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Amy Horst Ruggeri, PE, was presented an Extra Mile Resolution by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. Ruggeri is a planning engineer for City Utilities of Springfield.

Scott Consulting Engineers PC was named the winner of the Private Practice Professional Development Award by the MSPE. The award is presented to a consulting engineering firm which makes outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through its employment practices and professional development policies.

Robert D. Hancik, executive director of the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, has been awarded the 1998 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Airport Executives. Hancik has been with the airport for 26 years.

The Springfield Design Association has elected two new officers. Laura Urban, of Urban Design, was named president, while Marcia Davis, of J. Webb and Associates, was named treasurer.

Jane Shurtz, a Springfield educator, was recently honored by the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation for "making history come alive" for her students. Shurtz was presented with a print of the Battle of Wilson's Creek.

Larry Davis, a CPA from Springfield, recently attended a program offered by the National Tax Institute Inc. Davis is the treasurer of Davis, Lynn & Moots PC.

Schilling/Sellmeyer and Associates has received recognition for a radio commercial it produced for Northeast Rural Services. The commercial won first place in the radio advertising category at the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative national conference.

La Nora Kay, of StoneBridge Village Realty, recently completed the six-day required educational session in St. Louis to become a certified international property specialist. There are only 520 real estate practitioners around the world who have received this designation.

The Ozarks Parks Department has received a check from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Ozarks Parks recently planted 90 trees around the Neal Grubaugh Park and the Chickasaw Woods Park to provide shade and to beautify the grounds.

Davis, Lynn & Moots PC recently sponsored a one-day program on "Prospective Payment for Skilled Nursing Facilities" for the Missouri League of Nursing Home Administrators. The program was presented by Stevan Gottlieb, managing director of Gottlieb and Associates PC.

Carol Carlson and Larry Leek have ben named to the board of trustees of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. Carlson is a professional and executive officer at NationsBank. Leek is the CEO of American Red Cross Disaster Services.

Shelly Hampton attended the third annual Mind Body Fitness Conference and the 1998 World Idea Fitness Conference in Orlando, Fla. Training programs focused on creation of health and healthy bodies.

Funjet Vacations has presented Great Southern Travel with the 500 Club Award for 1998. This award is in recognition of excellent achievement and outstanding contribution to the travel industry and earned Great Southern the designation of vacation specialist, Funjet's highest agency honor.

St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, was recently recognized by the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation and the area Lions for their support of the Missouri Lions eye donation program in 1997. During 1997, St. John's obtained consent for 67 donors by offering the option of donation to families.

The Junior League of Springfield Inc. has announced its 1998-1999 executive committee: Crista Shuler, president; Sherry Cook, president-elect; Elizabeth Kinser, vice president of finance; Brigette Marrs, vice president of communications/marketing; Juli Moseley, vice president of community; Mary Lilly Smith, vice president of membership; and Patty Preston, recording secretary.

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is a multiple winner in the 1998 national "Spotlight on Excellence" competition. AECI received an award of excellence in the "Best Newsletter Incorporated as Part of Another Publication" category. Also, Linda Putman, staff writer at AECI was presented an award of merit in the category of "Best Feature Story."

Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire has received a 1996-1997 Kiwanis International Honor Award for Single Service for its Project KidCare ID. The club is one of three worldwide to receive the award in the Ruby Division and will be recognized at the Kiwanis International Convention.

Anson Elliott, SMSU professor and head of the agriculture department, has received the prestigious National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Distinguished Educator Award.

Vatterott College has named its 1998 Advisory Council members in eight categories. In the category of accounting with data processing, members are Nancy Laird, Penmac; Terry Ferguson, Redneck Trailer Supply; Dennis Johnson, Cox Health Systems; Jolene Snyder, O'Reilly Automotive; and Billie Stewart, Redneck Trailer Supply.

The computer office assistant council members are Denise Jensen, Roy Blunt's office; Diane Goldammer, Express Personnel; Patti Randolph, Bass Pro Shops; Michael Vaught, Mid-America Dairymen; Carron Walter, P.G. Walker; and Lisa Wooden, Banta Foods.

Vatterott's computer programming council members are Susan Butts, Cox-Freeman; Kurt Clement, Kraft; Richard DeFord, General Council; Steve Jasinski, O'Reilly Automotive; Dale Nimmo, SRC; and Doug Pitt, ServiceWorld Computer Center.

In the area of drafting with autoCAD, members are Pete Long, Hood-Rich Architects; Alan O'Neal, M-D Pneumatics; Jim Scott, Scott & Associates; Andy Simmons, Simmons Engineering; Tony Yahrm, Stainless Fabrication; and Guy Wilkerson, Hood-Rich Architects.

In the electrical technician category, members are Rick Bohonek, Tyson Foods; Tim Bolin, SRC; Bill Cameron, Litton; Marvin Carnahan, Diversified Plastics; Kent Davis, Graybar Electric; Danny Downs, Sechler Electric; Ken Hartman, Kraft; Billy Jacobson, SKC Electric; and Bob Palmer, Aaron's Automotive.

In the HVAC-R technician category, members are Jerry Brooks, Hoffman Supply Company; Karl Bunselmeyer, Hoffman Supply Company; Bill Coonce, Riback Supply; Howard Feagan, Overall Service; and Darrell Long, Springfield School District.

In the medical category, members are Debbie Evans, Cox Health Systems; Karen Fesperman, Cox Health Systems; Carri Hummer, Ferrell Duncan Clinic; Sonya McCallister, Manpower; Nancy Merry, Medical Employment Directory; Valorie Van Alphen, Center for Internal Medicine; and Teri Williams, Cox Regional Services.

And Vatterott's dental assisting council members are Guy Bates, Michael Beasley, James D. Gipson, L. Wayne Gooden, George Graham, Richard Martens, Brett Wyman and Alan Zinke.

Portion Pac Inc. has signed The Marlin Company as agency of record to manage its advertising and marketing. Portion Pac Inc. markets a full line of more than 350 single-serve condiments, toppings and sauces for private label and national brands.

Prime Inc. has named Charles McCall, from the Refrigerated Division, and David Hahn, from the Flatbed Division, as its May Contractors of the Month. McCall has had no accidents, cargo claims or motorist complaints since he joined in July of 1991. Hahn has a flawless record of no service failures, accidents, cargo claims or motorist complaints.

Prime has also initiated a new truck driver training course for potential Prime operators. The course has been designed in accordance with the guidelines established by the Professional Truck Driver Institute of America and is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Michael T. Cogswell, of Burlington, Ky., was drawn as the winner of Prime's Ultimate Raceday Package for an all-expenses-paid weekend in conjunction with the NASCAR Die Hard 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway. Cogswell and his wife received transportation and accommodations to and from Talladega, Ala., courtesy of Prime.

Prime has named the May recipients of Prime Time Certified Awards for continuous on-time performance. Woodrow Richardson earned top honors for May with nine years of continuous on-time performance. Sherry Lewis achieved the eight-year level while Frank Sheets earned five years. Prime operator Robert Estep Jr. reached the four-year mark, while Paul Duguay,

Richard Johnson and Deborah Winfred all achieved the three-year level. Marek Derlicki, Robert Fulwider, Orval Graham, Norman Grube, Phillip Pendergrass, Thomas Richards and Peyton Walmsley all reached the two-year mark.

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