SIKESTON - Southern Aire, 919 S. Kingshighway, has added two new employees to its staff.
Tina Wilson is the new massage therapist. A 1993 graduate of Charleston High School, Wilson received massage therapy training at the Metro-Business College in Cape Girardeau and is a nationally certified therapist.
LeKeisha King recently began working at Southern Aire, where she provides customers with professional nails. The nail technician/manicurist is a native of Portageville. A 2003 graduate of Portageville High School, she completed her training as a technician at Stage 1 in Cape Girardeau.
Call 481-0027 for more information.
MEMPHIS - Malco Theatres Inc. will host the First Elvis Film Festival, sponsored by Hollywood Casinos on Aug. 11 at the new Paradiso Theatre.
This inaugural festival, scheduled in conjunction with Graceland and Elvis Week 2004, is the only one of its kind at a movie theater in the United States. The First Elvis Film Festival will feature the films "Viva Las Vegas," "Jailhouse Rock" and "That's the Way It Is: Special Edition" playing at various times throughout the day from 1 to 9 p.m.
Attendees purchasing advance tickets will receive a commemorative Elvis Film Festival ticket and the opportunity to participate in a special celebrity meet and greet in the theater lobby.
Advance tickets of $8 per film are now on sale through Aug. 2 via the Graceland sales/reservations department at 800-238-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Malco Theatres is headquartered in Memphis and is fourth generation family-owned and operated. Malco operates 281 screens in 31 locations in five states across the mid-south, including a theater in Sikeston, Mo.
SIKESTON - Buttons & Bows Maternity and Children's Shop will take antiquity pictures on July 9-10 for children up to age 16.
With the purchase of a $10 coupon, available at Buttons & Bows, participants will get a 10- by 13-inch antique portrait of their child/children (one coupon per family). Clothing and props will be furnished.
For more information call 573-472-7911 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or come by 122 E. Center St. in downtown Sikeston.
MARION, Ill. - Dr. Michael K. Billings of Fredericktown attended the Heart of America Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress.
The 43rd Annual Congress, it has grown to be one of the world's largest contact lens and primary eye care conferences. The event covers new and advanced techniques for all types of contact lenses available today, plus the latest information on the medical treatment of eye diseases, several hours featuring the latest in glaucoma management and new innovations in enhancing patients' vision.
An active member of the Heart of America Contact Lens Society of 17 years, Billings is an alumnus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry in St. Louis.
Billings maintains offices at Marion Eye Centers and Optical in Poplar Bluff and Sikeston, Mo.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Heather L. Woodruff of Sikeston was recently inducted into membership in Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society of AACSB-accredited business programs.
The daughter of Sharon Woodruff and Stephen and Judy Woodruff, Woodruff is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University.
Beta Gamma Sigma's mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. To be eligible for membership, students must be seeking a degree from an AACSB-accredited business program.
'SIKESTON - Santa will arrive early this year, spreading joy from around the world at Carol's Hallmark Shop, 1313 S. Main St. in Sikeston on July 10.
More than 200 new collectible ornaments will be unveiled during Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere on July 10. It's an annual holiday unveiling that gives consumers a first chance to purchase Keepsake ornaments from the all new 2004 line.
Carol's Hallmark Shop joins nearly 4,200 Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide participating in the Keepsake Ornament Premier. A register-to-win promotion allows customers the opportunity to win one of eight specially selected Keepsake ornaments.
NEW YORK CITY - Timothy A. Stallings, former Sikeston resident and 1989 graduate of Sikeston High School, has taken a leadership position with a large New York City financial hedge fund.
Stallings was profiled in "Movers and Shakers" of Infovest21, a hedge fund industry news service.
Infovest21 reported: "Sources indicate that Timothy Stallings has just left the Bass Family in Fort Worth to become a member of the executive group of The LongChamp Group based in New York. He will be in charge of equity derivatives and all quantitative strategies and will play a pivotal role within the investment committee coordinating strategy allocation, manager selection and directing the monitoring for market neutral portfolios. He will be a member of The LongChamp risk management advisory committee, in charge of organizing its meeting and implementing their suggestions, as the head of the proprietary LongChamp risk management process. Stallings had been at BBT (Bass Brothers, Fort Worth, Texas) for seven years where he headed a team of traders; created, implemented and traded volatility and correlation strategies for a $22 million derivatives portfolio."
Stallings is the son of James V. and Barbara L. Stallings of Sikeston. A chartered financial analyst, he is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia.
His wife, Carrie, is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, and formerly a marketing project manager with Mary Kay Inc. at its world headquarters in Dallas. She is the daughter of Leroy Bolt, CPA of Abilene, Texas, and Cheryl Maxwell of Warrensburg, Mo.
The couple spent a few days in Sikeston visiting family and friends before leaving for New York. They reside at Port Imperial in West New York, N.J., across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The LongChamp Group offices are in mid-town Manhattan.
HAYTI - Unemployed senior citizens in Scott County have help in their search for employment.
Experience Works, older worker specialist, is dedicated to seeking jobs for people 55 years old and older who meet certain income guidelines.
Formerly known as Green Thumb, the program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and is available for free.
There are a variety of jobs in the area for people in this category.
Experience Works is taking applications in this area.
For more information contact Mott at 600 East Washington St. in Hayti. or telephone 573-359-2548.