Lori Neill, of Lacoba Homes, has been chosen to represent District IV of Missouri Health Care Association as C.N.A. of the Year. Neill won the district level at Springfield and will go to the annual convention on Aug. 22 in Branson where the statewide winner will announced. An outside panel of judges will decide why a candidate's contributions should be recognized. This award is a new category and recognizes the most dedicated and caring certified nursing assistant who strives to give quality care to all residents. There are seven districts in the state-wide level competition. Neill has worked at Lacoba in Monett for over nine years and has worked in long-term care for 18 years with experience in dietary, activities, certified medical technician, bath aide and currently works as a restorative nursing assistant. She plans to become a physical therapy assistant.