Several southwest Missouri residents are among those honored for their dedication to their communities.
A total of ninety Senior Service award winners we selected this year from a field of 152 nominees. The winners were chosen based on their accomplishments in their communities. The winners come from seventy-seven counties around the Show Me State. Locally, the list includes Shirley Alps of Pineville, Patricia Arnold of Nevada, Nadean Davis of Cassville, Sid Davis of Diamond, Richard King of Joplin and Maura Sparks of Pierce City. The award is given each year by the Lieutenant Governor’s office. Recipients were invited to a special ceremony in their honor at the state capitol in Jefferson City.