John Paul "Sonny" Finnegan, the recently-retired West Technical Executive under the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Eddyville Woman's Club.

Finnegan earned a bachelor of science degree in geography from Mississippi State University and was a cartographer for the Department of Defense.

"He presented an interesting look behind the scenes of various general military operations," said club member Annette M. Larson.

As programming by keypunch advanced, Finnegan returned to school to receive a computer degree and was then involved in information technology.

He retired from the St. Louis DOD headquarters and moved to Kentucky.

Finnegan's wife, Karen, is a member of the Eddyville Woman's Club.

The couple resides at Moon Bay in Kuttawa.