Yard of the Month
Bob O'Rear and Shirley Blaine
Alice and John Childers
Chamber Scholarship Recipients
Rachael Phelps, Brett Baker and Vance Heil
Marissa Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to two high school seniors from Marissa Senior High School at graduation on Friday, May 23. Rachael Phelps and Brett Baker each received a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the college of their choice. Scholarship candidates are required to submit a proposal for opening a business in Marissa and each undergoes an interview by the Scholarship Committee. Rachael Phelps is the daughter of Cara and Danny Phelps of Marissa. She plans to attend SIU Edwardsville in the fall and wants to be an English teacher. Brett Baker will attend SIU Carbondale where he plans to study aviation. Brett is the grandson of Linda and Roland Young of Marissa. Scholarships were presented by Chamber member Vance Heil from Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes and assisted by Debbie Smith representing Riess Ford Sales, Inc.