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.”