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Business briefcase 5-16

Sunday, May 16, 2004

SIKESTON - Kathy L. Duncan was included in the upcoming 2004 edition of the Heritage Registry of Who's Who.

The Heritage Registry of Who's Who acknowledges individuals for their achievements in their specific profession. Duncan's inclusion is as a result of the success she has attained in the field of real estate.

According to the company the recognition is the kind shared by thousands of executive men and women throughout the United States and Canada.

Duncan received her license and became a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Sikeston Board of Realtors in 1982. She is real estate broker, investor and the owner of Southern Home Realty in New Madrid.

CHARLESTON - Robbie McElhaney of GH Home Furnishings was recently honored for exceptional achievements at the four-day Whirlpool Regional Technology Training Institute in Tulsa. The institute included training sessions on all Whirlpool and Whirlpool-made ranges, ovens and dishwashers.

The four eight-hour sessions required hands-on tear down and diagnostic techniques for the products. Training sessions were conducted by certified training instructors and Whirlpool product training specialists. McElhaney completed the technical training on fundamentals of gas ranges, gas and electric wall ovens, gas and electric cooktops, gas and electric ranges, microwave ovens, Duraclean dishwashers, Power Clean dishwashers and electronic control tall tub dishwashers.

A diploma was presented to McElhaney for completion of this course.

GH Home Furnishings is located at 601 W. Marshall in Charleston.

SIKESTON - Donna S. Taylor, executive director/financial counselor with Financial Fitness Services, was awarded the designation certified housing counselor through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

The highest designation in the field of financial counseling, a CHC has the certified skills to assist individual and families in the complex process for financial and housing decision making. CHC designees are trained to help individuals in identifying and modifying ineffective money management behaviors and developing strategies for achieving financial goals. A CHC assists clients in developing new perspectives on the dynamics of spending and savings, thus enabling them to live with the changing economic, social and physical environment.

In order to receive the CHC designation, Taylor completed extensive course work in personal finance, debt management, financial counseling and housing. She agrees to maintain the highest ethical standards as written in the CHC Code of Ethics and is required to maintain up-to-date knowledge through continuing education in the fields of personal finance and financial counseling and housing.

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education is a professional association formed by a group of financial counseling educators and practitioners to promote the education, training and professionalism of financial counselors and financial educators.

SIKESTON - In conjunction with National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, which is being observed throughout the month of May, Super D (Health Priorities) is offering osteoporosis screenings through May 30. Screenings include a bone density ultrasound on the heel of the patient's foot.

A $15 coupon, which will run in the Standard Democrat, can be used toward the $40 cost of the exam. Coupons will be honored through May 30. Call 472-0777 for an appointment.

SIKESTON - Lee Bowman Jr. of Sikeston, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was named "Rookie of the Month" in the Missouri East Agency for March. The honor is given to the representative that has been with Modern Woodmen of America for less than three years and is leading the agency in production.

Bowman joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington, in November 2003.

Modern Woodmen is a fraternal life insurance society which provides life insurance and annuity products. Bowman can be contacted at 573-624-0008.

SIKESTON - There will be a three-hour workshop on "Starting a Small Business: The First Steps" on June 3 at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center, 2401 N. Main St. The class will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

A $30 fee will be charged to attend the workshop. To register, contact the University of Missouri Extension Center in Benton at 573-545-3516 prior to May 27.

This workshop will provide an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business and is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about he importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will determine if operating a small business is the best career path for them and be able to identify resources that will assist them in starting a business in Missouri, become aware of the different legal forms of businesses, marketing and financing basics as well as identify additional training or assistance for the operation of their business.

The workshop will be taught by Chris Gibson, an extension associate with the University of Missouri Extension.

For additional information on the workshop, contact the local Extension Center or email: gibsonci@missouri.edu