BOLIN IS NEW TEEN CHALLENGE DIRECTOR
The Rev. James Bolin is the new executive director for Teen Challenge International Mid-America. He previously served as pastor of First Assembly of God in Malden, Mo. Bolin replaces the Rev. Jack Smart, who was promoted with Teen Challenge USA in Ozark, Mo.
DANIEL JOINS HAHS GROUP
PEREZ NAMED FARM SAFETY REP
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Ashley Perez accepted the position of 2010 Farm Safety 4 Just Kids youth representative for the Monsato Matthews SEMO Chapter. In this position, Perez will promote agricultural safety through fair booths, classroom programs, day camps and media interviews; represent Farm Safety 4 Just Kids at National Organizations for Youth Safety meetings; and help review new educational materials. A 2010 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, Perez is currently a student at Three Rivers Community College.
PYLAND JOINS LINCOLN LACY
MALDEN, Mo. -- Ben Pyland joined the sales staff at Lincoln Lacy Motors.
THURMAN JOINS MAYBERRY SEED co.
ESSEX, Mo. -- Josh Thurman of East Prairie, Mo., is a new AgVenture yield specialist at Mayberry Seed Co. He works one-on-one with Bootheel farmers to help them maximize profits, said Larry Mayberry, owner and general manager of the business. Thurman previously worked as a risk management specialist at Progressive Farm Credit Services.
MORSE JOINS 1ST COMMUNITY BANK
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Len Morse joined 1st Community Bank as vice president with responsibilities as bank manager and loan officer.
MORGAN COMPLETES REDKEN CERTIFICATION
PALMER JOINS 1ST COMMUNITY INSURANCE
MALDEN, Mo. -- Kim Palmer, Gideon, Mo., joined 1st Community Insurance Group at its Malden branch.
MAYS GETS STATE CPA AWARD
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Betsy Mays, CPA and partner at Coffman and Co., received the 2010 Women to Watch Award in the Emerging Leader category from the Missouri Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Awards are in two categories: Experienced Leaders, who are established members of the CPA profession, and Emerging Leaders, who have been in accounting for 10 years or less. Selection criteria included mentoring other professionals, public or community service, involvement with their alma mater, leadership in workplace initiatives and improvements and overall contributions to the profession.
SPENCER TOPS RE/MAX
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Julie Spencer was top Lister and Top Producer for October at RE/MAX Real Estate Group.
FOWLER PROMOTED AT ALLIANCE bank
LITTLES LEADS COLDWELL
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Brock Littles was Top Lister for October at Coldwell Banker Ruth Holloway Realty.
NORDENIA HONORS EMPLOYEES
Nancy Garland, conversion operator of Marble Hill, Mo., was employee of the month for November at NORDENIA USA. She has been with the company since September 2004. NORDENIA also recognizes the following employment anniversaries: Lisa Seyer, 15 years of service; Pamela Moore and Sharon Wiseman, 10 years; and Todd Blissett, Michael Dugan, Adam Landewee, Jerene Lovell and Katherine Shirrell, five years.
SIKESTON HONORS EMPLOYEES
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bill Nance, a member of the Sikeston Park Division for over 33 years, was Sikeston Department of Public Works' Employee of the Fourth Quarter. Additionally, Detective Bobby Sullivan was Sikeston Department of Public Safety Employee of the Fourth Quarter.
TWO JOIN TASTEFULLY SIMPLE
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Michelle Johnson and Sandy Mays, both of Sikeston, have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.
STAPLETON ELECTED TO UEDA BOARD
Dr. James Stapleton, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of management at Southeast Missouri State University, was elected to the University Economic Development Association Board of Directors at their membership meeting Nov. 9 in Reno, Nev. Candidates from across the nation were considered to serve in a planning and advisory capacity to this professional alliance. Stapleton attended his first board meeting Nov. 10 at the close of the organization's annual summit. He will serve the board for a term of two years.
BURCH APPOINTED TO STATE COMMISSION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Bill Burch, Sikeston, Mo., to the Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. The commission establishes the compensation for state elected officials, members of the General Assembly and judges (except for municipal judges). Burch, owner of Burch Food Services, is one of 12 appointed to the commission.
HENSLEY ELECTED ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Helen Hensley, counselor/psychological examiner with Sikeston R-6 Schools, was elected president of the Southeast Missouri State School Counselor's Association. The association promotes guidance and counseling services, encourages professional growth of counselors in the district, and develops guidance programs and activities for students in the 19 counties of the Southeast Missouri Chapter. As president, Hensley is CEO of the association and presides over all meetings and the governing board.
NEW CIRCUIT CLERK TAKING OFFICE EARLY
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Cynthia Bowman of Ellsinore, Mo., to the position of Butler County circuit clerk. Bowman was elected circuit clerk Nov. 2 for a term that begins in January. She will step in immediately to fill the remainder of the term of Emily Parks, who resigned to become director of development at Three Rivers College. Bowman, a Republican, has served with the Butler County circuit clerk's office since 1987. In that position, she conducted training and supervision of all new clerks hired by the office.
GIBSON JOINS BLACKWELL BALDWIN
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Cloyd "CE" Gibson joined the team of salesmen at Blackwell Baldwin Ford.
DAVIS PROMOTED TO PARK CENTER MANAGER
ETZOLD NAMED COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Brenda Etzold, eighth and ninth grade counselor at Jackson Junior High School, was named Missouri Middle/Junior High School Counselor of the Year by the Missouri School Counselor Association.
HAGGETT ASSIGNED TO SEMO AREA
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sgt. David B. "Brad" Haggett is the new full-time recruitment officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Southeast Missouri. He is responsible for recruiting activities in Southeast Missouri, including Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Caruthersville, Rolla, Ft. Leonard Wood and surrounding areas.
OXFORD JOINS CRAIN FUNERAL HOMES
BRYANT OPENS INSURANCE AGENCY
Tim Bryant established a Farmers Insurance Group office at 3105 Independence St., Cape Girardeau. The agency has an emphasis on auto, home, life and business insurance. Bryant is also licensed to sell health insurance and Medicare supplement policies.
NOTO CERTIFIED AS WINE SPECIALIST
Brian Noto was recognized as a certified wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators. Noto was required to pass an exam about worldwide wine regions, viticulture, grape varieties, wine production, wine tasting and etiquette. He is one of two certified wine specialists in the Cape Girardeau area and 3,541 worldwide.
DOBBINS CHAIRS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, assumed the chair of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities' Board of Directors during the association's annual meeting Nov. 22. AASCU is the leadership association of 420 public colleges and universities delivering America's promise through their common commitments to access, affordability and educational opportunity.
DIRNBERGER ELECTED TO STATE ASSOCIATION BOARD
BARNES RECEIVES PRIDE AWARD
Dr. Jeremy Barnes, professor of health, human performance and recreation at Southeast Missouri State University, received the PRIDE Award during commencement on Dec. 18. The Provost's Research, Instruction and Development for Excellence (PRIDE) Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence as a teacher, an extraordinary level of scholarship and service, and whose overall accomplishments are especially noteworthy. Barnes was selected for the award by the Council of Deans after nominations were solicited from each of the university's colleges and schools. In addition to receiving the award, Barnes served as grand marshal at commencement and presented the Honors Convocation address.