Not seeing double: Little has two completely different jobs


No, you are not seeing double and she is not twins. Lisa Little simply works two very different jobs in Lebanon on opposite sides of town. For more than 40 years, Lisa has worked at the Laclede County Courthouse in a variety of positions and for the past six years, she has also served as a checker at Wal-Mart.
“I started at the courthouse in June 1976 as a freshman in high school, working through the OEO, Ozarks Equal Opportunity. My dad, Kenneth Biggs, died at age 58 of a heart attack when I was 12. The OEO program was for low income youth and adults. I began in the youth program and then moved into the adult program after graduating high school. The understanding was if you completed the program then you would be offered a permanent job and that’s how I began what has turned out to be a very long career, starting at the old courthouse.”
She continued. “In the beginning, as a kid, I worked in the small claims court and probate court, keeping papers in order and recording court cases. There was a lot of paper work in the days before computers,” she laughed. “I worked for Judge John O’Neil, the father of attorney Tom O’Neil and I learned a lot.”
From there, over the next few years, she moved to the county assessor’s office, the county collector’s office, the child support office and then back to the collector’s office, where she has been the longest, working for Steve Pickering.

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