I offer my thanks to the Boone County Bar Association for so honoring me with the distinguished professional award for 2017. Having been a member of the Bar Association in active practice for the past 53 years, I assure you that I am proud to be so recognized. Our Boone County Bar has a long history and tradition of integrity, sincerity and civility. Honesty, consideration and cooperation has been the practice, not the exception, among our members. It has been my enjoyment to have practiced with and among so many able and good natured lawyers for so many years.
I am sincerely grateful.