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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:47 PM

Fire official earns Chamber award

By ABBY CROSTHWAIT, Herald Staff Writer

Richard Oglesby, assistant Ottawa fire chief, receives the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Image Award Wednesday from Chamber Community Image and Affairs Committee member Fred Searls at GreatLife Golf & Fitness, 1001 E. Logan St., Ottawa. Oglesby said he was very humbled to receive the award and was appreciative to live in such a great community and city. “For the last 32 years I have served in the city.” Oglesby said. “I just want you all to know I don’t work for this city, I work for you.” (Photo by Matt Bristow/The Ottawa Herald)

A large crowd turned out Wednesday to congratulate a longtime public servant who was awarded the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Image Award.

Richard Oglesby, assistant fire chief with the Ottawa Fire Department, was the recipient of this quarter’s award for outstanding public service.

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