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May 24, 2000

Optometrist attends statewide meeting
Dr. Richard Dean, Tonganoxie, was among optometrists recently attending the 2000 Kansas Optometric Association meeting in Topeka.

Optometrists attending the meeting were able to attend 13 hours of continuing education on the latest developments in eye care fore re-licensure.

ESU graduate
Jarret Walter Pruitt, Tonganoxie, has graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in nursing.

Kansas Wesleyan grad
Dennis Arthur Guernsey Jr., Tonganoxie, has earned a bachelor of arts degree in health, physical education and recreation, with minors in Spanish and health from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina. He is the son of Linda and Dennis Guernsey Sr.

KCKCC graduate
Jonna Nicole Davis, Tonganoxie, will receive an associates degree of science in nursing from Kansas City Kansas Community College, May 26. Pinning ceremonies will be held May 25.

Davis is a 1996 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, and the daughter of Larry and Rita Bailey, Tonganoxie.

WSU graduates
These area residents graduated Saturday from Wichita State University:

Jeanette Ranee Curtis, Tonganoxie, associate of arts degree in office administration; Susan Maxine Whitaker, graduating magna cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education; and Jeffrey Michael McWhirt, a bachelor of business administration in marketing.

Scholarship winner
John Daniels, a 2000 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, received the 2000 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Seventy-two students in Kansas received the four-year scholarship.

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Bill Graves, Daniels was selected to attend the recent Governor's Scholars Award Program in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony honored the 1 percent of Kansas seniors with the best academic records.

On the honor roll
Jo Brassfield, Basehor, has been named to the academic honor roll at Northwest Missouri State University for the trimester. To receive the award, students must carry at least 12 credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.5 or more on a 4.0 scale.

Military news
Leavenworth native Jason Hornbaker has joined the U.S. Army Reserve under the delayed training program at the Army recruiting station in Kansas City, Kan. Hornbaker will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training Monday. He is the son of Rebecca A. and Robert L. Hornbaker, Leavenworth.

Leavenworth native Lisa Jones has joined the U.S. Army Reserve under the delayed training program at the Army recruiting station in Kansas City, Kan. Jones, a 1991 graduate of Park College, Parkville, Mo., reported for active duty on Tuesday. She is the daughter of Nettie B. Mitchell of Leavenworth.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale O. Kellison has arrived for duty at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii. Kellison is a military musician with the 25th Infantry Division Band. He is the son of Willie and Ellen Tyson, Leavenworth.

Scholarship winner
The office of admissions at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., has recently selected Leavenworth senior Amber Sheeley to receive a $1,000 per year Regents Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and is based on cumulative grade point average, class standing and ACT or SAT scores.

The scholarship awards range from $750 to $2,500 per year.

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