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Monday, August 16, 2010

MCCLANAHAN APPOINTED REGIONAL VP

Jan McClanahan

Jan McClanahan, broker/agent of Coldwell Banker Abernathy Realty in Jackson, was appointed 2010-2011 regional vice president of Region 1 for the Council of Residential Specialists. Region 1 includes Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut. McClanahan will also attend leadership training in Phoenix from Sept. 7-13, which involves building team performance as well as legal, budgeting and financial awareness of Region 1.

MATTINGLY EARNS FIC DESIGNATION

DUDLEY, Mo. -- James W. Mattingly of Dudley attained the Fraternal Insurance Counsellor designation, an educational title earned by career life insurance representatives with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives devote more than one year to meet the examination and career development criteria set by the Fraternal Field Managers Association.

GILLESPIE PROMOTED AT CAP AMERICA

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Tom Gillespie was promoted to vice president of production at Cap America. He previously served as director of production since January 2006. In his new role, Gillespie is responsible for all aspects of embroidery production, domestic cloth and knit manufacturing, scheduling and expediting customer orders, managing production schedules, inventory and Cap America's physical plant.

BRIGANCE JOINS VETERINARY CLINIC

KENNETT, Mo. -- Dr. Carol Brigance joined Dr. Everett Mobley's team at Kennett Veterinary Clinic. Brigance, a Kennett native, is trained in veterinary acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine for animals.

THORN WINS 2010 AWARD

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Lara Thorn of Bloomfield received Modern Woodmen of America's Fraternalist of the Year Award at the organization's July 20 local member chapter meeting. The national award is given annually to one Modern Woodmen member who has provided outstanding volunteer service in the community and excellent leadership in his or her local chapter in the past year. Thorn received a recognition award and a $500 donation to the charity of her choice. Randy Rainwater of Farmington, Mo., regional director for Modern Woodmen, nominated Thorn for the honor.

KING, FISHER TOP RE/MAX

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Kim King was Top Producer for June at RE/MAX Real Estate Group, and Donna Fisher was Top Lister.

LITTLES LEADS COLDWELL

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Brock Littles was Top Lister for June at Coldwell Banker Ruth Holloway Realty.

WOODMEN HONOR TWO

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Shannon Bradley of Poplar Bluff, financial representative with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, was Rookie of the Month in the Missouri East region for June. The honor is given to a full-time representative who has been with Modern Woodmen less than three years and is leading the region in production. Bradley became a full-time representative in May 2009. Additionally, financial representative Phil Newkirk of Poplar Bluff was district agent for June. He has been with Modern Woodmen since October 2000.

TWO RETIRE FROM MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Carroll Foster, Municipal Utilities plant supervisor, recently presented a watch to Buddy Davis, retiring supervisory control and telemetering maintenance mechanic, in honor of his 35 years of service. Additionally, Bill Bach, Municipal Utilities general manager, presented a watch to Billy Joe Holloman, retiring tree trimmer, for his 31 years of service.

EDINGTON LEADS MOSSY OAKS REALTY

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Lucas Edington was Top Lister and Top Producer for May at Mossy Oaks Properties Mozark Realty.

WHITED JOINS MOSSY OAKS REALTY

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Mossy Oaks Properties Mozark Realty added Darrin Whited to its firm.

STUEVER JOINS SOUTHERN BANK

DEXTER, Mo. -- Andrew Stuever of Dexter joined the loan team at Southern Bank.

MALDEN ADMINISTRATORS ATTEND CONFERENCE

MALDEN, Mo. -- Malden School District superintendent Kenneth Cook and elementary principal Kent Luke attended the 21st Century Community Learning Centers conference in Washington D.C. from June 21-23. The required seminar, funded through the district's 21st Century Grant and the U.S. Department of Education, featured experts on after school programs as well as breakout sessions.

CRAWFORD'S BEST RECOGNIZED

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Bob Crawford, owner of Crawford Security, presented awards to four employees for dedication and willingness to go "above and beyond." Those honored were Steve Seawright, Elizabeth Crawford, Aaron Bush and Craig Meador.

HINKEBEIN COMPLETES PRINCESS CRUISE TRAINING

Cortney Hinkebein

Cortney Hinkebein of Elite Travel Inc., Cape Girardeau, achieved the fourth, top level in Princess Cruises' Academy training program, certifying her as an expert cruise professional. She completed the minimum 25 courses necessary to graduate from the program, representing about 15 hours of total coursework covering worldwide destinations, onboard programs and customer service skills.

LICENSED AESTHETICIAN JOINS ELEMENTS BOUTIQUE

Tennie Rust, a licensed aesthetician, joined Elements Boutique, Cape Girardeau, where she offers facials, microdermabrasion, body waxing, lash perming, makeup application and body scrubs.

BURRESS RECEIVES FINANCIAL TRAINING

Crystal F. Burress, Cape Girardeau, completed three educational programs with Modern Woodmen of America. She has been trained in Kaplan Financial's Basic I and Ethics for the Insurance Professional Course and Modern Woodmen's life insurance course on helping families with life insurance plans, annuities and fraternal member benefits. Burress has been a financial representative with Modern Woodmen since March.

NORDENIA RECOGNIZES EMPLOYEES

Christopher Magruder, PECO operator of Jackson, was employee of the month for July at NORDENIA USA. He has been with the company since September 1999. NORDENIA also recognizes the following employment anniversaries: Kelly Runnels, Roger Petzoldt, John Schneider, Kathy Goodson, Jack Thompson, Donna Wikel and Kenneth Jones, 20 years of service; Chris Johnston, 10 years; and Thomas Stidham, five years.

HAUG-BELVIN IS DIRECTOR OF STUDENT TRANSITIONS

Dr. Theresa Haug-Belvin, assistant director of new student programs at Southeast Missouri State University, was named director of student transitions at the university. Haug-Belvin began her new duties June 23, replacing Dr. Leon Book, who retired in May. In her new position, Haug-Belvin is a member of the enrollment management and student success division and the Student Success Council. She is now responsible for delivering comprehensive first-year experience and student transitions programs and assessing students' needs to improve student success.

SEMO SCIENTISTS MAKE COVER OF JOURNAL

Years of fungal genetic research by two Southeast Missouri State University biology professors was featured on the June 30 cover of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, one of the world's most influential science journals. "Genome Evolution in Mushrooms" is the title of the article, the culmination of nearly six years of work by Dr. Allen Gathman and Dr. Walt Lilly on the genome of the mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea. The article also features a guest commentary on the significance of the research by two scientists at the University of California-Berkeley. Lilly and Gathman collaborated with more than a dozen Southeast students over the past six years. Their work was funded by a $744,055 grant they received from the National Science Foundation to collaborate on research with scientists at Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The project was part of the Microbial Genome Sequencing Program of the National Science Foundation.

KEMPF CERTIFIED AS SANDALS SPECIALIST

Carolyn Kempf

Carolyn Kempf, president and CEO of Elite Travel Inc., Cape Girardeau, became a certified Sandals specialist through her participation and completion of the Certified Sandals Specialist 2010 Workshop. The workshop focused on product updates and enhancements to the Sandals brands.

STINSON IS MODERN WOODMEN FINANCIAL REP

Shannon Stinson of Jackson was named a financial representative with Modern Woodmen of America in Southeast Missouri. She recently completed Kaplan Financial's Basic I and Ethics for the Insurance Professional courses. She began working with Modern Woodmen in May.

WILSON JOINS ASHLAND REALTY

Jerry Wilson is now a sales associate at Century 21 Ashland Realty, Cape Girardeau. He has been a licensed real estate agent for 48 years and is a certified negotiation specialist.

Jeff Kinzinger

THREE JOIN KFVS SALES TEAM

Lori Heath

Joe Trepasso, KFVS12 general sales manger, announced three additions to the station's sales team. Jeffery Kinzinger is the new Internet sales director. He has more than 10 years of internet sales experience, most recently as internet sales director at WWAY-TV in Wilmington, N.C. Will Rogers is the new classified internet sales director for KFVS12. A Jackson native, Rogers previously worked for AT&T. Lori Heath is a new account executive. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Heath last worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Southeast Missouri.

Will Rogers

TEAGUE TO LEAD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Teresa Teague was named executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau. She was previously administrative assistant to the executive director of the club.

PUCHBAUER IS ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR

Linda Puchbauer was chosen by Cape West Rotary as 2010 Rotarian of the Year. She will serve as president of Cape West Rotary during the 2010-2011 Rotary year. Puchbauer is human resources assistant and payroll manager at the Community Counseling Center and also works at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

MARY KAY HONORS TOP PRODUCERS

The Jana Jateff unit of Mary Kay Cosmetics recently recognized its top producers at an area meeting in Sikeston, Mo. Kay Waller and Jana Jateff, both of Cape Girardeau, were honored as star consultants for the quarter.

LONG PROMOTED WITH LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY

Lois Long was promoted from adviser to unit manager with lia sophia jewelry company. She attained the level through personal sales and by motivating others to achieve success. She will receive additional benefits, including monthly bonuses and jewelry premiums.

LIA SOPHIA HONORS TOP ADVISERS

Anita Philips was named top sales adviser in Cape Girardeau by lia sophia jewelry, earning the designation in her first 15 weeks in business. Rhonda Mitchell was top sales adviser for Sikeston, Mo.

DUNCAN EARNS CRS DESIGNATION

Wanda Duncan

Wanda Duncan, broker/sales executive with Realty Executives of Cape County, was awarded the certified residential specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive this designation have completed advanced courses and demonstrated professional expertise in residential real estate. Fewer than 40,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential.

TRI-STATE HAS NEW PRESIDENT/COO

Tedd Powers joined Tri-State Water, Power and Air as president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Powers will oversee all operations and report to the company's founder and CEO, Donny Beasley. Powers comes to Tri-State from Corporate Strategy and Finance Associates, a management consulting firm he founded in 2004.

MCCUTCHEON TAKES OVER AS PIN LEADER

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Jeff McCutcheon of Steele, Mo., is the new director of Pemiscot County Initiative Network. He began his duties July 6, replacing R.H. McCoin, who recently retired from the position. McCutcheon previously worked with the state's Family Support Division for 23 years.

HIBBETT SPORTS MANAGER HONORED

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elizabeth Carden, manager of the Sikeston Hibbett Sports store, received the $200,000 Increase Award at the annual Hibbett Sports managers' meeting April 25-27 in Birmingham, Ala. The award honors Hibbett stores that have accumulated sales dollar increases of $200,000 or more for the previous year. Carden has been with Hibbett for eight years.

DRAKE COMPLETES AG TRAINING

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Matthew Drake of First State Bank & Trust completed the 11th annual Agricultural Lenders School June 7-11 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The program aids participants in analyzing agricultural credit and helping clients build profitable businesses in the changing agricultural environment.

ATCHLEY RETIRES AFTER 36 YEARS OF SERVICE

NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Shift supervisor Lynn Atchley of Benton, Mo., retired after 36 years at the New Madrid Power Plant, which is owned and operated by Associated Electric Cooperative.

THREE JOIN FOOD BANK

Southeast Missouri Food Bank added two to its staff and one to its board of directors. Amanda Winschel, agency and programs assistant at the food bank, brings knowledge of graphic and web page design, as well as experience working with not-for-profit member agencies. Winschel previously worked as office manager at United Way of Southeast Missouri. Holly Lintner, a consultant with the food bank as public relations and development director, is focusing on increasing the community's awareness of services and programs offered by the food bank and identifying additional development opportunities. Lintner previously served as United Way of Southeast Missouri's development director for five years. The food bank also added Kurt Batz of Cape Girardeau to the board of directors. Batz is office manager of Coca-Cola Enterprises of Jackson.

SABRELINER NAMES THREE COMPANY VPS

Sabreliner Corp. appointed three new vice presidents to its management team. Tracy Ogle was promoted to vice president of rotary-wing programs; Pat Quinn was named vice president and program manager of government fixed-wing aircraft programs; and Jerry Wade was appointed vice president of ethics and compliance. Each has served in various capacities with the aviation services provider.

BEST TO MANAGE NEW SCOTTRADE OFFICE

Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investing firm, opened a new branch office July 26 in Cape Girardeau, managed by Michelle Best. Scottrade has 475 branches nationwide, and Best has more than 10 years of experience in financial services. The new office is on William Street in front of West Park Mall.

ATCHISON JOINS THE VENUE

Debbie Atchison

Debbie Atchison joined The Venue in Cape Girardeau as director of events. She has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, sales and management. Atchison, a Jackson resident, last worked as Southeast Missouri Division director for the March of Dimes.

DORTCH JOINS BLACKWELL BALDWIN

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Justin Dortch of Poplar Bluff joined the team of salesmen at the Blackwell Baldwin dealership.

WEST JOINS BELLADONA SALON AND SPA

Joseph West joined the staff at Belladonna Salon and Spa, Cape Girardeau. He has been a hair designer for almost 10 years, working in two top salons in St. Louis. He is the first Redken Certified Hair Colorist in Cape Girardeau and specializes in corrective hair color.

PRATER TO ATTEND EXECUTIVE ACADEMY

Dr. Loretta Prater, dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University, was selected to participate in the 2010-2011 Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy. The institute is inspired by Delta Regional Authority's goals of advancing productivity and economic competitiveness of the Delta work force; strengthening the Delta's physical and digital connections to the global economy; and creating critical mass within Delta communities. States involved with the Delta Regional Authority are Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

Prater was chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to represent of Missouri in the academy's fifth class. The Executive Academy, a yearlong professional development experience for regional leaders, runs from September through June 2011. The experience starts in September and ends in June 2011. In that time, Prater will attend five meetings hosted by prominent speakers on topics such as health, education, information technology and education.

WESSEL NAMED DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Rhonda Wessel was hired as director of development for Saxony Lutheran High School, Jackson. She has experience in local and regional sales work, as well as management and fundraising.

EDWARD JONES BRANCH RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Kama Chambers and Tara Nash of Edward Jones' Farmington branch received the firm's Client Service Excellence award.

Carmen Shadron

SHADRON, KIEFER JOIN REALTY EXECUTIVES

Ken Kiefer

Carmen Shadron is a new executive at Realty Executives of Cape County in Cape Girardeau. She has been with Realty Executives for nearly six years, most recently as an accredited staging professional. As an agent, she will now handle the listing and sale of residential property. Ken Kiefer is also a new agent at Realty Executives, specializing in residential property sales in Cape Girardeau County and the surrounding area. He has been involved in insurance, financial services and real estate sales and investment since 1983.

THOMPSON NAMED ASST. PRINCIPAL

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Dan Thompson will serve as the new assistant principal at Lincoln Intermediate. He last worked as process coordinator for special services, primarily in Farmington Middle School.

VERHINES JOINS BIRK LAW FIRM

Cliff K. Verhines joined Birk Law Firm, Cape Girardeau. He previously worked as an assistant attorney general for Missouri, specializing in workers' compensation. In his new role at Birk Law Firm, Verhines handles workers' compensation cases and Social Security issues.

SMART STYLE ADDS STYLIST

Bethany Peters is the newest stylist at SmartStyle, located in Cape Girardeau's Wal-Mart.

FISHER RECOGNIZED FOR REPAIR ACHIEVEMENTS

Jasper Fisher, vice president and general manager of Rexel Motor Repair in Alton, Ill., formerly of Scott City, was recognized for his contributions to the electromechanical repair, service and sales industry. Fisher received the Exceptional Achievement Service Award June 27 at the annual convention of Electrical Apparatus Service Association in Orlando, Fla.

UNITED WAY HIRES CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR

Kim Simon

The United Way of Southeast Missouri hired Kim Simon as its new campaign director. She has over 14 years of experience in business development and customer relations and previously worked for eight years as client services manager at Montgomery Bank. In her new position, Simon will aid in planning, analyzing, organizing and implementing strategies and procedures for the annual fundraising campaign.

CHAMBER HIRES RESOURCE SPECIALIST

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Jessica Wells joined the Farmington Chamber of Commerce July 26 as a business resource specialist. Wells will provide chamber investors resources to participate in chamber programs, coordinate investor communications programs and assist with special events. She will also serve as the first point of contact for visitors and prospective members visiting the office. Wells replaces Beth Simmons, who accepted a position with March of Dimes in May, and Lori Lowrey, who served the chamber on an interim basis in June and July. Lowrey accepted a position with Trimfoot Co. in Farmington.

VOLKERDING IS AGENT OF THE MONTH

Ken Volkerding of Jackson was named district agent of the month for May and June by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. He has been a financial representative with the company since October 2004.

CITY HONORS EMPLOYEES

The city of Cape Girardeau recently recognized employees for their dedication and years of service. Barry Hovis, Rodney Barker and John Davis each celebrated 24 years with the Cape Girardeau Police Department in July. Employees with more than 15 years of service in August were Bradley Moore, 33 years, police; James Moyers, 32 years, fire; Steve Niswonger, 32 years, fire; Ronald Poe, 30 years, street; Kim Conway, 26 years, fire; Larry Hagan, 25 years, fire; John Landewee, 24 years, engineering; Nancy Poston, 23 years, finance; Harold Schumer, 23 years, fire; W. Eric Cunningham, 17 years, legal; and Brock Davis, 17 years, parks.

SCHULZ LICENSED AS FUNERAL DIRECTOR

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Lorrie Schulz has completed her apprenticeship and passed the Missouri National Board Exam and Missouri State Law Exam. With this accomplishment, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors licensed Schulz as a Missouri funeral director. Lorrie and Randy Schulz own Cotrell Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff and Wappapello, Mo.

DISTRICT HIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- The Farmington Board of Education hired Laura Zammito as executive director for supports and resources. As of July 19, her duties include managing the district's state and federal programs, monitoring all grant programs, including compliance issues with state and federal regulations. She will supervise programs and supports for students and families such as the Guidance and Counseling Programs, Parent Engagement and Community Committees, and will also work with employees to strengthen workplace processes and procedures. Zammito lives in Arnold, Mo., and is planning a move to Farmington.

ELECTRIC CO-OP ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

KENNETT, Mo. -- The Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative elected new officers at its 72nd Annual Membership Meeting on July 22. Also during the meeting, Pemiscot-Dunklin members voted for new board members for District 1, District 2 and District 3. Winners were Danny Glass, District 1; Thomas "Jake" Fisher, District 2; and Noble Nelson, District 3. Officers elected for 2010-2011 were Fisher, president; Harold Watson, vice president; and Delbert DePriest, secretary-treasurer. Board members for 2010-2011 include Fisher, Watson, DePriest, Glass, George Jordan, Marty Vancil, Nelson, Betty Jo Pelts and Russell DeProw. Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative, formed Sept. 11, 1937, serves the counties of Pemiscot, Dunklin and New Madrid.

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