CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ramona Robinson, formerly of Sikeston, has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession.
CDA is the only major national effort to improve early childhood education and care by evaluation and recognition the skills of individuals providing care. The first Credential was awarded over 30 years ago, and now 49 states plus the District of Columbia include CDA in their childcare licensing regulations.
Parents who use early education and care are especially concerned today about their children's welfare. With this in mind, as part of the CDA assessment process, every candidate for the CDA Credential is observed working with young children or families by any early childhood professional. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work with families to develop children's physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment.
SIKESTON - Karen Blackman was recently honored by UPS for completing 20 years of service with the company.
Blackman, who is with UPS in East Prairie, was recognized for her loyal service contributions. Blackman began her career in 1987 as a car washer with the company.
Blackman lives in East Prairie. She has one child: Ashley.
SPRINGFIELD - Sikeston attorney Daniel S. Norton was honored recently as a "Senior Counselor" of The Missouri Bar.
The "Senior Counselor" title is bestowed upon lawyers who have reached the age of 75 years or who have been admitted to The Missouri Bar for 50 years.
The recognition ceremonies came during the Opening Luncheon at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, taking place at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. A total of 175 members of The Missouri Bar were presented with the designation .