The System Trustees and Staff of the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System (MMRLS) held a reception Sunday, August 10, 2014 at
the Attala County Library honoring eleven inductees into the newly founded Wall of Fame. Present and past staff and trustees who have made a significant contribution to local and state public librarianship were honored at this event. The 2014 Charter Class of inductees from Winston County included the late Ms. Doris Suber, Retired Winston County Librarian, 1957 – 1983; and Ms. Doris Ward, Retired System Trustee and Winston County Trustee, 1978 – 2010.
Other inductees honored were the late Ms. Mary E. Love, Retired Director of the Mississippi Library Commission, 1968 – 1976; Mr. Richard Greene, MMRLS Executive Director, 1976 – present; Ms. Linda Milner, Retired MMRLS Assistant Director and Attala County Librarian, 1974 – 2012; Mr. Charles “Tex” Ritter, Retired System Trustee and Attala County Trustee, 1987 – 2012; the late Ms. Laura Bowie, Retired Holmes County Trustee, 1978 – 1998; the late Ms. Ruth Ray Dinstel, Retired MMRLS Youth Services Coordinator and West Librarian, 1987 – 1991; the late Ms. Bonnie Freeny, Retired Carthage Librarian and Leake County Trustee, 1966 – 1985; the late Ms. Vickie “Tiny” Mears, Retired Duck Hill Librarian and Montgomery County Trustee, 1978 – 2004; and Mr. William L. Fluker, System Trustee and Montgomery County Trustee, 1990 – present.
Guests were welcomed by Richard Greene, MMRLS Executive Director and Mrs. Susan Cassagne, Executive Director of the Mississippi Library Commission. Mrs. Terry Jones, System Trustee, led the induction ceremony with biographical information on each inductee. Following the ceremony, inductees as well as family, friends and library staff shared memories of the honorees.