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Friends recognize Nyssa’s Bullard at retirement

By John L. Braese

The Enteprise

NYSSA – After 41 years of service on the Nyssa School Board, Don Bullard said goodbye to friends and staff on Friday during a reception held in his honor.

Bullard started his service on the board sitting aboard a tractor plowing.

“I was approached while I was out plowing and asked to serve,” said Bullard, now a retired Nyssa farmer. “That was a long time ago.”

At the time, he was serving on the school’s budget committee, a time he remembers well.

“It was the first year we were in negotiations with the teachers’ union,” he said. “The agreement with classified employees was two pages long and the non-classified agreement was a single page.”

Bullard’s wife, Connie, retired two years ago after working as a scale clerk at Ore-Ida.

“He is not giving it all up,” she said. “It . . .