Yevola Peters just can't seem to bring herself to retire.
Peters,director of the county Community Action Agency since 1976 and an employee of the agency since 1969, will stay on another month.
Peters, 56, first announced her retirement two years ago. She washonored at a party celebrating the agency's 20th birthday in October1989.
When it came time to retire last year, she agreed to stay on until the agency's board of directors could find a new director. She figured that would take until June.
Two months and another retirement party later, she's still waiting.
"I guess I like the parties," she said.
The agency's search for a new director was delayed again recently when the board couldn't agree on terms with a Savannah,Ga., applicant, Peters said.
"He had problems relocating because of the difference in cost of living," she said.
Peters, who plans to start a consulting business to train people, said the board will meet again this week to consider candidates to replace her.
"I havefaith that it will work out soon enough," she said.