The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 13, 2013

FYI for 4/14/13

Enid News & Eagle

Enid auctioneer completes training

Enid auctioneer Jeff Crissup, of Wiggins Auctioneers LLC, recently completed his training at the Certified Auctioneers Institute. The CAI program is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association for auction professionals.

The three-year CAI designation program gives auction professionals the opportunity to earn the industry’s most respected professional designation. CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering professional auctioneers instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, finance, communication, strategic planning and marketing.

The NAA conducts CAI every year in March at the University of Indiana. CAI candidates join auctioneers from across the world to learn from some of the nation’s most distinguished and respected leaders in the auction industry.

Crissup has worked as a listing agent/auctioneer for Wiggins Auctioneers LLC of Enid since February 2000, as a listing agent/auctioneer. He also has served as a two-term president of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association and is the reigning Champion Auctioneer in the Kansas Auctioneers Association. Contact Jeff at

Lippard named top auction office

United Country — Lippard Auctioneers Inc. in Enid, owned by Troy Lippard, recently was ranked the No. 1 real estate/auction office in United Country Real Estate’s Oklahoma network for 2013.

Additionally, the office ranked as the No. 4 franchise in the company’s network of about 550 offices for the same time period.

“It’s great to see an office that serves a community of just over 49,379 people achieve such a high ranking while competing with offices from much larger towns with larger staffs of sales agents,” said Dan Duffy, chief executive officer of United Country Real Estate. “Troy’s team has combined their expertise and experience with our marketing program, putting top-notch customer service, national advertising and advanced technology to work for them.”

Contact United Country — Lippard Auctioneers at (580) 237-7174, or go to uclip

Sarver hired at Farm Credit of Enid

Faith Sarver recently was hired as administrative coordinator at Farm Credit of Enid.

Sarver grew up in a rural community in southwest Oklahoma and earned her degree from Oklahoma State University. In addition to a banking background, she has actively volunteered for many community organizations, including Enid Public Schools Foundation and Junior Welfare League. Most recently, she worked as director of family ministries at First United Methodist Church.

Golden Oaks adds Geiser, Galloway

Ron Geiser, owner of Northern Management Services Inc. and Copper Pot Catering, recently was hired to supervise the dietary department of Golden Oaks Retirement Village.

Geiser has 40 years of experience in the food service management industry. He is a graduate of Hastings College in Nebraska.

Additionally, Jason Galloway will be executive chef at Golden Oaks. He is a graduate of the OSU Culinary Arts program and has worked for the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa, Shangri La at Grand Lake, Green Tree Assisted Living in Tulsa and Southwest Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

The public is welcome to dine at Golden Oaks’ restaurant seven days a week. Breakfast is 7-9 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 5-6 p.m.

Golden Oaks is located at 5801 N. Oakwood in Enid. Call (580) 249-2600 for menus and pricing.