ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was the "Agent of the Month" in the Missouri East Agency for August.
Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington in July 1991.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. For more information contact Ledbetter at 573-283-5925 or call the agency office at 573-701-0163.
DEXTER - Enrollment is under way for the six-week Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Tax School.
Through the school, students gain the knowledge to be smarter about the tax preparation process as well as a gain a greater understanding of tax rules, including overlooked deductions and credits.
"The courses are fun and interactive," said Karen Lance, owner of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. "The skills that students acquire are both marketable and transferable - making the completion of tax school a great addition to any resume. It can also be a great way to test-drive a new career in tax preparation."
Tax course classes meet twice a week for three hours in either the daytime or evening. Students pay only for books, making the course an affordable option.
To learn more call Jackson Hewitt Tax Service at 1-800-234-1040.
SIKESTON - Shannon Nelson of Sikeston was awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded 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 childcare by evaluation and recognizing the skills of individuals providing care. The first credential was awarded 30 years ago and 49 states in addition to the District of Columbia now include CDA in their childcare licensing regulations.
Parents who use childcare are especially concerned today about their children's welfare. With this in mind, as part of the CDA 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 shown a positive effect on the quality of childcare. Its impact is evident in center-based and home visitor programs as well as family childcare, the most common form of care for children under age 5.
For more information about CDA, write to the Council for Professional Recognition, 2460 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009-3575.
Nelson is employed with the Morley Baptist Child Care.