Enid News & Eagle
Roche Joins Smith Real Estate
Kim Roche recently joined Smith Real Estate as a Realtor associate.
According to a press release, she is known for her excellent organizational abilities, her warm, genuine personality and her expert financial skills. She will join the team of Greg and Kristie Jensen.
Roche has lived in Enid for the past 31⁄2 years, as well as eight of the past 23 years.
An active volunteer in the Enid community, Roche is involved in various ministries within Oakwood Christian Church, is serving as welfare treasurer of the Vance AFB Officers Spouses’ Club and has assisted the Denny Price Family YMCA Water Rockets swim team and Hope Outreach Faith Farm’s ministry. She has more than 23 years of volunteer financial counseling experience, specializing in personal budget counseling.
Roche can be contacted at (580) 231-2263 or 233-4040.
Grace Care announces caregivers of the month
Grace Care Personal Care and In-Home Services recently announced the winners of the Caregivers of the Month awards for the first quarter of 2013.
According to a press release, Gina Harris received the award for her exceptional efforts with her clients, showing professionalism and creativity in coordinating care for each of their specific needs and situations.
Cheryl Tucker is the agency’s first two-time award recipient. She exemplifies all the qualities that make an exceptional caregiver, especially through her attitude, team spirit, intuition and commitment to her clients.
Carol Chermack also received the award for the second time. Chermack is extremely dependable, professional, and a favorite with Grace Care clients and management, according to the release.
CNB promotes Castellanos and Jimenez
Central National Bank recently announced it has promoted Guadalupe Castellanos and Olivia Jimenez.
Castellanos has worked for CNB for five years. He started out as a teller, and most recently was the assistant branch manager at the bank’s 2219 W. Willow location. He was promoted to branch manager and now is at CNB’s 301 South 30th location in Varsity Square by Jumbo Foods’ east store.
Castellanos was born and raised in Enid and graduated from Enid High School. He has an associate degree in pre-med from Northern Oklahoma College.
“Guadalupe has demonstrated great leadership and will be a tremendous asset in bringing awareness to our 301 S. 30th location,” said Debbie Johnson, vice president.
The east side of Enid traditionally has been underserved in the area of financial services, Johnson said. Because of that, CNB has made a strategic business decision to increase marketing activities and events specifically for their Varsity location. CNB opened the South 30th location in 2008 to provide its customers a convenient, east-side location to bank. Varsity, like all CNB locations, is a full-service bank, offering checking and savings accounts, loans, prepaid cards and business banking services.
“Lupe and Olivia will play critical roles in business-develop activities for their branch, Johnson said.
Jimenez has worked for CNB since 2011. She started as a part-time CSR in the bank’s call center. She was promoted to personal banker at the Varsity location. She graduated from Ringwood High School and has an associate degree in business administration from NOC.
“Olivia is just another example of how the bank has been able to hire and grow great people. It’s great when we can promote from within,” Johnson said.
Hospice Circle of Love honors volunteers
Hospice Circle of Love honored its volunteers last week during National Volunteer Week.
Hospice Circle of Love has 34 volunteers who gave more than 980 hours in 2012.
“Our volunteers are a vital part of our operation. They visit patients, assist with fundraisers and help out in our offices in Enid and Fairview,” said Julie Nelson, volunteer coordinator. “We appreciate them more than they know.”
It is federally mandated under Medicare that 5 percent of all patient care hours from a hospice be provided by trained volunteers. This regulation reflects the vital role volunteers play in the hospice philosophy of care and ensures a hospice program has roots deep in the community, Nelson said. Hospice Circle of Love volunteers doubled that requirement and gave 10 percent of care hours in 2012.
Hospice Circle of Love honored its volunteers with a dinner April 22. Naoma Snow, who is celebrating 30 years of service with the organization, was presented with a quilt signed by former and present Circle of Love staff, volunteers and board members. Also recognized at the banquet, were 15-year volunteers Patrece Allen and Cathy Wiles.
Hospice Circle of Love’s next volunteer training class is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. May 7 and 14 at the Hospice Circle of Love office, 314 S. 3rd in Enid. Anyone who is interested in taking the course can request an application by calling Nelson at 234-2273. More information about hospice care can be found at hospicecircleoflove.com.
Colby presented with awards
Courtney Colby recently was the recipient of the Co-operative Spirit Award and the Platinum Club Award. Both were presented at the RE/MAX Oklahoma Success Celebration, held recently at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. Colby also was recognized as a newly inducted member of the 2012 RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
The Co-operative Spirit Award is presented to the person who best epitomizes the ideal spirit of the office, always is willing to help, laughs easily, and is of general, all-around good cheer. The award is voted on by peers within each RE/MAX office.
The Platinum Club Award represents gross earnings for 2012. This is the third year Colby has earned this award.
Colby began her career in real estate in 2007, joining RE/MAX at that time. Her team members include Tracy Boeckman, Amy Clements, Lori Dick and Amber Slater.
Long hired at Golden Oaks
Jerry Long recently was hired the new maintenance director for Golden Oaks Retirement Village.
Long has worked for city municipalities throughout his life, and for 25 years, ran wastewater treatment plants.
Long graduated from Balko High School, Balko. He attended OSU, University of Texas and Phillips University.
Long is in charge of the Golden Oaks Retirement Village maintenance program.
Golden Oaks is located at 5801 N. Oakwood, and is a continual-care Christian retirement village. Tours can be scheduled by calling (580) 249-2600 and asking for Shelley Stutchman.
AdvancePierre has presence at show
CINCINNATI — AdvancePierre Foods showcased many of its award-winning products at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s OneShow in Las Vegas. In addition to displaying products available for Micro Markets, AdvancePierre sponsored a NAMA workshop April 23 that taught attendees about the new and exciting developments in micro markets. AdvancePierre recommends approximately 55 select items across more than 10 of its product lines for sale in micro markets, including BIG AZ, Drive Thru Deluxe, Hot ‘n’ Ready, Pierre Panini-Style Melts and Pierre minis. At the NAMA OneShow, AdvancePierre officially launched the new BIG AZ BaconAddict Cheeseburger, which is available for both micro markets and traditional vending. The BaconAddict will satisfy bacon-loving consumers with its juicy, oversized flame-broiled beef patty that is sandwiched between two layers of bacon-infused American cheese and topped with more bacon. Served up on AdvancePierre Foods’ delicious hearth-baked yeast roll, the BaconAddict Cheeseburger delivers a hot, fresh meal experience from the microwave. “AdvancePierre Foods is constantly watching industry and consumer trends to develop new products that will meet our customers’ needs and the demands of their consumers,” said Tony Schroder, president of convenience channels at Advance Pierre Foods. “We are pleased to offer a wide variety of products for use in Micro Markets that will help to maximize our customers’ sales while reducing their waste. We will continue to develop additional products and packaging to further support the needs of micro markets.”
Many vending managers have found AdvancePierre Foods’ products to perform well in the new micro market retail format. “We recently opened a Micro Market at a community college, and AdvancePierre’s Hot ‘n’ Ready sandwiches account for 40 percent of sales there. The Hot ‘n’ Ready line allows for a wide variety of “heat-and-eat” products that nicely supplement the fresh food items,” said Jeff West of Canteen Berks/West Dairy. “AdvancePierre’s butcher-wrapped items present well in the micro market, because people are more likely to associate freshness with the butcher paper wrap.”
“AdvancePierre has done a great job in the vending industry, and the quality of their sandwiches has helped keep sales high. The breakfast sandwiches have been a huge hit — AdvancePierre’s Egg Sausage Croissant and Egg Cheese Croissant are the best sellers in the market,” said Ken Foley of Foley Foodservice. “We have always valued the quality of AdvancePierre Foods’ products, because people like them and think they are tasty.
“One nice advantage of AdvancePierre’s products is that they are usually not wasted, because they are refrigerated or frozen, so they last longer,” said David Carr of A Vending.
At the OneShow, AdvancePierre was presented with the NAMA 2013 Food Innovation Award for Drive Thru Deluxe Sandwiches.
“This recognition is evidence of our ability to connect with our consumers and meet their needs for great taste, high quality and a unique variety of products, time and time again,” said Schroder. “This prestigious award — chosen by industry professionals — validates the innovative approach that we strive to maintain in order to keep our customers and consumers satisfied.”
For more information about AdvancePierre, go to www.advancepierre.com.
Fagan named president of Oklahoma Dental Association
OKLAHOMA CITY — Timothy Fagan, DDS, MS, of Enid, recently was named president of the Oklahoma Dental Association for 2013-14.
Fagan is a native of Enid, were he has practiced dentistry since 1984. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the College of Dentistry at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1981. After completing a general dentistry residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, he entered the University of Iowa for his specialty training in pediatric dentistry. While there, Fagan earned a Master of Science degree.
Fagan is on the medical staff at the Surgery Center of Enid and at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, where he has served as chief of dental services. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and also serves on the Admissions Committee for the college. He is a past president and board member of the Opportunity School Inc., past board member and secretary of the Youth and Family Services Center of North Central Oklahoma and executive board member of the Great Salt Plains Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Fagan has written several articles on pediatric dentistry that have been published in professional journals. He and his wife, Pamela, have three children.
He enjoys collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, much of which is displayed at his practice.
Fagan is a member of the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a fellow of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He is a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and also has served as chairman of the Academy’s Practice Administration Committee and the Council on Continuing Education, and is a former trustee on the Academy’s board of trustees. He is a past president of the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Oklahoma Association of Pediatric Dentists.
Brown named associate of the month at Northcutt
Hoyet Brown recently was named Associate of the Month for March 2013 at Northcutt Chevrolet-Buick-Toyota, 3201 W. Garriott.
Brown has been with Northcutt’s GM sales department for 25 years. He has a zest for people, a willingness to serve his customers well, and a thorough knowledge of the auto lines Northcutt offers, according to a press release.