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BCFR Reading Days

Every April, the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd kicks off the Autism Speaks campaign, Light It Up blue (LIUB).  In support of autism awareness, people all over the world turn the color blue into a symbol representing support of the autism spectrum disorder. From the White House lighting up blue to […]

Nick sitting with his family outdoors.

Every STEP of the Way

When you ask Nick Perso about his job, he immediately starts to grin and gush with pride. Nick is part of the Boone Hospital Center (BHC) family and works twenty hours per week in the hospital cafeteria. Besides restocking silverware, cleaning tables and sweeping floors, Nick is the warm smile that greets BHC staff and […]

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Ending One Chapter, Beginning Another

Walking into Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories – the largest, private anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology laboratory in the Midwest – you immediately notice the sterile environment typical of a clinical lab. What goes unnoticed is the effort of employees like Denise who the lab has depended on for 30 years to keep the glass […]

CMSE Celebrates 50 Years

Story by Laurie Ritter Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises (CMSE) celebrated 50 years of providing quality work and meaningful jobs to individuals in the community on Friday, April 26. CMSE Executive Director Bruce Young and Employee Manager and Director of the Day Program Sarah Johannaber started planning and organizing the event in January. Individuals who are […]

An Inspiration to Others

With a hitch in his step and smile that breaks hearts, William Gerstacker Jr. is succeeding at getting ahead in life. The cards weren’t always stacked in his favor. At seven years old, his love of superman led him to jump from a moving truck to fly just like his hero. William hit his head […]