Bahama Ruritans celebrate Christmas, honor members
The Bahama Ruritan Club held its annual Christmas party at the Homestead Restaurant in Timberlake.
President Rick Whitaker presided over the installation of the 2014 officers for the club. Six new members were officially welcomed by long-time club member and historian Alton Mangum.
Randy Murphy was recognized as the 2013 Bahama Ruritan of the Year for his on-going work on organizing the Bahama Christmas Parade and his other contributions to the club.
The Bahama Ruritan Citizen of the Year Award was given to Garry and Larry Umstead. The "twins," as they are affectionately known, are prominent Bahama citizens active in Community, club and church activities.