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Washington D.C. – Kenneth Raymond of Rawlins knows how to work. In fact, he knows it better than most. And why wouldn’t he? After all, he is an 84-year-old man who works every day and sees no near end to his daily endeavors as President of the Ferris Mountain Ranch.

For his tireless efforts, Raymond was selected as the 2007 Outstanding Older Worker for Wyoming by Experience Counts, an organization dedicated to helping seniors maintain an active role in their communities.

Recently Raymond met with U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in his Washington, D.C. office. Enzi congratulated Raymond for his continuing efforts to stay active. The longtime farmer and senator traded stories while speaking about the importance of promoting a strong work ethic in others.

"Mr. Raymond certainly embodies all of the qualities of what this award is designed for. I’m happy to have met such a hard-working individual who gives a true sense of meaning to the American way of life. All men and women can draw inspiration from a man like Mr. Raymond, regardless of their age," said Enzi.

Not only does Raymond, a farmer by trade, work each day, he is a 14-time Wyoming state horseshoe champion and a member of organizations such as the Elks and the United Way.

"Working beats being inactive. Working keeps me healthy, so that I can enjoy my family and friends. It’s nice to be able to ride horses, drive equipment, and drive my automobiles," said Raymond in a release from Experience Works.

Wyoming’s Outstanding Older Worker in 2006 was Ferdinand Cook of Lingle.