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J. Michael Phillips, CPA, G. Michael Redmon, CPA, and Steven D. Hufham, CPA, CFP, shareholders in the Springfield-based firm of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller, CPAs, PC, recently attended the annual meeting of CPA Associates International. The meeting covered a broad range of topics in accounting and auditing, taxes, consulting and practice management.

Deb Gallion, marketing director at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, and Dr. David Muegge, a physician at Taylor Health and Wellness Center, were honored Jan. 6 with the SMSU Excellence in Community Service Award. Candidates for the award are full-time staff members who have been with SMSU for at least three years and have demonstrated personal commitment to serving community causes, including volunteer service and significant contributions to improving the community's quality of life.

SMSU Jan. 6 honored 13 retirees, who together have contributed more than 261 years of combined service and an average of 20 years of service to the university. Retirees honored were Norma Ash, bookstore, 1967-1997; Marcella L. Bilyeu, student union, 1966-1997; Ralph W. Bradford, grounds, 1967-1997; Shirley J. Duke, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, 1969-1997; Ruth E. Hutchinson, custodial services, 1978-1997; Loyd N. Kelb, safety and transportation, 1981-1997; Homer E. Lawson, mechanical services, 1982-1997; Kenneth E. Mikels, mechanical services, 1984-1997; Dorothy B. Newport, student affairs, 1981-1997; Edna M. Stewart, records and registration, 1980-1997; Katherine A. Uribe, safety and transportation, 1978-1997; and Stephen L. Woolery, custodial services, 1985-1997.

Dr. Mary Jo Wynn, senior associate director of athletics, was honored by SMSU Jan. 6 for 40 years of service. Bill Rowe, director of athletics, was recognized for 35 years of service. Honored for 30 years of service with the university were Norma J. Ash, bookstore; William C. Darst, motor pool; Mary E. Howard, admissions and recruitment; Babs S. Krasser, computer services; and Jerry B. Smith, enrollment services.

William R. Woods, DDS, PC, a Springfield oral and maxillofacial surgeon, has been accepted into the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Woods recently added laser surgery to his practice and uses it to treat wrinkles, facial lines, sun-damaged skin and scars.

Hillary Rodhouse, human relations administrator for Springfield Remanufacturing Corp., Heavy Duty Division, has completed the requirements for a human resources certificate from the SMSU Management Development Institute. Rodhouse was promoted to human relations administrator in September 1997.

Holace Breithaupt, production supervisor for Springfield Remanufacturing Corp., Heavy Duty Division, has completed the first-line supervisor program at the SMSU Management Development Institute. Breithaupt has been employed with SRC since 1983.

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has recognized two administrators and one faculty member for their years of service.

Dorothea Lotter, director of admissions and records, was recognized for 25 years of service. Lotter began with the seminary as secretary to the executive vice president, was promoted to administrative assistant, then to registrar before attaining her current position. Lotter also serves on the seminary board of administration.

Joe Marics, supervisor of the seminary library, has been honored for 20 years of service. Under Marics' supervision, the library collection has grown to about 80,000 hardbound volumes. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member, and is a member of the American Library Association, Library and Information Technology Association and Association for Computing Machinery.

Dr. Roger Cotton, has been honored for 10 years of service. In addition to teaching at the college and seminary levels, he is an associate pastor and minister of Christian education. He is the author of "Commentary on Leviticus" in The Complete Biblical Library and holds memberships with the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Mike Morris, a general agent with Kansas City Life Insurance Company in Springfield, has been named a member of the company's prestigious Century Club. Membership in the Century Club is exclusively for agents whose agencies have met high production and commission requirements. This year, 22 of Kansas City Life's approximately 120 general agents qualified for the honor.

Ellen Kerr, human resources manager for the Springfield-Greene County Library, has received the 1997 Summit Award from the Springfield Area Human Resources Association. Kerr was recognized for her work in the human resources field for automating the Springfield-Greene County Library's human resources department, implementing training and education programs, organizing statewide human resources with her counterparts in the Missouri Library Association, creating the SAHA home page on the Internet, and various community activities.

Debra Barnhart, vice president of administration at St. John's Health Systems, has received the Luther Halsey Gulick Award for her four years of distinctive service to the Camp Fire Boys and Girls-Ozarks Council as a board member. This award is the highest national award presented at a council level.

Debbie Typaldos, a veteran Camp Fire volunteer, has received the Ozark Council's highest honor, the Dodee Bush Memorial Award, in recognition of her dedication, enthusiasm and volunteerism.

Lauren Weatherly, a Camp Fire youth member, has received the Shirley Johnson Gruetzemacher Youth Leadership Award and a $500 scholarship for her outstanding leadership and as an exemplary youth role model in Camp Fire.

The following Camp Fire Boys and Girls Ozarks Council volunteers have received national and council awards: Eunice Wallar received the Ernest Thompson Seton Award; Terri Foster received the Good News Award; Dan Hoy received the Sebago Award; Jane Gibbs received the Outstanding Service Award; and AT&T/Lucent Pioneers, Bass Pro Shops, Hooters of Springfield and Syntex Corporation received Blue Ribbon Awards.

Bob and Kathy Robertson have received a check for $16,861 from Prime Inc. for successfully completing their truck lease. During the couple's three-year lease period in Prime's Refrigerated Division, they averaged 4,624 miles per week with a fuel cost of 20 cents per mile.

Thirteen new members have been inducted into the gold level of Prime Inc.'s Millionaire Program. They are Clarence Cobb, Bill Courtright, George Crumbock, Ronald Duncan, Kenneth McQuillin, Gene Pace, Michael Priest, Mike Shaffer, Wayne Smock, Frank Stankiewicz, Floyd Summerhill, Edward Valentine and Richard Walker. The gold level of the Millionaire Program recognizes Prime veterans who have driven at least 1 million miles with Prime without a preventable accident.

Antonio Diaz has received a check for $19,128 from Prime Inc. for successfully completing his truck lease. During his second three-year lease period with Prime's Refrigerated Division, Diaz averaged 4,434 miles per week with a fuel cost of 21 cents per mile.

Cox Health Systems has been designated a community training center for emergency cardiovascular care by the American Heart Association. This means Cox will serve as the heart association's local headquarters for life support classes and heart disease/stroke prevention. This comprehensive education including basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric life support will serve approximately 600 health care professionals at 30 training sites in the region.

Erin Staley, of Springfield, a senior at Glendale High School, and Michelle Labounty, of Roach, a senior at Climax Springs High School, have been selected from nearly 129,000 applicants nationwide as semifinalists in the 1997-98 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Staley and Labounty have the chance to become finalists and travel to Atlanta, Ga., April 23-25. During the weekend, 52 National Scholars will be chosen to receive $20,000 awards for college and the remaining 100 Regional Scholars will receive awards of $4,000.

Laurel Rebecca Louise Bryant, of Springfield, has been selected for inclusion in the 1997 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America. The OYWA program, established in 1966, honors men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 who have distinguished themselves in service to their communities, professional leadership, academic achievement, business advancement, cultural accomplishments, and civic and political participation.

Edward Jones was ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year in a survey conducted by Registered Representative magazine. And the company also rose 62 places to be ranked 208th among the nation's 500 largest private companies in Forbes magazine's December issue. The Registered Representative survey is conducted nationwide, polling 400 randomly selected brokers representing the leading eight financial services firms. Fifty brokers from each firm rank their employers on 19 categories, including overall ethics and freedom from pressure to sell certain products. Jones was No. 1 in 14 of 19 categories. In the Forbes survey, the St. Louis-based firm reported revenues of $952 million, with operating profits of $124 million and net profits of $93 million.

Lori Basecke, Springfield CruiseOne independent cruise specialist, recently attended the third annual CruiseOne National Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Basecke had the opportunity to sail aboard Holland America Line's new "flagship of excellence," the Rotterdam VI. Basecke participated in extensive cruise industry seminars.

Dr. Gary B. McGee, professor of church history at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, recently served on the editorial advisory board of the recently published Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, from Macmillan Reference USA. As a contributor, McGee wrote 32 articles and made editorial recommendations to this book of more than 2,400 biographical entries in 845 pages.

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