(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL J.B. Etherton, right, received a standing ovation when he was presented a plaque in honor of his 55 years of membership in the Newport Rescue Squad on Friday at the group's annual banquet. Etherton, a charter member of the group, was presented his honor by Stacy Large, left. For more photos, please see page 10 in the Tuesday, January 15 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013Author: Duay O'Neil
(Last modified: 2013-01-15 09:39:58)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Those attending the 2013 Newport Rescue Squad banquet Friday evening got a firsthand look at how quickly these volunteer responders swing into action.
Moments after the meal ended and into the evening's program, the Squad received a call for assistance to help search for missing cyclists in The Gulf.
Within minutes, five squad members had organized and left the banquet to head to the remote Cocke County area. And, after a somewhat abbreviated program, more of the volunteers left to join in the search.
What those attending the annual banquet witnessed was just one example of the thousands of man hours of volunteer time Cocke County receives from an organization now into its 56th year.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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