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The city of Springfield received two national awards for its CrimeStoppers program. The City-County Communications and Marketing Association awarded the city with first place for the TV23 crime-prevention series, Crime Stoppers. The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors also awarded the city with first place for TV23's coverage of disaster exercises at the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport and third place for a public service announcement on smoke-detector testing.

Dr. Gil Mobley, of Dr. Gil's Immediate Care, recently became a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Mobley plans to attend medical education opportunities sponsored by ACOEM, including international conferences and professional development courses that focus on health and safety in the workplace.

Ronald L. Fox, David J. Heim, C. David Letterman, and Johnny O. Fite have been named members of the 1998 Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Company. Members of the Executive Council rank in the top 3 percent of New York Life's active agents, based on 1997-1998 sales achievement.

Evelyn Russell, human resources assistant at Empire Bank, has been inducted into the Missouri Bankers Association 50-Year Club. Russell began her banking career at the age of 19. Since 1963 she has been with Empire Bank, where she has held numerous positions.

Gloria J. Galanes, director of citizenship-service learning at SMSU, and Kenneth McClure, director of regulatory planning for City Utilities of Springfield, have graduated from Leadership Missouri. This seven-month leadership program for business, government and civic leaders is designed to help them better understand the operations of Missouri business and government.

Dr. C. Norman Shealy, founder of the Shealy Institute, gave a Memorial Lecture at Linus Pauling Institute in San Francisco, Calif. The lecture is part of a program to introduce the Linus Pauling Exhibition which is going on a worldwide tour. . Shealy spoke on "Youth and Health for the 21st Century."

Mark F. Patrick, senior vice president of Thomison Insurors, has received the designation of certified insurance counselor. Patrick successfully completed a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Rivercut Golf Community won Awards of Excellence for its promotional materials in the Summit Awards. From more than 1,500 entries, Rivercut won a Silver Award for its logo design and a Bronze Award for its outdoor advertising. Both award pieces were part of an integrated design project by David Johnson Creative Services and The Team.

The city of Mansfield was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner in the Missouri Community Betterment Program for the formation and implementation of its community development programs. Mansfield received first place in Category III.

Marilyn Raines and Vivian Barnett, of Final Touch Interiors, were delegates to DESIGN-Y-C, the ASID Design Power Conference in New York City. Design Power was an interdisciplinary education conference attended by more than 20,000 interior designers, architects, facility managers, domestic and international media.

Dr. Michael S. Clarke has been selected to serve as a district governor on the board of the Alumni Association for the University of Missouri Medical School. The board assists in formulating policy for the Medical School. Dr. Clarke is a 1969 graduate and is a clinical associate professor for the university.

The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces has elected Dr. Michael S. Clarke to its active membership. In this capacity, Clarke will meet with the surgeon generals of the Army, Navy and Air Force in an advisory capacity.

The Table Rock Lake/Kimberling City Area Chamber of Commerce has presented its awards for 1998. Among those honored were Joan Vernon, Volunteer of the Year, for outstanding service to the chamber; Steve Ginocchio, Community Volunteer of the Year; Stonebridge Village (accepted by LaNora Kay), Chamber Booster of the Year; White River Valley Electric Cooperative (accepted by Larry Frazier), Appreciation Award; Stone County (accepted by Aldon Hembree), Appreciation Award; Bob Simmons, President's Award; and Dr. Graham Clark, Community Service Award, for extraordinary service and commitment.

The MAIDS International was rated the No. 1 residential cleaning company in the nation by Success magazine in its 1998 "Franchise Gold 100" edition. The magazine reviewed 293 applications from franchises. The Maids International was ranked ahead of such franchises as Dairy Queen, Super 8 Motels, Burger King, McDonalds and Holiday Inn.

John LaNear, campus director of Webster University's Ozarks Regional Campus, recently joined Dr. David Harpool in providing political analysis for St. Louis television NBC and CBS Radio affiliates. LaNear and Harpool collaborated to cover local, national and statewide election returns.

Scott Bernard, a sales representative for Springfield Brick Co., has attended and completed Robinson Brick National Sales and Technical Training School.

The 1998 Freeman Quality in Medicine Award recipient is Dr. Norman A Cotner, founder of Grove General Hospital in Grove, Okla. Cotner was presented the award at the Quality in Medicine Award ceremony held at the John Q. Hammons Trade Center. Former First Lady Barbara Bush was the keynote speaker.[[In-content Ad]]

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