2:48 PM

Stone County Clerk swears in from left Kenan Sims, Deb Waterman, John Elmore, and Diane Asher

Four people were sworn in last week to serve the community as part of the Stone County Extension board.

Kenan Sims is the youth representative at large.  Deb Waterman will represent the southern part of the county, John Elmore will serve as the representative for Crane and Diane Asher will represent the central part of the county.

Tim Schnakenberg says that in order to fall within state statutes representatives from different parts of the county are either appointed or elected to serve on the 12 member board.

The board oversees about $50,000 in appropriated funds by the Stone County Commission that are used for educational programs throughout Stone County, according to Schankenberg.

Three people were honored as part of the Stone County Extension honor roll for significant contributions to the Extension program in Stone County.  They are Connie Johnson of Galena, Mary English of Crane, and Tom Keohan of Kimberling City.