receive VFW awards
Three Cottonwood residents received National VFW awards given to outstanding public servants.
Gary Riener was awarded in the firefighter category, Terry Cochran in the law enforcement category and Linda Beckman in the emergency services category.
Rick Johnson, commander of the Cottonwood VFW post, said it is exceptionally rare to have three people nominated by the same post all receive awards.
The awards were presented at the district VFW meeting held Feb. 7 at Kamiah.
Local VFW Post Commander Rick Johnson presented National VFW public servant awards to, from top down, Gary Riener, Terry Cochran and Linda Beckman.