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News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Dave Ward
After signing off on the 10 p.m. news for the last time KTRK ABC 13 news anchor Dave Ward tousles his hair in public, a long-held dream. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Dave Strickland
Former KTRK ABC 13 news director Dave Strickland toasts Dave Ward at the party at Tony's. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Allen Becker, Kellie Letsos, Gary Becker
Allen Becker, left, Kellie Letsos and Gary Becker. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Don Nelson, Tilman Feritta, Dave Ward
Don Nelson, from left, Tilman Feritta and Dave Ward. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Melanie Lawson, Greg Bailey, Jan Carson
Melanie Lawson, left, Greg Bailey and Jan Carson. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, John Rowe, Rachel Rowe, Laura Ward, Dave Ward
John Rowe, from left, and Rachelle Rowe with Laura and Dave Ward. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Tony Gracely, Carol Sawyer
Tony Gracely and Carol Sawyer. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Dr. Barney Barrett, Sandy Barrett, Mike Linn, Carol Linn
Dr. Barney and Sandy Barrett, left, with Mike and Carol Linn. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Krista Oberg, Ted Oberg
Fans in the bar at Tony's watch as Dave Ward signs off on the 10 p.m. news for the final time. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, John Mabarek, John Guess Jr.
John Mabarek, left, and John Guess Jr. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Don Kobos, Kathy Kobos, Tina Strickland, Ilona Carson
Don and Kathy Kobos, from left, Tina Strickland and Ilona Carson. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Mike McGuff, Lisa McGuff
Mike and Lisa McGuff. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Brenda Koch, Tom Koch, Emily Koch
Brenda and Tom Koch with daughter Emily Koch, right. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Krista Oberg, Ted Oberg
Krista and Ted Oberg. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Dave Ward Party, Dec. 2014, Laura Ward, Dave Ward
Laura and Dave Ward. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com