The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 18, 1995 · Page 24
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 24

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, May 18, 1995
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4 THRUSDAY MAY 18. 1995 • THE SAUNA JOURNAL AT WORK >- from Page 3 the Kansas Department on Aging to offer the service to people in the North Central Kansas area. Their training course was conducted by the staff of the SHICK Program from the Kansas Department on Aging. SHICK is entirely funded by the Health Care Financing Administration and is sponsored by the Kansas Department on Aging. The volunteers received training in Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Specific Disease, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, counseling skills, claims processing, and the prescription drug program. Medicare beneficiaries who reside outside the Saline County area can arrange a counseling session with a trained volunteer counselor in their area by calling the NC-FH AAA at 1-800-4322703. The Agency has trained counselors available throughout its 18-county service area. Norm a Rae and Dale Faelber Faelbers are honored by contractors association On Jan. 10 at Lawrence, Dale and Norma Rae Faelber were honored by the Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association as the 1994 Contractor of the Year and 1994 Contractor Wife of the Year. The Faelbers have been members of KLICA since 1968 and in business for themselves since 1965. Dale was born and raised in Carlton, and served two years in the Army during World War II. After returning home in June 1946, he worked for Ralph Ade, Martin and Ade, and Frisbie Construction before beginning his own construction business in the spring of 1965. During his membership with KLICA he has served on several state and national committees, and was chairman of the nominations, field days and convention committees. He was elected as area director in 1975 and served as treasurer in 1982, moving up the chairs to KLICA president in 1985. As president, he brought home the 1984 top state award from the national convention. Norma Rae was born in Goodland, moving to Gypsum at an early age. She met Dale at a ball game at the old city hall in 1947, and they married June 5, 1949. They have three daughters, one son and six grandkids. She keeps the company ledgers, attends to office business, helps move equipment and serves as parts runner for the business. She is very talented with crafts and is an avid painter in oils, watercolor and on porcelain and is now painting china dolls. She has been active in KLICA serving on several committees. The Faelbers attend most of the state conventions and many of the national conventions. The association commented that they are always ready to give a helping hand where needed and Norma Rae is often the one with the camera in hand. Homan presents paper on Chaucer's framework Delmar C. Homan, professor emeritus of English at Bethany College, presented a paper April 13 at the recent Popular Culture Association National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. The title of this paper was "Popular Culture in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: Group Dynamics as Plot." The paper argued that a lasting aspect of popular culture found in the sequence of group action described by Group Dynamics is reflected in the pilgrimage framework plot of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This was the third national PCA conference attended by Homan; the 25th national conference for the organization. Bergkamp is KSU-Salina's 1995 alumni fellow Kansas State University-Salina named Melvin Bergkamp as its 1995 Alumni Fellow for the College of Technology. Bergkamp, Salina, visited both the Manhattan and Salina campuses on April 27-28. During his stay, Bergkamp met with several students and classes involved in mechanical engineering. Bergkamp is president of Bergkamp Inc., a Salina-based company which manufactures road maintenance machinery. Bergkamp Inc. has sold equipment throughout the United States and Canada and has exported machinery to Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Australia, Korea and Thailand. Bergkamp earned an associate's degree in mechanical tech- nology from Kansas Technical Institute, now known as KSU- Salina, College of Technology. After graduation, Bergkamp was employed with Rickel Manufacturing for seven years. In 1977, Bergkamp started his own company in metal fabrication, designing and building specialized machines such as pineapple sprayers, and beach cleaners. In 1980, he designed and built a slurry seal machine, the Mobile Mix Paver. Since 1980, this machine has been Bergkamp's main product. Bergkamp is active in the International Slurry Surfacing Association and the Liquid Asphalt Association. Anderson is president of Kansas Crimestoppers Doug Anderson, Lindsborg, assumed the office of president of the State Crimestoppers Association April 11 at the association's annual meeting in Manhattan. Anderson is an investiga- tor/D.A.R.E. Anderson officer with the McPherson County Sheriff's Department and the department's Crime- stoppers coordinator. Former Navyman Shaw joins National Guard Thomas E. Shaw Jr., Concordia, joined the Kansas Army National Guard on April 10. Shaw was previously in the U.S. Navy for almost two years. He joined Detachment 2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/635th Armor in Concordia as a tank systems mechanic. Patten earns promotion to airman first class Carrie A. Patten has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of Airman 1st Class. Patten, an air surveillance specialist at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the daughter of Darrell L. Deneault and stepdaughter of Candice Deneault, 601 E. Leslie. Letcher takes command of Air Force squadron Maj. Larry E. Letcher, son of Thelma M. Letcher, Salina, assumed command March 3 of the Air Force's 694th Intelligence Group Mission Support Squadron, Air Intelligence Agency, at Fort Meade, Md. As commander, he directs operational, technical, administrative, logistical, subsistence, resource and recreational support for Air Force elements, active and reserve, assigned to Fort Meade, the Baltimore- Washington area and continental U.S. geographically separate units. He is married to the former Patricia Ann Knight, daughter of Walter B. and Beaulah J. Knight, Salina. Coding earns Air Force Commendation Medal Staff Sgt. Martin A. Coding, Salina, has been decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement or meritorious service in the performance of their duties on behalf of the Air Force. Goding, an electrical distribution specialist at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., is the son of Roy Goding, 813 E. Jewell. His wife, Julie, is the daughter of Michelle Clark, Gypsum. Deploys as a member of admiral's staff Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert L. Philbrick, Minneapolis, has returned to Gaeta, Italy, from a month-long deployment in the Mediterranean Sea aboard the command ship USS La Salle. Philbrick is one of 138 sailors and Marines who work for the Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet. As a member of the admiral's staff, Philbrick and fellow staff members support the officer who is responsible for all 'wi Jiete to heJ/i you, ot, beMa home, give me a 825-0327 825-5200 • (800) 825-O2O6 Each Office Independently Owned end Operated naval forces operating in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. During the deployment, Philbrick and fellow shipmates visited Israel, Egypt, and Turkey. Philbrick also visited France, where the admiral's staff met with French naval officials to discuss policies between the two countries' navies. Gruber learns vehicle repair at Maryland base Army National Guard Pvt. Amanda S. Gruber has completed a wheeled vehicle repairer course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Students were taught troubleshooting, replacement and adjustment of components and assemblies of wheeled vehicles. Use of publications, tools, and diagnostic equipment were also included in the training. Gruber is the daughter of John F. Gruber, Great Bend, and Betty Jurgensen of 2212 Linden Drive. West is awarded Army Achievement Medal Spc. Mark A. West, son of Rosemary V. West, 1100 Gypsum, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal at Fort Bragg, N.C. The medal is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage, or other outstanding accomplishments. West is an infantryman at Fort Brag. Coon trains as Army communications operator Army National Guard Pvt. Melissa S. Coon has completed the multichannel communications systems operator course at Fort Gordon, Ga. 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