26 years is a long time to do anything. For one Hannibal man, that time was spent both in service to his country and the city as he celebrated his retirement from the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Mary Lynne Richards of the Hannibal Parks & Recreation shared this news with us today regarding the retirement of Jim Barnard:

"Jim Barnard, middle, received a plaque from American Legion Post 55 this afternoon from Legion trustee Jess Ornelas, left, and his father-in-law Tom Givan, right, for his service in the U.S. Marines from 1985 to 1989. Barnard has retired from the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department after 26 years of service."

Picture courtesy of Hannibal Parks & Rec
Picture courtesy of Hannibal Parks & Rec

I grew up with Jim Barnard in Hannibal and you'll never find a kinder more genuine guy. Congratulations on a job well done for our country and community, Jim. 26 years is a long time and here's hoping your retirement is a great one.

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