Eleven people nominated for Chamber Citizen of the Year

  Eleven people have been nominated for the 2004 Citizenship Award given by the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce. Two of those nominated - Charles Robinson and Tommy Jenkins - died earlier this year. Robinson, former STAR Publisher, died of an apparent heart attack and Jenkins, former Elizabethton High School football coach, died after a courageous bout with cancer.
  Others nominated include Terry Arnold, Director of the Carter County Rescue Squad; Robert Cable, Jr., local businessman; Dr. Shirley Ellis, supervisor with the Carter County School System; Donna P. Netherland, retired educator and life-long learner; Carmella Price, who is active with the Chamber Covered Bridge Festival; Richard Sammons, local CPA and City Councilman; Duncan Street, Carter County Bank officer and past Chamber president; and Jim and Helen Wilson, who are involved in local civic affairs.
  Each year, the Chamber of Commerce recognizes a citizen who has made, through a lifetime of dedication or recent accomplishments, significant contributions to the Elizabethton/Carter County community. Those nominated have exhibited unselfish service and provided positive role models for youth and adults. The Citizenship Award Committee which selects the honoree from the list of nominees is composed of previous recipients of this award along with the current president, president-elect, and director of the Chamber of Commerce.
  The 2004 Citizenship Award will be presented by the 2003 honoree, Joe Alexander, at the annual Chamber luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 20. The luncheon will be held at the Carter County Health Department Annex and begins at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
  For tickets, call the Chamber office at 547-3850.