People on the move 4/1/02

Monday, April 1, 2002

Kuntze hired as assistant at law firm

Karla Kuntze has been hired as a new assistant to Joe Buerkle of Buerkle, Beeson, Ludwig, Jackson and Boner, L.C., in Jackson, Mo. Kuntze recently relocated from Atlanta. She is a certified paralegal and worked in the legal field in Atlanta since 1988. Buerkle's former assistant, Peggy Donaldson, moved to Omaha, Neb.

Strickland new director of Lutheran services

Molly Strickland has been named director of the Southeast Missouri regional office of Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri. She has been with the agency since 1985, and most recently served as the lead social worker in the child welfare program.

Strickland, of Jackson, Mo., also has been involved in a variety of community ventures that include the housing committee task force for Area Wide United Way, the Teen Pregnancy and Responsibility Network, the Community Caring Council and the Advisory Committee to the Social Work Department at Southeast Missouri State University.

Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri provides counseling and case management services to women with unplanned and/or crises pregnancies offering referrals for job security, day care, schooling and pre-natal care.

Jackson native named director at Pyramid

Chad Callis has been named the director of business services at the Pyramid Group. Callis, a Jackson, Mo., native, brings seven years of experience to the areas of management and health-care sales to the company.

Pyramid Group is an in-home service provider in 91 counties throughout Missouri and has been in operation since 1972.

Clark recognized as Centurion Producer

Jane Clark of Century 21 Key Realty has been recognized as a Centurion Producer following her continuous sales success. Centurion Producer status is awarded to associates that earn a minimum of $175,000 in adjusted gross commissions within a calendar year. The associate is presented with a Centurion statue and label pin. Clark was also honored as a Top Agent for Adjusted Gross Commission in all the St. Louis Regional Broker Council at an awards banquet held March 23 in St. Louis.

Farm Bureau agent makes Million Dollar Club

Scott Mainord Jr., Scott County Farm Bureau agent, achieved membership in the Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Co.'s Million Dollar Club. Mainord is one of the top agents qualifying for the award this year.

In addition, Mainord was recognized for his membership in the Annuity Pyramid Club and as a Top Gun Winner. Mainord began his career with Farm Bureau in January 1977 and received a 25-year service award. The three-day conference was held March 7-9 at Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark.

Two day-care workers attend conference

Darlene A. Margrabe of Miss Darlene's Preschool and Daycare of Sikeston, Mo., and Nancy Hampton of Nancy's Daycare of Chaffee, Mo., recently attended the 29th Annual Conference on the Young Years at Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Mo., on March 7-9.

The conference was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Workshops and seminars pertaining to the education, development, and discipline of young children were provided.

The rules, regulations and proposed rule revisions by the Department of Health were also explained.

-- From staff reports

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