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Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Giving thanks

The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce organized the Second Annual Community-wide Cleanup Oct. 20. We took in 122 cleanup requests from the community and had 61 volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 65. Unfortunately, the cleanup requests were greater than the number of volunteers, therefore we did not get to finish all of the cleanup assignments.

Regardless of the numbers, we feel the cleanup was a success. The volunteers did an outstanding job. The young worked beside the old and learned the true meaning of "community." They gave of their time on a beautiful Saturday and worked tirelessly to help their neighbors. We hope the Sikeston community is as proud of them as we are.

We would like to thank the following volunteers, churches, organizations and businesses for helping to make the Community-wide Cleanup a success. We apologize if we inadvertently left anyone off our list, but rest assured your services were greatly appreciated.

Hattie Anderson, Brittney Bohannon, Emily Bowman, Joseph Bowman, E.J. Box, Larry Braden, Tommy Bridger, Joe Carraway, Sharon Chouinard, Albert H. Coburn, Zach Culver, Susan Culver, the Rev. Larry G. Davis, Kathryn Eilders, T.J. Feeler, Jordi Ferrell, Andrea Forbis, Doug Friend, Mildred Gallagher, Alice Gardner, Lucille Givens, Jessie L. Green, Jim S. Green, Logan Hampton, Mike Harris, Ellie Hensley, Kathy Hinton, John Houchins,

Stan Ivie, Terri Johnson, Vivian Johnson, John H. Kendig, Susan Kendig, Kenneth Hunter, the Rev. Bill Koch, Stephen Koch, Garrett Lambert, Geneva Lambert, Hallie Lambert, Marilyn Lambert, Riley Lape, Cullen Looney, Megan Looney, the Rev. Major Lucious, Aidan Marshall, Ben F. Marshall, Frank Marshall, Mary Marshall, Ruth Maxwell, Cindy Mayfield, Clayton Mayfield, Craig Millington, Jennifer Millington, Julie Millington, Jiggs Moore, Peter Myers,

Thu Nguyen, Jeff Nickell, Patti Oetting, Ryan Oetting, Robin Pace, Mart E. Parham, Jeff Partridge, Janie Pfefferkorn, G.R. Pinkard, Charles Pratt, Don Pratt, Marian Pratt, Tyrone Price, Jessie Redd, Susan Retz, Amanda Robertson, Jan Robertson, Matt Rushing, J.J. Sanders, Jim Schwaninger, Angela Sharp, Sarah Sharp, Bee Stauffer, Shawn Stevens, Trey Stone, Lauren Teachout, Addie Vaughn, Gary Warner, Jeremiah White, Louis T. Wiggins, Austin Williams, the Rev. A.J. Wollenburg.

Brownie Troop 22, Business Research Institute, City of Sikeston, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Firstar Bank, Hux & Hux Attorneys, Mission Missouri, Dr. Dan Obermark, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Premier Motors, Red River Sanitation, Sikeston Factory Outlet, S.T.A.I.R.S., Student Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Southeast Missouri,

Zimmer Radio, C. Kingdom Invest Inc., Calvary Temple, Green Memorial Church of God in Christ, Concordia Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, Miner Baptist Church, Powerhouse of God Church, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Trinity Gospel Church, Trinity Baptist Church.

For those who still have yard waste to be hauled away, the compost site will be open for two more days. If you have a friend, relative, neighbor or church that could help, they can bring those items to the compost site from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 and 17. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to keep our community clean.

Once again, thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard on the cleanup and the businesses and organizations that donated to the event.

Sincerely,

SACC Board of Directors and staff