The Matthews Monsanto, a not-for-profit organization in Benton, Mo., nominated the Scott County Sheriff's Department Nov. 29 for a $5,500 grant to honor the dedication to the betterment of agriculture and protection of rural America. The sheriff's department will use the grant to purchase an in-patrol car video recording system that will help keep on-duty deputies safer on the job. Sheriff Rick Walter, far left, Lt. Jerry Bledsoe and Capt. Greg Ourth accept the check from Chad Zimmerman and Robert Cook from Monsanto.
Cape Girardeau Country Club Couples Night attendees awarded Southeast Missouri Food Bank $575, from the members' $5 entry fee, to provide 4,025 meals to hungry Southeast Missourians in need this holiday season. Southeast Missouri Food Bank serves 16 counties in Southeast Missouri. Southeast Missouri Food Bank executive director Karen Green, left, accepts the check from Chris Gross, Steve Harris and Gary Lynch.
Robert Cook, left, of Matthews Monsanto, presented Nov. 17 a $1,200 check from the Monsanto Fund to Mike Pobst of the Sikeston-Bootheel United Way Inc.