Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2002

Business briefs

January 27, 2002


Uihlein, personal loan officer, joined the bank in 1980 as a secretary. She became administrative secretary in 1986 and became loan officer in 1993.

Stuhlman, internal auditor, joined the bank in 1996 and became an officer in 1997.

Bott, manager of the bank's branch at 3101 Iowa St., rejoined the bank in 1999 after previously working for the bank from 1976 to 1987.

Keith Churchill, a patrolman with the Wellsville Police Department, participated in a session, "A Police Response to Terrorism in the Heartland," last month in Lenexa. The course emphasized the importance of assessing possible terrorist targets in a community, identifying people who may be directly involved or have knowledge of terrorist acts, and developing and sharing intelligence involving such issues. The course was conducted by Wichita State University's Regional Community Policing Training Institute.

Cheri Drake, owner of TeamOne Real Estate, attended the Lawrence Board of Realtors' annual meeting Jan. 19, where she was installed as the organization's 2002 president and was recognized as the top salesperson in production.

Anne Walters has been appointed general manager of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 800 Mass. Walters previously worked for AAA Travel. She earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas University and is a certified travel counselor. Walters has more than 20 years of travel-related experience.

Evonne Cooper has joined Lawrence Therapy Services as a physical therapist. The Kansas University graduate has practiced physical therapy in northeastern Kansas for 30 years. With training and experience in outpatient care and home-based therapy, Cooper treats patients in their homes and in company clinics in Lawrence and Baldwin.

Dr. Rob Jones has opened Peak Performance Chiropractic & Health Center on Wakarusa Drive.

Jones, who recently moved from Toronto, holds certification in Active Release Techniques (ART) a method of hands-on treatment for injuries to muscles, tendons and nerves that is being used by Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. Among the conditions treated with ART are carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff tendonitis. Jones can be reached at 842-7325 or by e-mail at peakperformance@

Skanda Skandaverl, director of Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Plant Services Department, was elected president of the Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers. He had served as the organization's vice president for two years.

The organization is part of the nationwide American Society of Hospital Engineers that has more than 2,000 members. The Kansas City chapter is made up of engineers from hospitals, members of engineering firms and vendors from throughout the Kansas City area.

Larry Tobias has been named program officer of Topeka-based Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans. Tobias previously was vice president of community relations at the Kansas Hospital Assn.

The Sunflower Foundation was created in 2000 with $75 million in proceeds from a settlement between the Kansas Attorney General, the Kansas Insurance Department and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to resolve the company's charitable obligations. The foundation aims to help improve the health of Kansans through grants, awards and other activities.

William "Billy" Naff graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Center in Hutchinson. Naff, a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School, is a police officer for the city of Leavenworth. He attends Washburn University, where is majoring in criminal justice.

Honors and awards

Hillmer's Luggage, Leather & Gifts, Topeka, and Knoll Patient Supply, Topeka, each received the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas. Owners Walt Hillmer and Steven Knoll accepted the awards on behalf of their companies, recognized for their high standards of business ethics and conduct in the bureau's 17-county area of northeast Kansas, including Douglas County.

Sallye Sykes, broker at Heritage Home Realty, has been named to the Honor Society of the Kansas Association of Realtors for the sixth consecutive year. Of the more than 7,000 Realtors in the state, 2 percent received the Honor Society certificate.

David Fearis of Blue Hills Country Club in Leawood earned a Chapter Award in the Private Facilities category of the Environmental Leaders in Golf awards program sponsored by Lawrence-based Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest. Fearis was recognized for his work in environmental stewardship.

Fearis and the other winners will be recognized Feb. 7 during the Golf General Session at the association's 73rd International Golf Course Conference and Show in Orlando, Fla.

Coming events

Diamond Cabinetry & Wood Products is having an open house and grand opening from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 641 E. 22nd St. The company produces items such as baseball bats, custom cabinets, counter tops, book cases and entertainment centers. Its owners are Calvin Ledbetter and Sparky Wilhelm.

Centergystic Alternative Health Services, a holistic health center, is having its grand opening Friday. Staff members will be available for questions and demonstrations of their services from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the center, 2512 W. Sixth St., Suite D. Free chair massages, a raffle of services, educational materials and refreshments will be provided.

Aubrey Stalcup, a certified massage therapist, is the center's owner and manager. Staff members are Marta Schwartz, Carolyn Micek, Richard Morantz, David Haigh and Karen LaForce, who previously worked at the Lunaria Holistic Health Center.

The center offers therapeutic massage, acupuncture and educational classes. For more information, call 830-9884.

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking nominations for the 2002 Kansas Family Physician of the Year Award. The award is based on outstanding service to patients and devotion to family practice. Nominees must be members in good standing of the academy, licensed to practice in Kansas and actively practicing family medicine at least half time.

Persons can submit nominations by mail to the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, 7570 W. 21st St. North, No. 1046 C, Wichita, KS. 67205, by fax to (316) 721-9044 or by e-mail to The deadline is Friday.

For more information about the award, contact the association at (316) 721-9044.

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