Business Briefs

–Hampton is new manager at Hillsboro Alco store

— Joe Hampton, a native Missourian and most recently an Alco Discount Store manager in Garden City, assumed a similar position with the Hillsboro Alco store May 24.

He is a 1988 graduate of Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo. He has been working in retail for most of his life. He previously worked for companies such Woolworth Co., Lowe’s Home Improvement and Osco Drug.

Hampton and his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Heather, 10, and Andrew, 5, are living in Marion.

Silver Shears reaches 20th anniversary milestone

Randy Wiens, Silver Shears owner and barber/stylist, reached the 20th anniversary of his business on North Main in Hillsboro this month. Wiens opened his shop in 1982 after being a co-owner of a shop for five years in Oakley.

Open house June 1 marked McMinn’s 15th anniversary

McMinn Bicycle Service, 204 S. Cedar in Hillsboro, celebrated 15 years in the bicycle sales and repair business with an open house Saturday. John and Helen McMinn, owners, offered refreshments and reduced prices on some products.

Dalke receives certification in NAR technology program

John O. Dalke of the Real Estate Center in Hillsboro, recently earned the national recognized e-PRO certification, which is currently held by less than 1-percent of real estate professionals nationwide.

E-PRO is the official program of the National Association of Realtors that instructs participants in the professional use of e-mail, the development of an interactive Web site and the use of on-line research and marketing tools.

HCMC nurses qualify for federal loan-payment deal

Nurses at Hillsboro Community Medical Center are now eligible to participate in the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, a work force recruitment toll established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NELRP will pay up to 85 percent of nursing school loans for registered nurses who commit to working in federally designated facilities, including HCMC. There is no cap limiting the amount of assistance.

For more information about the program, contact HCMC at 947-3114, or visit the NELRP Web site at

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