The Washington Times-Herald

Community

August 29, 2013

Service behind the scenes

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He also measures precipitation in Daviess Co. for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.

It was REMC that brought Barron to Daviess Co. in 1967 and he retired from the cooperative in 2000.

He is also a member of Rotary International, a organization that helps to improve communities.

“I have been the Rotary Club of Washington’s Secretary/ Treasurer for two years and have gotten to know Bob over the last year, “ said Washington Carnegie Public Library Director Teresa Heidenreich. “Bob exemplifies Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self.” He gives so much to the club through his enthusiasm, endless volunteerism, fellowship, and encouragement.”

And he volunteers, “ just a couple times a year at Feed My Sheep and a few other places,” Barron said. He has also served on the Southern Indiana Development Commission and has received recognition for his services from Junior Achievement, Aid Association for Lutherans, service appreciation at his church; Good Shepherd Lutheran.

He even recently helped with the installation of the new Memorial Bell Tower at Good Shepherd. The bell tower was placed to honor the 50th anniversary of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

“Bob is an outstanding Lutheran man. He is always there to help and has been very involved with Thrivent Financial for Christians where he serves as president of the Hoosier Forest Chapter of the organization, “ said Rev. George Qualley. “He is always there when there is need. And he is the reason I keep my sermons short,” added Qualley with a chuckle. “He is just an outstanding person and he does so much for the community that he does not want to take credit for.”

Another thing Barron does is visit his wife’s mother in the nursing home several days a week. “My wife passed away a year ago and I go about every other day to visit, Barbara’s mom. She will be 98 on Sept. 12.”

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