Perryville’s Mayor Debbie Gahan was honored Friday as a 2010 Woman of Achievement by the Cape Girardeau Chapter of Zonta International. One of just 7 women in the region selected for the award, Gahan is the first woman elected Perryville’s mayor in the city’s 171-year history. She volunteers with dozens of organizations and encourages young girls to become educated and follow their dreams. Gahan is pictured here with her husband John Gahan. For details, see the Oct. 28 issue of The Republic-Monitor.