THAYER -- Long-time community leader, volunteer and supporter Dorothy Ellis was honored with the Citizen of the Year honor by the Thayer Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet June 24. Dr. Ernie Mainprize introduced Ellis to those in attendance and gave a brief history of her contribution to not only Thayer but Oregon County.
Matt Blunt, Missouri secretary of state was the guest speaker at the banquet and was introduced by Chamber President Ron Cornelius.
Nominees for the Thayer Chamber of Commerce 2002-03 Board of Directors were: Lisa Cates, Mildred Cornelius, Ron Cornelius, Jim Hart, Donna Johnson and Diane Pierce. The three new directors elected were Mildred Cornelius, Ron Cornelius and Jim Hart.
Christin and the Red Apple Boys entertained at the banquet. The banquet room was decorated by Geri Ream, Kay Hensley and Loviena Strain.