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Local CASA volunteer awarded at state gala

Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo provided Anne Moyer, center, is presented the CASA Volunteer of the Year award by Phil Slocum, Missouri CASA Association Board president, right. Also pictured is Jim Rick, KOMU-8 News (Columbia), left.
Local resident and CASA volunteer, Anne Moyer has given her voice to abused and neglected children and she was recently honored at the Missouri CASA Association's Inaugural Show Me Giving Gala. The gala was held in Columbia, Missouri and honored awardees from across the State of Missouri.

Moyer has played an active role in CASA of Dunklin County for five years and is recognized as a spokesperson on behalf of the entire program. She has advocated for over 20 children during her time as a CASA volunteer, often spending a considerable amount of time in travel to see her CASA kids.

She has demonstrated her dedication through her tireless advocacy and steadfast determination. "One of the things that she does, that judges don't always like, but we need is, she prods us. She is very good at reports, and she's very good at saying, 'Hey, what about these children," said Judge H. Mark Preyer. Moyer's background as a retired teacher and adoption specialist give her the skills she needs to be effective. "She is experienced enough that she's not shy and she doesn't mind to come to us, either in a written report or in court and say, 'Listen, something has to be addressed about the situation of these children," explained Preyer.

Moyer's mission to give her voice to Dunklin County's most vulnerable citizens has already positively impacted over 20 children. Thankfully for CASA of Dunklin County and the abused and neglected children they serve, she doesn't have plans to slow down anytime soon.

Please contact Mary Lynn Jones-Wright at (573)717-1000 to learn how to become a CASA volunteer for CASA of Dunklin County or go to www.casadunklin.org.

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