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Updated: 04/02/2014 08:00:02AM

Longtime Clerk of the Courts member bids goodbye

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Candy Mathis (left) gets a hug from her former boss, Richard Weiss, at a party celebrating her retirement from the Clerk of the Courts after 35 years.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Candy Mathis (left) receives words of thanks from Stacy Butterfield, the current Clerk of the Courts and County Comptroller.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


The farewell cake to Candy Mathis bears the message that the start of a journey does not begin until the end.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Stacy Butterfield (left), Clerk of the Courts and County Comptroller, presents Candy Mathis a certificate of appreciation for 35 years service.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Candy Mathis (left) wipes away tears following "An Ode to Sweet Candy" written and read aloud by Tracy Beebe.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Several members of the Clerk of the Courts office sing a tribute to Candy Mathis to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Members of Candy Mathis' family who live in Polk County listen as she thanks them, friends and co-workers at her retirement party.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Candy Mathis tells all attending her retirement celebration parting thoughts on leaving the Clerk of the Courts office after 35 years being on the job.

By STEVE STEINER

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It is said the measure of a person is not so much how much material wealth one has accumulated as it is how many people claim a friendship — or at the very least, a kinship — with someone. Candy Mathis is indeed a very rich person, as demonstrated by the number of people who attended her retirement party held in the Polk County History Center on Friday, March 28.

It was a fitting place to hold the tribute to Mathis, who retired after 35 years with the Polk County Clerk of the Courts office, for it was at the History Center when it was still the county courthouse that she began her career.

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