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Openings

Edward Jones financial adviser Lora Cooper Loving held a grand opening Aug. 15 for the firm's new Mt. Jackson office at 5421 Main St., Suite 100. Call 477-2800.

Carroll "Beau" Correll Jr. has opened the Correll Law Firm at 10 W. Boscawen St., Suite 24, Winchester. The practice currently focuses on criminal defense. Call 535-2005 or visit www.correllfirm.com.

Companies

Through Labor Day, Papa John's in Front Royal is offering two large one-topping pizzas for $12, a savings of more than 50 percent off the regular price. Manager John McDonald says the offer is in response to the tough economic climate and part of Papa John's philosophy of community service. Call 636-3031 or stop in at 610 N. Royal Ave.

Front Royal Credit Union has joined Credit Union 24, the country's largest credit union-owned ATM and point-of-sale network, with hundreds of thousands of POS locations at national retailers and local merchants, and more than 100,000 ATM terminals.

Fort Valley Nursery in Woodstock recently was featured in a cover story for "Lawn and Garden Retailer" about garden centers in the U.S. that have successfully incorporated cafes into their business model.

92.5 WINC FM and Apple Blossom Mall have named Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network as their charity recipient for the 2009 WINC Chain of Checks holiday fundraising campaign. The food bank plans to use the money raised to fund its four children's' outreach programs: "The Backpack Program," which distributes backpacks filled with food to children; "Operation Angel Food," providing nutritious take-home snacks to at-risk preschoolers; "Kids Cafe," offering safe and nurturing after-school environments and activities; and "Kids CanTeen," a variation of "Kids Cafe," but for older children.

Personnel

Richie Debar has been named manager of the new Tractor Supply Co. store in Moorefield, W.Va., which is scheduled to open Saturday. Debar has been with the company since 2001.

Scarlet Dysart, of Woodstock, has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare food products. As a consultant, Dysart offers the company's gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties, where guests receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.

Dan Bates has joined NTELOS as an account executive serving the Winchester area. Bates began his career in communications in 1984 with AT&T. He has worked for industry leaders General Electric and Oracle, and most recently served as lead account executive for Level 3 Communications.

Nancy C. "Tootie" Rinker has joined Winchester-based Hearing Aid Services Inc. as a staff audiologist. Rinker has 19 years of experience in the field, with the last 10 years in occupational hearing evaluations.

Awards

Lorie Crabill was top seller and Tana Hoffman was top lister in the Strasburg office of Sager Real Estate in June.

Overhead Door Corp., with distribution in Winchester, was chosen as the top garage door manufacturer in Builder magazine's 2009 "Brand Use Study." The study allows builders to choose their favorite products in 87 categories. Overhead Door was one of the few brands to win in every category.

Pam Castle and Michelle Dolly, both of Stephens City, have been recognized with lia sophia's Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers for outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism in their first 15 weeks as advisers with the company.

Erik Erdal was top lister and Sharon Combs was top salesperson and top producer in the Frederick County office of Long & Foster/Webber & Associates in July.

Robin Gochenour was top lister, top salesperson and top producer at Skyline Team Real Estate in Strasburg in July.

Shenvalley Insurance Agency Inc. of Mt. Jackson was named one of Auto-Owners Insurance's top ten growth agencies in Virginia for 2008. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Forest, where it was presented with a plaque commemorating the accomplishment. Shenvalley Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 2007.

Gillian Greenfield was top producer at Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors of Winchester for the second quarter, leading the office in gross commissions. Dick Helm was named top developer for his activity in new listings and client outreach.

Appointments

Warren County resident Malcolm Barr Sr. has been elected president of the Front Royal Humane Society. Other officers include retired Judge John Ewell, vice president; Carol Goddard, treasurer; and Dorothy Halligan, secretary. Board members are Charles Hamner and Gene Gaudioso, of Front Royal, and Hilleary Bogley, of Middleburg.

James Sigurdson and Jeff Owens, both of Winchester Environmental Consultants, have been accepted as industrial hygienists in the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Association, which facilitates the promotion of standards, recommendations and techniques in occupational and environmental hygiene.

The Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation recently announced the appointment of six new board members. Julie S. Clevenger, Barton "Bart" J. Pyle, Lisa M. Prodywus, Catherine R. Stewart and Robert "Rob" M. Talton will serve three-year terms, while Shanna Kuhlman will serve a one-year term.

Peter A. Truban, a cattle and grain producer from Woodstock, has been elected to the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors to represent Farm Bureau producer members in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren. Truban will serve the remainder of a three-year term held by the late John R. Zirkle Sr., of New Market, who died April 8.

Winchester attorney Peter W. Buchbauer was elected chairman of the family law section of the Virginia State Bar on June 19 in Virginia Beach. The section deals with all aspects of family, domestic relations and juvenile law in Virginia.

The Shenandoah Valley Christian Chamber of Commerce recently appointed the following officers: Dr. James Hendershot, president; Maury McGrew, secretary; Q. Earl Yancey, treasurer; Ben Butler, legal counsel; and Winsome Earle Sears, executive director. Members of the group's board of directors are Scott Beasley, Bryan Biddle, Ken Black, Alex Duff, Matt Carroll, Lisa Fausey, Peter Grasso, George Hott, Bret Hrbek, Mike Miller, Judy Souders and David Williamson.

Elizabeth L. White, of Winchester, assistant secretary and treasurer of Green Inc., has been appointed by the governor to the state Pesticide Control Board. Robert Stein, of Winchester, CEO of MajorGiving.com, has been named to the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board. Cheryl Ivey Green, a Winchester homemaker, has been named to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Board.

Downtown Front Royal Inc. recently appointed the following members to the board of directors for fiscal 2009-10: Herb Melrath, president; Brandy Rosser, vice president; Patti Baggarly, secretary; Kathleen Pantana, treasurer; and Bunny Johnson, James Martin, Kelley Miller, Rick Novak and Larry Scisiowicz, members at large.

Conferences

Front Royal dentist Dr. Craig A. Zunka attended the Cranial Academy's 62nd Annual Conference held June 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Md. The conference was titled "Embryology and Osteopathy -- Developmental Patterns and the Template of Health."

Jay J. Smith and Sean E. Dudley, Edward Jones financial advisers in Winchester, were invited to attend the company's annual Managing Partner's Conference in Phoenix in May. The three-day meeting pools Edward Jones' most successful representatives for a discussion on issues facing the firm and the financial services industry as a whole.

Dr. Scott J. Berman, a Front Royal chiropractor, was among a select group of doctors from around the world invited to participate in the 17th annual Symposium of Natural Fitness in March in Columbus, Ohio. The symposium was held in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Fitness Weekend and Sports Festival and featured a guest appearance by the California governor, who is an advocate for chiropractic care for people of all ages.

Rob Pasco, director of the Shenandoah County Library System, was selected by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services to attend a national forum June 16-17 in Buffalo, N.Y., titled "Stewardship of America's Legacy: Answering the Call to Action." Pasco was one of more than 70 leaders of small- and medium-sized museums and libraries nationwide chosen to participate.

-- Daily Staff Reports

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