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Emily smiling with both arms raised at Dale Rogers Awards.

Success stories: Emily

Like many women, Emily Stone loves pretty clothes, sparkly jewels and spending time with her friends. “She’s extremely social, and that’s something people don’t always realize,” says her mother, Genie Stone.

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Derek smiling, wearing his Food Service vest adorned with several military patches given to him by military personnel.

Success stories: Derek

In 1992, a young, single father of two small sons was in a precarious situation. Like most parents, he needed a job so he could support his children. The hitch? Derek Burton has limitations which affect his mobility and ability to stand. But not his spirit or determination.

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Derek smiling, wearing his Food Service vest adorned with several military patches given to him by military personnel.

Success stories: Derek

In 1992, a young, single father of two small sons was in a precarious situation. Like most parents, he needed a job so he could support his children. The hitch? Derek Burton has limitations which affect his mobility and ability to stand. But not his spirit or determination.

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Connie Resignation Letter

December 10, 2018 To: Board of Directors, Dale Rogers Training Center From: Connie Thrash McGoodwin, M.Ed., Executive Director Re: Resignation 1981-2020 About 12 years ago,

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After the Closets Are Clean

(Editor’s note: Connie’s last “From the Director” article, published in DRTC’s Quarterly Newsletter, September 2019) Andy Rooney liked to say: “Life is like a roll

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