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Business briefcase 12/21

Sunday, December 21, 2003

CAPE GIRARDEAU - A former Scott County resident is now employed by the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri as a youth council coordinator.

Lavern Bartlett of Cairo, Ill., began working in the Cape Girardeau WIB office on Nov. 17. Previously she has worked with other teen programs including the "Teen Reach" program in Cairo.

A 1982 graduate of Scott County Central High School, Bartlett was a member of the girls 1-A state championship team her senior year. She then attended Southeast Missouri State University receiving her degree in 1988.

FULTON, Ky. - Stephany C. Anderson Parker, formerly of Sikeston, and her husband Kelley D. Parker have opened their own business in Fulton.

On Nov. 17, the couple opened Parker's Pit-Stop on High Land Drive. The grandson of the late gas station owner Bill Parker, Parker and his wife said they intend to continue the family tradition of offering value and service to their customers. In addition to selling gas, Parker does 20-minute oil changes, light mechanic work and details vehicles.

"When we reopened the gas station in November we were not really sure of what we were in for but it has been a total success," said Mrs. Parker. "It's an accomplishment for us because we are the youngest business owners in Fulton, Ky."

The station's grand opening was conducted Dec. 6.

Parker, the daughter of Debra Baker of Sikeston and Jeff Anderson of Charleston, recently received her GED and attributes that to her success in becoming a small business owner.