CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION: At a recent meeting of the Charles Burkett American Legion Post 344 of Thayer, a certificate of appreciation was presented to Paul Hackworth for his 60 years of continuous membership at the post. He has served as post commander and adjutant for many years until ill health forced him to give up his labor of love. Hackworth's daughter Paula brought him to the meeting straight from a doctor's appointment so the surprise was complete. Post members said it was a pleasant surprise to visit with the old soldier again. From left are Hackworth, Post Commander Don Smith and Post Adjutant Doyle Fink.