Some people exemplify the meaning of “work ethic.” Deloris Sisler is one of them. Sisler is being honored as the Outstanding Missouri Older Worker in Eastern Jackson County this year.

Some people exemplify the meaning of “work ethic.” Deloris Sisler is one of them. Sisler is being honored as the Outstanding Missouri Older Worker in Eastern Jackson County this year.

That’s part of the larger Outstanding Missouri Worker of the Year. Nominations come in from across the state, and the state winner, along with reional winners, are honored in the spring in Jefferson City.

The recognition program honors workers who are at least 65 and work at least 20 hours a week. The program is in its 20th year. By the way, the very first recipient of the state award was one Audrey Stubbart, The Examiner’s proofreader, who continued working until age 105. Talk about work ethic.

Congratulations, and a big thumbs up, to Deloris Sisler and all the other winners.

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Everyone should have at least one grand adventure in their lifetime. We give a big thumbs up to a father-son team who just finished theirs.

Steven and Matt Spydell have completed their 2,178-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail.

That’s about the equivalent of what the westward settlers accomplished back in the mid-1800s.  Theirs was a grueling trek toward a new life in virgin territory. The Spydells’ was about adventure, bonding and a larger cause: clean water for the world’s people.

Water For People works in 11 countries in all hemispheres with a goal of bringing clean water and sanitation to their people.

For more information, you can check out the Hiking for Water website at http://hikingforwater.org/site.

Thousands of people have hike the Appalachian Trail. Congratulations to the Spydells for joining them and for raising awareness of a key concern in much of the world.