Experience Works, a not-for-profit training and employment organization for older workers through the Senior Community Service Employment Program, recognized Bob Mott of Hayti, Mo., for 25 years of outstanding service to local older workers. Mott, an employment and training coordinator since 1987, helps low-income older workers obtain the training they need to find good jobs in their communities. "Due to the economy and the lack of jobs in rural areas, older workers need our services now more than ever," Mott said. Mott's territory includes Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne counties. Experience Works offers community service and employment services and helps low-income older individuals serve their communities, upgrade their employment skills and find work. For more information, visit www.experienceworks.org.
James Satterfield of Sikeston, Mo., was inducted into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame in Chattanooga, Tenn. He is the former owner of Satterfield's Wrecking Service. The International Towing Museum and The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals for their contributions to the towing and recovery industry, their families and their communities. For more information, visit internationaltowingmuseum.org.
Gov. Jay Nixon presented Charles Parker of Seneath, Mo., co-owner of Parker & Jones Cotton Farm, with the Governor's Award for Agricultural Achievement. The award honors outstanding farmers, growers and processors for their work with agricultural commodities and their communities. "Agriculture has always been, and will always be, the heart of Missouri's economy, and farmers like Charles Parker are the reason why," Nixon said. "Missouri farmers not only clothe the world, they create jobs, support their communities and our economy. The farmers, ranchers and producers of Missouri are moving our state forward through innovation and are creating new opportunities for our future." Nixon toured the Parker & Jones operation, which includes approximately 4,100 acres of cotton, with an average yield of 1,300 to 1,400 pounds per acre. Parker was presented with a certificate recognizing his support of Missouri agriculture and his leadership for Missouri's cotton industry. Parker serves as chairman of Progressive Farm Credit in Sikeston, Mo., is chair of the Missouri Cotton Growers' Organization board, is a board member for the Southeastern Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation Inc. and co-owner of the Farmers Union Cotton Gin. For more information about the Governor's Award for Agricultural Achievement and Missouri's agricultural economy, visit mo.gov.
-- From staff reports