SPRINGFIELD - Longtime Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. employee Len Hand recently retired as inventory control supervisor.
Hand began his career at AECI in 1974 as a temporary laborer at the cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant. He spent nearly nine years at the plant, before moving to the AECI Headquarters in Springfield.
Hand's career highlights included working on many changes that greatly improved inventory accuracy at both New Madrid and Thomas Hill Energy Center, AECI's power plant near Moberly. Better technology and information provided the tools for efficiently tracking inventory, but Hand said many individuals contributed to AECI's improved inventory control.
SIKESTON - Margie Saulsbery will be relocating to High Definition Beauty Salon, 1203 Rear East Malone.
Formerly with JC Penney Salon and Southern Aire, Saulsbery specializes in men and women's haircuts.
Her hours at High Definition Beauty Salon are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Walk-in customers are welcome. To make an appointment, call Saulsbery at 471-0223
OLATHE, Kan. --
A former Sikeston, Mo., resident will received a national honor for his commitment to his work in counseling.
Harold Reuber, a 1961 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, is an academic adviser at Johnson County Community College and will receive the inaugural Outstanding Adviser-Primary Role Award from the six-state Region 7 of the National Academic Advising Association.
According to the Feb. 27 edition of the Kansas City Star, in the mid-1960s Reuber began teaching at Milburn Junior High School and later as a counselor at Meadowbrook Junior High School before becoming an investment broker. He was registering for some business classes at JCCC in 1975 when the counselor he was working with asked him if he'd like temporary part-time work in academic advising.
Reuber, 61, is the son of Mrs. Helen Reuber of St. John and the late Dr. H.E. Reuber.
NEW MADRID - Buses are current en rout to Tyson's and Proctor and Gamble. Those who are employed or looking for employment at either company should call Tonya or Laura at 748-2778 for information on transportation.
ESSEX - Ronald L. Ledbetter of Essex, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, was named to Modern Woodmen's 2004 President Club. This distinction recognizes Ledbetter's high achievement in life insurance sales among the organizations' representatives nationwide.
Also Ledbetter was honored by the company as the "Agent of the Month" for February.
Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency in Farmington in July 1991. For more information about Modern Woodmen's life insurance and annuity products contact Ledbetter at 573-283-5925.
SIKESTON - Kathy Duncan, real estate broker and owner of Southern Home Realty, has opened a branch office at 102 S. Interstate Drive in Sikeston.
Duncan began her real estate career in Sikeston in 1982 working for ERA Bailey and Bailey Real Estate. In 1993, she started Southern Home Realty, headquartered at 1390 Scott St. in New Madrid.
With 23 years experience in the real estate business, Duncan serves both the New Madrid County and Sikeston area.
Duncan can be reached at telephone number 573-471-5900 or 573-748
SIKESTON - Ann Thompson, children's librarian at Sikeston Public Library, attended the Best of the Best in Young Adult Literature conference.
Ms. Thompson attended program sessions on 101 Classics in Young Adult Literature. This continuing education even was sponsored by Sikeston Public Library and the Missouri State Library.
The Show Me Steps to Career Development grant program for Missouri library personnel and library trustees provides financial assistance for attendance at continuing education activities. The financial assistance program is funded by Library Services and Technology Act funds awarded through the Institute of Museum and library Services a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning. LSTA grants are awarded and administered to Missouri libraries by the Missouri State Library.