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3/25/08-Mineola

Mineola Woman Receives Well Deserved Community Award

Johnnie Bendy received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mineola Chamber of Commerce today.

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling was also present and read the one page resolution in Bendy's honor that he also read on floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Not only was this 90-year-old an educator in Mineola for decades, she volunteered for the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Chamber of Commerce, United Way and East Texas Council of Governments.

She told us what is the secret to her success.  "Listening to my own mind," says Bendy. "Not letting anybody dictate to me, make up my own mind.  I believe in helping others.  All these other people spending money on buying fancy cars and all that.  I give it to charity, helping other people."

Ms. Bendy also received a Texas flag that flew over the Texas Capitol.

Christine Nelson reportingcnelson@kltv.com

 

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