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Gajdzik’s named to leadership committee of Farm Bureau
Matthew and Amanda Gajdzik, Shelbyville were named to the 13-member Young Farmer Committee during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting last week in Louisville.
The Gajdziks are part of a group of young farmers that is comprised of both singles and couples, and they were Shelby’s only representation during KFB’s elections and appointments.
Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president, along with Webster County’s Eddie Melton as first vice-president and Hart County’s J. Fritz Giesecke as second vice-president. They comprise KFB’s Executive Committee along with Executive Vice President David S. Beck.
Leadership for two of KFB’s key advisory committees were announced. Jason McGlone of Grayson is the new chair of the Young Farmer Advisory Committee, and Phyllis Amyx of Campton was re-elected chair of the Women's Advisory Committee.
With nearly 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,700 members attended the convention in Louisville.
Also at the meeting, KFB adopted a condensed list of legislative priorities for 2013. KFB will:
Dentist Whitsett launches botox treatments
Christina Whitsett, a dentist at Main Street Dental in Shelbyville, is introducing a popular treatment – botox – for something other than smoothing wrinkles.
She said botox is a being applied to patients who frequently have headaches, neck tension and general muscle soreness. Those problems can cause patients to grind their teeth, which causes several dental problems, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.
The FDA approved in February 2011 the use of botulinum toxin as treatment for chronic migraine.
“In my training from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, I have learned how to utilize botox to reduce the contractile strength of specific muscle groups in the head and neck thereby reducing the pain and soreness that accompany repetitive strong contraction of these muscles,” Whitsett said. “Applying Botox to certain orofacial muscles will lessen the ability to grind and clench the teeth as forcefully. This helps to protect teeth and restorations (fillings, crowns) from the effects of bruxism (grinding) and clenching.”
She said botox applications typically last up to three months, and the full effect is realized after about two weeks from application.
For more information, visit www.botoxcosmetic.com.
New U Salon & Spa hires 2
· Jennifer Smith joined New U Salon & Spa as a licensed massage therapist, and she is looking forward to helping the residents of Shelby and the surrounding counties to feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Smithlives in Shelbyville with her husband and two children.Call 633-3318 for hours and rates.
· Karen Asay Stivers has joined New U Salon and Spa after working at Fantastic Sam's for six months. She graduated from Paul Mitchell School in Louisville with honors. Stivers lives in Shelbyville with her husband and children. For an appointment, call Stivers at 633-3318.
Kentucky part of $42.9 million Pfizer settlement
Attorney General Jack Conway’s office Wednesday announced that it has joined 32 other Attorneys General in reaching a $42.9 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that the drug company unlawfully promoted its drugs Zyvox and Lyrica.
The Attorneys General allege that Pfizer engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in its promotion of Zyvox by making misleading and unsubstantiated superiority claims that broadened the indications for Zyvox, an antibacterial agent approved to treat certain types of infections, MRSA and other complicated skin and skin structure infections due to MRSA. Moreover, the Attorneys General allege that Pfizer engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in promoting Lyrica for off-label uses.
“My office remains committed to cracking down on pharmaceutical companies that put profits ahead of patients,” Conway said. “I believe this agreement sends a strong message to Pfizer and other big drug companies that deceiving the public and medical community is not tolerated.”
SBA seeks nominations
The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year as well as four Small Business Champion awards for Kentucky. The Kentucky SBA District Office designates a team to select the 2013 SBA Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year.
That individual will attend the national celebration in Washington, DC to compete for the National Small Business Person of the Year award with winners from across the country.
Small Business Champion of the Year award categories are for those who promote small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups. Small Business Champions may or may not be small business owners. Those categories include:
Nomination packages must be received at the SBA Kentucky District Office in Louisville, by Jan. 3. Each nomination package should also include the SBA Form 3300. Both forms, are available at www.sba.gov/ky under the “What’s New” category.
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