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Class of 1959 Paducah High Graduate.
Biography: John Arnold
Received B.S. from NTSU
Received Med from TCU
Received Med in School Administration from WCU in North Carolina
Worked as a Classroom Teacher on the Navajo Indian Reservation for nine years in Arizona and New Mexico.
Worked as a Classroom Teacher on the Cherokee Indian Reservation for nine years in North Carolina. Served as a Educational Administrator for Cherokee Central Schools in North Carolina for ten years.
Served as the Director of Human Rescources for Cherokee Central Schools in North Carolina for fifteen years and retired on August 1, 2008.
Currently serve as a Volunteer for the Jackson County Department on Aging in a program that builds ramps for the elderly and provides firewood for those in need.
Starting an avocation that involves gem mining and gemstone refining of gems native to Western North Carolina. Contemplating an investment in a new business that plans to provide horse and buggy rides for tourists in a local, small, historic town.
Active member of the First United Methodist Church, Sylva for over thirty years.
Married to wife, Lorraine, for over thirty-six years and have two, grown sons, John III and David.
A previous note from John
I am volunteering at the county's dept. on aging, 2 to 3 mornings per week. They build ramps for the elderly and cut and deliver firewood. Notice I said they. My duties are to be available in case there is an accident and I need to call for help or get someone to the hosp. It is an OSHA requirement. The county to our south is one of the gemstone capitals of the U.S. and my youngest son (34) and I go mining during the summer months, but not too often as it is expensive. We have a fair collection but haven't done much toward getting them polished for use. Right now they look like ugly rocks.
John's Family Portrait