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Good Neighbor considered gift to his neighborhood PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

There are special people in every community, but then there are those who seem to be head and shoulders above the rest—those are the ones deserving of a Good Neighbor Award.

Fitting into that category is native Robert Bounds who was born and raised in Grant. 

Bounds will do just about anything that needs to be done for any and every person in the neighborhood, said Larry Pritchett, who nominated him for the award.

“I know that if there was a reference book of good neighbors, Bob Bounds would be the poster boy for the cover,” said Pritchett. 

Bounds steps up and steps in to help his neighbors with any type of project, taking it upon himself to figure out what needs to be done, getting going on it, or calling in a crew if need be. 

He gives great advice on how to fix things, explaining it well and walking a person through it, said Pritchett.

Bounds doesn’t take all the credit for being neighborly.

“It’s easy to be a good neighbor in that neighborhood,” said Bounds. “There are good people up there.”

He and Deb, his wife of nearly 35 years,  were the first homeowners in their area of town. They built the first house in the 900 block of Hancock where there was just a stubble field in 1977. 

“So when anybody moved in beside me, it was their fault!” he quipped.

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