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June 26, 2005

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Dr. Neal Lintecum, a Lawrence hand and upper extremity specialist, served as an instructor at a recent Association for Study of Internal Fixation course in Oklahoma City. Killian Conner, an employee of Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery where Lintecum practices, was a participant in the course. Lintecum, who is in practice at Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery, completed an AO/ASIF trauma fellowship in Bern, Switzerland, and has been invited to attend the association's alumni meeting this fall in Italy. Lintecum has privileges at Lawrence Surgery Center and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

¢ Erik Hansen, Tyne Parman and Alicia Helfrich have joined the clinical staff at TherapyWorks P.A. in Lawrence.

Hansen is a graduate of Rockhurst University, where he received a degree in physical therapy. He has a special interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. He completed his undergraduate coursework at Morningside College.

Parman graduated from Washburn University, where she completed the physical therapy assistant program. Parman's special interests include aquatic therapy and incorporating myofascial release and Pilates into therapy treatments.

Helfrich is a graduate of Washburn University's physical therapy assistant program. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy settings.

¢ Dr. Mark Edwards, Lawrence, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Dental Advisory Committee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

The 15-member committee, made up of dentists from across the company's service area, advise the company on issues relevant to their area of expertise. They review treatment options and help gauge acceptance of new procedures and treatments.

Edwards specializes in periodontics and has 18 years of dentistry experience. He is a member of the American Dental Assn., American Association of Periodontics, Douglas County Dental Society and First District Dental Society.

¢ Matthew Hoy, a partner in Stevens & Brand LLP, has published an article, "Powerful Powers Under the Kansas Power of Attorney Act," in the June 2005 edition of The Journal of the Kansas Bar Assn. He also recently wrote a chapter, "Planning for Real Property Including the Residence," for Thomson West's treatise, Advising the Elderly Client.

¢ John Dicus, president and chief executive officer of Capitol Federal Savings Bank in Topeka, was elected vice chairman of the Heartland Community Bankers Assn. for 2005-2006 at the association's annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dicus is a member of the association's Federal and State Affairs and Budget committees. He also is a board member of the association's subsidiary, HCBA Services Inc. The association represents the savings association industry in Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

¢ David Martinez, of the U.S. Postal Service, has been elected Northeast District organizer for Kansas. Martinez was elected during National Association of Letter Carriers and Auxiliary of the Kansas State Convention, which was May 6-7 in Lawrence. Martinez is union branch president, and second congressional district liaison for Kansas. Martinez joined the Postal Service in 1987.

¢ Casey Petersen and Terry Milford have joined Lawrence-based Charlton Manley Insurance.

Petersen is director of marketing for commercial line insurance. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Southwest Missouri State University and has seven years of underwriting experience with nationally recognized insurance companies. His responsibilities include marketing of client insurance needs to insurance companies and selection of insurance companies for clients.

Milford is director of work comp solutions. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas State University, and has more than 15 years of insurance experience that includes account management, risk control, sales and workers' compensation. Milford has the professional designation of Associate in Risk Management and Certified WorkComp Advisor. He provides workers compensation services through the Charlton Manley's Work Comp Solutions team.

¢ The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Waste Management, announces Round No.14 of the Competitive Plan Implementation Grant program. Privately-owned businesses and local units of government are eligible to apply for financial assistance in development and operation of recycling programs, source reduction, waste minimization and solid waste management public education programs.

Grants cover up to 75 percent of equipment costs to complete proposed projects. Waste tires and household hazardous waste projects are not included in this program.

Send completed applications to the Bureau of Waste Management, 1000 Jackson, Suite 320, Topeka 66612-1366. Applications must be postmarked by July 29 to be considered. For more information, contact the bureau at (785) 296-1600 or visit www.kdhe.state.ks.us/waste.

¢ Ken McCauley, a corn grower from White Cloud, has been nominated to serve as first vice president of the National Corn Growers Assn. McCauley represents the Northeast Crop Reporting District on the Kansas Corn Commission. McCauley was nominated at the NCGA Corn board meeting in Keystone, Colo.

The next step for McCauley as first vice president is to be ratified by the 126-member Corn Congress during the organization's July 13-14 meeting in Washington, D.C. Ratification as first vice president begins a three-year process of NCGA leadership. The first year is spent as first vice president, the second year is spent as NCGA president and in the third and final year, the elected grower is chairman of the corn board.

McCauley is a member of the NCGA Corn Board and liaison to the NCGA Biotechnology Working group.

Lawrence grower Roger Pine served as the NCGA president from 1998 to 1999.

Honors and awards

Chad Christianson, who operates a Kirby Co. distributorship in Topeka, recently won a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, from the company. The prize is part of the Challenge of Champions "Born to Win" campaign, a yearlong promotion in which distributors can win prizes and trips for reaching their business goals. Cleveland-based Kirby sells Ultimate G series home care systems.

¢ Lawrence resident Connie Lindell, a business teacher at Santa Fe Trail High School in Carbondale, received the Secondary Business Teacher of the Year Award from the Mountain-Plains Business Education Assn. during the organization's annual convention June 17 in Fargo, N.D. The award is presented annually to a secondary business teacher who has made contributions to the field of business education through teaching, service and research. The association represents Kansas, eight other states and two Canadian provinces. The award qualifies Lindell as a finalist for the national teaching award which will be presented in April during the annual National Business Education Assn. convention in New Orleans.

Coming events

The Center for Business and Technology at Johnson County Community College will conduct an open house for its therapeutic massage certification program from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the West Park Campus in Overland Park. A preview of the program will be given at 4 p.m. followed by a tour of the center at 5 p.m. The open house will cover class schedules, program costs, course descriptions, area licensing requirements, and application and selection processes.

¢ Barbara Braa, of CornerBank's trust department, will be the guest speaker at the Lawrence Professionals in Aging meeting July 7 at Jade Mongolian Barbeque, 1511 W. 23rd St. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and Braa's presentation. Lunch costs $11.50.

¢ USDA is accepting nominations for candidates to serve on county committees for the Farm Service Agency.

The Douglas County Farm Service Agency committee is seeking to fill a seat in Area 2, which is defined as west of U.S. Highway 59, north of the Franklin County line, east of the Shawnee County line and south of Stull Road and U.S. Highway 40. Mike Wintermantel, Baldwin, has represented producers in the area since 2000.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 1. Voting will be from Nov. 4 through Dec. 5.

Almost anyone participating or cooperating in a local FSA program - and of legal voting age - may be a candidate, said Johnathon Alley, Douglas County executive director. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

To meet basic eligibility requirements, a candidate must:

¢ Participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA.

¢ Be eligible to vote in a county committee election.

¢ Reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate.

People uncertain about their eligibility to vote in the FSA county committee election should contact FSA county office staff. Affirmation of eligibility to vote must be determined in order for a vote to count in an election.

An information meeting on the county committee nomination and election process will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the USDA Service Center, 1217 Biltmore in Lawrence.

More information on the county committee elections, including the nomination form, is available at the Douglas County FSA office or online at www.fsa.usda.gov.

¢ The Kansas Grape and Wine Industry Advisory Council is scheduled to meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the fourth floor meeting room of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 109 S.W. Ninth St. in Topeka.

The council was formed by Secretary of Agriculture Adrian Polansky to advise him on marketing, regulatory, research and legislative issues important to the industry.

Individuals who would like to attend the meeting should contact Ginger Patterson at (785) 296-3902. Persons requiring special accommodation need to make their needs known to Patterson no later than Monday.

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