Volunteers who help raise money for schools and organize the Glide Community Club were named as Glide First Citizens for 2018.

Christy Hall-Scheufele and Rich Livermore were honored Saturday as Glide First Citizens at the Glide First Citizen Celebration. The event was held at the Glide Community Center.

Hall-Scheufele was recognized for a wide range of civic leadership positions on boards that include the fire district board, the sewer board, and the Bar L Ranch Road District.

She also served on the Glide Community Club board and helped the organization to get its nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, she publishes a community newspaper, the Colliding River News, that has information on local events, senior center lunch menus, and meeting schedules.

“She represents what a true volunteer is, one of those people willing to step up and do what needs to be done, often in the background, often putting in many hours of work at home,” according to a presentation speech by John Livingston, 1999 Glide First Citizen, that was provided as part of a press release.

Livermore was recognized for his years of work as athletic district and physical education coordinator for the local school district, and as president of the local Booster Club.

“In his 37 years in Glide, he has made a tremendous difference for hundreds of youth,” according to Livingston’s presentation speech.

Under Livermore’s leadership, the Booster Club has donated over $95,000 to the school district since 2012, helping provide sports uniforms, football helmets, new bleachers, a football scoreboard, an electronic timing system for the track, a sound system and a track resurfacing.

The Glide Community Club also made a total of $10,000 in scholarship awards to Rhett J. Syverson, Austin Nathaniel Thingvall, Neosha Elayne Hubbs and William Wayne Byrd.

John Dickey can be reached at jdickey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4204.

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John Dickey is a city government and business reporter for The News-Review.

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