BAXTER -- Judy Borden is joining Nystrom & Associates, Baxter, as a full-time outpatient psychotherapist.
Borden recently worked at the University of Minnesota psychiatry section of the medical school doing research on depression and cocaine abuse. She specializes in working with depression, anxiety and other emotional problems, as well as marriage counseling.
Borden is relocating to the lakes area from the Twin Cities.
Anderson attends statewide conference
Joyce Anderson, Providers Choice Inc. Food Program area coordinator in Cass, Crow Wing, Todd and Wadena counties, recently attended a planning meeting for the 12th annual Pamper the Provider statewide conference and will be a workshop facilitator.
Anderson facilitates workshops on making a difference, balancing time, structuring days and nutrition among other topics. The conference is set Sept. 28 at the St. Cloud Civic Center. Family child care providers can earn credit for their license renewal. There are 23 workshops at the conference.
Providers Choice is a non-profit corporation that sponsors the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program for family child providers in Minnesota.
Kobes attends Graduate School of Banking
BAXTER -- Nancy Kobes, vice president/cashier of American National Bank of Minnesota, Baxter, attended the 58th annual session of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August.
The school, sponsored by the 18 state bankers association of the Central States Conference of Bankers Association, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was established in 1945 to provide bankers with an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership.
Instruction takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers along with comprehensive study between sessions. Curriculum focuses on management of strategic issues faced by financial services industry executives. The school enrolls about 500 professionals each year.
Persons attend GNLD meeting
Brainerd area distributors Scott and Bozena Persons recently attended an America's Sales Team meeting and Lifestyle Event in San Francisco, hosted by Golden Neo-Life Diamite International.
The three-day event involved in-depth business building training plus a Lifestyle event. The Persons were awarded a bronze medal for the growth of their business in the first half of 2002.
The Persons are Sapphire Directors in GNLD. Their company, Team One, has been associated with GNLD, a company that helps people start home-based businesses, since 1981.
Wellness seminars set in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Troy Sanford, a licensed certified nutritionist, will be speaking on WWWI and KKIN radio stations in the area on Tuesday, which will be followed by free wellness seminars at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Westside Church in Aitkin.
Sanford has six years of postgraduate study in natural health. His studies include a bachelor's degree through the University of South Florida, a certified nutritionist qualification through the American Health Science University and his master's and doctor or naturopathy through Clayton College of Natural Health. His specialty lies in personal nutrition and metabolic testing to determine individual health needs.
For more information, contact Bob and Nancy Kokesh at (218) 927-2745, or Bill and Sue Fox at (218) 927-2837.
Jensen retires from Larco
After 37 years working at Larco, an Acrometal Co. in Brainerd, Duane Jensen retired.
Jensen worked in many capacities, as a production employee, shop foreman, sales representative and finally as Larco materials manager. Peter Nelson, Acrometal president and Larco general manager, said in today's business world an employee who spends so much of his career with one company is rare.
Larco recognized Jensen's years of service Thursday with more than 50 current and former employees, vendors and suppliers.
Dispatch photographer earns recognition
Dispatch photographer Clint Wood received an honorable mention for one of his photos in the Minnesota News Photographers Association 2002 Second Quarter clip contest.
The photo among 21 entered in the News category was of Crosby firefighter walking back from the Barrows wildfire.
The contest was judged by the Day in New London, Conn., photo staff. This newspaper has a circulation of 45,000.
The judges said the photo of the exhausted and exasperated firefighter was powerful.
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