Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Allied Nursing Care in Agreement with MD Physicians

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Allied Nursing Care in Agreement with MD Physicians

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Allied Nursing Care, Inc., 50 Penn Place, has reached an agreement with MD Physicians, Inc. of Oklahoma to provide home health care services to patients referred by member physicians.

The agreement represents "a further extension of our referral base in the central Oklahoma area to cover patients who have not been admitted to or dismissed from a hospital immediately prior to needing our home health care services," noted Lyle R. Kelsey, Allied president and chief executive officer.

Allied provides a wide variety of home health care services, including private duty nursing, oncology and rehabilitative nursing, live-in companion and home visitation programs, as well as temporary hospital staffing.

The company maintains offices in Oklahoma City, Weatherford, and Dallas.

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The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 1985 Adopt-A-School task force with a luncheon at noon today in the Park Suite Hotel.

Featured speakers will be James F. Russell, vice-president of HCB Contractors of Dallas, and Albert Shanker, president of AFT of New York.

Russell, a member of the board of directors of The Beck Co. and Henry C. Beck Co., will address the Dallas Adopt-A-School program.

Shanker has served as president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City since 1964, as well as president of the American Federation of Teachers since 1974. He will discuss the program's impact nationally.

The Oklahoma City Adopt-A-School program has 110 participating organizations which have adopted 50 schools. The adoptions take various forms, including donation of funds for needed supplies and release time for employees to conduct school programs.

The partnerships increase the resources available for schools and offer enhanced educational opportunities for youth.

The Chamber task force will conduct the 1985 campaign with the Junior League of Oklahoma City.

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Each dollar spent on export market development by United States wheat producers has returned $100 additional income from wheat sales to the grower, according to a study undertaken by the U.S. Wheat Associates, the overseas market development arm of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission.

The study, completed by Chase Econometrics, also notes that $133 has been returned to the U.S. economy for every dollar spent on export promotion, noted Jack Hesser, commission chairman.

"We must continue to expand this already successful market development program in order to survive," Hesser said. "The 3/4 cent per bushel check-off may be the best money we will ever spend to saveour farms."

Consequently, the commission's success has caught the attention of the Australian Wheat Board, Hesser said. Its executive director, Dale Minnick, has stated Australia's intention to copy the Oklahoma Wheat Commission's programs in order to push their wheat exports.

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KEBC FM 94 meteorologist Lloyd Tidwell will present his research paper "The Advantage and Profitability of Having Aggressive Severe Weather Coverage in Radio" to the American Meteorological Society during its 15th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, which is being held this week in Honolulu, Hawaii.

To broaden his experience as a meteorologist, Tidwell served as an Air Force pilot prior to joining the KEBC staff in February, 1982.

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Air Midwest, Inc. of Wichita, Kan., which services Oklahoma City, has begun a new era in the company's 20 year history with the introduction of the first of five Saab-Fairchild 340 aircraft.

The commuter airline unveiled the new-generation SF-340 on April 1 at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.

The airplane, a joint production effort by Fairchild Industries of the U.S. and Sweden's Saab-Scania, features a stand-up cabin, overhead storage,and 30 passenger seats. The galleywill allow for a wide variety of inflight services, while the cockpit features state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Powered by two General Electric CT-7 turboprops, the airplane has a cruise speed of over 300 miles per hour. …

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