SIKESTON -- Lee Bowman, a financial representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was representative of the month in the Missouri East Region for the month of August.
Bowman joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Region, located in Farmington, in November 2003.
Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. It provides life insurance and annuity products to more than 765,000 members nationwide.
For more information, contact Bowman at 471-5377, or the regional office at 573-701-0163.
SIKESTON -- Emily "June" Burnett was chosen as the June employee of the month at Sikeston Health Care.
Burnett has worked at Sikeston Health Care as a certified nursing assistant since 1981. Prior to working as a CNA, she worked at H&R Block as a tax preparer and when she began work at Sikeston Health Care, Burnett worked full time at H&R Block during tax season, while working part time at Sikeston Health Care. After 35 years, she retired from Sikeston Health Care and became a full-time CNA.
Burnett ssid she enjoys working with the residents and feels like they are a part of her family. She likes taking care of them and listening to them if they want to talk to someone, and treats them just the way she would want a member of her family to be treated.
Burnett said he thanks God every day for giving her a job she loves and the health to keep working. She is very highly respected and appreciated by all the staff employees and family members.
Burnett loves her family and church. She has two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
SIKESTON -- Retooling for Economic Change, a one-day seminar to provide essential tools for regional and local leaders to understand economic change, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Southeast Missouri State-Sikeston. Fee is $10 per person and includes lunch. Register by Sept. 25 to Christy LeGrand, projects coordinator. Contact her at 573-651-2078, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIKESTON -- Orscheln Farm & Home announced recently that it is hosting a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls™ Inc., the international footwear charity that delivers shoes to needy people around the world.
During the shoe drive, ORSCHELN will offer a coupon worth 20 percent off any one item in the store to all customers who bring in gently worn pairs of shoes toward the effort. The shoe drive will begin Tuesday and end Sept. 28. This offer is valid in all Orscheln stores in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
"Orscheln is proud to support the Soles4Souls™ effort," said Advertising Manager Diane Conklin. "We realize how important it is to recycle items for our environment and it is especially nice to be a part of a recycling program that is helping others as well," Conklin said.
"We are thrilled that Orscheln Farm & Home is acting on our behalf to spread joy to people, both here in the United States and around the world," said Wayne Elsey, founder of Soles4Souls.
For more information on how you can get involved with this shoe drive and take advantage of the discount toward a new pair of shoes, contact Becky Honey at 800-498-5090.
SIKESTON -- Dr. Kelly N. Smith of Sikeston recently attended the 145th American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention in New Orleans.
Smith is an associate veterinarian at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital, located at 1208 W. Cape Rock Drive in Cape Girardeau.