JACKSON - First Midwest Bank has named Justin M. Pobst as the new assistant vice president at their Jackson office.
Pobst will oversee lending needs for the bank's customers including, personal, small business and residential lending.
Pobst, his wife, Merideth, and their daughter, Lydia Grace, reside in Jackson.
First Midwest Bank is located at 2319 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. The bank's telephone number is 573-204-1210.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Country Hearth Inn has received the Excellence in Quality Assurance Award. The 40-room hotel, located at 100 Matthews Lane, is owned and operated by Bob Patel of Shivam Properties LLC.
"We are very proud of the Country Hearth Inn in Sikeston," said Doug Collins, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Country Hearth Inn. "This award demonstrates the commitment of the property and staff to providing our guests with the best possible lodging experience."
Patel commented: "We are very happy to receive this award on behalf of our team at the Sikeston Country Hearth Inn. We are committed to maintaining excellence in quality assurance."
Country Hearth Inns are mid-priced, limited-service hotels that serve both the corporate traveler and vacationer. The hotels offer such attributes as a warm decor, complimentary "InnCredible Breakfast," manager's reception and free local calls.
Nursing center honors employee
MINER - Eric Thomas, a certified nurse aide, is the employee of the month for October at the Miner Nursing Center.
Thomas was nominated and selected by his co-workers and supervisors for his all-around good work, positive attitude and good attendance. "Eric is courteous, conscientious, always helpful with getting residents to activities and is always willing to help others," his nominator said.
Miner Nursing Center is located on HH Road at Miner.
EAST PRAIRIE - Jerry and Janie Maxwell, owners of Maxwell Sweeping Service, recently attended Roundup 2004, sponsored by sweeper manufacturer Schwarze Industries Inc. The event was held on Oct. 15-17 at the Schwarze factory and the Huntsville Civic Center, both located in Huntsville, Ala.
While there, the Maxwells attended seminars that provided a wide range of information about the latest techniques and equipment available for parking area cleaning and maintenance. The three-day event also provided a forum for discussing current trends in sweeping with other industry professionals from around the country.
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter of Essex, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was membership leader in the Missouri East Agency for September.
Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington, in July 1991.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. For more information contact Ledbetter at 573-283-4925.
SIKESTON - U.S. Bank is rewarding customers for creating long-term relationships with the bank by introducing a home equity line of credit that increases in value and is portable so customers don't lose that value if they move or refinance their mortgage.
The customer opens the line of credit with an interest rate as low as prime. Every six months that rate decreases one quarter of 1 percent up to one full percent below prime. If the customer ever needs to close the line, the reward that he or she has earned can be applied to a new home equity line at U.S. Bank.
The U.S. Bank EquiLine Rate Reward program is available to customers who apply for a home equity line of credit now through Nov. 12. Some restrictions apply.
In Sikeston, U.S. Bank is located at 104 E. Center St. or at 625 N. Main St.
SIKESTON - Muhannad Al-Kilani of Missouri Delta Endocrine and Diabetes Center has received Recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care for his patients with diabetes, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association.
The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing physicians who deliver quality diabetes care and by motivating other physicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Al-Kilani submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the program's key diabetes care measures.