ARLINGTON, Va. - Senior Bank examiner Aaron Grobe of Dexter recently attended the Supervisory Updates and Emerging Issues Conference held in April at the FDIC Training Center in Arlington.
The conference, sponsored by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, focused on a variety of current issues affecting financial institutions and the regulatory process.
Grobe is a graduate of Arkansas Sate University at Jonesboro, Ark., and has been with the Missouri Division of Finance since 1989.
SIKESTON - Carol Askew and Jim Bucher, brokers for Rain Maker Real Estate of Sikeston, recently received the Pinnacle Level Award of Excellence for 2004 from the Missouri Association of Realtors. The Pinnacle Level Award is given to Realtors who achieve $5 million or more in volume for real estate listings, sales and leases during 2004.
Rain Maker Real Estate is located at 205 W. Malone Ave.
SIKESTON - Donna Eftink, licensed ethetician for Skin Medics, recently attended the International Esthetics and Spa Conference in Las Vegas. The three-day event was designed to educate professionals about advances in the esthetic and spa industry.
Earlier this month, Eftink trained in advance makeup application and camouflage makeup techniques with makeup artist Reba Gregg of Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.
Skin Medics is under the supervision of Dr. Kenneth Stone and is located at 121 Smith Ave. in Sikeston.
SIKESTON - Jonathan Maloyed, vice president of First State Bank and Trust Co. Inc. of Sikeston, recently completed the sixth annual Agricultural Lenders School at the University of Missouri.
The goal of the intensive five-day program was to aid the participants in analyzing agricultural credit and helping clients build profitable businesses in the changing agricultural environment. Nationally recognized experts served as faculty in a hands-on teaching approach to learn the business of making agricultural loans. Dr. Freddie Barnard of Purdue University led the training in analyzing real-life farm financial statements for the first three days and other agricultural experts taught the rest of the week.
Maloyed was one of 13 agricultural lenders enrolled in the school, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia's Commercial Agriculture Program.