Employee Testimonials

Caroline Holland – Customer Service Representative

Just call me “Smiley!”  It fits me perfectly 99% of the time. Hello!  I’m Caroline Holland.  I work at the Rhodes location across from the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau on North Sprigg Street.  I’ve been with Rhodes for almost nine years, and nearly all have been...

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Marla Welker – Customer Service Representative

Don’t put me on an assembly line.  I’ll go crazy.  Working with the public is where I need to be.  My nick name “Mouth of the South” should explain it all pretty clearly.  It was chosen by pretty much everyone who knows me. Hi!  I’m Marla Welker.  I work at the South...

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Allison Hayes – Operations Manager

These boots were made for working! Hello!  I’m Allison Hayes, the Operations Manager at the Farmington Rhodes on Maple St. where you’ll always find me wearing my boots and ready to work.  Along with my boots, I always wear a huge smile on my face.  My smile is proof...

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Jessica Huus – Operations Manager

Who is a more dedicated employee?  Is it the employee who goes into labor while serving customers in the drive thru OR the Store Manager that tolerates the employee’s water breaking in her own car while driving the mom-to-be home?  Guess which one I was. Hi!  I’m...

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Carla Moser – Food Service Manager

I like the color green for its meaning – it represents life.  I like the term “being green” at something, too.  It means you’re growing and learning. Hello!  I’m Carla Moser, the Food Service Manager at the Cape Girardeau Mercato di Rodi.  I joined Rhodes in 2011...

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Michelle Sowers – Food Service Manager

Could you let a complete stranger guide you around while you’re blindfolded?  If your answer is “no”, then you could really learn something from my Grandpa Carl. I’m Michelle Sowers, the Food Service Manager at the Anna Rhodes 101 where I have worked for more than...

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Lana Rister – Food Service Manager

I have family at work and home, so there’s little question as to why I’ve been nicknamed “Mama Lana.”  I really don’t know exactly why nor when it got started.  Regardless, it’s good with me. Good morning!  I’m Lana Rister, Food Service Manager at the Chaffee Rhodes...

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Chug Little – Customer Service Manager

If a nickname like “Chug” doesn’t get your attention, nothing will.  That’s why I’m not telling you how I got that nickname until I get a chance to joke around with you first.  Otherwise, you’ll leave too soon. How are you?  My name is Chug Little, and I work at the...

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Mark Wikel – General Manager

I’m the Tom Hanks of the North Kingshighway Rhodes 101 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.!  Actually, I’m Mark Wikel.  I’ve been told that I’m one of the most popular Rhodes 101 employees among customers.  I’ve been here a lot of years, fifteen and a half to be exact, and I try...

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Gate Gardner – Operations Manager

You’re such a character!  “Character” is a word I often use to describe people that entertain me.  I use it as a compliment, of course.  I appreciate being around a variety of characters. Thank you for taking some time to read about the character that I can be.  My...

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