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FINANCIAL:

Paula Glossip has been promoted to senior vice president at Citizens National Bank. Her duties include commercial lending, loan administration and Small Business Administration loans. Glossip has 21 years' banking experience and has been with Citizens National Bank since November of 1994.

Tom Highley has been promoted to vice president at Citizens National Bank. Highley is responsible for residential real estate loans, including all new and refinanced 15- and 30-year mortgages. He has 19 years' banking experience and has been with Citizens National Bank since March of 1996.

HEALTH CARE:

The board of directors of Freeman Health System has selected the medical staff officers for 1998: John Cox, DO, president and chief of staff; Christopher Andrew, MD, president-elect; Mitchell Meier, MD, secretary/treasurer; and Paul Toma, DO, immediate past president. The board is responsible for leadership of the physicians, dentists and podiatrists who have clinical privileges at Freeman Health System.

INSURANCE:

Philip Ward

has joined the Mutual of Omaha Companies as a sales representative. Ward was previously with Commerce Bank. In his new position, he will be responsible for marketing and servicing a full line of insurance and investment products.

LAW:

Aaron P. Lyons has joined the law firm of Harrison, Tucker & Hyde LLP as an associate

ORGANIZATIONS:

Dorothy Lemmon has been selected as the first executive director of the Springfield Landmarks Preservation Trust Inc. Lemmon previously served six years as education director at the Landers Theatre. Her main responsibility in her new position will be to oversee the continuing renovation of the Gillioz Theater.

The 1998 board of directors for the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce has been selected: Keith Roberts, president; Brenda Urvan, vice president; Jerry Bryant, secretary; and members Rick Barnhouse, Retha Clemons, Suzanne Kruse, Stacy McNeill, Jack Payne, Carla Sanders, Marc Smith, Earline Swope and Bill Todd. Mayor Jay Wasson will serve as ex-officio member.

PUBLIC WORKS:

The final phase of the reorganization of the city of Springfield's Public Works Department has been completed with the filling of three assistant director of Public Works positions:

Robert R. Schaefer has been appointed as assistant director of Public Works for environmental services. Schaefer has been with the city for 24 years and previously held the position of superintendent of sanitary services.

Harold E. Bastin has been appointed as assistant director of Public Works for transportation services. Bastin has held the position of city traffic engineer for the past five years.

Nicholas A. Heatherly has been appointed as assistant director of Public Works for general operations. Heatherly has been with the city for 12 years, most recently holding the position of superintendent of general services.

TOURISM:

Shellie Jones has been hired to fill the position of communications coordinator at the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jones previously served seven years as community relations director for the Kodiak Area Chamber of Commerce in Alaska. In her new position, she will be responsible for writing articles and press releases, helping with production of marketing materials and producing SCVB's monthly newsletter.

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