Archive for Sunday, September 4, 2005

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September 4, 2005


Dr. Dave Hiebert and Jim Moore have been selected for the Advisory Board for CornerBank in Lawrence.

Hiebert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University and a doctor of medicine from Kansas University Medical Center in 1961. He was in practice in Lawrence for 30 years. He has served the following community organizations: League of Women Voters, United Way of Douglas County, O'Connell Youth Ranch, Douglas County Medical Society, Lawrence Rotary, Cosmopolitan Club, Lawrence Arts Commission, Spencer Museum of Art, Friends of the Lied and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Moore earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Kansas University. He is an account executive at Charlton Manley. He has served the Lawrence Chamber's Young Professional's Group & Envoy Group, and KU Friends of the Theatre.

Other CornerBank Advisory Board members are Gary Fincham, Jan Gaumnitz, George Paley and Frank Salb.

¢ Jana Dobbs has joined CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St., as senior vice president. She is responsible for marketing, human resources and business development for CornerBank's seven locations throughout Kansas. Dobbs earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas University. Her previous experience includes positions as a Chamber of Commerce president and in corporate communications for Binney & Smith - Crayola.

Doug Dawson has been hired as vice president, commercial loan officer, at CornerBank. Dawson has 16 years of banking experience. He is a member of the Lawrence Home Builders Assn., Lawrence Breakfast Cosmopolitan Group, Sertoma, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence Young Professionals Network. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from KU.

¢ Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Inc. has hired Tiana Jackson, Vanessa Merillat and Steve Carrier.

Jackson, Topeka, will serve as intake specialist. She will collect initial customer contact information and work on data collection, referral and public education. Tiana graduated from Wichita Technical Institute.

Jackson will work with Merillat, Topeka, who recently was appointed information specialist. Merillat's duties include informing and assisting the public on senior issues and providing information to those who request it. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in social work from Washburn University.

Carrier, Lawrence, has been hired as a case manager. His responsibilities will include client assessments, case management, home visits and setting up services for clients. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas University.

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc. advocates on aging issues, builds community partnerships and implements programs within Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas counties to help seniors live independent and dignified lives.

¢ Advance Auto Parts Inc., based in Roanoke, Va., recently completed an extensive local store remodeling campaign and is celebrating the new look of its 27 stores throughout the Kansas City market with a grand re-opening celebration.

The company will introduce consumers to the new store design with a grand reopening celebration that includes special giveaways and discount offers beginning today and lasting through Oct. 8. The new store design is based on extensive consumer research and shopping preferences. The design's focus is on a more interactive floor plan that provides shoppers with project ideas and better service.

The remodeled stores are community recycling centers, accepting used oil and used vehicle batteries free of charge.

The remodeling effort includes Lawrence stores at 1501 W. Sixth St. and 2535 Iowa St.

¢ AmericanWest Bancorporation, Spokane, Wash., has appointed Brendan Wiechert, formerly of Lawrence, as vice president and commercial loan officer.

Wiechert has more than 13 years of experience in banking and finance. Before joining AmericanWest Bank, Wiechert was vice president and commercial banking relationship manager at U.S. Bank in Spokane, Wash.

¢ Commercial Federal Investment Services Inc., Ottawa, has appointed Michael Simmons to financial consultant. Simmons will offer financial investment planning, products and services. He will serve Lawrence, Overland Park, Lenexa and the surrounding areas.

Simmons has eight years of investment experience. Before joining Commercial Federal, Simmons was an investment consultant with TD Waterhouse in Kansas City. He also was a senior investment specialist with Charles Schwab in Englewood, Colo.

Simmons has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.

¢ Doran Junke recently was hired as executive director of the Kansas Cattlemen's Assn. Junke has been serving as field representative and assistant director of the association. Junke will help build membership, expand services and work with members of the association.

¢ Union Station Kansas City Inc. announced it has hired Terrie Rouse as executive vice president/director of museums. Rouse will oversee Science City, the new KC Rail Experience, the Regnier Extreme Screen Theater, the H&R; Block City Stage Theater, the Gottlieb Planetarium, the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall and the Kansas City Museum Collections. She also will be instrumental in the development of future museums and attractions. Rouse has more than 26 years of experience with museums. Rouse most recently worked as a consultant to a developing museum project in Charleston, S.C., and several Atlanta-based, cultural nonprofit organizations.

The company also has hired Raymond Shubinski as new director of Science City/Attractions. He will direct the daily operations of Science City, the planetarium and two theaters. He also has 26 years of experience with museums. He most recently was executive director of the East Kentucky Science Center in Prestonsburg, where he was instrumental in the design and development of the 6-year-old science center.

Honors and awards

Zarco 66 Inc. recently was recognized with an award from Phillips 66 for 20 years of outstanding service. As a leading Phillips marketer in Lawrence, Zarco 66 earned the distinction for serving the motoring public with quality Phillips products for more than two decades. Zarco 66 is family owned and operated with convenience stores and car washes in Lawrence and Olathe.

Coming events

The Lawrence Apple User's Group 2.0 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Signs of Life bookstore's community room, 722 Mass.

The topic will be "Cutting the Wires: Wireless Networking A-Z."

Lawrence Freenet representatives and other industry experts will discuss the basics of wireless networks as well as advanced topics. Anyone interested in wireless networking at their home or office is encouraged to attend. For more information, click on or contact Dave Greenbaum by e-mail at

¢ The Alzheimer's Assn.'s Heart of America Chapter will be offering a legal issues presentation from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Windsor of Lawrence, 3220 Peterson Road. Molly Wood, who has a juris doctorate, will be the presenter. The presentation is for caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. It will address common legal issues that emerge in the process.

¢ Bill Fuller, state executive director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency, urges farmers and ranchers to sign up for the Crop Disaster Program and Livestock Assistance Program before Friday's deadline.

The CDP provides assistance to producers who suffered 2003 or 2004 crop losses as the result of damaging weather or related conditions.

Nearly $2 billion has been paid nationwide to producers since the sign-up began in March. Kansas producers have received $189.5 million.

The LAP provides payments to livestock producers for grazing losses that occurred in 2003.

For more information, contact the agency at 843-4260 or click on


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