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MoDOT Holds Johnny Lee Hays Memorial Highway Dedication

SIKESTON-A Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony was held Thursday, Dec. 2 to celebrate the naming of the Johnny Lee Hays Memorial Highway on Route 53 in Butler County. The ceremony was held at the Qulin Lion's Club, 39 Fifth Street.

Speakers included:

• Missouri Representative Terry Swinger, District 162

• Mr. Scott Meyer, Cape Girardeau City Manager (Former Southeast District Engineer)

• Mr. Don (Butch) Anderson, Retired MoDOT Employee

• Mrs. Charlotte Hays

• MoDOT Southeast District Engineer Mark Shelton

Senator Robert Mayer and Representative Tom Todd sponsored the legislation, naming the portion of Highway 53 in Butler County from the city limits of Qulin to one mile south of the city limits the Johnny Lee Hays Memorial Highway.

Hays was born in 1943 in Qulin, Mo. He attended the Qulin United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church, in Dexter, Mo. Hays worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation as a maintenance shed foreman. In 2001, he was injured in a work related accident. In 2003, he retired after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 AF and AM - in Campbell, the Scottish Rite and the Association of Retired Missouri State Employees. He also served with the Missouri National Guard.
For more information on the dedication ceremony, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).


MoDOT DE Mark Shelton & Rep. Swinger

Mr. Scott Meyer

Mr. Butch Anderson & Mrs. Charlotte Hays

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