Altus Times | Literacy awards presented to local volunteers: "Rounds of applause and praise were heard during the 2006 Literacy Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the Great Plains Literacy Council at the Altus Public Library. The purpose of the luncheon was to thank students, tutors, volunteers, and contributors in the many programs offered through the council.
One highlight of the program included Representative David Braddock and Senator Mike Schulz presenting literacy awards from the state level. Jessie Reynolds and Jean Davis were awarded plaques and certificates for the Hall of Fame honor. This is the highest level of recognition for tutor involvement. These recipients had to have achieved the Master Tutor Award plus 35 additional hours.
The State Master Tutor Award for over 250 hours of instruction was given to Grace Dempsey. Her name was added to a plaque that is displayed in the Literacy Office at the Altus Public Library. Mrs. Dempsey received a trophy for the honor from Representative Braddock at the state conference..."