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November 21, 2004

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Lawrence residents Lucy Klick and Jeanette Ochs have joined Lawrence-based Prosoco Inc., a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete, brick and stone.

Klick, a customer care representative, previously worked as computer help desk manager for the Information Technology Department of Weststar Escrow in Albuquerque, N.M. She is a native of Beckley, W.Va., and has a bachelor's degree in family resources from the University of West Virginia.

Ochs works as an accounts receivables specialist, responsible for invoicing, billing and cash receipts. She previously worked as financial manager for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and has lived in Lawrence since 1982. She is a native of Great Bend, and has a bachelor's degree in human ecology from Kansas State University.

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Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans has appointed Yvette Desrosiers-Alphonse, Lawrence, as program officer for the Topeka-based organization.

Desrosiers-Alphonse previously worked as program officer for The Rapides Foundation in Alexandria, La., and also has served in the U.S. Peace Corps.

The Boston native has a sociology degree from Boston College and a master's in public health from Boston University School of Public Health. Her expertise is concentrated on health education, health promotion and access to health care.

The foundation, created in 2000, has a statewide focus and mission to help improve the health of Kansans by supporting grants and related activities.

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Randy Freivogel, director of Kansas Center for Athletic Medicine in Lawrence, recently attended the 14th annual Sports Medicine Symposium at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Presentation topics included ankle, wrist and hand injuries and stress fractures. Freivogel works at TherapyWorks in Lawrence.

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Sven Erik Alstrom, of Ecological Architecture in Lawrence, was selected as a juror for Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine's Best Homes of 2004. Sven also is scheduled to be featured in the winter issue of Aspen Magazine for the Wilke Residence, a 2,200-square-foot duplex residence remodel in Aspen, Colo.

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Janis Stewart, Lawrence, has completed the MBA Essentials program, an alliance of Kansas University's School of Business and the American Business Women's Association. She was recognized as a member of the inaugural graduating class during a graduation ceremony Oct. 16 at the association's national convention in Richmond, Va.

The program delivers master's degree-level basics through courses designed and taught by KU professors. Stewart is the owner of Office Helpline in Lawrence, and is a member of the Lawrence Express Network and the association's Lawrence Twilight Chapter.

For more information about the program, contact Elizabeth Kennedy by telephone at (816) 361-6621, ext. 225, or by e-mail at ekennedy@abwa.org.

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Randy Peterson, chief executive officer of Salina Regional Health Center, is chairman of the Kansas Hospital Assn.'s board of directors for 2005. He has served as a member of the association's executive committee and as treasurer and chair-elect. As board chair, Peterson will guide the 19-member governing board that oversees the organization's strategic activities.

The association is a not-for-profit, private, voluntary membership association of health care-related organizations in Kansas.

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Patrick Nichols has been granted membership in the International Academy of Mediators, a group of commercial members from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Europe. Nichols is a mediator and a partner in Associates in Dispute Resolution, where he mediates employment, personal injury and family law cases in eastern Kansas and the Kansas City metro area.

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Nadereh Nasseri, Lawrence, has joined the staff of Midland Hospice Care's Lawrence office as director of outreach. She is responsible for establishing the Midland Healing Institute in Douglas County, a holistic environment for helping individuals who have suffered a loss. She has degrees in business administration and nursing from Kansas University and a certificate of nursing in hospice and palliative care. She is a native of Iran and has lived in Lawrence for 26 years.

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William Anemaat has accepted the position of president at DAR Corp., Lawrence, where he has been chief engineer since 1991 and vice president since 1996. Anemaat received a master's degree in 1987 from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He received a doctorate in aerospace engineering in 1991 from Kansas University.

Anemaat serves as project manager on all of DAR's engineering consulting projects.

Anemaat succeeds Jan Roskam, who will continue with DAR as a private consultant.

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Wes O'Neal, of Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop in Lawrence, attended a two-day clinic in Prescott, Ariz., where he learned about foot measurement, boot fit and boot modification. Phase 1 of the Boot Fit System was taught by Phil Oren, and included instruction in "natural" position foot measurement, sock recommendations for foot ailments, stabilization of the foot for hiking or walking and boot modification for problem feet.

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Robert W. Green, Ottawa, who has served as attorney for Ransom Memorial Hospital since 1994, has completed his one-year term as president of the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys. The new president is Gary Knight, associate general counsel of Via Christi Health System Inc. in Wichita.

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Frontier Farm Credit is accepting applications for nine $1,000 scholarships for the 2005-2006 academic year. One scholarship will be given by Frontier Farm Credit offices in Chanute, Emporia, Eureka, Hiawatha, Lawrence, Manhattan, Marysville, and Ottawa. One at-large scholarship will be designated for a student in the second half of a community or vocational college program.

Recipients must be customers or dependents of Frontier Farm Credit customers, and applications must be received by March 31. For more information, call (877) 744-7144 or visit www.frontierfarmcredit.com.

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John Brand Jr., Webster Golden and Peter Curran, of the Stevens & Brand law firm in Lawrence, will be listed in The Best Lawyers in America for its 2005-2006 publication.

Best Lawyers is a legal referral guide in the United States with listings based on a peer review survey of 16,000 leading attorneys throughout the country.

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Brian Iverson has joined U.S. Bank in Lawrence as assistant vice president for commercial lending. Iverson has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Colorado, and a master's of business administration from Kansas University. He has more than 15 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance.

Honors and awards

The Lawrence Holiday Inn Express & Suites recently was honored by Holiday Inn as an outstanding property. The Lawrence hotel was one of 36 Holiday Inn Express properties across the nation to receive a Quality Excellence Award. The award is given based on customer feedback.

Lawrence's Holiday Inn Express features a pool, business center, fitness room, breakfast buffet and rental bicycles.

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Donald A. Wilson, president of the Kansas Hospital Assn., recently received the association's Charles S. Billings Award during the association's annual convention and trade show in Topeka.

The award, named after the association's first president, was created in 1971 to recognize distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the field of health care in Kansas.

After a 35-year career in health care, Wilson plans to retire from the association at the end of this year. He has led the association since 1982.

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