To Mrs. Munro, with Love


Dixie Munro Receives a Plaque of Appreciation

Former Lamar school teacher, Dixie Munro, was honored this past Saturday, August 18, by her former students for her years of service to the community. 

LD Elarton and Wife, Mary, Sit with Dixie During Presentation


Several dozen students were on hand at the Lamar Cultural Event Center for remarks and presentations made by emcee Richard McCloughan, a student of Dixie Munro’s from the Class of 1965.  He said he was proud to represent all her former students, in this long overdue tribute to her for her 27 years spent teaching English and literature to students from Lamar High School.  He also thanked those who contributed their time and effort to producing the ceremony.

McCloughan said that, “Not only did she introduce us to of literature we never knew existed; she instilled upon us a sense of values we have never forgotten.   We’ve gone on to other professions including lawyers, doctors and businessmen and women, thanks in part to her efforts.”  He also noted that a significant portion of her graduates also became authors and instructors as well, based on her educational efforts. 

Mikki Cartwright Accepting Donation for Lamar Library


Other former students were on hand to reminisce about the impact they made on their classroom time with her, including former RE-2 School District Superintendent, L.D. Elarton and his wife Mary, who made the trip in from Salida for the occasion. McCloughan also read several notes and messages sent from students who were not able to personally attend the presentation.  

Donations of $450 each were made in Dixie Munro’s name to the Lamar Public Library with Mikki Cartwright accepting on their behalf and Jane Felter accepting on behalf of the Lamar Literacy Fund.  Cartwright, who helped organize the gathering, said the money will be used to buy new books and reading materials for the library patrons and Felter told the group the money will be applied to the  annual youth summer reading program and to a new project that is currently  under development. 

Dixie Munro and her daughter thanked the crowd for their appreciation and thoughtfulness for the presentation which was unveiled at the end of the remarks.  Her plaque will be on permanent display at the school administration building.

By Russ Baldwin

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