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Archive for Sunday, December 22, 2002

Business briefs

December 22, 2002

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Faces and places

Neal Lintecum, a Lawrence orthopaedic surgeon, was a guest lecturer at the Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum. He spoke on professional issues relating to hand surgery. The forum was conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Lintecum works at Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery and has privileges at Lawrence Surgery Center and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

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The Landlords of Lawrence Inc. installed 2003 officers at a Dec. 9 gala. The new officers are: James Dunn, president; Robert Ebey, vice president; and Robert Eggert, treasurer. The board of directors are David Chen, Alice Kimberley, Mark Lehmann, Marilyn Lynch, Terri Pippert and Judy Weeks.

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Volunteering members of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas will donate gasoline to their local Kansas Highway Patrol troopers from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Holiday Highway Safety program, a partnership between PMCA of Kansas and the Kansas Highway Patrol to ensure motorists' safe travel during the holidays.

Last year, PMCA members donated 175 tanks of gasoline, an estimated 2,600 gallons, that allowed troopers to drive about 39,000 miles without fuel cost to taxpayers. Since the donation program started, it has contributed nearly 36,000 gallons of fuel to the highway patrol.

The PMCA of Kansas is a nonprofit trade organization for independent petroleum distributors, gasoline retailers and convenience store owners.

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Lawrence resident Susan Kay recently joined the Longaberger Company as an independent sales associate. Kay is among the 70,000 independent sales associates who sell Longaberger products through home shows.

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Don Caillouet has joined Kaw Valley Homes of Lawrence as a home consultant. He is responsible for guiding prospective home buyers through the home purchase process. He has attended an extensive training program that has included attending Manufactured Housing Workshops at different builder locations. The training emphasized product knowledge, construction processes and mortgage financing. Caillouet previously was a technical sales representative with a supplier of water systems.

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Lynate Pettengill, Lawrence, was cited in the Dec. 11 issue of the Christian Science Monitor. Her advice was included in the article, "When Going Home Is Like Playing '20 Questions,' Singles Tackle the Holidays With a Fresh Spin." Pettengill is a life coach who specializes in working with singles.

Pettengill is now featured on 1440 AM radio in Topeka, billed as the "Dr. Laura" of coaching. During her program, she fields live calls from listeners on issues regarding single life as well as other topics.

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The 52nd National Holstein Junior All-American contest, sponsored by Holstein World and Holstein Association USA has announced the Junior All-American nominations for 2002. "Bluebae Lucky Charm" has been nominated in the Spring Yearling class. She is owned by Kalli Keen, of Baldwin.

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Bill Larzalere joined Kansas University Legal Services for Students on Oct. 28 as a staff attorney. Larzalere previously was a staff attorney for 12 years at Kansas Legal Services in Olathe and Kansas City. His experience includes work with landlord and tenant, domestic and consumer issues. In addition, he served as an assistant city prosecutor in Overland Park Municipal Court for three years after graduating from the KU School of Law.

He also completed undergraduate work in history and education at KU.

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Kansas University Printing Services has named Jason Gillam as its new assistant director and manager of computer services. He formerly was a production manager in the corporate branding department of the Tennessee Valley Authority and an adjunct professor at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Tennessee.

Honors and awards

Ron King, local American Family Insurance agent, was District Agent of the Month for November. This is the fourth time in 2002 that he earned the honor. The production also qualified King for the American Family Line Leaders Cruise in the spring of 2003. Less than 5 percent of agents qualify for the trip.

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Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in Registered Representative magazine's annual survey of the nation's eight largest financial services firms. Edward Jones has received the recognition during the past 10 consecutive years. The magazine randomly selects brokers nationwide and asks them to rank their firm in 20 categories. The categories include the firm's work environment, quality of the firm's operations, quality of the firm's products, quality of the products offered and overall management of the firm.

Edward Jones serves nearly 6 million clients. It has more then 8,700 offices, including five in Lawrence.

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Lawrence-based Callahan Creek recently received several awards for work completed on behalf of several of its clients. The awards were given for material promoting economic development and tourism in Kansas. The awards were granted for the following material:

  • The 2002-03 Lawrence Visitor Guide won first place in the visitor guide category at the Travel Industry Association of Kansas annual meeting.
  • A golf promotion booklet and tourism video created on behalf of the Manhattan Convention and Visitor's Bureau each won first place at the Travel Industry Association of Kansas annual meeting.
  • The Kansas Data Book won the Special Judges Award at the Southern Economic Development Council annual meeting. A full-page ad entitled "Kansas Ratings 2002" received a merit award in the magazine/advertorial category.
  • The Fall 2001 issue of KANSAS! Magazine won the Bronze Award in cover design at the International Regional Magazine Assn. awards ceremony in Pray, Mont. Members of IRMA publish magazines containing information about lifestyle, tourism attractions and other items of general interest about a specific state or region.
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The United Way of Douglas County has initiated a Recognition Campaign this fall to show its appreciation for area businesses that have demonstrated outstanding results during this year's campaign. Capitol Federal Savings recently earned a Corporate Citizen Award for having the highest corporate gift per employee for a medium-sized business. The company gave donations that averaged $229 per employee.

Coming events

A meeting on "Improving Your No-Till Management" is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Heritage Tractor Inc., east of Baldwin.

Ray Lamond, Kansas State University Extension soil fertility specialist, will discuss the challenge of fertilizer placement in no-till or high residue farming. Gary Kilgore, K-State Extension southeast area agronomist, will provide an herbicide update. Doug Jardine, K-State Extension state leader in plant pathology, will talk about how high residue farming can alter the disease pressure on crops.

For more information, call the Douglas County Extension office at 843-7058 or Franklin County Extension office at (785) 229-3520.

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