VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR 1-26-15 LMS
This year the Lemhi County Volunteer of the Year Award is being shared by a hard working county board and an outstanding citizen.
The honorees were announced at the January 26 meeting of the Lemhi County Commissioners. They are; The Lemhi County Planning and Zoning Commission and Ms. Mickey Tewalt.
The most newly elected commissioner, Ken Miner, did the honors of reading the list of accomplishments achieved by Tewalt who has lived in the Salmon Valley her entire life.
Her heart has always been focused on those in need. Miner said Tewalt has volunteered her time and services for more than 30 years to people in the community who are facing difficulties.
Tewalt is pastor of a local church, from which no one is turned away, and where she gives spiritual counseling and encouragement along with a solid shoulder to lean on. She conducts services in the county jail twice a week and stands in court with those who request her presence. Tewalt offers a 12 Step program in addition to providing food and clothing plus transportation services for those being released from incarceration.
Miner read, “Her deep faith and spirit of selfless giving has restored hope, inspired change and motivated countless men and women to ‘pay it forward.’ Our own community as well as many others has experienced the positive impact of a life given to the needs of others.”
Commissioner Chairman Rick Snyder stepped forward to present the award plaque, which she graciously accepted and said she didn’t deserve.
Snyder then went on to present the Lemhi County Planning and Zoning Board with a Volunteer of the Year Award. He said all the service and hard work done by members of that board is performed on a truly volunteer basis. Snyder said the service they give the community is very much appreciated.
The County Planning and Zoning Board membership includes: Roy Barrett, Ed Tolman, Vin Strupp, Barbara Miller, Brad Mathews, Gina Knudson, James Malcomb and Anthony Fiori.
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