The Community of Plain Dealing is gearing up to honor the retired mayor, Dale Barnette with a special celebration honoring his seven years of service. Mayor Barnette officially retired on back May 31, 2012, at which time The Board of Alderman appointed Kenneth Stiles to the position to complete the remaining term that ends on December 31, 2012.

The two-hour celebration will be open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at the Plain Dealing Community Center, 109 South Cotton Belt St.