JEFFERSON CITY -Dr. Gail D. Redman, a general dentist in Sikeston, was among the graduates at a ceremony held at the Missouri Dental Association executive office in Jefferson City, May 11.
Redman was one of 13 MDA member dentists selected to participate in the program, which is a six-month process focusing on changing behaviors and enhancing leadership skills to create more effective leaders both professionally and personally.
The MDA, in partnership with the Missouri State University's Management Development Institute, presented the customized leadership program. Participants were chosen through a selective application process to attend this innovative program.
"The program is unique because it gives dentist the chance to learn skills to not only be better leaders in their practices, but as well in their personal lives and communities, says Vicki Wilber, MDA executive director and program co-
chair. "This is the first program of its kind among state dental associations," she says. "Through it, we hope to create leaders for our Association, but more so, for the communities they live and work in."
A graduate of University of Missouri -- School of Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association and the Southeast Dental Society, Redman practices at SEMO Health Network in Sikeston, where she is dental director.
POPLAR BLUFF - Three Rivers Community College is hosting a renowned authority on writing and illustrating children's books in a one-day seminar.
Author Peter Davidson will present "How to Write a Children's Picture Book" on July 18 on the TRCC campus in Poplar Bluff. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in TRCC's Bess Activity Center.
The seminar is for persons interested in writing and/or illustrating children's picture books. Topics will include developing an idea, plotting, writing and illustrating the book, typing a manuscript, copywriting, locating potential publishers, marketing and contract terms. Davidson has authored 23 books and has been published by McGraw-Hill Book Company and other national publishers.
Persons interested in registering for the seminar can contact Derrick Miller at the Three Rivers Community College Center at Malden. The cost of the seminar is $50 and includes all materials. Class size is limited and the pre-
registration deadline is Friday, July 13. For additional information on the seminar contact Miller at (573) 276-3529 or contact TRCC toll-free at 1-877-
SIKESTON - Samantha Jarrett is the new assistant vice president at First Midwest Bank of Sikeston.
Jarrett, who joined the staff April 23, will serve as mortgage loan officer with the bank. She has a Bachelor's degree in finance and 14 years banking experience, including three years in mortgage lending.
"I am very excited about the different products that First Midwest has to offer," said Jarrett. This includes first-time homebuyers with cash assistance, Rural Development, and conventional mortgages such as Stated Income, Subprime, VA and FHA. Jarrett said that First Midwest Bank has programs that will fit nearly every type of borrower.
Jarrett, a Sikeston native, is the daughter of Chris Jarrett of Sikeston and the late Tim Jarrett. She is the mother of one son.