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The Springfield Home Builders Association has announced its new officers and board members: Danny Williams will serve a second term as president; Sam Bradley has been named president-elect; Ed Alden will serve a second term as treasurer; and J. Russell MacLachlan will serve a second term as secretary. Kevin Clingan, owner of Kevin Clingan Home Design & Construction, is the incoming builder member on the board, and Glenn Hatz, manager of the Nixa Meek's yard is the board's new associate member. Both will serve two-year terms. Other board members are Russel Caldwell, Janell Manley, Jesse Lyles, Roy Bright, Hershel Johns, John Doran, John Harp and Brett Godfrey.


Sunbelt Environmental Services Inc. has added three new associates.

Deborah Nokes has joined the staff as senior environmental consultant. Nokes has previous experience with the Voluntary Clean Up Program as well as site characterizations for LUST sites.

Becki Michel has joined Sunbelt as environmental consultant. Michel is a student at Drury College and plans to graduate this summer with a bachelor's degree in biology and environmental science.

Jason West has joined the staff as leadman in the company's field services department. West recently moved to the area from Texas.


Christy Thornhill has joined the staff of Barker Phillips Jackson Inc.'s Mountain Grove office as administrative assistant. Thornhill is a native of Mountain Grove who studied accounting and data processing at Vatterott College in Springfield.

Sally R. Pendleton has moved to the auditing department at Baird, Kurtz & Dobson's Springfield office. As a staff accountant, her responsibilities include general auditing, tax and accounting engagements. Pendleton has three years of experience working in BKD's small-business services department.

Tiffani Claussen has joined the professional staff of Samek Fritz & Company P.C., CPAs. Claussen is a 1995 graduate of Missouri Southern State College and has previous experience in public accounting in the areas of audit, tax, compilation and review.


Columbia Hospital has announced the 1997 winners of its Frist Humanitarian Award. Hazel Vise, Columbia Hospital South and Outpatient Center North Auxiliary volunteer, and Tim Banks, supervisor of the outpatient clinic, have been chosen to receive the award, which is the highest honor an employee or volunteer can receive from Columbia. Vise and Banks were chosen for their concern for the welfare of patients, their high level of commitment to the community and their steadfast dependability.


Paul Morrison has been named anchor of KOLR10 Newsbeat This Morning and KOLR10 Newsbeat mid-day. Morrison attended St. Louis University and previously worked at WUPW in Toledo, Ohio.

KOLR10 Videographer Randy Stokes has been promoted to morning and mid-day producer. Stokes previously worked as a producer at KSNF in Joplin.


Rev. Dorsey Levell, executive director of Council of Churches of the Ozarks, has been named to the board of directors of Springfield Trust Company. He was selected for the board because of his experience in dealing with endowments and foundations. Levell plans to retire in July after 32 years with the Council of Churches.

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