35-year Roaring River employee hangs hat

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
An employee of Missouri State Parks at Roaring River for 35 years, from 1982-2017, Leon Mahurin, center, retired from his post and a reception was held at the Barry County Museum. Former Superintendent Dusty Reid said Mahuirn was one of the most reliable employees at the park. “Leon was an absolutely wonderful employee who took pride in his work, was dedicated and reliable, and loved the park,” Reid said. “When things got stressful with floods or cleanup, he was always the first to grab some tools, look at everyone and say, ‘What are we waiting on? Let’s get it done.’ And, he was the first out the door.” Contributed photo

An employee of Missouri State Parks at Roaring River for 35 years, from 1982-2017, Leon Mahurin, center, retired from his post and a reception was held at the Barry County Museum.

Leon Mahurin, holding the plaque, was honored at a party recently after retiring from Missouri State Parks and Roaring River following 35 years of service. Former Superintendent Dusty Reid said Mahurin earned at least seven state awards based on his performance, and a Missouri House of Representatives resolution will further honor him. “Leon is a big part of why Roaring River is so special,” Reid said. Contributed photo
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