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Dominguez passes the CPA exam

Dominguez passes the CPA exam

Adriana Dominguez, Liberal, is among successful CPA candiates in the January/February testing frame. Twenty-five candidates in all successfully passed the computerized examination and were issued CPA certificates. Passing the national examination is the first step to becoming a certified public accountant. To receive a permit to practice, an experience requirement must be met as well.

Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners has new president

A new president has been named for the Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association. Bill Light, Rolla, will be the 11th president of the 66-yea-old mineral and royalty association, succeeding K. Ted Metcalf of Liberal, who was president from 2011 to 2014.

Light is the Morton County diretor of SWKROA and will continue to serve as a director representing Seward County mineral and royalty owners.

Other directors chosen for the 2014-2016 term are: Caverly Hart, Finney County; Steve Alford, Grant County; Eddie George, Hamilton County; Gerald Lightcap, Haskell County; Bob Beymer, Kearny County; Wayne Breeding, Morton County; Glen Teeter, Stanton County; Tom Lahey, Stevens County. Lora Damme was re-elected as one of the directors at large.

These directors join the following 2013-2014 directors of the board: Bob Jones, Finney County; Don Tillotson, Grant County; Keith Puckett, Hamilton County; Braden Barnhardt, Haskell County; Ralph Goodnight Kearny County; Bill Light, Morton County; Tom Schnittker, Pratt County; E. Paul Boles, Seward County; Darrel Ruth, Stanton County; Jim Kramer, Stevens County and Larry Rankin as the other diretor-at-large.

SWKROA is comprised of mineral and royalt owners to "foster, protect and further in all proepr respecs the rights and interests of mineral owners."

Membership in the association is open to any individuals who have ownership interest in surface, mineral and royalty interests in Kansas. The website for more information is and the phone number is 620-544-4333.

New HQ for Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association has shared staff and office space for several years with the Kansas Corn Growers Association. That relationship continues to be strong, however, the KGSPA has recently decided to share staff and office space with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission.

The two organization share many customers and issues, making the change a good fit. Discussions began in January, and a contratual agreement to join efforts was signed recently.

Sorghum checkoff funds are administred by the United Sorghm Checkoff Program, a federal program authorized through the USDA. KGSC receives checkoff funds for research, market development, promotion and education.

KGSPA was established by Kansas grain sorghum growers to represent members in legislative and regulatory issues.

The two entities will continue to have separate boards and budgets, even though they share staff. Jill Barnhardt Administrator of the commission, will serve as Executive Director for the assocation. The address for both entities will be 795 22nd Rd. NW, Lebo KS. The phone number is 785-477-9474.

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