Honors, awards

Avon Products recently honored top representatives for their achievements this past year at Village West, Okoboji. Those honored for highest sales volume were: Gloria Hansen, Sioux City and Dorthy Coats, Le Mars.

Top in sales increase were: Jeri Mahaffey and Jan Wright of Sioux City and Joyce Joines of Storm Lake. The Top Recruiting Award went to Nancy Weaver of Albert City. Top New Performer Award went to Gina Thompson, Sioux City. Customer Service Award winner was Gloria Widner of Sioux City. The Spirit of Avon winner was Barb Sassman of Rembrandt. Their district manager is Cindy Brewer, Sioux City.

Le Mars Mutual Insurance Company of Iowa recognized Jim Sanders, Norwest Insurance Iowa of Sioux City an "Agent of Distinction." Sanders was selected from the many professional agents representing Le Mars Mutual for his outstanding production, partnership and profitability criteria. The award was presented at the sixth annual Agents of Distinction Conference held June 1. Norwest Insurance Iowa has represented Le Mars Mutual since January, 1990. This is the second year the agency has been recognized as an Agent of Distinction. The company offers a broad range of personal, farm and business insurance coverages to Midwestern policyholders.


Sue Radosti, licensed massage therapist, has completed a 100-hour certificate program in Trauma Touch Therapy. This modality of therapeutic bodywork was developed at the Colorado School of Healing Arts to address the physical after effects of various traumatic experiences, including sexual abuse, battering, violent crime, combat, medical trauma, or traumatic childbirth. The therapy is intended to complement the emotional and spiritual healing that survivors experience in psychotherapy.

Radosti is the owner of BirthJoy, a private practice that also offers childbirth education services, pregnancy massage therapy, and Swedish massage for women. As a certified Trauma Touch Therapist, she now provides individual Trauma Touch sessions, as well as consultations and workshops for other health care providers who wish to explore the interface between personal trauma and health care.


The following individuals have been elected to serve as officers of the board of directors of the Siouxland Humane Society Inc. for the upcoming year: Roma Ann Kroll, vice president of private banking at Firstar Bank was elected president of the organization. Other officers include vice president, Kathryn K. Hughes; secretary, Barbara Orzechowski, and treasurer, Dr. Richard Robinson.

Board members for the 1998-99 year are Jill Avery, Robert Billiar, DVM, Mary Braunger, Karen Chesterman, Janet Dorale-Hampf, Kathryn Drake, Wayne Farley, Cristen Herbold, Cindy McLaughlin, Kristy Orison, Dennis Rasmussen, Scott Wilson and Vicki Wollman.

The Siouxland Humane Society is a not for profit corporation that provides services and programs that promote the humane treatment of animals in the Siouxland area.

Dr. Jon Saunders, Sioux City, was recently elected Northwest District director of the Iowa Chiropractic Society (ICS) at its annual spring convention on May 16 in West Des Moines. This is a three-year term for this position. Saunders was named outstanding District President from 1995-1996. Saunders has been in practice for six years at The BAC Clinic of Chiropractic.

The ICS, a professional association for doctors of chiropractic practicing in the state, has 650 members.

On June 11, the board of director's meeting for Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council was held at the City Hall, South Sioux City. The elections of officers for the board of directors was held. Jerry Rowe, mayor of Whiting, Iowa, was re-elected as chair. Re-elected as vice-chair was William "Bill" McLarty, South Sioux City council member. These offices are held for a one-year term.