Kovar joins Legal Aid’s Enid office
Claudia Kovar has joined Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc., as the staff attorney in Legal Aid’s Enid satellite office.
Kovar received her juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Trinity University, San Antonio, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Oklahoma. Kovar has worked as a journalist in Tulsa and San Antonio. She also taught as an adjunct professor briefly at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication before attending law school.
Legal Aid’s Enid satellite office, 2615 E. Randolph, serves low-income and elderly people from Garfield County with civil legal problems threatening their day-to-day survival such as loss of housing or income, safety issues including domestic violence and the need for health care.
Call (888) 534-5243 or go to www.legalaidok.org.
Disability benefits, retirement are topic of seminar
Society Security Services will hold a free public seminar 1-3 p.m. Monday on retirement and disability benefits in the lectorium at Autry Technology Center.
The seminar will address questions about applying for retirement and disability benefits, benefit estimates including retirement planning, using the benefit planners, updating information, benefit verification and enrolling in direct deposit.
For information, call 237-4337, ext. 200.
Enid arborist attends conference
Jim Mitchell, ISA certified arborist and owner of Professional Tree Care LLC, and Zack Mitchell, ISA certified arborist and owner of Professional Tree Care of Edmond, recently attended the Midwest Chapter International Society of Arborculture conference in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Midwestern chapter has been holding annual conferences since just after World War II.
Topics covered were new pests on the Plains, helping the Plains prepare for the emerald ash borer, pine wilt disease management, tree support systems and improving the performance of transplanted tree.
Jim Mitchell may be reached at 233-1689 and Zack Mitchell at (405) 282-0776.
Wilson joins MENSA
Kimberly J. Wilson, of Enid, has been invited to become a member of American MENSA, after taking the official MENSA admission test Feb. 7.
Wilson is a graduate of Woodward High School and Phillips University and has been a self-employed certified public accountant in Enid since 1991.
MENSA is an organization founded by two barristers in Great Britain in 1946. The purposes of the organization are to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research and to provide a stimulating, intellectual and social environment for its members.
Go to www.us.mensa.org for information.
Whittington assigned as new Air Force recruiter
Enid has a new recruiter in town. Staff Sgt. Thomas Whittington recently was assigned to the Air Force recruiting office at 700 S. Oakwood.
Whittington is a recent graduate of the Air Force Recruiting School in San Antonio, where he was trained in various areas of study, including the Air Force job classification system, testing and enlistment processing procedures and public speaking. He was selected for the course and recruiting duty for his outstanding Air Force record.
Whittington says he looks forward to making a positive impact on the communities in which he recruits.
“The Air Force has been really great for me — it’s opened a lot of doors in my life and given me the drive to accomplish more than I could have imagined before,” Thomas said. “My main goal is to help others find something more in life, like I have, while serving in the U.S. Air Force.”
Colby earns RE/MAX award
Courtney Colby was recognized for earning the RE/MAX Executive Club Award at the RE/MAX Oklahoma Awards Celebration in Oklahoma City recently. Courtney is an associate with RE/MAX Premier, REALTORS in Enid. The award represents gross income for the year 2008. She has been with RE/MAX since 2007.
Sleep lab opens
Northern Oklahoma Sleep Diagnostic Center, LLC, has opened at 1017 W. Cherry Ave. The facility is equipped with a two-bed sleep laboratory to deal with the diagnosis of sleep disorders. Staff can conduct an overnight sleep study, known as a polysomnogram, which involves the recording and analysis of a variety of physiological parameters necessary to diagnose many sleep disorders.
Those on staff at the center are:
• Dr. Richard Rivers as the center’s medical director. A graduate of OU College of Medicine, he is board certified and licensed to practice in Oklahoma.
• Dr. Rebecca Eagle as the sleep specialist and interpreting physician. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and internal medicine.
• Jeffrey Young, RPSGT, as the lead sleep technologist. He is a registered polysomnographic technologist (BRPT) and a respiratory care practitioner.
For information on solutions for sleep disorders, call the center at 237-8900.
Edward Jones ranked No. 1 on Oklahoma list
Edward Jones has been ranked No. 1 on the best places to work in Oklahoma list.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliates, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The firm ranks No. 2 on FORTUNE magazines 100 best companies to work for in 2009. Headquartered in St. Louis, Edward Jones’ Web site is www.edwardjones.com.
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