Missouri Southern Healthcare's Auxiliary held its Christmas banquet Monday afternoon at Hickory Log and presented annual awards to auxiliary members. Auxiliarians volunteered a total of 8,277 hours over the past year to the local organization. Lottie McMullin, above at right, was presented with the Auxiliarian of the Year Award by fellow Auxiliarian Marie Quinn. McMullin was recognized for her consistent willingness to assist on any project, as well as for her caring attitude and gentle spirit. Auxiliarians sponsor several fundraising events throughout the year with proceeds benefiting patient services at the hospital.