Business personnel 12/10/01

Monday, December 10, 2001

St. Louis CPA joins local accounting firm

Bradley Tuschhoff has joined Schott & Van de Ven, Certified Public Accountants.

Tuschhoff, a CPA, has more than nine years experience in public accounting. He served as property tax accountant for a Fortune 500 Company in St. Louis the past two years. He has extensive experience in projected financial statement preparation, tax planning on the corporate and individual levels and audits of manufacturing and public transportation companies.

A native of Oak Ridge, Mo., Tuschhoff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute for Professional in Taxation.

Schott & Van de Ven has headquarters at 1020 North Kingshighway, Suite D, in Cape Girardeau, with satellite offices in Marble Hill, Mo., and Marion, Ill.

Accountants attend Columbia conference

Melvin J. Van de Ven, CPA, CVA, Scott A. Van de Ven, CPA, and Michael A. Radake, CPA with Schott & Van de Ven, Certified Public Accountants recently attended the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC) 106th Annual Convention in Columbia, Mo.

The statewide convention featured educational programs for more than 650 in attendance. A special feature was a public relations program to make Missourians aware when they insure with a MAMIC member, their insurance dollars benefit their local community and state. The Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is made up of 122 mutual insurance companies and 25 related firms that provide services to the mutual insurance industry.

Melvin Van de Ven serves on the legislative committee and Scott Van de Ven serves on the financial reporting committee for MAMIC.

Two nurses earn certified status

Two Southeast Missouri Hospital nurses, Jeannine Jones and Nicole Dunn have earned certified gastroenterology registered nurse status.

Jones has been employed at Southeast since 1988 and in the Gastroenterology Lab since 1990.

Dunn was employed by Southeast from 1986 until 1992. She returned in 1995 to work in the Gastroenterology Lab.

2001 Driver of the Year named

Jack Kitchen, a veteran driver for Kelley Transportation Company, Inc., of Cape Girardeau, was recently named 2001 TLPA Paratransit & Contracting Driver of the Year Award, at the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association's (TLPA) annual convention and trade show in Atlanta, Ga.

Kitchen, who has been driving and caring for elderly and handicapped passengers the past 12 years, was nominated for the national honor by Terry and Kim Kelley, owners of Kelley Transportation.

Kitchen, of Cape Girar-deau, an employee of Kelley Transportation since 1975, started driving a life-equipped van for the company in 1989.

Kim Kelley accepted an award to Kelley Transportation, which provides the paratransit operation in Cape Girardeau.

Stereo One takes home trophies for sound quality

The Stereo One Pressure Team from Stereo One Inc. in Cape Girardeau, left its mark at this year's USAC World Finals event held recently at Kansas City, Mo.

The team took home one first-place and two second-place Sound Quality trophies, in USAC's Mid-West Regional auto sound competition.

Jonah Woods was a big winner. He walked away as the new World Champion in the Novice 0-150 class, with his 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, and was runner-up in the Novice Best of Show judge off. This was the first year on the circuit for Woods, who did 90 percent of the installation himself.

Jennifer Davis, who was second in the Novice 151-300 class, with her Ford Explorer with the integrated audio/video system inside.

Greg Vaughn received a second-place trophy in the Pro 0-150 class with his 1996 Plymouth Neon. Vaughn had received third at the finals in 1999 and 2000. Vaughn also received the 2001 USAC Mid-West points champion award collecting 415 trophy points during the season.

Surgeon named fellow at ceremony

Dr. Grant L. McClune was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, during special ceremonies at the group's 87th annual Clinical Congress, held in New Orleans, LA.

McClune, who received a medical doctorate in 1992 from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, practices at Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic, Inc., 10 Doctors' Park, and Breast Care Center, 35 Doctors' Park.

He is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Throckmorton Surgical Society, Midwest Surgical Association, American Medical Association, Missouri Medical Association, and the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society.

Agents trained on tour promotions

Carolyn Kempf and Susan Dubs attended an MLT University Destinations seminar held in Minneapolis, Minn., recently.

Kempf and Dubs received training on Caribbean, Mexico and various domestic vacation promotions. The seminar was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Elite Travel was awarded the Luxury Account status.

-- From staff reports

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