Retirement Event To Honor Agency’s LaCue

SPENCER—Mercedes LaCue, the director of the Spencer office of the Oklahoma County Community Action Agency, is retiring to end her 51-year career with the poverty-fighting organization.

There are a lot of folks, who, because of her diligence and hard work, hate to see her go.

That is why a retirement celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12.

The event will take place at the Minnis Lakeview Recreational Center, `12520 NE 36th St.

“She’s helped so many over the years,” remarked Julie Carne, supervisor at the center where Mrs. LaCue will be honored, who works for the Oklahoma City Department of Parks & Recreation.

“You see, Spencer is an under-served community,” she explained, “and there is a lot of need here.

“Mercedes LaCue has done extraordinary things during her tenure to fill the gap.

“I’ve never known her to turn away anyone….and I do mean anyone….who came to her and needed help.”

“We owe her so much and we want to say, ‘Thank you, Mercedes LaCue,’ ” Mrs. Carne said.

A graduate of Luther High School, she has studied at Langston University, South Oklahoma City Junior College, Oscar Rose Junior College and the Oklahoma County Opportunities Industrialization Center, learning all the while how to care for others.

She has studied sociology, psychology and other subjects, Mrs. Carne, “but has a good heart and a servant’s attitude, and that’s why she’s helped so many men, women, children and families who needed her.”

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