Kassie H. Jarvis has been named Greater Ozarks Business & Professional Women's president for 1998-99. Jarvis is a principal in the accounting firm Tassin & Jarvis, CPAs, PC.
Associated Electric Cooperative's department of economic development received a first-place award during the 40th Governor's Economic Development Conference in Jefferson City. The Governor's Eddy Award recognized AECI's print advertisement titled "Pick a place to put down your roots."
In addition, AECI accepted three national awards at the 1998 American Economic Development Council conference. It earned Best of Class in the Research Report and Policy Analysis category, second place in the Special Purpose Directory category, and an honorable mention for a print advertisement.
Baron Financial Services is now affiliated with NTB Advisors, a division of Neidiger, Tucker, Bruner Inc. Baron Financial Services offers a range of investment, insurance and financial planning programs.
Donna Baker, Cheryl Burnett, Anne Case Drummond, Morey Mechlin, Jane Meyer, Mary Beth O'Reilly and Bee Payne-Stewart have been named the nominees for the Dogwood Trails Girl Scout Council's Woman of the Year. The seven will be honored at a luncheon at Highland Springs Country Club June 25, when the winner will be announced.
Jennifer Rowlinson, a 1998 graduate of Drury College, earned three awards in May for communications. Rowlinson earned the Most Outstanding Journalism Award, as well as a first-place award for Public Relations Feature Story and a second-place award for Graphic Design Newspaper Layout.
The Greater Springfield Apartment & Housing Association recently held its board of directors installation and annual awards banquet. Honored at the banquet were Sharon Rankin, of Hunter Property Management, Property Professional of the Year; Nancy Preffitt, of TransAmerican Management Company, Owner/Manager of the Year; Sandra Owens, of Accent Properties, Independent Owner of the Year; Opal Hurley, of Dryden Place, Volunteer of the Year; and Art Hurteau, of Domino's Pizza, Associate of the Year. A special Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ralph K. Manley.
The SAHA also installed its board of directors. Officers include: Mike Breeding, president; Nancy Preffitt, vice president; Sandra Owens, secretary; and Mark Tendai III, treasurer. In addition, directors for 1998-99 are Fran Tuck, George Selement, Gordon Elliott, Bryan Magers, Vicki Higgins, John Swanson, Helen Darnell, Diane Ross and A.R. Wilson.
Gary Whitaker, vice president and general manager of Springfield 33, has been inducted to the Hillcrest High School Hall of Fame. Whitaker, a 1971 graduate, has earned Emmy awards for spot news coverage and production of live coverage. He also created Springfield 33's Volunteer 33 program, a clearinghouse for viewers to volunteer time to local service agencies.
In a separate ceremony, Whitaker was awarded the first Spirit Award by the Ozarks Literacy Council. The award recognizes efforts in fund raising and promoting awareness to fight adult illiteracy in southwest Missouri.
Richard L. Dresselhaus will deliver the keynote address at the 25th commencement of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Dresselhaus has been the senior pastor of the San Diego First Assembly of God since 1971.
Turnaround Ranch received the largest single donation of livestock in the ranch's history when 12 cattle and one show heifer were delivered to the ranch. The donation was made by Robert Minerich, owner of Minerich Land and Cattle Company in Richmond, Kent.
Jerry Fankhauser, DDS, of Springfield, completed a course of study at The Panky Institute for Advanced Dental Education during the first week of May. The program of study was designed to aid practicing dentists in exploring and analyzing the latest dental restorative techniques, including comprehensive treatment planning.
Erinn Staley, a senior at Glendale High School, is one of 150 high school seniors from across the United States who have been chosen by the Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company to receive a scholarship for college. Staley earned a $20,000 Coca-Cola scholarship to study at any accredited college or university in the United States.
Bestway Moving and Storage has been honored with the Customer Quality Achiever Award from North American Van Lines. The award is for superior agent performance in customer satisfaction.
Ron Murphy, president of Jim Murphy & Sons Construction, has received the Life Spike award from the National Association of Home Builders. The award represents Murphy's member-recruiting efforts for the Springfield Home Builders Association.
David Cantrell, of the Springfield Fire Department, has been named Investigator of the Year by the Missouri Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators Inc. Cantrell was instrumental in solving several recent arson cases within the city of Springfield, including the fire at Parkview High School.
Hershel Johns, Roy Bright and John Doran, all of the National Association of Home Builders, recently attended the spring board meeting of the NAHB. Doran is the national representative for the state of Missouri.
Joy Lamberson-Klock, Richard Hale and Ron Penney Jr., advisors with American Express Financial Advisors, have been named master advisors. To be awarded this designation, each exceeded stringent financial planning and client service requirements.
Adrianna Norris became a first-time business owner with the opening of Finley River Chiropractic; PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub launched its newest location; and Huey Magoo’s opened its second store in the Ozarks.