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Linda Black named Morrison Ruritan Citizen of the Year
Linda Black

Linda Black has been named the 2019 Morrison Ruritan Citizen of the Year.

“I am grateful to the members of the community who deemed me worthy of this honor,” said Black. “I am humbly honored and give thanks to our Ruritan members and all who participate and take notice of the good deeds that are being done to strengthen our neighborhood and community.”

A banquet in her honor will be held April 13 at the Morrison Ruritan building, 121 West Maple Street in Morrison. Reservations can be made by April 10. The guest speaker is Lanny Johnson.

“I have lived in the community of Morrison for 52 years,” said Black. “I have devoted my life to raising my children in a warm and loving Christian environment. I have a passion for sewing and flower arranging. I also enjoy working outdoors in warm weather.”

Black is a member of Morrison United Methodist Church and is the widow of John F. Black Sr., who was a retired police lieutenant with McMinnville Police Department. The couple had three children.

“When my children grew up and left the nest, I decided to go back to school,” she said. “Thereafter, I worked at Kmart, Calsonic, Carrier, and cleaned houses.”

During the banquet honoring its Citizen of the Year, Ruritan of the Year will be named and will receive the Arry Youngblood Memorial Award. 

The selection will be made by a secret ballot of club members, and the identity of the recipient will not be revealed until that time. 

Banquet reservations can be made by contacting any Ruritan member.