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Names in the news - September 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

NORDENIA HONORS EMPLOYEES

Todd Jansen of Jackson was employee of the month for June at Nordenia USA Inc. He has been with the company since May 2000. Nordenia also recognized the following employees for five years of service with the company: Christina Bohnert, Ryan Fisher, Paula LaFaire, Ronald Lincoln, Steven Robinson and Michael Walley.

AIDE ELECTED ACADEMY OF SCIENCE PRESIDENT

Dr. Michael Aide, chair of the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University, was elected president of the Missouri Academy of Science. In this role, Aide is responsible for promoting and directing the academy's annual meeting, sponsoring its peer-reviewed journal, "Transactions of the Missouri Academy Science," and managing budget, sponsorships and memberships. Previously, Aide was nominated by the executive committee as vice president and then president-elect.

CROCKER JOINS MINERAL AREA COLLEGE

PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Michele R. Crocker joined Mineral Area College as a receptionist/customer service representative. She has more than 20 years of experience in primary reception and customer service and previously worked at the Farmington Sports and Rehabilitation Center for nine years.

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Carl Kinnison
KINNISON RETIRES FOR UNIVERSITY POSITION

After more than three decades with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the last seven as chief, Carl Kinnison left his post Aug. 1 for a full-time position with Southeast Missouri State University. Kinnison submitted his resignation to city manager Scott Meyer on July 2. He will now serve as director of the Law Enforcement Academy at Southeast, according to a university news release. He will also teach classes as a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology. He replaces Dr. Michael Brown, who announced his retirement as director of the Law Enforcement Academy after 25 years of service to the university. Kinnison has been a part-time instructor of criminal justice courses at the university for more than 15 years and has taught a variety of classes for the SEMO Regional Law Enforcement Academy for more than 20 years. He also has taught a senior-level criminal justice management class at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

SMITH EARNS INSURANCE RECOGNITION

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Chris Smith, American Family Insurance agent in Fredericktown, was recognized under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program for the seventh consecutive year. The distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, including a customer satisfaction survey.

REALTORS FORM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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Dave Soto
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Tom Meyer
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Liz Lockhart
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Ken Kiefer
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Rick Sinclair
The Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors formed a Government Affairs Committee with chairman Ken Kiefer, Realty Executives; Liz Lockhart, Riverbend Realty; Dave Soto, Soto Property Solutions; Tom M. Meyer, Exit Realty; and Rick Sinclair, Century 21 Ashland. Reviewing and making recommendations on Cape Girardeau's proposed ordinance governing rental properties is one of the committee's first orders of business, Lockhart said. It will also monitor regulations for Rural Development loans. The committee is considering whether to recommend an endorsement of a candidate for Cape Girardeau County assessor.

BROWN APPOINTED TO NEW POST AT THREE RIVERS

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Dr. Mary Lou Brown was appointed to the new position of dean of academic instruction at Three Rivers College. She has worked at the college for 24 years, most recently as division chair for business, math, education, science and technology. In her new role, she will oversee administration of all academic curriculum at Three Rivers.

TOTTY HIRED AS VP OF STUDENT SUCCESS

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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College hired Dr. Angela Totty as vice president of student success, effective Aug. 1. She will be responsible for student success and retention, as well as oversight of the Bess Student and Activity Center, financial aid, admission, recruitment, athletics, student housing, campus activities and more. She previously served as director of student services and student life at Arkansas State University at Beebe, Ark.

MALDEN CHAMBER PRESENTS AWARDS

MALDEN, Mo. -- The Malden Chamber of Commerce presented awards at its annual banquet June 28, the Delta News Citizen reported. Awards went to Malden Speedway, Business of the Year, and Dr. William Morehead, Lions Club Citizen of the Year.

HAWKINS JOINS BIG RIVER

Ryan Hawkins of Bonne Terre, Mo., joined Big River Broadband as a retail sales executive. He previously worked as a business specialist and inventory control specialist at Apple Inc. in the St. Louis Apple Store.

WORLEY, EDMONDS RECEIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

DEXTER, Mo. -- Ben Worley and Becky Edmonds of the Edward Jones financial services firm in Dexter received the Client Service Excellence Award for being the No. 1 client service provider in their region. The honor was based on results of a survey in which random clients were asked to rank the service they received from the teams of their local Edward Jones branch offices.

MARSHALL EARNS USE OF 12TH CAREER CAR

Nancy Marshall of Cape Girardeau earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac in honor of her business achievements. She will take delivery of her 12th Mary Kay career car in October. Independent sales directors earn the use of Mary Kay career cars by demonstrating outstanding business and leadership skills. Marshall began her Mary Kay business as an independent beauty consultant in 1991 and became an independent sales director in 1992.

HAGGARD NAMED DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH CENTER

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Trent Haggard is the new director of the T.E. "Jake" Fisher Delta Research Center, effective July 16. A native of Pemiscot County, he spent the past 18 years working with Case New Holland Global, most recently as U.S. sales and marketing manager for cotton harvesting.

BOWMAN HONORED BY WOODMEN

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lee Bowman of Sikeston, financial representative with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, was New Member Leader in the Missouri East Region for June. He joined the company in November 2003.

SIKESTON HONORS CITY EMPLOYEES

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Darren Martin was employee of the third quarter for the Sikeston Department of Public Works, and Ryan Dennis, public safety officer, was employee of the third quarter in the Department of Public Safety.

MARY KAY UNIT RECOGNIZES TOP PERFORMERS

The Jana Jateff unit with Mary Kay Cosmetics honored top performers for the year: Husband of the year went to Lee Sanchez of Jackson. Beach trip winners were Kay Waller, Gail Sanchez, Chanel Tucker and LaDonia Beggs. Most consistent performers were Beggs of Jackson and Waller of Cape Girardeau. Miss Go Give was Tucker of Cape Girardeau. Miss Enthusiasm went to Shelly Wilferth of Advance, Mo. Rookie of the year was Carmen Gonzolez of Cape Girardeau. Miss Mary Kay Image went to Sarah Arthur of Folsom, La. Queen of sharing was Sanchez of Jackson. The court of wholesale sales was: No. 5 Tucker, No. 4 Betsy Ferguson of Marquand, Mo., No. 3 Beggs and No. 2 Sanchez. The title of queen went to Waller. Jateff earned the national court of sales title and will be recognized in Dallas.

MCMILLAN IS ONE OF TOP ELECTRONICS INSTALLERS

Danny McMillan, mobile electronics installation professional at Stereo One in Cape Girardeau, was named to Mobile Electronics magazine's Top 100 Installers list for 2011-12. The list is compiled each year from nominations by factory and independent sales and customer service representatives from the mobile electronics industry. Those on the list receive a wall certificate signifying their achievement as well as the right to use award artwork on their websites, marketing materials and social networks.

ESSNER JOINS C21 ASHLAND REALTY

Linda Essner joined Century 21 Ashland Realty in Cape Girardeau as broker/sales. She has more than 17 years of experience in real estate.

DOWNING ELECTED TREASURER

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Scott Downing, school superintendent in East Prairie, was elected treasurer of the Missouri Association of School Administrators for 2012-13. He will serve as state officer for five years, obtaining the president's position in year four of the five-year term.

HARDY HIRED AS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

MALDEN, Mo. -- Jeri Hardy was hired as principal at Malden High School, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. She previously worked in the Senath-Hornersville School District since 2002, most recently as assistant elementary principal. She is also pursuing a doctorate from the University of Missouri.

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Mark Hogan
HOGAN RETIRES AFTER 18 YEARS AS HEAD COACH

Mark Hogan is retiring after 18 seasons as baseball coach at Southeast Missouri State University. Hogan compiled a 526-456-1 (.536) record with one Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title (2002), two OVC Tournament crowns (1998, 2002) and the program's only two NCAA Tournament appearances (1998, 2002). Steve Bieser was named interim head coach, effective immediately, and a national search will be conducted at the end of the 2013 campaign. At that time, Bieser will have an opportunity to be a candidate for the permanent head coaching position. Bieser spent the last two seasons as the Redhawks pitching coach. He graduated from Southeast in 1989 and went on to play professionally with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates.

PENN NAMED CHAIR OF UNITED WAY BOARD

The United Way of Southeast Missouri recently announced the appointment of Stan Penn as chairman of the board of directors. He replaced Jean Mason, SEMO Division manager of Ameren Missouri, who served her maximum term of nine years on the board. Penn has been on the board for five years and has also served as treasurer of the board, campaign chairman and chairman of the finance committee. He is region president of Southeast Missouri for US Bank.

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Maryann Farmer
FARMER GETS WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT HONOR

Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 10,600 members of the promotional products industry, recognized Mary Ann Farmer as 2012 Woman of Achievement during its Women's Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. Farmer, retired president and CEO of Magna-Tel Inc. in Cape Girardeau, received a custom award in honor of her long-standing industry contributions. The PPAI Woman of Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has led the way in the advancement of woman in the industry, exhibited outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and her community.

EVANS NAMED MARKETING MANAGER

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kyla Evans is the new marketing manager for the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores.

THREE RIVERS HIRES RODEO COACH

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Cale Emmett of Vilonia, Ark., was hired as coach for the rodeo team and club at Three Rivers College. He will also be active with the Student Success division in academic advising and recruiting.

REYNOLDS GETS STATE AWARD

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Lisa Reynolds and Roberta Allen of Lisa Reynolds Insurance Agency attended an awards banquet hosted by Humana Insurance Co. in Springfield, Mo. Reynolds was honored as one of the top five producers in Missouri.

PAIR COMPLETE FINANCE COURSE

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Lisa Reynolds of Poplar Bluff and Wayne Ogden of Ellsinore, Mo., financial representatives with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, completed Kaplan Financial's Basic I for the Insurance Professional Course. Reynolds started with the company in April and Ogden began in May.


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