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Volume 1, Number 8 Thank You 2012 Corporate Sponsors

September 2012

Spirit Award Winner Missouri Delta employs over 800 people and has an annual payroll of over $37million, which is a huge boost for our community. Missouri Delta is frequently providing educational seminars for the public on diabetes, strokes, orthopaedics, breast health, etc. We regularly provide free screenings at churches, health fairs, and community centers. Click here to see past Spirit Winners! Missouri Delta Medical Center 1008 N. Main Sikeston, MO 63801

Membership Spotlight Over the past year, Missouri Delta is proud of the many new services they have started for the community, such as Orthopaedics, Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine, and Pulmonology, but one of the areas we are most proud of is Patient Satisfaction. Missouri Delta Medical Center has scored positively with Press Ganey, the industry’s leader in healthcare performance improvement and surveyor of patient satisfaction for over 2,700 hospitals nationwide. According to Jason Schrumpf, President and CEO of Missouri Delta Medical Center “our workforce has consistently provided excellent patient care, scoring better than 90% of hospitals nationwide in patient satisfaction over the past 2 years. This is an extraordinary achievement that reinforces the patient centered culture at Missouri Delta. It is evident that we are putting patients first in every aspect of their hospitalization.” Missouri Delta Medical Center was also recently highlighted in the popular Consumer Reports Magazine for its solid quality and safety scores. The August Consumer Reports magazine featured hospital ratings based on six categories: infections, readmissions, communication, CT scanning, complications and mortality. The safety ratings for 1,159 hospitals, based on the most current data available from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, were presented in the magazine. The hospitals were ranked statewide and Missouri Delta Medical Center scored above the hospitals in both Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff. “This ranking shows Missouri Delta’s unsurpassed clinical quality and patient safety,” states Schrumpf, “Our entire workforce is to be commended for their hard work and dedication to our patients.” Who would you like to recognize for their achievements? Call or email us with your nominations!


Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee President: Cheryl Jones, Bootheel Counseling Services Past President: Jon Gilmore SEMO Title Company First Vice President: Rebecca Steward Attorney at Law Secretary/Treasurer: Mike McReynolds Mike Rentals At Large: Debbie Glenn Manpower At Large: Scott Nichols Health Facilities Rehab Voting Directors Justin Taylor, Edward Jones Investments Kendall Mouser, Delta Growers Association Leslie Hardy, DeWitt Company Mackenzie Scherer, Scherer Shelter Insurance Patrick Douglas, Blanton Law Firm Steve Deere, Steve Deere Insurance Agency Terry Williams, Southern Bank Tim Mitchell, Heartland Wood Products Tracy Cookson, DJ’s Shoes & Things Ex-Officio Clyde Hawes, New Madrid Co. Commissioner Doug Friend, Sikeston City Manager Ed Dust, Sikeston Economic Development Jamie Burger, Scott Co. Commissioner Pastor John Neeley, Tanner Street Church of God Frank Tatum, Mayor of Miner Marc Leible, Sikeston Jaycees Steve Borgsmiller, SEMO State Sikeston Tom Williams, Sikeston Public Schools SACC Staff Interim Executive Director: Susan Glasgow Lawrence Administrative Director: Berneatress Hunt Mid-South Economic Development Director: Susan Glasgow Lawrence AgBioworks Biomass Director: Chris Evans

New Members Cabinet Buzz Buzz Ferrell 304 Rodgers Avenue Sikeston, MO 63801 573-380-8991 cabinetbuzz@gmail.com www.cabinetbuzz.com

Zsa Zsa & Daphne's Shori Ferrell & Leah Schuerenberg 304 Rodgers Sikeston, MO 63801 573-620-3755 zsazsadaphne@gmail.com

Bluff City Ice, Inc. Mike Hughes 718 Adam Street Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 573-686-6666 bluffice@mycitycable.com

Jeremiah's Restaurant & Lounge Phil Brinson 102C North Kingshighway Sikeston, MO 63801 573-472-4412

Member Mentions Sikeston's Blair Moran receives Veterans award The volunteer efforts of a local veteran received recognition Monday. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder presented Blair Moran of Sikeston with the Veterans Service Award in a special ceremony in Photo and article courtesy of Sikeston Standard Democrat Veterans Park. Moran was nominated for the award by Stephen Taylor of Sikeston through a letter to Rep. Ellen Brandom. "As a young man, Blair Moran served his nation in the U.S. Army, and like many of Missouri's veterans his service didn't end when his hitch in the Army was over," Kinder said.

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September 2012 Calendar of Events Be sure to visit our website www.Sikeston.net for more event details. ADD YOUR EVENT HERE! Want to add your event to the Sikeston.net Calendar of Events??? 9/5/2012 - 10/31/2012 Annual Bootheel Regional Judged Art Show Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone Ave.

9/8/2012 YMCA Healthy Kids & Community Fund Day 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM YMCA North Field

9/5/2012 Compost Site Open 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Compress Road

9/11/2012 "Bridging the Gap" 3rd Annual Re-entry Conference 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Miner Baptist Church

9/5/2012 FTD's 18th annual Good Neighbor Day Celebration 8:00 AM The Flower Patch, Inc www.flowerpatchsikeston.com Contact 573/472-2699

9/11/2012 Business Killers: Mistakes to Avoid in Business 6:00 PM MU Extension Center, Jackson, MO Contact - Email profferrd@missouri.edu

9/7/2012 SEMO Food Bank Party for the Good 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Osage Community Centre, Cape Girardeau www.semofoodbank.org/BFF/ partyforthegoodreg.html Contact Amanda Winschel - Email awinschel@feedingamerica.org 9/8/2012 Annual Sikeston Jaycee Horsepower Festival Malone Park, Downtown Sikeston. 9/8/2012 - 9/15/2012 SEMO District Fair Cape Girardeau 9/8/2012 Bike Nite 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Sikeston First Assembly of God Recreational Complex, 1221 N. Ingram Rd. Contact Mike Brown 573-620-4453 pastordwayne@sikestonfirst.org

9/14/2012 Downtown Gallery Walk 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone Ave. 9/15/2012 Great American Football Classic features SHS Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO 9/15/2012 1st Annual Community Walk to Stop Diabetes 10:00 AM Sikeston First Assembly Park, North Ingram www.main.diabetes.org/goto/sikestonmo Contact Jordan or Misti - Email jordiemc98@live.com or mistimc97@live.com 9/15/2012 Fall In Love With Downtown Sikeston Wine Festival 6:00 PM Downtown Sikeston Contact Kim Robinson 380-3801 - Email director@downtownsikeston.org

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September 2012 Calendar of Events Be sure to visit our website www.Sikeston.net for more event details. ADD YOUR EVENT HERE! Want to add your event to the Sikeston.net Calendar of Events??? 9/18/2012 BRPC Recovered Materials Fair 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 105 E. North Main, Dexter, MO 63841 www.sikeston.net/pdfs/Materials%20Fair% 20Flyer.pdf Contact Willard Adams, 573-614-5178 9/18/2012 VNA Hospice Grief Support Group 6:00 PM 1218 Linn St. 9/20/2012 Vision for Tomorrow Strategic Plan Implementation Meeting 11:30 AM Council Chambers of Sikeston City Hall, 105 E. Center St. 9/20/2012 - 9/22/2012 Sikeston Little Theatre presents “The Rainmaker” 7:00 PM 9/22/2012 Second Annual New Madrid Fall Festival Dawson Park, Historic New Madrid, MO www.wix.com/newmadrid/fallfestival Contact Christina, 877-748-5300 - Email chambernm@yahoo.com

9/22/2012 Rock and Roll Dance and BBQ 6:00 PM Sikeston VFW Post 3174, 709 Smith Street 9/22/2012 Ducks Unlimited Banquet 6:00 PM St Francis Xavier Gymnasium Contact Andy Piepenbrok, 380-4580 9/25/2012 - 9/29/2012 68th Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival Jaycee Rodeo Grounds, 1308 N. Ingram Road. Contact Blair Moran, 471-9956 9/26/2012 - 9/27/2012 Regional Transportation Summit 11:00 AM Plaza by Ray's, Cape Girardeau www.capechamber.com/Seminars.aspx Contact Tracey Glenn, 335-3312 9/27/2012 September Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Cheer's Bar & Grill Contact 471-2498 - Email chamber@sikeston.net

9/28/2012 SHS 2nd All- Class Reunion Homecoming 5:00 PM SHS Pavilion www.sikeston.net/pdfs/SHS Homecoming.pdf 9/22/2012 Contact - Email SEMO Health network 3rd Annual 5K Run/ rstoner@sikeston.k12.mo.us Walk 8:00 AM 9/29/2012 New Madrid, MO 68th Annual American Legion Cotton Contact 573-471-2430 Carnival Parade 10:00 AM Starts at Pine St. travels west on Malone Avenue to Downtown Sikeston. 9/22/2012 Compost Site Opening 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Compress Road

Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Events September 27 General Membership Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Cheer’s Bar & Grill

October 11 “Amazing Race” Membership Drive 8:30 AM—7:00 PM Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce; various Sikeston locations; ending at Jeremiah’s Restaurant and Lounge

October 25 General Membership Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Tanner Street Church of God

November 15 General Membership Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Concordia Lutheran Church

December 20 General Membership Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Wesley United

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Southeast Missouri State University Biofuel/Biomass Farm Dedication th

On July 19 , 2012 Dr. Ken Dobbins, President of Southeast Missouri State Unversity, along with Mo. Department of Ag and Missouri Delta AgBioWorks hosted a dedication ceremony at the Sikeston Missouri Campus. This event officially announced that the University’s research farm would become a Research and Demonstration Facility dedicated to Biofuels and Biomass crops. The 10 acre research facility will be open to companies and organizations wishing to research specific energy crops and how they perform in Southeast Missouri. Crops include Winter Canola, Sweet Sorghum, Giant Miscanthus, Sugar Beets, and Algae trials. Students will also benefit greatly from the research that will be performed at the Sikeston Campus. They will have the opportunity to work directly with energy crops that are primarily new to the region. This will also allow them the opportunity to work with companies that are looking at Southeast Missouri as a possible location to produce and process biomass feedstocks in the near future. For more information regarding SEMO’s Research Facility contact Dr. Michael Aide @ 573-651-2796 or Chris Evans at Missouri Delta AgBioWorks 573-4712498.

NEW CROP INCOME OPPORTUNITIES Missouri Delta AgBioWorks along with MARC IV and the University of Mo Extension recently held an Energy Crop meeting at the Miner Convention Center in Miner, Mo. Crops covered included Giant Miscanthus, Sweet Sorghum with an emphasis on Canola. Southeast Missouri has the opportunity to become a major producer of Winter Canola as a feedstock for biodiesel and for use as cooking oil. In 2011 The United States imported almost 5 million tons of Canola from Canada.


NEW CROP INCOME OPPORTUNITIES Missouri Delta AgBioWorks along with MARC IV and the University of Mo Extension recently held an Energy Crop meeting at the Miner Convention Center in Miner, Mo. Crops covered included Giant Miscanthus, Sweet Sorghum with an emphasis on Canola. Southeast Missouri has the opportunity to become a major producer of Winter Canola as a feedstock for biodiesel and for use as cooking oil. In 2011 The United States imported almost 5 million tons of Canola from Canada. The U.S. has seen an increase in acreage throughout North Dakota, Minnesota and most recently Oklahoma due to high demand.

MISSOURI DELTA

One of the many benefits of hosting the recent energy crop meeting was the opportunity to provide local producers interested in growing Canola with prospective buyers. Ag Strong out of Bowersville, GA and Producers Cooperative of Oklahoma City, Ok were on hand to provide growers with detailed marketing information for next year’s crop.

AgBioWorks

With increased interest, potential buyers, and the crop’s many benefits, farmers will have the potential to see increased profits and diversification. Canola in Southeast Missouri has the ability to give the area another great opportunity for a new cash crop with the possibility of local processing facilities. This will not only benefit area producers but surrounding communities as well. Like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/#!/MissouriDeltaAgBioWorks For more information regarding Missouri Delta AgBioWorks: Chris Evans 1 Industrial Drive Sikeston, Mo 63801 Office : 573-471-2498 Mobile: 573-887-1096


#1 Industrial Drive Sikeston, MO 63801 Phone: 573-471-2498 Fax: 573-471-2499 Email: chamber@sikeston.net

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Volume 1, Issue 8 Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter