- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Jackson chamber hands out honors
It is appropriate that the fastest growing town in Southeast Missouri should take an evening to honor the people and businesses that are making Jackson so successful.
This week, members of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce came together to hand out recognition. Those on the receiving end were:
Arnold Strickert, who received the R.A. Fulenwider Meritorious Community Service Award. He served in the Navy during World War II, is a 50-year member of both the American Legion and the Optimist Club, is a past president of the chamber of commerce and the Jackson Industrial Development Board and is an active member and leader in St. Paul Lutheran Church and other organizations.
Wal-Mart, named Business of the Year. The store came to Jackson in 1975 and today supports the chamber's Educator of the Year program and the golf tournament and makes contributions to the parks, police, fire and sheriff's departments.
American Railcar Industries, named Industry of the Year. ARI opened in Jackson in 1985 and has made contributions to the police and fire departments, the Boy and Girl Scouts, Teen Challenge, 4-H, the school district and FFA.
Congratulations to all the winners. Along with many other fine individuals, businesses and industries, they help make Jackson the great community it is.