County commissioners from throughout Southeast Missouri meet several times a year to discuss common issues and solutions. The Southeast Missouri County Commission also hears updates from agencies like MoDot on projects in their areas. My staff was in attendance at their meeting on Wednesday, September 28th to let me know what's on their minds.
Great progress is being made on the new Amtrak stop in Arcadia. The first train could pick up passengars by the end of October.
Congratulations to owner of the Palate Deli and Coffee Bar John Buckner who opening his business recently in Ironton.
The Dent County Health Center held a retirement party for their administrator Jane Jadwin on Friday, Septemeber 30th.
Air Evac delivers the game ball for the Houston vs Willow Springs football game on Friday, September 30th.
On Thursday, September 23rd, Congressman Smith met with bankers from Missouri including representatives from the Bank of Advance and the First State Community Bank located in Potosi and Farmington. They discussed ideas on how to promote communities in Southeast Missouri.
On Tuesday, September 20th, Congressman Smith addressed members of the National Automobile Dealers Association about the importance and value of creating relationships.
On Tuesday, September 20th, Congressman Smith recognized Kendell and Laurie Clarkston and their daughter Claire of Willow Springs who he nominated for the prestigious Angels in Adoption Award. Kendell and Laurie Clarkston exemplify the true meaning and heart of adoption.
On Friday, September 16th, Congressman Smith visited US Poly in Dexter. US Ply is the leading supplier of can, bottle and other beverage insulators in America, selling millions of can holders every year. It's an incredible nationwide business that employs over 40 people in Dexter during their peak season.
On Friday, September 16th, Congressman Smith was presented with the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award at Horizon Screen Printing and Promotional Products in Cape Girardeau. Congressman Smith recieved this award for his 100% small business voting record. He is proud to support small business legislation so great businesses like Horizon Screen Printing can start and grow.