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Monday, April 3, 2006

Mayor of Sikeston, Mo. Mike Marshall

Your Honor:

My name is Jim Cutler and I live in Appleton, Wis.

On Dec. 29, 2005, my wife and I were traveling to our vacation spot in Mercedes, Texas, pulling our fifth wheel RV on Hwy 55, about 6 miles north of Marston, Mo. A wheel came off of a semi-trailer, came across the median and hit our F250 Ford truck.

Our Triple A insurance people gave us instructions to have our truck taken to Sikeston Motor Co. Inc. for evaluation. This is where I met Randy Box.

Being a Christian person, I know that Guardian Angels exist and Randy Box was our Angel. I cannot say enough about this gentleman, his family and the people at Sikeston Motor that took us into their hearts. I call to your attention some of the things that Mr. Box did for us.

He gave guidance and calmness to two distraught strangers (both of us in our 80's).

He called a company that had a pickup truck with a fifth wheel hitch to take our RV to a trailer park close to the Sikeston Motor Co. where our truck was.

He assisted me in connecting the sewer, water, electric and the leveling of our rig.

He worked with the Triple A people (our insurance co.) to get their evaluation, which they ended up totaling our truck. I asked Mr. Box his opinion and I also called a friend of mine about what he would do in this situation. Their answer was the same. I asked Mr. Box, who heads up the Paint and Body Dept. for Sikeston Motor Co., to repair our truck, which he did.

While the truck was getting repaired, Mr. Box and his wife, Jeanne, took my wife and I to a couple of basketball games at their Alma Mater, which was Sikeston High, the home of the Bulldogs, and also gave us directions to a Lutheran Church and numerous eating places in Sikeston.

Mr. Box also introduced his father to us who immediately took us under his wing and introduced us to the Senior Citizen Center where we enjoyed several lunches and a lot of comradeship. What a blessing it was for our truck to have an accident close to this city and its people.

Your Honor, the above statements are some of the things that Mr. Box and the Sikeston Motor Co. did for us. I would hope that you have a special way or time to honor people such as the Boxs. This city will always have a place in our hearts for my wife and I because of these people. God bless Sikeston and its people.


Jim Cutler