Sunday, August 15, 2004


David Rudert of Perryville, a sales professional in Prudential's Great St. Louis Agency, has qualified to attend the company's master conference in Acapulco, Mexico. He did so through outstanding sales and excellence in customer service.

Retired publisher of the Malden Press-Merit Allen Black will be among five inductees to the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame at a banquet in September. Black took the reins of the Malden paper in the 1950s. Along with partner Miller Moll, he ran it until selling it in 1985. Black is a former president of the Southeast Missouri Press Association and a current board member of the Missouri Press Association.

David Crader, Shannon York Davis and Kevin B. Spaeth have been named to the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. Crader, Davis and Spaeth will each serve a six-year term. Crader is president, CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors for Bank of Missouri in Cape Girardeau. Davis is president and CEO of Arch Nemesis Inc. operating 12 McDonald's restaurants in Southeast Missouri. Spaeth of Rice, Spaeth & Summers L.C. in Cape Girardeau is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas. The new members join Steven Bjelich, William Kiel, Steven Taylor, Kathy Swan, Lyle Davis and Mary Kistner in assisting the medical center to provide a ministry of total healing. Outgoing members include Kevin Govero, John Layton and Dennis Vollink. The Saint Francis Foundation secures financial support for new medical technology, special projects, capital expansion, long-term financial stability and other needs.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has announced that John Schubert of Jackson, a new financial representative with the company's Kansas/Missouri regional office, has recently completed the organization's Act I training. The training enables Schubert to meet members' needs through comprehensive financial strategies, personal customer service and a range of financial products.

Real estate agent Wanda Duncan with Capaha Realty Inc. in Cape Girardeau has recently been awarded two professional designations. She has been named a senior real estate specialist by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council, and a graduate of the Realtor Institute by the Missouri Association of Realtors. The latter required completion of 90 hours of education.

Mark Rister of Cape Girardeau recently completed and graduated from the Southern Missouri Truck Driving School in Malden. He did so with a 95 percent grade point average.

Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center in Cape Girardeau recognized Jeanie Dale of Cape Girardeau as its 2004 employee of the year. Dale is a child and youth specialist and licensed professional counselor who was selected for the honor by her co-workers for her professionalism and skills.

Dr. Bruce Domazlicky, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Southeast Missouri State University, has accepted a nomination to join a research group sponsored by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. The new group is part of the bank's efforts to expand its involvement in the area, and it will research information on the area's economic trends and conditions.

Jackson native Nicole Martin was recently named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 30 Under 30 List, which lists the top 30 business people under the age of 30 working in the St. Louis area. Martin, 29, is a business analyst with the Transitional Services Management at Reuters America Operations. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Darrin Sauerbrunn, CPA, has been elected secretary of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountant's Southeast Chapter. The organization consists of about 280 CPAs and is dedicated to advancing its profession through education and government advocacy. Sauerbrunn currently works with the public accounting firm Kerber, Eck and Braeckel in Cape Girardeau.

David Hahs recently received the Diamond Award from the Association of Agents for his sales achievements during the previous year. Hahs is associated with The Network's Hahs District Agency in Cape Girardeau.

R. David Crader, Shannon York Davis and Kevin Spaeth have been named to the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors and will all serve six-year terms. Crader is president and CEO of Bank of Missouri in Cape Girardeau. Davis is president and CEO of Arch Nemesis Inc., which operates McDonald's restaurants throughout Southeast Missouri. Spaeth is a lawyer with Rice, Spaeth and Summers of Cape Girardeau.

Cape Girardeau's River City Imaging was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The college awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice.

Edward Jones investment representative Sharon Kissinger of Poplar Bluff recently received the Jack Phelan Award for her outstanding sales and service efforts over the past year. The award is named for the firm's former national sales manager, Jack Phelan. Kissinger is one of just 2,011 of the firm's more than 9,000 investment representatives who received the award.

Leet Eye Care in Cape Girardeau has had several of its staff on the road, learning more about their field over the past few months. In February, Dr. Kory Thoma attended the Southeastern Congress of Optometry International Convention in Atlanta. In May, assistant Sue Mitchell attended a Keye Productivity Center seminar. In addition, Laura Evans and Cherie Harris went to the Corneal Refractive Therapy Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dr. Greg Leet attended the American Osteopathic Association Congress in Orlando, Fla.

Sandra Bollinger, pharmacist at SuperD Drugs in Sikeston, has received the 2004 Innovative Practice Award. The award is given annually by the Missouri Pharmacy Association to recognize a pharmacist who has demonstrated innovative practice.

Future executive senior sales director Jana Jateff of Cape Girardeau recently returned from the Mary Kay Cosmetics Diamond Seminar in Dallas, Texas. There her team received recognition for being in the $400,000 unit club. Her team members were Donna Nesbit and Tina Ashby of Scott City; Ann Yuede, Amy Cairns and Amy Romack of Cape Girardeau; and Sarah Arthur from Cottage Hills, Ill.

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