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June 22, 2013

Business people 06/23/2013

JOHNSTOWN — New employee joins Hindman Funeral Home

Richard M. Tavalsky has joined the staff at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Tavalsky recently graduated first in his class from the Pittsburgh Institute of

Mortuary Science with an associate degree in funeral service arts and sciences.

Tavalsky, who passed the National Board Examination for Funeral Directors, began

his resident internship at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory.

District judge becomes recertified

Magisterial District Judge Rick W. Varner has been re-certified for service as a member of the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System.

Recertification was granted after successful completion of continuing legal education course work conducted in Harrisburg.

Financial consultant attends conference

Bill Rice, financial consultant of Laurel Highlands Financial Services, Somerset, has participated in Commonwealth Financial Network’s Business Experience conference, held in collaboration with Disney Institute in Florida.

Business Experience recognizes successful advisers based on a ranking of annual production among the commonwealth’s nationwide network of 1,450 financial advisers.

Health Net names employee of the month

Jessica Costlow has been named employee of the month for April at Health Net Federal Services, Johnstown. She has been a customer-service representative at Health Net since 2011.

Health Net has partnered with the Department of Defense for more than 20 years to provide health-care services to men and women who serve and their family members.

She resides in Johnstown with her husband, Greg, and four children.

Executive director gives presentation

Mike Artim, executive director of Cambria-Rowe Business College, recently presented at the HumanKind TEDx event that was organized and produced by the Greater Johns-town School District.

His topic was HumanKind at Its Core, and it centered around the concept that all of our habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations for the entire life are formed in the first 4,000 days, from birth to age 11.

The first 4,000 days are critical in the development of every child, and the more we understand that as parents, teachers, coaches, schools and communities, the better we can prepare our children to reach their full potential.

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Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
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