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by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area

Tommy Davis, Neosho, was recognized for his 40 years of employment as a United States Department of Agriculture inspector.

He was presented a certificate signed by the secretary of state, Dan Glickman, and was also given a gold pin to signify his years of service.

Davis began working as a USDA inspector after performing similar work for nine years in the military.

He has worked in five states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.

He worked in slaughtering plants as an inspector for both red meat and poultry, and has been working solely in the Neosho area since 1984.

While in Neosho, Davis' role has been to work in the feather-processing plant at the Neosho Tyson Foods plant, as well as periodically inspecting other locations in the area.

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