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Business briefcase 7-29

Saturday, July 28, 2007

SIKESTON - Justin Taylor has joined the the Edward Jones office of Judith Hobbs as a financial advisor.

"I'm very impressed with Justin and I'm sure my clients will be, too," said Hobbs. "Edward Jones prides itself on providing the best service possible to those investors who choose to do business with us. Justin will help provide the high level of service investors in Sikeston have come to expect from us and extend our services to new investors as well."

Taylor said he is looking forward to working with Hobbs and meeting investors in the area. "I've come to admire her professionalism and I believe working with her will make me a better financial advisor," said Taylor.

Taylor will work out of Hobbs' office over the next several months then will continue serving investors throughout the area.

SIKESTON - Lee A. Bowman Jr. of Sikeston, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, participated in a three-day Specialized Needs Coordinator training meeting at Modern Woodmen's home office in Rock Island, Ill.

The training session covered business, estate and tax planning for small business owners and families with special needs.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - John Harth, chaplain with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Department and Oran and Kelso police departments, recently took part in the International Conference of Police Chaplains Annual Training.

There were 383 chaplains from nine countries enrolled in the various course offerings from basic to advanced training. The seminal also included business sessions for the 2,700-member organization and a memorial service honoring law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Harth is pastor of Guardian Angel Catholic Church at Oran. He also serves as chaplain to the North Scott County Ambulance and Oran Fire Protection districts.

DEXTER - The Small Business Development Center of the University of Missouri Extension, in cooperation with the Dexter Chamber of Commerce, is offering a class designed to help increase the awareness and importance of understanding the financial statements they get from their financial advisors like accountants, bookkeepers or even their software program.

Called "Understanding Financial Statements for the Small Business Owner," the course will be offered at 6 p.m. June 30 at the Dexter Chamber of Commerce office, 515 W. Market St. in Dexter.

All participants will receive information to help them easily understand financial statements and the seven key financial ratios that many banking and business growth decisions are based on. Registration is limited. To register call 573-243-3581.