Archive for Sunday, February 11, 2001


February 11, 2001


Faces and places

Central National Bank welcomes two new employees at its Lawrence branches.

Tom Koenig, Lawrence, is vice president of residential lending at the branch at 711 Wakarusa Drive, where he offers home loans for purchase, refinance and home improvements.

Koenig previously worked as loan department manager for Capitol Federal Savings, and has 25 years of experience in lending.

Clint Bradley, Lawrence, is branch manager and assistant vice president for the branch at 603 W. Ninth St., where he works primarily with small-business development. The Kansas University graduate previously worked for CEK Insurance in Lawrence and Altigen Communications in Fremont, Calif.

Lawrence Realty Associates agents Rozi Foreman, Wanda Hughes, Greg Moore, Teresa Ohlemeier, Pat Flavin and Paul Forio received e-pro designations through a professional-designation program by the National Association of Realtors. The designation is awarded after a study program to develop full proficiency in Internet and e-mail applications with an emphasis on assuring client privacy.

Farmland Industries Inc. announces the hiring of two new employees for its Lawrence nitrogen plant.

Randy Murrell is production foreman, responsible for daily shift operations for the plant's ammonia and No. 2 Urea production units. Murrell transferred in October to the Lawrence plant, having worked previously for 10 years at a Farmland nitrogen plant in Pollack, La.

Steve Dann starts work March 1 as senior process engineer, responsible for the Lawrence plant's production of nitric acid. He comes to Lawrence from Nitram Inc. in Tampa, Fla.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Overland Park, recently named new portfolio managers.

Zachary Shafran, senior vice president of Waddell & Reed Investment Management Co., is portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Science and Technology Fund, the Science and Technology Fund and the Target Science and Technology Portfolio.

Kimberly Scott has been appointed a vice president of WRIMCO and portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors New Concepts Fund and the Mid Cap Growth Fund.

Barry Ogden, vice president of WRIMCO, has been named assistant portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Accumulative Fund.

Gil Scott has been named vice president and assistant portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Small Cap Fund, the Small Cap Growth Fund and the Target Small Cap portfolio.

The Kansas Auctioneers Assn. had its annual conference Jan. 25-28 in Lawrence.

Mark Elston, Overbrook, received a Curt Cole Newcomers scholarship.

Tonganoxie resident John Shoemaker was elected vice president of the KAA. Among those elected to serve as directors were Buddy Griffin, Ottawa; Lester Edgecomb, Baldwin; Dave Webb, Stilwell; and John Brugnoni, Leavenworth.

Edgecomb, who is owner of Edgecomb Auction and Real Estate of Baldwin, has been a KAA director for three years.

Kansas University students studying graphic design and business will be offering their services to area businesses in exchange for hands-on experience.

Beginning March 12, student teams will be available to assist with Web site development for not-for-profit organizations or new businesses through a program called Entrepreneurship Exchange 2001.

Through the program, students will use their acquired professional skills. E-commerce students from the School of Business will provide Web development and other back-office e-commerce services. Graphic designers from the School of Fine Arts will assist businesses by providing artistic resources for the sites.

No more than 15 clients will be selected to participate in this semester's program.

Interested businesses should register via Web site by March 5. Selected businesses will be notified shortly thereafter, with students beginning work a week later.

For more information regarding the selection process and to register, click on, or call Jeff Morrow at 864-7556.

The Lawrence Home Builders Assn. recently elected officers and other members for its board of directors.

Officers are Tim Stultz, Highland Construction, president; Bob Santee, Denning-Santee Construction, vice president; Glynn Sheridan, Firstar Bank, treasurer; and Paul Pendry, Commerce Title, secretary.

Also serving on the board are Lee Queen, Edmondson Construction; Tim Fritzel, Gene Fritzel Construction; Craig Hoffman, Hoffman Builders; Bud Hunt, Hunt Inc.; Tim Schmidt, Schmidt Builders Supply; and Doug Stephens, Stephens Real Estate.

Sarah Teague Johnson recently was certified as a hand therapist. To gain certification, a therapist must have five years of therapy experience and 2000 hours of hand-therapy practice.

Teague Johnson has been an occupational therapist for five years at Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Kreider Rehabilitation Services.

Dana White, also of Kreider Rehabilitation Services, recently was re-certified as a hand therapist.

Kirsten Flory is the new district marketing manager at Coordinated Systems & Supplies Inc., 932 Mass., Suite 308. She previously was an advertising account executive with the Lawrence Journal-World.

Coordinated Systems & Supplies is a manufacturer and distributor of business forms and custom-printed promotional products.

Lawrence-based PackerWare Corp., a division of Berry Plastics, recently honored employees for their years of service. Those honored were:

Twenty-five years: Donna Wilson.

Twenty years: Laury Stoneking, Richard Baker, Janette Adams, Machell Biggs and Yupin Weroha.

Fifteen years: Peggy Corkins, Brenda Farris, Phitsamay Allen, Bill Farris and Ly Pokphanh.

Ten years: Margaret Omon, Dick Ashcraft, David Kline, Su Lavaveshkul, Elizabeth Cooper, Allen Samrow, Lang Chau, Tai Chieu, Gene Bates, Helen Marks, Noy Sengsathevane, Stephen Foland, Marjorie Crawford, Le Quach, Kristen Parker, Larry Jackson and Scott Shears.

The company also announced promotions for several employees.

The employees and their new positions are Bruce Sims, executive vice president and general manager of drink cups-housewares; Bobby Wallace, maintenance journeyman; Heidi Abegg, print/pack group leader; Terrence Atkins, print/pack foreman; Mark Bixler, scheduling manager; Scott Brechbiel, printing manager; Steve Cline, print/pack foreman; and Pam Davidson, QA lead technician.

Also: Heather Drake, print/pack supervisor; John Freeland, journeyman toolmaker; Phil Fuller, molding assistant group leader; Emeka Kalu, QA lead technician; Tom Minton, molding assistant group leader; Kristen Parker, housewares category specialist; Mark Quackenbush, QA supervisor; Lartrell Riggins, business controller/analyst; and Greg Thornhill, print/pack group leader.

The Kansas Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Assn. recently elected officers during its annual meeting in Lawrence.

Elected to two-year terms were D.L. Smith, D.L Smith Electrical Construction of Topeka, president; Marvin Loecker, Huxtable & Associates Inc. of Lawrence, vice president; Doug Hague, Shelley Electric Inc. of Wichita, treasurer; and Richard Landers, Scott & Landers Inc. of Wichita, governor.

NECA represents, promotes and enhances the management interests of its electrical-contracting members.

Honors and awards

Employees of Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative, based in McLouth, recently received the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn.'s 2000 Fall National Safety Accreditation. To receive the three-year accreditation, the cooperative was required to prepare a safety report for review by a national panel of safety experts from rural cooperatives.

Ralph Phillips, rural Mayetta, is the cooperative's president, and H.B. Canida is its general manager. Robert O'Trimble, who represents the cooperative on the 31-member Kansas Electric Cooperative board of trustee representatives, accepted the award.

Coming events

The Jayhawk Chapter Society for Human Resource Management will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St.

Tim Holverson will describe his job as director of existing business and industry for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Kate Michaelis, administrative assistant of economic development, will share information about an upcoming study that will assess labor conditions in Lawrence and Douglas County.

The cost of the luncheon meeting is $10 and reservations can be made by calling 838-7582. For more information, call Cheryl White at 840-9675.

The Kansas University Small Business Development Center is organizing a four-week program "Managing For Profits" to be conducted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 19.

The course is designed for business owners who want to take advantage of shortcuts in: tracking key numbers to ensure profitability; how growth can deplete cash; understanding profit centers, and their effect on the bottom line; and deciding on marketing and advertising, including how much to spend and when and where.

The fee is $239 for the entire course. Call 843-8844 to register or for more information.

The American Society of Agricultural Appraisers will offer an appraisal seminar for personal property March 21-25 in Wichita. The seminar is designed to meet AQB minimum-qualifications criteria for personal-property appraisers that were adopted recently by the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The seminar is designed for those who want to enter the appraisal field for livestock, farm equipment or horses; and for those who are personal-property appraisers involving agriculture.

The seminar will cover Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, principles of appraising, methods for estimating value, market analysis, methods for adjusting comparable properties and writing of appraisal reports.

Credit may be earned leading to an AQB Qualified Appraiser designation.

For more information, write ASAA Seminars, P.O. Box 186, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303-0186 or call (800) 488-7570. Persons also may click on

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