OSAGE BEACH- The Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri received the Governor's Special Achievement of Excellence Awards for Performance Excellence during the 21st Annual Governor's Conference on Workforce Development at the Tan-Tar-A Resort.
The award, accepted by chairman Larry Swindle of Kennett, includes a $70,000 check from Missouri's Department of Economic Development and a plaque from Gov. Bob Holden.
Scott County WIB members attending were Karen Beck of Sikeston, Johnny Ray Conklin of Kelso, Mike Seabaugh of The Division of Workforce Development office in Sikeston and Howard Parker from the Sikeston AEL office.
SIKESTON - Hunters Acres Caring Center recently honored two of its employees.
Betty Baker was selected as the "Employee of the Month" for November.
Employed as a laundry aide/evening housekeeper at Hunter Acres Caring Center since Aug. 15, 2003, Baker was described as dependable, hard working and a dedicated employee.
The "Employee of the Month" for October was Mildred Chambers, RN-BSN-weekend supervisor. Her nominator complimented her for her friendliness, knowledge and experience along with her work performance and professionalism.
Chambers and her husband, Winks, reside in Anniston. She has a daughter, Cindy Clark of Tucson, Ariz., and one son, Matt Chambers of Belleville, Ill., and one grandson, Dylan Chambers of Union City, Tenn.
Hunter Acres Caring Center is located at 628 Northwest St. in Sikeston.
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid Chamber of Commerce's fall luncheon will be at noon Nov. 18 at the New Madrid Country Club. The cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. Reservations should be made by Nov. 14.
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter was named agent of the month for October in the Missouri East Agency with Modern Woodmen of America. He joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency in Farmington in June 1991.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. For more information, call Ledbetter at (573) 283-5925 or the agency office at (573) 701-0163.
SIKESTON - Skilled worker Richard Bramlett of the Sikeston Public Works Department recently received a plaque and cash award recognizing him as the Employee of the Fourth Quarter from the city of Sikeston.
Bramlett was selected for his strong work ethic and positive attituded according to Mayor Mike Marshall who presented him with the honor.