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SIKESTON-A dedication ceremony for the John L. Oliver, Jr. Parkway is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glenn Convocation Center on the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Senator Jason Crowell sponsored the legislation, naming a section of new Route 74 from the Missouri/Illinois state line to the intersection of Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau in honor of Oliver. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, Crowell and Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson are expected to participate in the ceremony.
Prior to his death in 2005, Oliver was a prominent attorney in Cape Girardeau and a fourth-generation practitioner from one of Missouri's most distinguished legal families. Oliver was also nominated to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in 1989 by Governor John Ashcroft.
For more information on the dedication ceremony, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).