New names for Glen Innes honour board

Jam Lemon with Kerrie Sturtridge and Jan Sharman.
Jam Lemon with Kerrie Sturtridge and Jan Sharman.

There are two new names on the Glen Innes Order of Australia roll of honour.

Australia Day committe chairperson Jan Lemon said Ms Sharman actually won the honour five years ago. But they actually lost the board for a few years and were only able to put her name on the list recently.

Recent OAM winner Kerrie Sturtridge also got her name engraved on the perpetual board.

She was awarded the medal for voluntary services to the community including as both president and treasurer of Quota Glen Innes; she was also past District Governor. She's also a member of the Karinya homes committee.

Jan Lemon said the board went missing when someone didn't put it back after an engraving event.

"What happened was the honour board was lost and it was only two years ago that we did the unveiling of those names from 2013 onwards.

"We did find it in the end after a few year's searching," she laughed.

Another former Glen Innes resident Bob Thurling recently won the Order of Australia. In January, two people connected with Glen Innes were awarded medals as well - firefighter Kenneth Barker and Doctor Phillip Brownlie. Neither currently live in Glen Innes. Could they be put on the board? Jan Lemon says it'd be decided on a case by case basis.

"It's a fine line, and I can't actually answer that one," she said.

The board will be put up at the Grey Street council chambers.

Both Kerrie Sturtridge and Jan Sharman are new entreies on the Glen Innes Severn OAM board of honour.

Both Kerrie Sturtridge and Jan Sharman are new entreies on the Glen Innes Severn OAM board of honour.