CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lyda Chasteen, cell technician, is the Dana Corporation's May Employee of the Month.
Chasteen has worked at the Dana-Cape Girardeau facility since Jan. 6, 1997. During that time she has had the opportunity to work in Departments 400 and 500 on B, C, and D shifts. Currently she is assigned to Department 500 on 2nd Shift.
Born outside of Jasper, Ark., she currently resides in Vanduser. She enjoys reading and working in her yard.
Dana Corporation, a Toledo, Ohio based company, operates a facility in Cape which manufactures automotive axle components for both the light truck and SUV markets.
NEW MADRID - Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. recognized employees for their years of service during the wholesale power supplier's annual employee Excel awards ceremony April 14 at the New Madrid Power Plant.
At its New Madrid plant, five employees are celebrating 30 years of service with the cooperative, which is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa. Marking three decades are Lynn D. Atchley, shift supervisor; Dennis R. Bailey, material handling supervisor; John T. Fourthman, material handling supervisor; Ronnie W. Sandage, maintenance superintendent; and Harold G. Williams, journeyman machinist/mechanic.
Power plant employees marking 25 years of service AECI are Kerry L. Harris, assistant material management supervisor; Terry G. Lee, journeyman instrumentation technician specialist; Rusty A. Rice, principal environmental coordinator; and Alice Swilley, safety coordinator.
JACKSON - Former Sikeston native Merideth Pobst has entered the real estate profession.
An independent contractor/sales representative for Century 21 - Heartland in Jackson, Pobst is a 2003 cum-laude graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication - public relations and a double minor in business communication and writing. The two degrees, she said, will add to her expertise.
"Being involved in the world of promotion and communications, I feel I am well equipped to not only find the perfect home for my clients, I can effectively market their property allowing for quicker results," she said. Pobst added: "I have always enjoyed learning about the different types of housing as well as anticipating trend in the real estate market. Because of this enjoyment as well as my sales background, I knew I would enjoy the real estate arena."
She is a member of the Jackson Area Business Women's Association, Mothers of Preschoolers hospitality director and a member of the Miss Sikeston Scholarship Pageant Board of Directors. She attends Cape La Croix United Methodist Church.
The former Merideth McDowell, Pobst resides in Jackson with her husband, Justin, and their daughter, Lydia Grace.