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Business briefcase

Sunday, October 6, 2002

Canalou resident

CANALOU - Peggy Southard was recently awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was presented by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.

CDA is the only major national effort to improve child care by evaluation and recognizing the skills of individuals providing care. Parents who use child care are often concerned about their children's welfare. As part of the assessment process, every candidate for the CDA credential is observed working with young children or families by an early childhood professional. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to work with families to develop children's physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment.

The CDA credential has made a positive effect on the quality of child care, officials said. Its impact is evident in center-based care and home visitor programs as well as family child care, the most common form of care for children under 5 years old.

Stylist returns

SIKESTON - Charlotte Hall has returned to the JC Penney Styling Salon.

Hall specializes in updos, cuts and styles along with perms, coloring, manicures and pedicures.

The salon, located at 1215 S. Main St., is open seven days a week. For more information or to make an appointment call 471-0987.

Business instructor

SIKESTON - Mary Catherine Eddy, business education instructor at Scott County Central, attended the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education/Missouri Business Education Association Conference in Springfield. "Education for a Strong America - with Missouri Business Education" was the theme of the July 23-25 event.

Seventy-two concurrent and 10 roundtable sessions were available to the more than 600 business educators from school districts, colleges and universities throughout Missouri. Sessions included such topics as digital editing, electronic-business, communication, financial knowledge, speech recognition technology and many others.

"Birds of a Feather" breakfasts provided opportunities for teachers to share ideas and discuss issues related to courses they teach, career and technical student organizations and other professional topics.

District honors

SIKESTON - Missouri Health Care District 5 recognized Sue Jaschke as the Adult Volunteer of the Year for 2002.

She is an active volunteer at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, where her son, Mike, resides.

Jaschke and her late husband, Vince, along with the Carlisle County Senior Bowlers, local churches and friends have been supportive of special events and parties at Hunter Acres Caring Center for many years, said Richard Bedell, who presented her with the honor. "Hunter Acres is very thankful for their efforts and enthusiasm for resident quality of life," he added. Hunter Acres Caring Center is located at the corner of Northwest and Wakefield streets.

Leadership honor

ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter, a district representative with the Modern Woodmen of America, was named membership leader in the Missouri East Agency and was also named agent of the month. Both awards were for the month of August.

Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency in Farmington in June 1991.

Coordinator named

SIKESTON - Carol Marshall of Sikeston is the new coordinator for Missouri Mentoring Partnership at the New Madrid County Family Resource Center.

Marshall, who began work at the Center in June, and her staff will work with selected youth between the ages of 14 to 21.

The goal of Missouri Mentoring is to give disadvantaged teens an opportunity to exceed their potential by utilizing a fundamental resource of a relationship with a caring adult, provide resources for continued education and career development and integrate partnerships which foster growth and development in the community.

Mark Posey of Portageville has completed the Job Readiness Training, one aspect of Missouri Mentoring. The program allows youth, who are motivated and committed to success, to receive training in such things as interviewing, use of a cash register, resume writing, customer service, etc.

Upon completion of the training, the participant receives a certificate and is assisted in the search for employment. Once employed the Job Readiness trainee, will have a worksite mentor.

Those who would like to learn more about Missouri Mentoring or who would like to serve as a mentor should call the Missouri Mentoring Partnership at 573-748-5371.

Falcon featured

WEST PLAINS - Falcon Communications Inc. was selected by Pat Summerall Productions to be a featured segment on Champions of Industry. As part of this featured televised program, Falcon received recognition in the Aug. 12 Forbes Magazine in the section, "Summerall Success Stories."

The production was broadcast in September.

Falcon has an office at 1708 North Douglass in Malden.

Computer training

SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri State University is offering computer training for the public at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.

Computer training at the Sikeston site includes Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The computer courses are led by Shirley Jordan and provide hands-on access to a computer during the training and workbook.

All workshops are offered by the Southeast Missouri State's Office of Continuing Education through the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center. Continuing Education offers computer training, professional seminars, personal enrichment workshops and youth programs in Kennett, Malden, Sikeston and Cape Girardeau.

For more information or to register, contact the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center at 573-472-3210 or stop by the center in Sikeston.

Driving course

MALDEN - Angela Oakley has completed training and graduated from the four-week tractor trailer driving course offered by Southern Missouri Truck Driving School. Oakley completed the course with a 93 grade point average on Sept. 6.

She was presented with her certificate of completion by Terry Harris, instructor.

WIB investing

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Workforce Investment Board Ad Hoc Committee has allotted funds for business and industry proposals including a New Madrid County industry.

The committee awarded $5,000 to Himmelberger-Harrison of Morehouse for the training of seven employees. Also $21,000 was presented to Magna-Tel of Cape Girardeau to train 100 workers.

Contracts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, will benefit several area programs.

The Division of Workforce Development received $760,060 for services to Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi and Dunklin counties. The money will fund the Missouri Jobs Employment, Training (MJET) for the year and will be allotted per county needs.

The Pemiscot Initiative Network was awarded $316,133 for MJET services to Pemiscot and New Madrid counties.

For mentoring leadership, the Cape Girardeau Community Caring Council received $141,096 for use in Mississippi County; $134,535 for New Madrid County; $130,417 in Scott County and $97,717 for Stoddard County.

The Workforce Investment Board Ad Hoc committee awarding the monies include Johnny Ray Conklin of Kelso, Karen Beck of Sikeston and Scottie Thomas of Charleston.

SIKESTON - Michael L. Parker, CFP, joined Lincoln Financial Advisors as a financial planner on Aug. 1.

Parker will specialize in comprehensive estate, business succession, and retirement planning, as well as related insurance and investment strategies for the affluent.

Parker graduated from the University of Southern California with a master's degree in education and completed his bachelor's degree in education at Southeast Missouri State University. He is a veteran, having served four years in the United States Air Force in Europe and the U.S.

In addition to being a certified financial planner practitioner, Parker also holds the Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter designations.

Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, he worked with Eagle Strategies Corp., a registered investment advisor, as a financial advisor.

Parker resides in Sikeston with his wife, Dawn. His office is located at 368 N. Kingshighway in Sikeston. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors, a broker/dealer and registered investment advisor.

Lincoln Financial Advisors is a member of Lincoln Financial Group. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates, a Fortune 500 company with more than $98 billion in consolidated assets.