Archive for Sunday, June 27, 1999


June 27, 1999


Faces and places

American Real Estate & Investments Inc. announced the addition of two new representatives to the firm. Scott Hedges, associate broker formerly of Realty Executives, and Murl Westheffer, formerly of Century 21/Miller & Midyett, have joined the company. Hedges will direct the newly created property management division. He also will be involved with commercial sales and leasing of office, retail and land development. Westheffer will focus on sales and leasing of office, retail, industrial, agricultural and land development.

  • Cheri Drake of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate and the Lawrence Board of Realtors was one of more than 250 real estate professionals who attended the recent Kansas Association of Realtors Mid-Year Meetings.

  • Kevin Pritchard has joined The Trust Company of Kansas as an investment support analyst in the Lawrence office. Pritchard comes to the company after a career in Kansas University and professional basketball. Wichita-based The Trust Company of Kansas has more than $250 million under management.

  • Chris Roy has been promoted to key accounts/market development manager at Toray Plastics Inc. of Rhode Island. Roy, an Olathe resident, had worked for Mid-America Plastics Inc. of Gardner.

  • The following physicians recently joined the pediatrics department at Kansas University Medical Center:

  • Andreas J. Deymann, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, practices at KUMC. He specializes in pediatric critical care.
  • Marilyn E. Duke-Woodside, M.D., assistant professor, practices at KUMC. She specializes in pediatric neurology.
  • Nirav J. Shastri, M.D., assistant professor, practices at KUMC. He specializes in pediatric acute care, infectious disease and pulmonology, including asthma.
  • Pam K. Shastri, D.O., instructor, practices at KUMC. She specializes in pediatric ambulatory care.
  • Paul A. Stoltje, M.D., assistant professor, practices at KUMC. He specializes in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology.
  • Lynn Quiring, owner of Medicine Shoppe, a LifeSpan Health and Wellness Center, recently attended a natural medicine conference for pharmacists. It was sponsored by HealthTrust Alliance Inc., and was one in a series of training sessions required for LifeSpan Health and Wellness Centers.

  • Kristin Brakey has joined the sales department at WDAF-TV FOX 4 in Kansas City, Mo., as a research analyst. The Kansas University graduate had been with The Research House Inc. of Overland Park, where she was an analyst and market researcher.

  • Lawrence Association of Life Underwriters attended a recent leadership meeting of the Kansas Association of Life Underwriters. Members of the Lawrence group attending were Bernie Autes, Heidi Briery, Glen Davis, Carol Hester, Charles McPheeters, David Robinson, Robert Shields and Chris Williams. The conference prepared local leaders for the new association year.

  • Packerware Corp. said these employees have completed the mold maker apprenticeship program and are now journeyman mold makers. They are Allen Samrow, Mark Davis and Ronald Petrie.

  • The Bert Nash Center has recently implemented the Douglas County Multisystemic Therapy Program. New staff hired for the program are Ana Avila, Ann Curl, Lesley Forneron, Robyn Pummill and Charolette Simmons. The goal of the program is to reduce youth criminal activity, substance abuse and antisocial behavior through family based treatment.

  • Howie Olson has joined the marketing department of the Kansas City Blades. He had been corporate sales manager for the Kansas City Wizards. Olson is pursuing a masters degree in marketing communications from Kansas University.

  • Jaclyn Polk will exhibit Angus cattle at the 1999 National Junior Angus Show July 7-12 in Tulsa. Polk, a Lawrence resident and junior member of the American Angus Assn., is one of 701 young Angus breeders from 33 states who have entered the show.

Coming events

The Lawrence Women's Network will have a board meeting at noon Thursday at Don's Steak House, 2176 E. 23rd.

  • Janssen Chiropractic Clinic will begin a series of weekly seminars next Saturday at the clinic, 3110 Mesa Way, Suite B. Each free seminar begins at 11 a.m. Here's a list of dates and topics for July: Saturday, muscle imbalances and sports injuries. July 10, headaches. July 17, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia. July 24, natural hormone replacement. July 31, arthritis. Call (785) 830-0044 to reserve a space.

  • 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.

  • "How to Sell Yourself" is the subject of a panel presentation set for July 20 at Johnson County Community College. The event is free but tickets must be obtained from the college box office, at (913) 469-4445. The seminar will address keys to success for self promotion and personal marketing, the advantages of name recognition, networking, and how you and your company become synonymous in the public eye. For more information, call (913) 469-2342.

  • Microenterprise programs for Kansas communities will be the topic at the Microenterprise Training Institute, July 20-21, at the Salina Holiday Inn-Holidome. Paula Mannillo from the Association for Enterprise Opportunity will be featured presenter. The institute, which focuses on establishing and furthering local microenterprise programs, is aimed at economic development officials, members of planning commissions, county and city officials. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (785) 532-6868 or e-mail

Commenting has been disabled for this item.