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Business briefcase 3-16

Sunday, March 16, 2003

SIKESTON - The L'eggs, Hanes Bali Playtex Factory Outlet Store at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, off Interstate 55, is offering shoppers the opportunity to make miracles happen for sick children.

For a $1 donation to the children's Miracle Network, customers get a paper miracle balloon to sign and add to the store's display. Customers will also receive a 15 percent off a single item coupon, when they make a donation. The coupon is good immediately.

More than seven million children annually receive aid from the 165 Children's Miracle Network affiliated hospitals. "The Children's Miracle Network has one goal - to make children well," said Ron Hughes, national director of the L'eggs, Hanes Bali Playtex Factory Outlet Store. "To do that they raise money to help children's hospitals help sick children, especially those who otherwise wouldn't have the resources. Our employees are very proud to be a part of making miracles happen for children who never expected them."

The miracle balloon sale will run until May 2 at the L'eggs, Hanes Bali Playtex Factory Outlet Store. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

SIKESTON - Gene Scott is the new building maintenance manager at DeWitt Company.

Scott has over 40 years experience in the construction business, both residential and commercial. With the DeWitt Company since 1999, he began as a building contractor and was promoted in January 2003 to his current position. He is married to Karen Edwards Scott, formerly of Sikeston.

DeWitt Company is an international manufacturer and supplier of landscape fabrics and accessories.

SIKESTON - Local cotton producer Jeff J. Hux was elected to the cotton Incorporated Board of Directors at the company's annual board meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 13.

Cotton Incorporated's Board of Directors consists of 55 cotton producers and 55 alternates representing more than 30,000 producers in 18 states. Formed in 1970, Cotton Incorporated is the largest cotton research and promotion program in the world. With a budget of $60 million, the company operates in four main program areas: consumer marketing, global product marketing, agricultural research and textile research.

ESSEX - Ronald L. Ledbetter, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen's 2002 President's Cabinet. This distinction recognizes Ledbetter's high achievement in life insurance sales and ranking among the organization's top representatives nationwide.

Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance organization based in Rock Island, Ill.

SIKESTON - Kendall Ayers has joined First Midwest Bank in Sikeston as vice president.

Ayers brings his 15 years experience in commercial leasing as owner of Ayers Leasing to the bank. in addition to handling leasing transactions for customers, he will now be able to offer all types of loans and deposit services.

A Sikeston native, Ayers graduated in 1987 from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He and his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Kaitlyn, reside in Sikeston and attend the Tanner Street Church of God.

First Midwest Bank in Sikeston is located at 630 N. Main St.