THAYER -- The Oregon County Council on Aging will host a retirement party for Sue Barnes Jan. 31 starting at 2 p.m. at the Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer.
Barnes has been employed by the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging since Feb. 14, 1982, and has been the only administrator at Fun and Friends.
"Sue's dedication and commitment to the seniors in and around the Thayer area has resulted in a wonderful senior center for all to enjoy. Everyone that would like to come by and wish Sue a wonderful retirement is invited," said council on aging member Pam Simpson.
Barnes will begin her retirement Feb. 1. Simpson said seniors, staff and friends will truly miss Barnes and all the things she had done for the center.