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November 20, 2014


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Wall of Honor Dedicated to Veterans

Wall of Honor Dedication

The Northeast District held a dedication for the "Wall of Honor" located in the district office. Sixteen employees and retirees who are veterans attended the special tribute honoring them for their service to our country. 

The "Wall of Honor"currently features employees and their family members who are serving in the military. With the invitation, many more employees and retirees shared their photos and ranks, and these will be added to the Wall.

Thank you to all Veterans!

Right: Aaron Harbin, the youngest veteran in attendance, and retiree Bob Moser, the oldest, cut the ribbon signifying the dedication of the Wall of Honor.

Below: Attending the Veteran's Day Tribute were (front) Ed Hess, Gary Tolivar, Jason Wilkerson (back) Bucky Ward- retiree, Jason Smith, Mike Chidster, Tom Owen, Tonya Lake, Bob Moser-retiree, Jon Brewer, Michelle House, Jess Haner, Tim Hills, Dan Brumagin, TK Brenner and Aaron Harbin.


Employees and Retirees - Veterans

Team Spirit a Success with Area Schools

On Nov. 3, teams of students and advisors from the surrounding area participated in the Team Spirit Traffic Safety
Leadership Training Conference at the National Guard Armory in Hannibal.


Approximately 68 students and advisors from Monroe City, South Shelby, Mark Twain, Van-Far and Palmyra High
Schools participated in the Team Spirit workshop sponsored by MoDOT's Highway Safety Division and the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety. The workshop is designed to teach students to take leadership responsibility and set good examples with their fellow peers about staying away from drugs and alcohol, and supporting seat belt use.


Team Spirit also teaches students about the dangers of drinking and driving, texting and driving, not using a safety belt
and other traffic issues. The participants worked as groups in educational and motivational workshops and prevention
program activities, and participated in leadership and team-building exercises. Students also heard first hand about the consequences from accidents and poor driving decisions and habits from Pam Holt, a registered nurse with Mercy Hospitals Trauma Services in Springfield (pictured left below) and VIP speakers Penny Lorenz, assistant director, Chad Burton and Kayle Denny for ThinkFirst Missouri.


During this conference, the high school students and advisors actively participated as school teams receiving educational
training, and were challenged to develop individualized team action plans to be implemented within their own schools
upon their return. Paula Gough, district engineer accompanied the South Shelby students which included her daughter, Emma, to the session (Paula and Emma are pictured in the bottom right in tie-dye).

Pam Holt Paula Gough with Group

Around the District...

Keith Killen

  Hannibal Maint

Keith Killen, Champ Clark Bridge environmental assessment project manager, explains the status of the EA to the Citizen's Advisory Group earlier this month.

  Hannibal maintenance completed some much needed concrete patching at the corner of Pirate Pride and McMasters in Hannibal earlier this month.
Blood Drive
Jim Long (Macon Maint.), Chuck Schumann, Gale March and Bryan Moots (all of design) took a few moments to give blood at the drive last week at the Macon Regional Office.  Thank you to everyone who came out to save a life!
 
 
 

For more info

Marisa Brown-Ellison
Customer Relations Manager
Northeast District
573.248.2502
Marisa.Ellison@modot.mo.gov

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