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Monday, December 4, 2006

'Colonel' graduates from auction college

Earning the honorary title of "colonel," Robin Barks-Anderson, daughter of Bob and Claueda Barks of Barks Auction Service LLC of Jackson, was graduated recently from World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa.

Barks-Anderson successfully completed the course of instruction and training covering all phases of auctioneering taught by 20 professional instructors at the college.

Students received instruction in real estate, automobile, farm, antique, charity and fund-raising, and specialty auctions, as well as vocal training and auction law.

Other subjects included business management, technology, marketing and the development of an auction chant and bid calling. During the training program, Barks-Anderson also received the real-life experience of calling a public auction sale.

Established in 1933, World Wide College has trained more than 35,000 auctioneers and graduated more World Champion and International Champion auctioneers that any other school.

Robin's 19-year-old son, Michael Anderson, graduated from the auction school in 2004. He is presently attending Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

Upon graduation, Barks-Anderson is joining Barks Auction Service L.L.C.

Barks-Anderson is a 1979 graduate of Jackson High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.

McClanahans attend convention

Jan McClanahan, along with her husband, Jim McClanahan, recently attended the National Association of Realtors Convention in New Orleans. Jan McClanahan was there to represent the Certified Real Estate Specialists, of which she is the president-elect for 2008. Only 5 percent of real agents in the world have the CRS designation. The McClanahans are both agents with Century 21 Heartland in Jackson.

-- From staff reports

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