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Volume 1, Number 9 Thank You 2012 Corporate Sponsors

October 2012

Spirit Award Winner Four Corners Development Company feels that by providing responsibly priced single and two family housing opportunities, it is making possible not only the future growth of Sikeston, but the attainment of the American dream for so many that would not otherwise be able to take advantage of such. Since it is the family unit that builds a community, it is our goal to encourage the growth of that sector of our population. In turn, these are the people who then continue to build our town. Click here to see past Spirit Winners!

Four Corners Development Corp. 717 Tanner Street, Sikeston, MO 63801

Dr. Hagler Attends September Luncheon Dr. Jon Hagler currently serves as Missouri’s twentyfirst Director of Agriculture, appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Prior to Missouri Department of Agriculture becoming the Director of AgriculP.O. Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ture, Dr. Hagler served as Gov. Ph: (573) 751-5617, Fax: (573) 751-1784 Nixon’s principal agricultural and E-mail: environmental policy adviser and was instrumental in developing the Governor’s agricultural and environmental policies. He traveled over 60,000 miles meeting with farmers and farm families in every corner of Missouri to learn about their operations and assess their needs. Dr. Hagler previously worked with the University of Missouri-Rolla (now, Missouri University of Science & Technology) and the California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. Dr. Hagler also served as the Chief of Staff to Missouri’s Speaker of the House and to the Speaker Pro Tem. A summa cum laude graduate of Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University), Dr. Hagler holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a doctorate in political science from Washington University in St. Louis. 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 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 & Ribbon Cuttings Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores 100 Outlet Drive Sikeston, MO 63801 573-472-2222

Americare Properties 214 N. Scott St. Sikeston, MO 63801 573-471-1113

Benchmark Healthcare of Sikeston 1795 Clarkson Road, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-536-5365

Member Mentions Congratulations Charter on Being Named the 2012 Operator of the Year

In September, Charter received an industry honor in one of the industry’s most prestigious publications, Multichannel News (MCN). The publication named Charter the 2012 Multichannel News Operator of the Year, an honor given annually to an operator based on performance, stock price, customer service and industry leadership. “Charter has undergone a big transformation over the past year. With its stock up more than 60% in the past 12 months, a new management team and an aggressive new stance in attracting new customers, we are fast shedding the mantle of the past. We believe our greatest value lies in what could be. We while we’re pleased to receive this recognition, we are humbled and want you and our customers to know that we’re not done yet – not by a long shot. With continued hard work and dedication to our customers here and throughout our service areas, we will be even better in the future.” To see the digital copy of MCN, simply click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser. The article begins on page 9. drml=13573241&drmp=10016

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18th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest October 20, 2012 Sponsored by Sikeston Elks Club and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce

Application & Rules All applications must be returned to the Chamber office by Monday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m. Participants must be a not-for-profit youth organization. Adult supervision is required. Adults are not allowed to paint the windows. Drop cloths or newspaper must be used. Please clean your area when you are done! The theme is Drug Awareness and Red Ribbon Week. Red ribbon must be displayed on at least one Halloween character to qualify for the prize in that category. Windows will be assigned by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Painting will be started and completed from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Participants MUST USE TEMPERA PAINT ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO LADDERS ALLOWED. Name of the organization (not individual participants) must be written on the window. PARTICIPANTS AND SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING THE WINDOWS BY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2012. PRIZES $100-Most Drug Awareness/Red Ribbon Week, $100-Most Creative, $100-Scariest, $100-Most Original

Organization: ____________________________________________________________ Name of contact: ________________________________ Daytime phone: _____________ Age of kids: _______________

*Please fax this form to the SACC office 471-2499 or mail to One Industrial Drive, Sikeston, MO 63801. For questions, contact SACC at 471-2498

Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Events SACC Presents Italia Classica ***Highlights: Rome, Colosseum, Florence, Venice, St. Mark’s Square, Milan*** Book NOW and SAVE $100 per person February 25-March 5, 2013 For more information contact either Mary Harper at Harpers Travel Service,

or 573-471-2084

Shari Elfrink at 1st Class Travel,

or 800-651-2420

October 2012 Calendar of Events Be sure to visit our website for more event details. ADD YOUR EVENT HERE! Want to add your event to the Calendar of Events??? 10/1/2012 - 10/31/2012 Fall Harvest Festival Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays noon-6 p.m. Beggs Family Farm, 2319 State Highway U 10/1/2012 - 10/31/2012 Annual Bootheel Regional Judged Art Show The Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone Ave 10/1/2012 - 10/15/2012 TRCC Free Basic Computer Skills I Mondays, 10/1—10/15 4:00-6:00pm. Must PreRegister!!! Three Rivers College @ Sikeston

Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Blvd 10/9/2012 Board of Municipal Utilities Commission Meeting 4:00 PM BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone 10/9/2012 Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 4:00 PM Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center 10/9/2012 Park Board Meeting 5:15 PM Clinton Community Building, 501 Campanella

10/3/2012 - 11/2/2012 Three Rivers "Ethics in Elections" All lectures will be at noon in the lobby of the Tinnin 10/9/2012 Fine Arts Center and are free and open to the public. MU Ext. Starting a Small Business: The First Steps 6:00 PM 10/4/2012 - 10/20/2012 Registration fee $40 before October 5 and $50 after 18th Halloween Window Painting Contest October 5. $100 for each winner: Most creative, scariest, most New Madrid County Family Resource Center drug awareness/red ribbon week, and most original. Painting will take place October 20, 2012 from 810/10/2012 10am! Dale Carnegie Lunch and Learn: Working with Difficult People 10/4/2012 - 10/31/2012 12:00 PM Beggs Family Farm Opening Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Cape Wednesday thru Friday 9am till 2pm Saturdays 10 Girardeau, MO. The cost for each session is $39 and am till 9 pm Sundays Noon till 6 pm Special dates includes lunch. Fridays Oct. 19 and 26th open from 9 am till 9 pm 10/11/2012 10/5/2012 - 11/5/2012 Ribbon Cutting for Wyatt's Dream Center Stone Haus Costume Sale 1:00 PM Starting Oct 5! See store for further details. 2301 E. Malone 10/6/2012 - 10/27/2012 Show Me Fear Haunts Opening dates Oct. 6,13,19,20,26,and 27. Starts at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 pm. Beggs Family Farm, 2319 State Highway U

10/13/2012 Cotton Ramble Bike Ride 8:00 AM The Ride begins and ends at the Depot Museum. Registration 8 a.m., mass start 9 a.m.

10/8/2012 - 10/27/2012 Personal Financial Fitness Class Monday, October 8 from 6-8pm and Saturday, October 27, from 8:30-10:30am. The fee for each class is $40. YMCA Community Room

10/13/2012 Downtown Cotton Festival 9:00 AM American Legion Square in Downtown Sikeston

10/9/2012 DED Executive Board Meeting 11:30 AM DED Board Room, 128 N. New Madrid 10/9/2012 Housing Authority Commission Meeting 12:00 PM

10/13/2012 Beggs Family Farm Adopt a Pet Noon till 9 pm- live concert Praise in the Maize by Godspeed3 will perform at 7 pm. 10/15/2012 Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority Commission Meeting 11:30 AM Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center

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October 2012 Calendar of Events Be sure to visit our website for more event details. ADD YOUR EVENT HERE! Want to add your event to the Calendar of Events??? 10/16/2012 Southeast Missouri Drug Free Communities Coalition Meeting 11 a.m. - Leadership Team 12 noon - lunch Coalition Meeting Mission Missouri, 509 Ruth Street

Basic Computer Skills II: Mondays, 10/22-11/15 4:00-6:00pm Must Pre-Register!!! 10/23/2012 Tourism Advisory Board Meeting 4:00 PM DED Board Room, 128 N. New Madrid St

10/17/2012 - 10/21/2012 “Jungle Safari” Open daily 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. Children’s lectures Wed-Fri 10:30am. Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores

10/23/2012 VNA Hospice Grief Support Group 6:00 PM 1218 Linn St.

10/18/2012 Cape Area Career Fair 11:00 AM Osage Centre, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau

10/24/2012 Mission Missouri "Empowerment in Employment" Back to Basics 5:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per class 509 Ruth Street

10/18/2012 Missouri Delta Medical Center Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch Doors open at 11:30am-1:00pm First Baptist Church, Sikeston $10 per ticket.

10/25/2012 MDMC Foundation Tribute Dinner Sikeston Elks Lodge

10/18/2012 Vision for Tomorrow Strategic Plan Implementation Commission 11:30 AM Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center

10/25/2012 October Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Tanner Street Church of God

Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Events “Amazing Race” Membership Drive POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

October 25 General Membership Chamber Luncheon

10/27/2012 3rd Annual Goblin Gallop 5K

12:00 PM Tanner Street Church of God

10/18/2012 Family Night at the Museum- Harvest Festival 5-7 p.m. Admission is free. Sikeston Depot Museum and Gallery, 116 W. Malone

10/27/2012 Sikeston Basketball Jamboree 10:00 AM Sikeston Field House

November 15

10/19/2012 - 10/20/2012 Scott County Fireman's Festival Preferred admission $20, general admission $15. Blodgett City Park

10/28/2012 Concordia Lutheran Oktoberfest Fundraiser Dinner Dine in or carry out from 11:30am-1:30pm: The divine service begins at 10:30am. 836 Park Avenue 10/29/2012 Sikeston City Council Work Session 11:30 AM Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center St

10/19/2012 Annual Women's Conference 8:00 AM This year’s conference will be October 19th at the Tanner Street Church of God. 10/20/2012 Compost Site on Compress Road 8 a.m. until noon. 10/20/2012 1st Annual Scare Your Fear 5K Run and Relay Race begins promptly at 4:30pm. Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff

10/30/2012 Kiwanis Fish Fry 4 pm to 7 pm. Profits Go Toward Kiwanis Projects. All you Can Eat $12.00. Carry Outs available Elks Lodge 10/31/2012 17th Annual Community Safe Trick-or-Treating 4:00 PM Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores

General Membership Chamber Luncheon 12:00 PM Concordia Lutheran Church

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

10/22/2012 - 11/15/2012 TRCC Free Basic Computer Skills II

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