Jennifer Prather won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Texas Telephone Association meeting. She has worked long hours this year on the board of TTA, an association that has gone through a huge transformation thanks to her involvement and efforts. Jennifer is also on our Telcom Insurance Group board.

Lucia Lucio, from ENMR, is retiring on her birthday in December. Congrats to her.

Dick Ekleberry, who was the owner/president of Sycamore Telephone Co., passed away in October. Condolences to his son, Rick Ekleberry, the current GM, and their family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil Maag, with the recent passing of his mother.

Best of luck to Joe Snyder from Citizens Mutual in Iowa, who is retiring at the end of the year. He and his wife plan to pursue many adventures around the U.S.

Our thoughts are prayers are with Laurie Magnus-Warner from Arapahoe, who lost her husband this summer after a long battle with illness.

Our own, Tisa Smith, lost her mother-in-law recently.

Congratulations to Joel Muniz, who was promoted to general manager at Dell Telephone in Texas this past September. He has over 33 years at Dell.

Congrats to our own Roberta Wells. She very recently welcomed a son-in-law into her family with the marriage of her daughter.