Archive for Sunday, June 20, 1999


June 20, 1999


Faces and places

Bonita Yoder, a Lawrence attorney, mediator and real estate investor, recently became licensed as a Kansas real estate agent. She is affiliated with Holmes, Peck and Brown Inc.

  • Allan A. Hazlett was elected president elect of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys recently at the group's annual convention. Hazlett, a Topeka attorney, also represented the academy at the Adoption 2002 Symposium and the annual conference of the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. He is the son of Betty and Emerson Hazlett of Lawrence.

  • Roxy Chikezie represented Douglas County at Kansas Farm Bureau's Leadership America '99 recently in Great Bend. The seminar is designed to enhance high school students' ability to lead and to recognize when to follow. Chikezie, of Lawrence, was among more than 125 delegates from across the state.

  • The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced three promotions effective July 1: Jim Edwards will become senior vice president. He will continue to focus on building KCCI's grass-roots network. He also will continue as director of Leadership Kansas. Terry Leatherman will become vice president for legislative affairs. In addition to being the chamber's chief lobbyist, Leatherman will assume responsibility for economic development issues. He replaces chief lobbyist Norman "Bud" Grant, who is retiring. Natalie Bright will become executive director of the Kansas Retail Council. She will continue as director of taxation and public finance.

  • Jeffrey Randall, a Lawrence physician from the Kansas Center for Athletic Medicine, has been invited to present at the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He will present a paper on the operative treatment of medial malleolar stress fractures of the ankle.

  • Michael Baker of Oskaloosa and John Dudley of Lawrence were installed as directors of the Northeast Kansas Society of Financial Service Professionals. Baker is with Kansas Farm Bureau. Dudley is with Prudential of America.

  • Rita Mika, director of ICAN, recently attended the National Federation of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Mika was among more than 400 people who gathered to chart the future of the national caregiving movement. ICAN, or Interfaith Caring Neighbors, is a Lawrence group providing service to the elderly.

  • Larry Bailey, president and chief executive officer of First Kansas Federal Savings Bank of Osawatomie, recently was elected chairman of the Heartland Community Bankers Assn. Bailey also serves as vice president of the association's subsidiary, HCBA Services Inc.

  • The K-10 Assn. Inc. recently re-elected officers for 1999-2000. They are Joan Bowman, Lenexa mayor, president; Kent Fry, Kten Business Park of DeSoto, vice president, and Kurt von Achen, Eudora planning commission chairman, treasurer.

  • Nine employees of the Lawrence branch of Miller Freeman Inc. recently were awarded 1999 Miller Freeman Volunteer Grants in the amount of $500 each. Here are the employee-volunteers and the organizations that will receive $500 donations: Carol Munchoff, Lawrence Arts Center. Pam VanSchmus, Altrusa International Literacy Fund. Michelle Parmley, Babcock Place. Joni Hernley, Cordley Brownie Troop No. 609. Julie Thornton, Kansas Ferret Assn. Twyla Bogaard, Lawrence Arts Center. Don Keating, Cappers Foundation. Ann Jesse, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Deaf Studies and Awareness Program. Jodi Lybarger, Sunshine Acres Montessori Preschool and Daycare.

Awards and honors

Peter K. Curran of Stevens & Brand LLP was elected president of the Kansas School Attorneys Assn. The association, an affiliate of the Kansas Association of School Boards, is a group of Kansas attorneys who provide legal services to boards of education of Kansas school districts. Curran serves as attorney for the Lawrence and Lansing boards of education.

  • Dean Palos recently received the K-10 Assn. Inc.'s annual service award. The Lawrence resident is a member of the Johnson County Planning Department. The association honored Palos for his role in developing a master plan for redevelopment of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto.

  • The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently awarded scholarships to seven Kansas college students, including four with Lawrence-area ties. They are Angela Brown of Fort Scott, a senior at Baker University; Megan Hill of Lawrence, a Kansas University senior; Jennifer Pinker of Olathe, a KU senior; and Michelle Tuckner of Shawnee, a KU senior.

Coming events

The second annual Small Business Day with the Kansas City Royals on Thursday will end a monthlong celebration of small business. The pre-game networking picnic for small-business owners begins at 11 a.m. followed by the Royals vs. Detroit Tigers at 1:05 p.m. The SBA's Small Business Person of the Year will throw out the first pitch. Ticket packages, including the picnic, are $12.50 and $18.50. Individual tickets, excluding the picnic, are $5.50 and $12.

  • James E. Stowers, founder and chairman of the board of American Century Investments, will speak on Achieving Financial Independence at 6 p.m. Thursday in The Theatre at Johnson County Community College. Tickets are $6, available at the JCCC box office. For more information, call Katharine Katz at (913) 469-2342.

  • The Lawrence Women's Network will meet at noon Thursday at Kaspar's Bar & Grill, 3115 W. Sixth.

  • A Career Opportunity Fair sponsored by the Urban League of Wichita is set for Friday in Wichita. The fair, which attracts job seekers from a five-state area, will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Broadview Hotel, 400 W. Douglas. Many Wichita and statewide employers will take applications and interview at the event. For more information, call (316) 262-2463.

  • Standard Register will sponsor a document fraud workshop July 6 at Doubletree Hotel at Corporate Woods in Overland Park. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call (800) 755-6405.

  • Jill Docking, vice president of A.G. Edwards and Sons Inc., will be keynote speaker at a Woman's Economic Summit set for July 10 at the Broadview Hotel, 400 W. Douglas in Wichita. The event is free and open to the public. Call (316) 262-2463 for more information.

Conventions, meetings

Here's a look at conventions, meetings and events scheduled for June, courtesy of the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau. Each listing is followed by the estimated number of attendees and revenue.

  • Thursday-Saturday -- Watch Tower, 120, $40,993.
  • Thursday-Sunday -- Psychometric Society, 150, $51,242.
  • Thursday-Sunday -- Al Ice Wooden Bat Tournament, 150, $51,242.
  • Thursday-Sunday -- Henry Lyman Baldwin Family Reunion, 138, $47,142.

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