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An award with one real perk
- Duane Sherrill
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While I’ve won many state press awards over my career for columns, stories and photographs, my most recent honor is the one that has perhaps been most beneficial and memorable.The honor I’m talking about is the Southern Standard’s Employee of the Month Award for the month of September. I was conferred the title by publisher Pat Zechman, who was busy putting up the sign commemorating the designation when I pulled into the parking lot Sept. 1. Actually, I’d been tipped to it by another member of the staff who said I should feel free to park in the special spot out front when I came in that morning.As such, I came in with my horn blaring as they were putting my name on the Employee of the Month parking spot, located by the main entrance.