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Jared S. Duckett was named a partner with Coffman and Co. PC. Duckett, who has a master’s in accounting from Missouri State University, has five years of experience with the company, working previously as a manager.

Shane Cowger was named senior vice president and sales manager for Arvest Bank in Springfield. He has worked with Arvest for more than 12 years, most recently in Siloam Springs, Ark.

MSU biology professor Janice Greene and aquatics education specialist Erica Cox received a $206,200 grant from the National Park Service. The money will be used to develop programs to improve the general science literacy of the public and students.

Aaron Spencer and Jacque Mattson were promoted to supervisors with accounting firm The Whitlock Co. They previously were senior accountants.

Edward Jones Springfield financial adviser Stan Jinks and Branch Office Administrator Mandy Caldwell ranked in the Top 25 percent nationwide for client service in the firm. The recognition is based on the results of a client survey. Jinks, a 10-year Edward Jones adviser, also received the firm’s Jack Phelan Award for outstanding performance in 2010.

Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller CPAs PC promoted certified public accountants Tom Weber to supervisor and Lisa Holt to senior accountant. Weber is a certified internal auditor and joined the firm in 2005. Holt has an MBA from Drury University and primarily assists with general tax, audit and accounting engagements.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety awarded area law enforcement agencies more than $890,000 in grants to combat illegal drugs and drug-related crimes. Recipients include the Combined Ozarks Multijurisdictional Enforcement Team in Greene County, the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force in Barry County, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Stone County Prosecutor Drug/Alcohol Offender Program.

Springfield’s diverging diamond interchange at North Kansas Expressway and Interstate 44 was named a Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association. Representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation-District 8 and primary contractor Hartman and Co. Inc. will be presented the award during APWA’s 2011 International Public Works Congress & Exposition Sept. 18–21 in Denver.

Springfield attorneys Chandler Gregg of Strong-Garner-Bauer PC; Richard Maltby of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown PC; Paul Satterwhite of Husch Blackwell LLP; and Adam Woody of the Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise were among 48 attorneys to receive the 2011 Up & Coming Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Recipients must be younger than 40 or have less than 10 years of experience in law and display a positive influence in the legal field and in their communities.
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