Vickie Staggs honored for 30 years of service

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Co-workers gathering to congratulate Vickie Skaggs for 30 years of service are, from left; Christie Bolar, Gena Smithee, Dan Robbins, president, Skaggs, Ashley Salomon and Regenia Stone. Not pictured is Jessica Nunnally.

Staff at Southern Bancorp in Manila surprised branch manager Vickie Skaggs with an early morning reception in recognition for her 30 years of service to the bank.

Dan Robbins, president of Southern Bancorp-Manila, co-workers and several members of the Blytheville staff greeted Skaggs Thursday morning with gifts, refreshments and congratulations.

Mr. Robbins thanked Skaggs for her 30 years of service.

"You have been part of all of the successes of Merchants Planters, First National and now Southern Bancorp," Robbins said. "We share the belief there is no 'I' in team and you have been a successful member of our team. We are fortunate to have you here."

Skaggs thanked everyone and said the years have passed quickly.

"I love this place," she said. "I love the atmosphere, my co-workers and my customers. I don't mind coming to work every day. I love my job."

She expressed her appreciation to all of them for the reception.

Guests wishing her well from Southern Bancorp in Blytheville were Jennifer Sanders, retail manager; Christie Patterson, senior vice president; Alice Walker, branch manager; Gary Griffin, regional manager; Gaylon Rogers, senior vice president; Connie Hatch, branch manager, and Joan Jones, branch manager.

Skaggs said the biggest change in banking she has observed in her 30 years is the technology.

"When I came to work here we had two computers in the bank," she said.

She started her banking career in the proof department, became a teller and served as personal banker. She has been serving as branch manager for six years.

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