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Ken Carter was recently honored at a Springfield Area Human Resources Association luncheon for his 26 years of service to the organization. The association presented him with a certificate of achievement honoring his many years of service, which include service as president of the association and in numerous capacities as an association officer and committee chair. Carter is retiring as safety and health manager of Dayco Products Inc. after 34 years of service.

Sabina Frank, of Carol Jones, Realtors' Nixa office, has been awarded the certified real estate brokerage manager designation by the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council. The CRB designation is a symbol of excellence in brokerage management recognized throughout the industry.

Ozark Greenways has elected its 1998 board of directors. Officers include: Tom Netzer, president; Toni Chritton, vice president; Barbara Lucks, secretary; Paul Freeman, treasurer; J.D. Slaughter, member at large; and Earl Holmer, past president. Members include: Mike Chiles, Andy Dalton, Chuck Foster, Carolyn Gerdes, Anne Johnson, Gene McKeen, Monty Montgomery, Tim O'Reilly, Tim Smith, Louise Whall, Dow Whiting and Greg Wolcott.

Randy Cox and Eric Nordstrom, area managers for Z-Tech Companies Inc., have been recognized for their safety achievements in 1997. Cox supervised 82,000 production hours without incurring an OSHA-recordable injury. Nordstrom supervised 55,000 production hours without incurring an OSHA-recordable injury.

John Murphy, Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, has been promoted to damage assessment officer within the Disaster Services human resources system. To earn the title of DAO, Murphy had to complete a minimum of 12 required training courses and serve on 12 disaster operations. He has met and exceeded all training requirements and served on more than 40 disaster operations.

Lonnie M. Boyd has been appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan and confirmed by the Missouri Senate to serve on the Organ Donation Advisory Committee.

David R. Zapatka, of Z-Tech Companies Inc., recently attended the Building Service Contractors Association International's CEO seminar. The seminar covered a range of executive leadership topics.

Oxford HealthCare has been accredited with commendation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This is the highest level of accreditation awarded by the commission.

St. John's nuclear medicine department has been approved for accreditation by the American College of Nuclear Physicians Quality Assurance Committee. This accreditation assures the facility's compliance with ACNP requirements and provides excellent nuclear medicine service.

Karen Fenstermacher, a family nurse practitioner with Freeman Health System, has received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for her book "Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners." The book contains information on common diagnoses and treatments and is designed to be a practical reference guide for nurse practitioners.

Jon Dimalanta, human resources manager of Z-Tech Companies Inc., has been certified as a professional in human resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute. The PHR examiniation requires the candidate to demonstrate expertise in a wide range of human resources management topics.

Bernard Griesemer, MD, St. John's Healthtracks pediatrician, served as a medical officer for drug control at the Olympic games in Nagano, Japan. His job included screening all medal winners, and other athletes chosen at random, for drug use. Griesemer was also chosen to serve at the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Carousel Clothing Care Inc., on Old Route 66 in Strafford, was recently named a winner in the National Beautiful Coin Laundry Contest. The contest, sponsored by the American Coin-op Magazine, is held each year with entries received from all over the country. Carousel Clothing Care received an honorable mention award along with six other laundries.

Camp Fire Boys and Girls - Ozarks Council elected new officers and board members at its 1998 annual meeting. Board officers include: Lyndsay Lowe, president; Tom Beisner, president elect; Sherry Rozell, vice president; Dan Duncan, treasurer; Debbie Typaldos, secretary; and Mike Mellinger, past president. Members include: Bryan Altizer, Jay Courtney, Mitzi Drake, R.G. Foster, Steve Gassel, Amy Hopkins, Dan Imhof, Matthew Luce, Drew Martin, Brian Petrovich and Nicole Ritter.

Rep. Roy Blunt has been named to the Second Annual Honor Roll of Legislative Achievement in Economic Development by the Southern Economic Development Council in Atlanta, Ga. Blunt was recognized for his support of legislation aimed at improving the climate for economic growth in the states between Washington, D.C., and Texas, including Missouri, where Blunt represents the 7th District.

Universal Systems House has been named a Microsoft Solutions Provider Partner. Provider partners are independent organizations working with Microsoft, including a wide range of companies and individuals, and offer a full range of services to their customers.

Special Olympics has recognized seven individuals and local businesses for their outstanding efforts with Special Olympics. The 1997 awards went to: Amy Blumer, outstanding athlete; Paul and Vivian Schmitz, outstanding family; Larry Sidenstricker, outstanding coach; Danny Miles, outstanding volunteer; TCI of Springfield Inc., outstanding media supporter; and Century Lanes and Springfield Gymnastics, outstanding businesses.

Taylor, Palmisano & Smith has been named agency of record for Wendy's of Missouri. The full-service advertising agency will provide media analysis and placement services for the 20 stores that are owned by Wendy's of Missouri, including six stores in Springfield, two in Branson and one in Ozark.

Associated Siding & Windows, a remodeling company in Rogersville, has been awarded Gold Star Exterior Designer status by Alside Inc. To earn the award, a contractor must demonstrate professional workmanship in the application of Alside's vinyl residential siding, soffit and accessories. The award was presented for work done at 202 E. Robertson St. in Ozark. Associated Siding & Windows is owned by Brad and Judy Daniel and has operated locally for more than 16 years.

The Greene County Legal Secretaries Association presented the following awards at its Annual Bosses' Night Feb. 10: Jeri Ann Mikell, ALS, of Fredrick, Rogers & Vaughn, Outstanding New Member; James R. Fossard, of Pratt & Fossard, Boss of the Year; and Lisa Tanner, PLS, of City Utilities of Springfield, Legal Secretary of the Year. Tanner also received the Sandy Schoen "Enthusiasm is Irresistible" Award.

International Dehydrated Foods Inc. has received the President's "E" Award in recognition of export excellence. The local manufacturer of food ingredients received the award for demonstrating creative and successful efforts in opening new markets, which resulted in a steady increase in the volume of exports. IDF exports to 35 countries which account for 29 percent of the company's gross sales.

Gloria Brown, computer assistance technology coordinator for Easter Seals of Missouri, Southwest Region, has been appointed to serve as liaison to the National Institute for Developmental Disabilities Research. Brown will be aiding the agency in determining the future of the Technology Related Assistance for People with Disabilities Act, due to expire in 1999.

Howard Jenkins was presented with a $14,068 check for successfully completing his truck lease with Prime Inc. Jenkins drove a total of 637,681 miles over his four-year lease period in Prime's Flatbed division.

The Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise has elected its 1998-99 officers: W.L. Preston, president; Dick Bartow, president elect; Tim Rosenbury, secretary; Rod Finkle, treasurer; Mike Redmon, past president; and Dona Elkins, sergeant at arms. The Club service directors are Steve Pope, Suzanne Allen, Lynn Herndon and Stephen Everest.

Scott Consulting Engineers PC received honorable mention from the Consulting Engineers Council of Missouri for its project "Erie-Ferguson Stormwater Improvements." The award recognizes creative application and quality design, and was presented at CECMo's annual awards banquet in Kansas City. Scott Consulting Engineers also won two awards in CECMo's Drafting Excellence Competition in the areas of land surveying and mechanical engineering.

Wil Fischer and Companies Inc., distributor of Budweiser products, has been chosen as the recipient of the Excellence in Safety Award for its efforts in providing a safe and healthful workplace. This award is given by Seaman Safety Services Inc. to the Missouri-based company that has shown the most effort, dedication and results in eliminating safety problems.

Morris Dock, president of MoDoCo Inc. general contractors, has been elected to serve as assistant chair of the board for The Builders' Association, Kansas City Chapter. This will be the third year Dock has served as a board member working for the betterment of the construction industry statewide.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks Inc. has announced Outstanding Volunteer Service awards for 1997. Recipients include: Patrick Sartain, after-school mentor; Barbara Farrar, big sister; and Troy Lacey, big brother.

Prime Inc. is the recipient of the 1997 Diamond Pet Foods Quality Service Award. This is the second consecutive year Prime has received this award, which is given annually in recognition of commitment to service and quality.

Meals on Wheels of Church Women United has announced its 1998 officers and board of directors: V.B. Unsell, president; Signe Emerick, vice president; Joanne Thomasson, corresponding secretary; Pat Brinker, treasurer; and Tom Gambill and John Somers, assistant treasurers. Board members include: Elizabeth Alexander, Mary Brent, Marge Daniel, Sue Dalton, Penny DeFriese, Sug Hancock, Marilyn Holtkamp, Max Jahn, Millie Johnson, Carol Lorance, June Palcheff, Phoebe Rice, Bobbye Watts and Flo Williams.

Greg Tigges, of Document Solutions of Springfield Inc., has been named a member of Xerox's President's Club. Club membership consists of agents who have achieved high business goals in sales of copiers, fax machines and printers.

ProTel has been named Southwestern Bell's Top Agent for Missouri and Kansas. ProTel has been an agent for Southwestern Bell since 1995 and has been awarded Top Agent for Missouri and Kansas three years running. ProTel has been a locally owned business since 1983.

Charlie O'Reilly has been elected to the board of directors of the Ozark Empire Fair. O'Reilly, chairman of O'Reilly Auto Parts, is one of 13 directors on the fair board and was selected to fill the vacancy created when Keith G. Wells retired.

John Rutkowski, art director at The Marlin Company, has had an illustration accepted into the Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition. Rutkowski's piece is one of 500 pieces chosen from a field of 6,000 entries. He also had an illustration accepted into the 1997

Communication Arts Illustration Annual.

Larry Blaha, account executive for Robinett Business Systems, was named Chamber Booster of the Month for February. Blaha uses his expertise in mailing equipment and mailing solutions to assist the Table Rock Lake/Kimberling City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Prime Inc. presented operator Wayne Hyatt a check for the successful completion of his truck lease through Prime's Success Leasing program. Hyatt earned $15,607 for the completion of his second consecutive truck lease.

Kevin Piker, senior marketing executive at KADI 99.5 FM, has earned the designation of radio marketing master. Piker completed a professional development program in advertising theory, pre-call preparation, presentation, writing, planning, scheduling and account-list management.

Cpl. Scott Bunn and Officer Greg Wheelen, of the Springfield Police Department, have been selected by the United States Marshal's Service as Law Enforcement Officers of the Year. Bunn and Wheelen received the award for their actions in a shoot-out that occurred Aug. 5 at the American Inn Motel. The two were presented with their awards in Washington, D.C., at the end of March.

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