by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area
Loretta McCullough, Branson Police Department administrative assistant, has been honored by fellow city employees as the 1998 city of Branson Employee of the Year. McCullough has been employed with the city for the past 16 years.
She started as dispatcher in the police department, then became the records clerk and eventually moved into her current position as administrative assistant to the police chief.
The Gochu LLC opened at Nixa food hall 14 Mill Market; HOA Management Specialists changed hands; and Chick-fil-A launched on the north side of Springfield.