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Business briefcase 10/23

Sunday, October 23, 2005

POPLAR BLUFF - The Three Rivers Community College Board of Trustees officially welcomed Annabeth Miller as TRCC's coordinator of News Services at a recent meeting.

Miller will be responsible for disseminating news and photographs from the college. She is graduate of William Woods College and served on the staff of the late U.S. Congressman Bill Emerson. Miller has served as communications and field director for the Cotton Boll Area Girl Scout Council and is the former editor of The Daily Statesman newspaper in Dexter.

Three Rivers Community College offers courses in more than 80 different degree and certificate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. At TRCC, students can launch careers, train for new ones, prepare to transfer to a university or pursue a special interest. The college offers courses on its main campus in Poplar Bluff, at its Centers and locations throughout the region, and through Web-based study. For additional information visit the college Web site at www.trcc.edu or contact the college at (573) 840-9600 or toll-free at 1-877-TRY-TRCC.

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

Bowman became full-time with Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington in November 2003.

Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. For more information contact Bowman at 573-471-5377 or call the agency office at 573-701-0163.

SAN FRANCISCO - Thomas Waltrip, M.D., Sikeston, Mo., attended the Annual Scientific Assembly of the American Academy of Family Physicians held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 here. More than 5,000 physicians from across the country attended the continuing medical education meeting.

As part of the meeting, Waltrip attended numerous continuing medical education forums. Nearly 300 courses designed to keep family physicians abreast of the latest developments and treatments and treatment options for a wide range of medical conditions including cancer, diabetes, asthma, depression, pain management and many more were offered.

Physicians could earn up to 48 hours of continuing medical education at this year's Scientific Assembly, making it one of the largest medical education meetings held for primary care physicians.

Headquartered in Leawood, Kan., the 94,000-member AAFP is the national medical association representing family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students from across the country. To maintain membership, AAFP members must complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty dedicated solely to primary care.

SIKESTON - Hilda McClung was recently honored for 20 years of service at the Miner Nursing Center.

The nursing facility opened in July 1985 and McClung was hired Aug. 10, 1985, as one of the original housekeeper. She was presented with a plaque and gifts in appreciation of her service to Miner Nursing Center.