NEW MADRID - Donna Vent was recently recognized by the National Association of Community Health Centers Inc. in Washington, D.C., as the March National Community Health Advocate of the Month.
Vent was one of the first to join the Advocacy Network and signed up over 250 people to let their voices be heard concerning health care in Southeast Missouri.
The community development director for SEMO Health Network, Vent is also a licensed practical nurse.
SIKESTON - Sara Turner was nominated by her colleagues as "Employee of the Quarter" at Bootheel Counseling Services.
Turner has been with the agency for two and half years and serves as a community support worker, working with adults.
She was chosen for being conscientious about agency policies and client care. Also her co-workers noted she is very punctual and meets required deadlines as well as having a very positive attitude in doing so.
Turner resides in East Prairie.
SIKESTON - Dr. Kelly Smith attended the Exotic Animal Symposium at the University of Missouri-Columbia in January.
Information regarding behavior of small mammals, reptile medicine and surgery and avian influenza was presented.
Also Smith attended the canine theriogenology course at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, in January. Topics covered during the two-day course were ovulation timing, artificial insemination, semen analysis, progesterone testing and vaginal cytology.
Smith is employed at Delta Veterinary Clinic, 603 Brunt Blvd. in Sikeston.
BENTON - Kasey Mathes-Klughart, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was the "Agent of the Month" in the Missouri East Agency for February.
Mathes-Klughart, joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington in November 2006.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill.
SIKESTON - Eddie Wirth has completed Southern Missouri Truck Driving School.
A resident of Sikeston, Wirth graduated with a 97 percent grade point average. He was presented his certificate by instructor Jerry Brown.
SIKESTON - The 2007 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo performers will be announced during the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on March 29.
The noon luncheon meeting will in the Sponsors Building the Sikeston Rodeo grounds.
The cost of the meal is $8 per person.