Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Library Honors Wolpers Family For Outstanding Library Support

The Library Board of Trustees dedicated the conference room at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library at a private reception on Tuesday, June 19th in honor of the Wolpers Family who have given more than 70 years of support and service to the library. 
The ceremony recognized the Wolpers Family as good citizens of their town, county, and state by being long-time defenders of Constitutional values and First Amendment rights as newspaper publishers, journalists, and avid library supporters.  Today, as in generations past, the family stands to protect civil liberties for all citizens and works to preserve and improve the quality of life in their communities. The Wolpers Family have served on local, regional, and state boards which have included the University of Missouri Trustees, Missouri Department of Conservation, the Chamber of Commerce, and other local governing boards.  As remarked by board president, Christy Turner, during the unveiling of the plaque, “No one could find a better model of good citizenship.”
Resolutions from Speaker Todd Richardson, Missouri House of Representatives, Senator Doug Libla, Missouri Senate, the Honorable Steve Davis, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Poplar Bluff, and Mrs. Christy Turner, Library Board President were presented at the ceremony.
The Wolpers Family Board Room plaque was unveiled by Lucy Wolpers, daughter of Jim and Joella Wolpers.  Mr. John Stanard as the Wolpers Family representative delivered the closing remarks.