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Ferlin Husky Memorial Sign Dedication Ceremony

SIKESTON - A dedication ceremony for Ferlin Husky Highway was held Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m. at West County High School in Leadwood, Mo.

Representatives Linda Black and Steve Hodges sponsored the legislation, naming Highway 8 in St. Francois County from Route M east to the intersection of Main St. in the city of Leadwood the Ferlin Husky Highway.

Speakers included:

• Ms. Heidi Brady on behalf of U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson

• Kevin Engler, Missouri Senate, District 3

• Linda Black, Missouri House of Representatives, District 107

• Mayor John Hartley, Mayor of Leadwood

• Mr. Terry Preston, Son of Mr. Ferlin Husky

• MoDOT Southeast District Area Engineer Dale Kinneman

Husky, born near Flat River, Mo., was a singer, songwriter, actor and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. His career began in the late 1940's, selling over 20 million records. Husky passed away on March 17, 2011.

For more information on the dedication ceremony, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).


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