The Goldschmidt Cancer Center, which serves cancer patients from 19 counties in the Mid-Missouri area, recently received a $10,000 donation from the Naught-Naught Agency through the 2019 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Awards. The Naught-Naught Agency originally received $5,000 from Safeco for the Goldschmidt Cancer Center through a submission process, and Safeco offered Tom Naught, an independent agent for the Naught-Naught Agency, an additional chance to raise even more funds. Together, they were able to raise an additional $5,000 by having their story shared on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn at least 250 times over the course of a week. The donation will help the foundation help dozens of individuals in the Jefferson City area.

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Stacey Backues is now senior vice president, manager of consumer lending, at Jefferson Bank. Backues joined Jefferson Bank in 2001 and has served in various capacities during his 18-year tenure, including 13 years as a consumer lender and five years as retail branch manager. He is a native of Jefferson City and a graduate of Lincoln University. Stacey will be based at the lending center on the Jefferson Bank Main Campus located at 700-B Southwest Blvd.

Portrait of Rachel Fletcher

Outbound Physical Therapy & Rehab has welcomed Rachael Fletcher as a full-time physical therapist. Fletcher is a certified athletic trainer and physical therapist with experience treating everyone from young athletes to the geriatric population. She sees patients both in their homes and in the clinic.

Portrait of Paula Benne

C&S Business Services Inc. President Paula S. Benne celebrated her 30th anniversary as owner. Benne started her career with C&S in 1989 when she purchased the business. C&S is a certified women’s business enterprise, and Benne is a member of NAPS, ASA, and AIMS. Benne’s community involvement includes the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, Working Wheels for Working Families, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Zonta Club of Jefferson City.

Portrait of Sonnett Cagle

C&S Business Services has recognized Sonnett Cagle for 20 years of service. In her role as a C&S staffing coordinator, Cagle works with C&S clients to locate qualified employees, including temporary employees, direct hires, and professional hires. 

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JQ’s on High has added a food truck to its operations. Co-owners John Johnson and Quinten Rice debuted JQ’s on Wheels during Angiepalooza 2019.

Portrait of Courtney Waters holding her award

Courtney Waters, teen collection development and services coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, received the 2019 Show Me Youth Services Award from the Missouri Library Association. The recognition is sponsored by the Youth Services Community of Interest and recognizes a library employee, friend, or trustee who serves or advocates for children or young adults. The winner of the award demonstrates notable and outstanding performance in planning, developing, and promoting programs, services, collections, and reading activities, as well as excellence in advocating for children and teenagers in their libraries and communities. 

The Missouri Library Association recently honored Missouri River Regional Library and Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities with a 2019 Community Partnership Award. MRRL and the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities were selected for their High Street Harvest and Bicycle-Friendly Business partnership.

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