Town honors women's historic accomplishment

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Pendleton - The Town of Pendleton, well known for its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, took time to honor the group of women responsible for the placement last week.

Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the town hall, Council President Don Henderson said nine women being honored had done more than just get the town placed on the historic register, but had helped change the community for the better – and for posterity.

“Today is a very special occasion,” he said. “The hard work of these ladies has helped transform our community.”

Those being honored were Ruth Berline, Sandi Butler, Charlene Daugherty, Letty Gray, Loueva Hagemier, Helen Reske, Maude Ward, Marilyn Watkins and Zipha Wood.

“Let’s face it. Before our placement on the historic register, we had one big distinction — we were a prison town,” Henderson said. “And that’s all we would still be if not for their hard work.”


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