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November 5, 2000

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Dr. Steven Bruner, Lawrence, has met requirements to maintain his national board certification for the American Academy of Family Practice.

Every six years, family-practice physicians must be tested on their medical knowledge to maintain board certification. Bruner scored in the top 4 percent of those taking the test nationally. He has practiced in Lawrence since 1977 and has delivered more than 3,000 babies.

Bruner is a founding member of Lawrence Family Care, 1311 Wakarusa Drive.


Amy Schultz has joined TherapyWorks, 1112 W. Sixth St., as a massage therapist. She has been a certified massage therapist for 10 years, and recently became certified as a strength training specialist. She also is certified in Esalen massage techniques.

Among her specialties are Swedish massage, sports techniques and trigger-point release. Massage therapy is available by appointment at 749-1300.


Scott Bloch, a partner in the Lawrence law firm of Stevens & Brand, recently discussed the Americans with Disabilities Act during a human relations employment seminar conducted by the city of Lawrence at the Lawrence Holidome. Speaking to human resource professionals and attorneys, Bloch also discussed ethics in employment law.


Three brokers for Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. are moving into a new building in western Lawrence.

The new office opens Nov. 13 at 1429 Oread West, Suite 100, replacing the current office at 2601 W. Sixth St.

Baird is an international firm that handles wealth management, investment banking and asset management. Its new Lawrence office will continue to serve individual, institutional, corporate, nonprofit and public clients.

The 4,300-square-foot office will have three brokers: Steve Edmonds, branch manager and senior vice president-investments; Jason Edmonds, vice president-investments; and Don Duncan, vice president-investments. Another 2,000 square feet is available for lease as professional offices, Steve Edmonds said.

Milwaukee-based Baird has two offices in Kansas. The other is in Overland Park.


Euronet Worldwide, a Lenexa-based provider of secure financial transaction solutions, last week named David Morgan as executive vice president of global sales and business development.

Morgan is responsible for the company's long-term software sales for the financial services industry as well as building and overseeing a team of global sales professionals.

Morgan came to Euronet from Computer Sciences Corp., where he was senior vice president of business development for its Americas Financial Services Banking Division. At Computer Sciences, he was responsible for licensing fees, professional services and maintenance renewals for the Central, South, and North American markets.

Euronet Worldwide recently changed its name from Euronet Services Inc.


Christopher Wheeler and James Glackin have joined the Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher law firm in Lawrence.

Wheeler is concentrating his practice in matters involving civil and criminal litigation, domestic issues, estate planning and worker's compensation. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from Kansas University in 1995.

Glackin focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, litigation, commercial and business law. He earned his law degree this year at KU, where he also received a master's degree.


The Kansas Golf Assn., Lawrence, recently announced new officers and its board of directors. Lawrence resident Jerry Goforth, member of the Alvamar Country Club, was named treasurer. He previously was secretary.

Lawrence resident Jerry Waugh, also an Alvamar member, is a KGA director emeritus.

The association represents 185 clubs and has about 30,000 members.


Matthew Culp has joined Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, a trial and business law firm in Kansas City, Mo.

Culp concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation. He received his law degree this year from Kansas University.


The National Grant Writers Assn. recognized Mary Tolman for attaining designation as a certified grants specialist by completing 40 hours of instruction in grant writing and reviewing techniques. She received the training in October in Hilton Head, S.C.

Tolman is a prevention program coordinator for the Fourth Judicial District of Kansas Juvenile Justice Services.


Linda Trotter, of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, Lawrence, recently completed a residential, construction, appraisal and environmental issues course from the Kansas Association of Realtors. Completing the program earned her designation as a graduate of the Realtor Institute of Kansas (GRI). She is a member of the Lawrence Board of Realtors.


Dr. Larry Marston and A. Bateman, audiologists at Marston Hearing Center, Lawrence, attended a continuing education conference in Wichita. Issues discussed at the conference were digital hearing aids and directional microphone technology.

Honors and awards

Western Resources, Topeka, received the World Safety Organization's Concerned Company/Corporation award. The international award recognizes companies with environmental programs.

The award noted Western Resources' Westar Wind initiative, the company's support of developing modern technology and environmentally friendly practices to provide Kansans with safe, reliable electric power and the option to choose a renewable energy source.


Cathy Nunley, Lawrence, recently received national recognition for her work in sales.

Nunley works for Weekenders USA, a Chicago-based direct-sales women's fashion company, as an independent fashion coordinator. She received a piece of custom-designed fine jewelry for placing among the top 5 percent of the company's sales force.


Express Card and Label Co. Inc., Topeka, received two awards in the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute's annual awards competition.

Express Card and Label won a first-place award in the coupon category for its Herbal Garden Poultry Rub label. It also earned an honorable mention award in the coupon category for its Kleenex Cottonelle Cushy Ripples entry.

Express Card and Label is an operating subsidiary of Graphics Management Inc. Its principle products are packaging labels, tags, coupons, tickets, game cards, stickers and a variety of other advertising or promotional materials.


The Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center received the 2000 Kansas Excellence award Oct. 26 from the Kansas Award for Excellence foundation.

The award is presented to organizations that demonstrate consistent levels of excellence through their practices and achievements.

Since opening in 1991, Overland Park-based MAMTC has served small- and medium-sized manufacturers in Kansas by helping them achieve the following: $156.5 million in annual sales increases, $48.9 million in annual cost savings, and creation or retention of 1,993 jobs.

Coming events

Alex R. Masson Inc. Greenhouses is having a Christmas Poinsettia open house and greenhouse tours from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at Masson's Linwood Greenhouse, located 11 miles northeast of Lawrence on the north side of Kansas Highway 32 near Linwood.

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