(Scott Welton, Staff)
Darren Martin of the Department of Public Works' street division, pictured right, recently received a cash award and plaque after being named DPW's Employee of the First Quarter. In presenting the award, Mayor Mike Marshall, pictured left, noted Martin's leading role in runway lighting maintenance issues and Martin's training skills which helped two new employees successfully complete CDL license testing on their first attempt. Also honored was Public Safety Officer Ryan Smith who was named the Department of Public Safety Employee of the First Quarter. Due to solid police work, Smith recently was able to arrest two subjects for armed robbery, recovering the stolen money and removing a sawed-off shotgun from Sikeston's streets, according to Marshall.