Archive for Sunday, May 30, 2004

Faces and places

May 30, 2004


Local contractor Deanna Wilson, of Allied Coatings, attended the Conklin Warranty Training May 11-13 in Burnsville, Minn. The course gives contractors an opportunity to learn about Conklin metal roof repair systems, ply roofing systems, single ply, spray foam and specialty coating systems for new construction and retrofitting of existing roofs. After attending the training, Wilson is approved to offer a variety of warranties on Conklin roofing systems.


J.E. Dunn, a Kansas City, Mo., construction firm, has received a $105.4 million contract to build a new state-of-the-art Army learning facility that will replace the current Command and General Staff College facility at Fort Leavenworth. Completion of the project is scheduled for spring 2007. The college's current classroom building, Bell Hall, is slated for demolition in 2008 and 2009 as part of the project.

The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College trains more than 1,200 mid-level officers annually.


The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. announces its scholarship recipients.

Brecken MacMahon and Camille Hertzel each received $1,000 Naomi Lescher Scholarships. MacMahon has worked at LMH South since February 2003 as a medical lab technician. Hertzel has worked at LMH since 1987. She works in Same Day Surgery.

Debra Megaffin was presented with the Belot Scholarship. She has been an LMH associate since March 2003, working in the skilled nursing facility and acute rehabilitation unit.

US Bank presented $500 scholarships to Jaime Reyle, Humbelina Harper and Kim Thompson-Flick. Reyle has been a certified nursing assistant in the emergency department for three years. Harper has worked more than a year as a medical lab technician at LMH. Thompson-Flick has worked as the executive secretary for LMH Endowment Assn. for three years.


Dr. Gary Joyce, Lawrence, has been named chairman of the Consumer Relations Committee for the Kansas Optometric Assn. He was selected during the association's convention in Topeka.


Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey through June 15. The survey provides the first indications of the potential production of major commodities in 2004.

The information is widely used. Producers rely on the data to reach valid production, marketing and investment decisions. Industry analysts, extension agents and farm organizations use the information. For a copy of the finished report or to obtain other agricultural statistics, visit the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service's Web site at or call (800) 258-4564.

Honors and awards

Douglas County Bank has earned a five-star rating, according to BauerFinancial Inc., an independent bank rating firm.

Douglas County Bank also has been named an Exceptional Performance Bank. Only 5.4 percent of the nation's banks have achieved the "superior" rating for 61 consecutive quarters, or slightly more than 15 years.

BauerFinancial analyzes and reports on the financial condition of all U.S. banks with assets of at least $1.5 million.

Coming events

The Lawrence Apple User's Group 2.0 will present a meeting titled "Making Digital Memories Last ... Making Memories Last Digitally" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass. Angie Brunk will discuss the challenges of making permanent copies of digital files and choosing the tools to do so. For more information, e-mail Dave Greenbaum at


The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces the following upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies and open houses:

  • Lawrence Workforce Center -- Employer Center, 4 p.m., Thursday, 2540 Iowa St., Suite R.
  • Bucky's Restaurant, 11 a.m., June 8, 2120 W. Ninth St.
  • Cold Stone Creamery, 11 a.m., June 18, 647 Mass.
  • Downtown Catering, 11:30 a.m., June 22, 805 Vt.
  • Emprise Bank, 4:30 p.m., June 29, 1121 Wakarusa Drive.

The Lawrence Professionals in Aging will meet Thursday at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Networking will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon. A lunch and business fair will be from noon to 1 p.m. The business fair will provide an opportunity for members to share brochures and fliers about their businesses. To make reservations, call Jennifer at 842-0656 or e-mail


The Lawrence Workforce Center is celebrating the opening of its Employer Center with an open house at 4 p.m. Thursday at the center, 2540 Iowa St. Suite R. Lt. Gov. John Moore is scheduled to speak. The Employer Center will be available to employers to recruit new employees, find information on state and local work force development programs and provide company information to prospective employees.


Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center is having an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the center, 1250 E. 902 Road.


The Kansas Land Trust will present a seminar, "Private Land Conservation: A CLE Seminar" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at the Kansas University Law School, 1535 W. 15th St. RoxAnne Miller, KLT executive director, will present the seminar. There is no charge but a charitable contribution is encouraged.

The seminar is for attorneys and those who wish to learn how to protect private land for conservation purposes in Kansas. The seminar will discuss the law of conservation easements, the benefits to and incentives for conservation easements and related tax laws.

Benefits include potential income tax, estate tax and property tax reductions.

For more information, contact the Kansas Land Trust at 842-3297.


ITKC, a networking program of KCCatalyst, is sponsoring "Critical Perspectives on How to Handle E-Mail Spam," from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 9 at the Lenexa Conference Center, 11184 Lackman Road.

The event features presentations by Steve Cosentino, attorney with Stinson, Morrison and Hecker LLP, and Stan Wright, vice president of IT and Internet for Everest Communications. The cost is $20, which includes breakfast.

To register, go to For more information about ITKC, click on

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