SIKESTON - Mike Jones, son of Vanita Jaynes of Sikeston, was among Blue Cross Blue Shield employees to receive recent promotions.
A graduate of Sikeston High School, Jones previously worked as director of individual marketing and has been named vice president of individual marketing.
SIKESTON - Kim Wilcox has joined the Area Properties Real Estate team.
Originally from Gulfport, Miss., she has made her home in Sikeston since 1989. Wilcox holds a degree in interior design from Mississippi State University and has worked in the professional design field for 17 years.
Wilcox said she would like to use her experience to get her listings "show ready." Also she is interested in being a "buyer's agent," which will allow her to disclose more information regarding the details of the property to be purchased, thus representing the buyer's interest.
Area Properties Real Estate is located at 780 N. Main St. in Sikeston.
SIKESTON - Marvin Arsta has joined the staff of Morlan Dodge Inc., the Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep dealership located at 1110 S. Main St.
A resident of Sikeston since 1965, Arsta has 45 years of experience in the automotive parts and service industry. From 1959 to 1965, he managed a NAPA parts store in Memphis and from 1965 to 1969 was a salesman for Auto Tire and Parts. He was associated with a local dealership as the service manager from 1965 to 2004.
Arsta and his wife, Vernie, reside in Sikeston and are members of the Trinity Baptist Church. As the father of three children and a stepson, Arsta helped organized Little League baseball in Blodgett, was a Little League coach in Sikeston and a Scout master. His hobbies include playing country music in his band.
SIKESTON - Ye Cobblestone Shoppe, 510 Tanner St., is now carrying the Vera Bradley line of umbrellas and purses.
The one-of-a-kind umbrellas are available in four new patterns for spring: Sherbet, Apple Green, Katherine and New Hope. Also available are a selection of Vera Bradley quilted handbags, accessories, luggage and tabletop items.
SIKESTON - Jessica Wilson is the licensed massage therapist for Southern Aire Beauty and Tanning Salon, 919 S. Kingshighway.
Wilson offers Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massages as well as reflexology. According to Wilson, she can provide the proper massage for men, women and children.
For appointment or pricing call Wilson at 481-0027.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Springfest. 25-29. The midway rides and food booths will be set up on the Chamber grounds. For more information call 573/ 471-2498.