SIKESTON -- Michelle McCauley has be named as the February employee of the month for Sikeston Health Care.
McCauley has worked there since June 1999, when she joined the facility as a dietary aide. In 2004, she attended CNA classes and transferred to Sikeston Health Care's nursing department to work as a certified nurse aide.
In a news release issued from Sikeston Health Care, McCauley said she enjoys working at Sikeston Health Care and "feels very blessed when residents start calling her name before she gets clocked in or before she finished her her and the residents will ask her if she is scheduled to work the next day."
She and her sons, 3 and 9, live in Charleston. McCauley's hobbies included going to yard sales and riding the ferry boat to Kentucky.
According to the news release, "she not only receives a blessing from the residents, but at the same time, the residents receive a blessing from her for her hard work and dedication."
SIKESTON -- The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois is looking for high school juniors who show leadership, community service and academic achievement to write a 300-word essay on the importance of ethics in school, business and the community. The winners will demonstrate high ethical behavior and provide documentation of their achievements. The program offers three $2,500 awards, which will be presented at the annual BBB Torch Awards in October. Entries will be judged by business leaders and a group of academics. For more information, contact the BBB at 314-645-0606 or go to stlouisbbb.org/student.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- McDonald's restaurants in the Tri-State area teamed up with communities to raise $68,980 for the local Ronald McDonald House Charities during the annual Give A Little Love fundraiser held January 25 -- February 14. Fifty-two restaurants, spanning from Mt. Vernon, Ill. to Cape Girardeau to Paducah, Ky. participated in the three-week event.
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, the walls and windows of local McDonald's restaurants were decorated with "Give a Little Love" paper hearts. Each heart represented a donation made to the local Ronald McDonald House Charities. Pink hearts were purchased for a $1 donation, red hearts for a $5 donation, and gold hearts for an open donation above $5. Funds raised during the Give A Little Love fundraiser will benefit children and non-profit organizations throughout the Tri-State area, including the Hospitality Room at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
"Through Give a Little Love at McDonald's, we are proud once again to help improve the lives of children," said Mike Love, a Tri-State Co-op restaurant Owner/Operator. "Thanks to the generosity of our customers, non-profit organizations in the Tri-State area are able to receive grants to help our children."
BENTON - Kasey Mathes-Klughart, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was the "Agent of the Month" in the Allen Phillips' District for February.
Mathes-Klughart joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington in November 2006.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. For more information contact Mathes-
Klughart at 573-225-2676 or call the agency office at 573-701-0163.
SIKESTON -- Lee A. Bowman Jr., a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen's 2007 President's Club. This distinction recognizes Bowman's high achievement in life insurance sales among the organization's representatives nationwide.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society that is headquartered in Rock Island, Ill.