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Business briefcase

Sunday, May 18, 2003

SIKESTON - Meredith Dewitt, a resident of Sikeston, was promoted to senior sales coordinator in January.

Joining the DeWitt team in January 1998 as a customer service representative. Then after increasing her knowledge of the products became senior sales coordinator.

As senior sales coordinator, her duties include customer service, precision orders, traveling and custom shade tarps for vendors and individuals.

She attended Arkansas State University where she focused her studies in horticulture.

EAST MANATEE, Fla. - A former Sikeston, Mo., resident has opened her own chiropractic office here.

Cynthia Hornback, opened her 1,500-square foot office Nov. 4 in 9916 State Road 64 East. The office is called Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness P.A.

Chiropractors believe good health, both physical and mental, is rooted in a healthy central nervous system - the human brain and spinal cord. "The key is to maintain and prevent interference in the communication between the brain, spinal cord and body," she told the East Manatee Herald in an article.

SIKESTON - First Security State Bank has announced the promotion of three employees.

Marti Jackson was promoted to assistant vice president of the Sikeston Branch of First Security State Bank. She joined First Security State Bank and BancLease, a lease consulting company, in 1997 as an assistant. She has served as BancLease assistant director, loan processor and most recently, loan administrator.

Leach Scherer has been promoted from teller to teller supervisor at the Sikeston branch. She has been with First Security for a year and a half.

Roy Miller was promoted to vice president. Miller, who started with First Security in 1989 as data processing manager and bookkeeping supervisor, was later named EDP security officer and assistant compliance officer handling the deposit compliance issues. Also Miller serves as the purchasing officer and most recently named EDP Steering Committee chairman.

JEFFERSON CITY - Cpl. Frederick C. Howard was promoted to the rank of sergeant effective April 6. Howard is assigned within the Patrol's Gaming Division at the Casino Aztar in Caruthersville.

Howard Joined the Patrol in June 1979. After attending the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop E, Zone 7, Sikeston. In October 1988, he was promoted to corporal and remained in Sikeston. Howard transferred to the gaming division in August 1997.

From March 1975 until July 2001, he served with the 1137th Military Police Company in the Missouri National Guard. He retired in July 2001 as a master sergeant.

Howard and his wife, Juanita, reside in Sikeston.

SIKESTON - Philip Boyer has joined Area Properties Real Estate as a broker-salesperson.

A lifelong resident of Sikeston, Boyer has been actively involved in the construction business, which included residential, commercial and industrial projects. In the early 1990s he developed the 55-acre subdivision at the south of Sikeston known as Plantation Acres.

As president of Boyer Construction, he oversees the company-owned properties which include the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, The Kingsway Shops and warehousing facilities.

Presently he is serving his fifth year on the Sikeston City Council and served as mayor in 2002-03.

For two years he was the owner-broker for Show-Me-Realty.

"While relatively new to the sale of real estate, you can see that he has many years of practical real estate experience," said Jera Lincoln of Area Properties Real Estate.

Boyer said he is proud of the Sikeston area and wants to help it grow.

Boyer can be reached at Area Properties Real Estate, 780 N. Main St. in Sikeston. The office number is 471-1140.