Olsen Feed

This year marks the fourth in a row that Olsen Feed of Corsicana has achieved the distinction of being the store that purchased the most Showmaster Show Feeds in the state of Texas. The award was given in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. The occasion for the achievement in 2008 was marked by a dinner presentation. In attendance were owners Darrell and Darlyn Olsen, daughter Traci Olsen, ACCO Feeds business development manager David Havard, ACCO Feeds marketing consultant James Inmon, and his wife Teri Inmon. At that time a plaque was presented to Darrell Olsen for this achievement.

Olsen noted at the presentation that the reason he continues to receive this award is because Navarro County has such strong numbers of exhibitors and great families that he gets to work with. He mentioned that the students and parents that trade with Olsen Feeds are top notch. Olsen also noted the fact that they give back to the families during the annual Navarro County Youth Exposition sale as part of the reason for success. They literally give most of the profit from Showmaster Show Feeds sales right back through purchases of FFA and 4-H projects.

Very humble about the achievement, Olsen Feed still looks forward to a possible sixth consecutive year of top purchases of Showmaster Show Feeds in the State of Texas.



Farmers Insurance

Kyle Ward, Farmers Insurance agent of Corsicana, has been inducted into the Farmers’ “Topper Club” and invited to attend the 2008 annual meeting of Farmers’ top sales producers. Ward is being recognized by Farmers for his outstanding sales achievements during 2007, and this is the second time Ward has achieved “Toppers Club.”

“Farmers congratulates and is proud to welcome Ward to this year’s Topper Club convention at La Quinta, Calif. He is committed to providing quality insurance coverages and industry-leading service to Farmers’ customers,” said Jim Westerman, senior vice president of sales.

The Topper Club convention will give Ward an opportunity to meet with other top Farmers agents and district managers to discuss local and national trends and activities affecting the insurance business in their communities.

Kyle Ward represents Farmers Insurance locally through Ward Insurance and Financial Services located at 1936 W. Second Ave.

Farmers Insurance is Texas third-largest insurer. The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies comprises the nation’s fourth-largest personal lines property and casualty insurance group — helping to restore the lives of over 15 million customers when the unexpected happens. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., and doing business in 41 states, these companies provide homeowners, auto, business, life insurance, recreational products and financial services to more than 10 million households through 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and district managers.



Wal-Mart

The Corsicana Wal-Mart Supercenter has been recognized by Children’s Miracle Network for its contributions of $3,347 in 2007.

“The Corsicana Wal-Mart Supercenter and its generous customers have gone above and beyond in their dedication to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network which benefits Children’s Medical Center,” said Hudson Akin, executive vice president of development for Children’s.

“We applaud these associates for their continuous efforts to make life better for children. In total, Wal-Mart entities in North Texas raised $617,000 for Children’s Miracle Network in 2007,” Akin said.

“Wal-Mart is proud to support the Children’s Miracle Network through our fund-raising efforts in stores and through our foundation,” said Daniel Morales of Wal-Mart. “For more than 20 years, our efforts have supported local children’s hospitals and their families in the communities we serve.”

Nationally, Wal-Mart is celebrating its 21st year of raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network, having raised more than $431 million to benefit more than 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America. Wal-Mart entities sponsor a variety of fund-raising activities for Children’s Miracle Network throughout the year such as balloon icon sales, hot dog sales, golf tournaments, walk-a-thons and garage sales.

Funds raised in North Texas benefit patients at one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit pediatric medical center, Children’s Medical Center. Last year alone, Children’s experienced more than 360,000 individual patient encounters, and with the expanding North Texas population, the need for advanced pediatric care for all children continues to grow. This year, Children’s will allocate its 2007 Children’s Miracle Network gifts to support pediatric research studies, which will focus on the development of therapies to defeat infant and childhood diseases.

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