aug. 10, 1979.
He said there have been good times and bad times, but all in all it has been a good 30 years. He has enjoyed serving his clients and helping to meet their insurance needs. It has been a continuous learning experience throughout the years.
Friends, family, and co-workers gathered Tuesday to wish him well in his retirement. He and his wife, Rita, live in Leachville. They have four grandchildren in Leachville and three in Cabot.
Wildy said he is looking forward to spending more time with the grandchildren, traveling, growing more garden, and yard work.
"I have a mental list of projects to do but I don't want to write them down so Rita will be reminding me," he said.
Wildy was raised on a family farm and still enjoys the harvest season. Through the years he has taken vacation days to work on the farm during the peak harvest season and he plans on continuing there when he is needed.
"I've always enjoyed the fall out there," he said.
Wildy will not have any problems staying busy.
He is active in the United Methodist Church, where he sings in the choir and leads a discussion in the Sonshine Sunday School group.
"I don't call myself a teacher but I have enjoyed being part of the class," Wildy said.
Farm Bureau secretary Tina Walton presented Wildy with a scrapbook filled with articles and pictures of his years with Farm Bureau.